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Platinum Interested in Bringing Star Fox Zero to Switch

Platinum Interested in Bringing Star Fox Zero to Switch - News

by Craig Snow , posted 4 days ago / 1,316 Views

In an interview with Video Games Chronicle, Platinum's studio head Atsushi Inaba has said that he and the team at Platinum Games would be interested in porting Star Fox Zero to Switch:

"It’s unfortunate that people aren’t able to play older games because they’re locked out of the platform, so of course if possible we’d like to bring over any of those older titles to the newer platforms. It kind of depends on what’s in the realm of actual possibility, but yes, if the chance came up it’s definitely something we’d like to think about.”

But the move would, of course, depend on Nintendo giving the go-ahead:

"The important thing to remember there is that because it’s Nintendo’s IP, the ideas are coming from Miyamoto-san himself... Of course, at that time there was a lot of discussion between Platinum and Nintendo, but if the opportunity came up to bring Star Fox Zero to the Switch again it would be more of a question of what he would like to do in that opportunity, and of course we would respect that again."

Star Fox Zero was originally developed by Nintendo and PlatinumGames for the WiiU, but received a lukewarm reception upon its launch in 2016.


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26 Comments
victor83fernandes (4 days ago)

I don’t understand why aren’t developers bringing everything to the switch. It’s the most successful Nintendo home console ever. Games will sell on it.

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JWeinCom (3 days ago)

Underrated games. People just have trouble adapting to new control schemes. That being said, it's not like it has a stellar reputation, so they're probably better off just releasing a new entry.

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Azzanation (4 days ago)

Yes please, game could use a redesign. Loved it

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Mr Puggsly (3 days ago)

Great, hopefully they use that as an opportunity to fix the game as well. It just needs play like Star Fox 64 or even Star Fox Assault. The dual screen gimmick on Wii U made it a bad experience.

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2zosteven (4 days ago)

of course they are.

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Naum (3 days ago)

classic controls and Im in

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KLAMarine (3 days ago)

Put Krystal in it while you're at it.

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Pemalite (4 days ago)

Please make it happen... The reason why this game was such a huge turnoff was because of the control scheme... Porting it to Switch can resolve most of that.

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GoOnKid (4 days ago)

The controls would need a drastic overhaul, I'm not sure how likely Miyamoto would let that happen.

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Kakadu18 GoOnKid (4 days ago)

It would need to be totally different either way, because asymmetric gameplay is not possible on the Switch.
Afaik, the controls were the biggest issue the game had. If he's reasonable he'll let them fix it.

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VMCJonCarter (3 days ago)

I remember when i first played Star Fox Zero in 2016 i couldn't get past the 1st Level i know said, No Gimmicks with it this time if it does happen

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SecondWar (4 days ago)

This has to be one of only at most a handful of Nintendo games from the Wii U that hasn’t been ported to the Switch.

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We just need now twilight Princess. Wind waker and xenoblades X. Also zombiU but wouldn’t be the same without 2 screens.

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The Zelda games are already re-releases themselves so I can see why they got overlooked. Xenoblade X slightly odd as it was overlooked in favour of a port of the first game, which originally released on the Wii.

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True, but as the wiiU didn't sell much, I hoped they would just do a quick port, same graphics, for the switch, they could make a lot of easy money for sure. I'd happily pay 50dollars each on the switch, even tough I get all games for free.
Xenoblades chronicles makes more sense because it was the best one, and in more need of a graphical update, it was only 480p, xenoblades X was 720p.
I'm not upset that it isn't on the switch, but would love to have it. Besides those 3 games I cant remember any other I'd love to have, maybe pikmin 1 and 2, even tough I was playing the wii discs on the wiiU console.
As much of a bad rap wiiU gets, people forget it is fully compatible with Wii games, so the library is massive, the switch doesnt have backwards compatibility.

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I just think, even with the current trends of remasters and remakes, re-releases of re-releases are still a tough sell.
Ironically, Star Fox is the only game I can think of that got this treatment - with a semi-remake on the N64 which was then remade for the 3DS.

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We still have yet to hear anything about Xenoblade X.

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dark_gh0st_b0y (3 days ago)

of course they are interested, how could a WiiU game possibly escape the cheap cash

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