PlatinumGames’ studio head, Atsushi Inaba, has admitted that if Nintendo was on board, the team would “definitely” be interested in bringing a new version of Star Fox Zero to the Nintendo Switch.
talking VGCOf course, Inaba said it was “no good” that some people are prevented from playing older games like Star Fox Zero – which was co-developed by Platinum – because they are no longer available on current-gen systems. He also indicated that the team would “bring any of those titles to the new platform” if possible.
“It’s not good that people aren’t able to play older games because they’re off the platform, so of course, if anything, we’d like to bring any of those older titles to the new platform.
“It depends on what’s in the realm of actual possibility, but yeah, if the chance comes it’s definitely something we’d like to think about.”
However, Inaba was quick to add that any port to the Nintendo Switch would have to respect the ideas of Mario creator, Shigeru Miyamoto.
“The important thing to remember is that because this is Nintendo’s IP, the ideas are coming from Miyamoto-san himself,” he said. “We have to respect what Miyamoto-san wants to do.
“Of course, there was a lot of discussion between Platinum and Nintendo at the time, but if the opportunity came up to bring Star Fox Zero to the Switch again it would be a question of what it would want to do in that opportunity, and of course we will.” Will respect it again.”
Interestingly, Star Fox Zero received a mediocre response from GamesRadar+, when we Reviewed in 2016, mainly due to what our reviewer deemed a clumsy control scheme—something the Nintendo Switch port could potentially address and fix.
“Even a perfectly redesigned campaign full of rafters with content couldn’t cover the awkwardness of Star Fox Zero’s controls,” we wrote at the time. “That’s what’s so frustrating—there are moments of greatness here, little sparks that, despite other flaws, remind me why I loved Star Fox 64 in the first place.
“Unfortunately, all of this is consistently undermined by a lingering devotion to wrap the core design around every feature of the Wii U’s gamepad, whether it makes sense or feels good to play. 19 Years A Game” That’s a long time to wait for Star Fox 64’s legacy to live up to, but we’ll have to keep waiting. It’s not a game.” Ouch!
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