Miyamoto Surprised Fans Want To See F-Zero On Wii U
Of all of Nintendo’s franchises it’s the futuristic race series F-Zero that has the palest skin these days. In fact the series has not been let outside now for over eight years, not since we saw F-Zero: Climax on the Game Boy Advance, and that was Japan only! The West hasn’t played one now since F-Zero: GP Legend in 2004!
Fans of the fast-paced franchise have been chomping at the bit, desperate for some form of news and Shigeru Miyamoto has finally come out and given them some. Unfortunately I don’t think they’ll be too happy!
In an interview with French site Game Kult, Miyamoto was asked about the future of the franchise and his response was somewhat disappointing.
Game Kult: After a quick survey on Twitter, one of the games French gamers miss the most is F Zero. Nobody really understands why Nintendo hasn’t made a new one since 2004. Is there a chance we can see it back on Wii U?
Miyamoto: [eyes open wide] I am really pleased to hear Twitter’s opinion, because since the first episode on SNES many games have been made but the series has evolved very little. I thought people had grown weary of it.
I’d like to say: Thank you very much and try to wait by playing Nintendo Land’s F-Zero mini-game. I am also very curious and I’d like to ask those people: Why F-Zero? What do you want that we haven’t done before?
It appears that Miyamoto feels the series has already given everything it had to offer and that a future iteration looks unlikely at this stage. What do you think to this news? Are you disappointed? Our eyes were certainly left wide open in astonishment!