Miyamoto: Don't get hopes up for F-Zero

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  1. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
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    F-Zero is Nintendo's biggest racing franchise... okay, sure, Mario Kart is bigger, but besides that... oh, wait, is Diddy Kong Racing in the mix? Because if that's the case, then I'll have to...

    Ah, screw it. F-Zero is Nintendo's biggest futuristic racing franchise featuring a character named Captain Falcon. There, settled.

    Now, while the series has been dormant in recent years, many fans have been hoping that Nintendo could show us some moves and rally up a comeback. However...

    :arrow: IGN

    So, basically, Nintendo has no real ideas for another game and is reluctant to hand it off to an outside developer this time around. Sounds like the franchise is F'd... zero.

    Of course, this doesn't mean that we will never see another F-Zero game, but we likely won't be seeing one anytime soon. You'll just have to get your futuristic racing fix elsewhere.

    *something something something* Falcon punch to the gut *something something something*.
  2. BORTZ

    BORTZ Tired of being the good guy

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    Well, I have friends that would foam at the mouth for a new Fzero. This is sad news. It seems that those fans are also the ones who want a new Metroid...
  3. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Feb 4, 2010
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  4. macmanhigh

    macmanhigh THC = Truly High Caliber

    Mar 29, 2012
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    Just thinking bout a new F-Zero & Metroid is giving me a Stiffy......Damn U Miyamoto for teasing Us so Hard

    A new Online F-Zero would be Magic i believe
  5. Taleweaver

    Taleweaver Storywriter

    Dec 23, 2009
    I have no idea why you say this. Sure, both were very high quality on the gamecube. Oh, and they were both futuristic. But that's about it. I don't see how an F-zero fan would automatically be a metroid fan or vice versa. It can be, but it doesn't have to be.

    For me, for example, a new F-zero would be a day 1 purchase. For metroid...meh. It certainly wasn't a bad game, but I'd probably pass on buying it (and I was very thrilled to hear retro was making a donkey kong game instead).

    But anyway...at least this news is better than no news about it at all. And it makes sense. In fact, I'm one of the guys saying they'd need to expand to more new franchises (like wonderful 101). Then it's hard to say that I ALSO want them to make a new F-zero game.
  6. Eerpow

    Eerpow *swoosh*

    Sep 14, 2009
    No really, huge f-zero fan but I rather take the new DK over Metroid, Metroid needs a rest.

    "but the more we think about it, the more we prefer to be able to create those games internally, on our own."
    Miyamoto didn't give a straight out no, I don't think he will consider one until they've gathered an internal team for the task. The best things about F-Zero GX came from their own developers and not SEGA, hence why he was disappointed with the project.
  7. ForteGospel

    ForteGospel GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 29, 2008
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    at least they are not like any other company that doesn't know where their game is going to, and then just release the same thing with a very minor small change...

    "let's release a new game, with assassins and pirates!"

    "let's release a new shooting game, with shields"
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  8. T-hug

    T-hug Always like this.

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    Oct 24, 2002
    They shoulda used the anti gravity mechanic for FZero and thought up something else for Mario Kart.
    Talking of rehashes, I saw the new Sonic game at the Nintendo Direct and thought Mario Galaxy right away. Anyone else get that vibe from it?
  9. mightymuffy

    mightymuffy fatbaldpieeater

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    Personally I wouldn't mind 'the same thing' when it comes to F-Zero... Hell I'll even take a HD remake of either X or GX! Stick em both into one game and call it F-Zero DX!!!
    (I'll let myself out)
    ...Ooo, or maybe a new game with classic track packs available as DLC! I'll buy those day one! :D
    (I'll let myself out quickly..)

    Can't understand this 'fresh idea to make the game great' business Shiggsy's coming out with, if it ain't broke..... answering the question with 'we can't be arsed' or 'Fuck F-Zero, Mario Kart shifts more copies' would've been the more truthful one. ;)
  10. ilman

    ilman Gbatemp's Official Noise Eraser

    Jul 25, 2010
    It's not only you. That's why I'm calling it Super Sonic Galaxy X-treme instead of Sonic Lost World. :lol:
  11. kristianity77

    kristianity77 GBATemp old fogey

    Jul 10, 2003
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    I don't get what would be so difficult with a new Fzero. Just release FZeroGX, with a shiny new coat of paint, sling in online multiplayer and maybe a load of new tracks as well, everybody is happy. FZeroGX was miles ahead of its time anyway when it was released on gamecube. It still looks good today.
  12. pwsincd

    pwsincd Garage Flower

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    Just bang out a VC version , thats gotta be a simple enough pacifier surely.
  13. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    1. Sports
    a. A competition of speed,


    Before the call of "futuristic" goes out any situation in which an advanced being brings characters from disparate parallel universes into one and has them fight for its amusement is not likely to be pseudo medieval fantasy.

    Did my sarcasm detector malfunction again -- this is the company that brought us pokemon.
  14. DSGamer64

    DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

    Nov 9, 2007
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    F-Zero does not need new features. It needs online play and high definition graphics. Racing games don't generally reinvent the wheel so to speak and they can generally be really freaking awesome.
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  15. EZ-Megaman

    EZ-Megaman Likeanator

    Aug 11, 2009
    F1? No, F-Zero.

    If they do make a new game in the series, though, I hope that they ditch the mechanic where you die if you fall outside of the racing stage, though. That was one of the difficulties I had in the SNES F-Zero game. >.<
  16. LDAsh

    LDAsh Advanced Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    The reality that is continually skated around is that in these modern times of turn-based boredom they believe gamers can't handle the reflexes required to win at a game like F-Zero. This kind of game would simply make people feel dizzy because their turn-based brains are not psychologically equipt to handle high smooth framerates and rapidly flashing colours. They are scared of an immense downpour of legal actions from kids who try to play F-Zero3DS while walking down the street, fall victim to the dizziness and go stumbling into traffic.
  17. pwsincd

    pwsincd Garage Flower

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    you're saying that nintendo covets the health of their users over a healthy profit on game sales? bollox.
  18. Ethevion

    Ethevion Wannabe Artist

    Sep 23, 2010
    Damn you Miyamoto! I want a new F-Zero gaem nao!
  19. The Milkman

    The Milkman GBATemp's Official Asshat Milkman

    Jan 12, 2011
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    Wow. I really don't get the demand behind these games. I mean, I played GX and it was OK. But I wouldn't buy a new one. Unless it really remade the series, like Miyamoto wants. It was the same case for Pokemon before X and Y was announced, same feeling towards Mario till 3D Land came out and probably wouldn't have bought Kid Icarus if it was another Platformer.

    Im pretty sure there are many others that feel like me. Some consistency is nice (like Zelda and Smash bros, never get tired of those) but if they really can bring anything new, I would rather they wait till they can.
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  20. Geren

    Geren GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 15, 2011

    Take F-Zero GX, revamp to HD add 32-multiplayer online and call it a day. Given how nintendo hasn't explored online too much on the wii-u this game would be perfect.