Former Star Fox Artist Wants To See Nintendo Port Of Star Fox Zero On Switch
After six long years, Star Fox Zero has been dormant on the now dead Wii U console. But a former artist wants to see the Nintendo port Star Fox Zero to Switch, and is just one of many industry forces calling for its return.
Former Nintendo developer Takaya Imamura, who left the company in 2021 (after 32 years), just launched a plea on Twitter for Nintendo to revisit Zero on Switch. They note that “six years have passed” since its launch (until today, Japan release date!), and while there are “problems” to consider, they ask the company to port the game to the Switch. They are also offering their services to help work on the art of the new game, including a sequel to the Star Fox Zero animation, which we’ve embedded below.
As a reminder, the ball is in Nintendo’s court. Co-developer Platinum Games has previously said it will “definitely” bring the game to the Switch, and given how much the star fox candor is in general, I wouldn’t say that was outside the realm of possibility. Of course, there are monetary needs to consider and investors to appease.
But it’s really hard to put all the blame for the sales of any given Wii U game on any individual game: but rather, the Wii U console’s unfortunate install base and marketing rollout. Many old Wii U exclusives have been given a new lease of life on Switch and are seeing the Nintendo port Star Fox Zero wouldn’t be the craziest thing in the world. I would welcome it, “problems” and all.