Apr 22nd, 2013


Recently a fan of the F-Zero series expressed his desire for a new game for Wii U via Twitter. The developers Shin’en Multimedia tweeted the fan back, saying that something was definitely in the works. Perhaps we’ll see something at E3 concerning F-Zero? A later tweet confirms that the developers are working on two Wii U games that will be announced later this year. Many of you have been asking for a new game and this year’s E3 is certainly shaping up to be one of the best in many years.

What do you think? Are you excited to play a new F-Zero game on Wii U? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • jcnba28

    I wouldn’t mind if these guys did make an F-Zero for Wii U since I really enjoyed Nano Assault Neo but I highly doubt Nintendo would give them the project.

    • Cesar Barroso

      collaborations people, new collaborations!

      • Sidney Majurie

        Why not? They game Namco Starfox and Metroid. Gave Capcom Zelda. This would seem the perfect developer to hand F-Zero to.

  • High production value game by Shin’en confirmed. Now to see if the gameplay holds up…

  • Nintedward

    Naaah. It’s Shin’en . As much as they are great devs, I think they’re working on another Fast race league game which is inspired by F-zero…
    It will be cool but I’m still waiting for a true successor to Fzero GX. That’s the one game I want most on Wiiu :/ .

  • person

    Great. They can do F-Zero, Retro Studios can do Metroid Prime 4, now… which dev will do the next star Fox game?

    • Hopefully Hideki Kamiya and Platinum Games.

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    • ICHI

      Suda51! I always wanted to have a level where Fox flys around on a toilet.

    • jay

      Retro needs time to make their OWN IP. They already made 3 Metroid games when is enough, enough?

      The problem with Nintendo fans is they want the same games over and over again.

      I’m almost %100 sure Retro will announce their first original IP this E3.

      • Sidney Majurie

        Well it’s easier for fans to want something they already know is good instead of wanting something they know nothing about. Great, a new IP. But it sucks. Ask Sony about new IP’s. They died on PS3 as the fans could care less and Sony had to let people go and close those development houses.

        • Super Buu

          Yeah but it would be cool to see new series too.

        • Firebro17

          Well it’s good for something new. Sure I like Mario and Zelda and Metriod but Nintendo is great if not the best at making IPs. They haven’t made a huge IP in more than 10 years (that being PIkmin). If we were to have the same series for 25 + years I would honestly get bored of them . If this was the 80s and they realized that mario, zelda, and metriod were their great successes and only made those games and every other IP would be left in the dust or never created (example pokemon, pikmin, kirby etc) then they would not be in the same state today. I’m not saying do it the Sony formula where you (make 10 new IPs for the generation + Milk series on 1 platform = Gone forever in the dust), make at least 1 brand new one. People like new, i know I do but I’m not asking them to make 5 new game series in the generation, 1 would be nice.

          • EponaVsCrimsonLoftwing

            Nintendo has made Xenoblade. It didn’t become an instantly popular mega-million game, then again, outside of Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger, I don’t really know that many JRPGs that ever became that huge, especially considering how huge of a game Xenoblade was.

      • DragonSilths

        You don’t get it. Retro is a 1st party Dev. Nintendo owns them so they make what Nintendo tells them to make. Retro Studios sole purpose is to revive Nintendos games that have been brushed under the rug. Of course Retro could make their own IP easily but its just not what they do.

        • EponaVsCrimsonLoftwing

          That’s why they’re named Retro after all. Hey, you know what’d be a real surprise from them? If the series they were reviving was Earthbound/Mother. Especially given that Earthbound is getting on the VC, but I doubt that. It’d be a major upset though. But that’s also why a bunch of guys left Retro after Prime 3, they wanted more freedom. I’d love to see a Retro made IP though. That would be pretty interesting to see what they could come up with on their own

      • The Clockwork Being

        As much as I want a new Metroid, a new IP for the Wii U would be so good

      • jcnba28

        No we want another Metroid.

      • Jpro Walkom

        The problem with New IP’s though is that you have to do a lot of work to get them noticed. Last year and the year before Nintendo introduced new IP’s on their system. Now none of these were made by Nintendo but they were on the Wii. The Last Story, Pandora’s Tower, Xenoblade and De Blob, All are great games but only one is remembered. Xenoblade. It is the only one that could have a possible future.

        • Ice Climbers

          Xenoblade was made by Monolith Soft, a 1st party developer for Nintendo.

        • EponaVsCrimsonLoftwing

          Xenoblade was first party. It’s technically a new Nintendo IP, and has potential to be the JRPG to stand next to Metroid and Star Fox ect for Nintendo. And that’s because those games pretty much weren’t marketed at all. I mean, the states were lucky to get them, and we really owe XSEED for pulling that off for us. Nintendo needs to start moving around their own exclusives and spreading word. But those games came out when the Wii was practically dead, especially in the west, so considering that, I’d say they did pretty well for being new exclusive IPs…except for really PT. That one just kinda went unheard with some 20 thousand units worldwide, not including US (according to vgchatz)

      • Peter

        They did have several original IPs in the works when Nintendo bought them.

        I don’t think it likely that a new IP is what they are doing now, what with most of their A-team conceptual staff having left them a while ago.

        I’m guessing it’s a Nintendo franchise, but I’m with you in hoping it isn’t Metroid. 3 of those is enough for any studio.

    • DK_Hadouken

      I would cry victory if Retro was doing a new DK game. I loved that they did Prime, but my respect for them soared when they themselves went to Nintendo and said they wanted to make DKC Returns. Even better, what if they revived another series? Like Ice Climbers? There’s so much in Nintendo’s equivalency of Disney’s Vault that deserves their own return.

      • DragonSilths

        Retro is all about reviving Nintendos games that got swept under the rug. They saved Metroid then Donkey Kong. Now they revive Starfox.

        • NkoSekirei

          u dont know if they are doing star fox.They can also be working on a new metroid as well just dont know till we get the answers from them at e3

          • DragonSilths

            I’m getting tired of saying yes I do fucking know. Once again I will be proven right like always.

          • EponaVsCrimsonLoftwing

            Why does everyone only want them to do metroid or star fox? They did the metroid already and the team that did that is gone now, so it wouldn’t be Prime 4 anyways, and I get that everyone wants star fox revived, but why does retro get limited to just them with all the franchises that they could handle. Just saying, retro taking up the long lost mother series would be mindblowing. Namely cause that’d sounds like it’d never happen. But Nintendo really does need a new series on the level of quality and uniqueness for whatever genre it falls into as Mario, Zelda, Metroid, F-Zero, Star Fox, and Pikmin. I like Xenoblade and think that’s a great addition and gives them a JRPG to add to that list if that X game ends up being in the same continuity of it and not just a spiritual successor (though pokemon already is an RPG, they’re totally different games so whatever). But Nintendo really needs something new and different. Something that when you look at it, you think, “this must be Nintendo” cause it’s just so unique and amazing. They need something to be as big of a change up to a mainstream genre as Smash Bros was to fighters, and I think Retro is their best bet at it, especially in the west. It’d be interesting to see what a Western Nintendo IP would be like, you gotta admit.

    • DragonSilths

      Retro is doing Starfox. Metroid will come later in the Wii Us life.

    • Squid

      I hope Kirby comes too. :3

    • NkoSekirei

      i agree with that and im hoping retro is working on the 4th installment of metroid prime

      • EponaVsCrimsonLoftwing

        I know the Prime series was great, but with all the talent Retro has, why does everyone want them to be limited to that one franchise. Especially considering a bunch of the original people who worked on the Prime series left after Prime 3. I wish they were a little bigger and could work on 2 or 3 projects at a time though. Maybe 2 handhelds and a console title at a time. That’d be pretty cool. Or reverse that. Either way works for me. I just wanna see what they could do across a few more series/genres

    • Eadfadf

      Retro is big enough to

      • Eadfadf

        do both star fox and metroid

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    • Jake

      They could also make a new franchise instead of the same ones. There fun but Nintendo can’t use the same ones another 30 years.

    • EponaVsCrimsonLoftwing

      You do know that the leads on the Metroid Prime series have left Retro, right? Retro is still amazing, but a number of them left after Prime 3 and started up the studio that’s making the new Batman game for the 3DS. I forget the name right now, but, point is, if they went back to Metroid it probably would have a different feel from the first 3 Primes. Anyhow, even if it’s not a new IP, I’d like to see what they could do with a different franchise. DKCR was a good game, but I’m not really into those games so it didn’t do much for me. I’m also not great with FP games, so the Prime series is still something I’m working on getting into (the trilogy is second in my Wii backlog behind Pandora’s Tower). So I’d like to see their hand at something completely new, or at least a new franchise or approach. I’d take a 3D DK game though. DK64 still is one of my favorite games of all time (and one that I’ve never completed. It’s first on my 64 backlog). But a new IP would be my preferred thing from Retro now

  • Jon

    This would be awesome, I owned F-zero for the SNES and F-Zero X for the n64 🙂

    • jay

      And you DIDNT OWN GX on Gamecube?!? HERESY!!!

  • Cesar Barroso

    dammit Nintendo, you are starting to do things right!

  • Elem187

    F-Zero with the bright vibrant graphics of Nano Assualt ?!?!!? YES PLEASE!!!!!!!!

  • I would love to see a modern F-Zero racing game on the Wii U. I just hope that there is just not too much speculation in this very vague tweet.

    • Nintenjoe82

      This rumour came about a few days ago and involved more than this one tweet response. It in no way suggested they were making FZero U. Good news they seem to be developing for Wii U though!

  • Mark Thom

    yesssss! it about TIME!

  • Nintendo and their retro gaming is done!

    • uPadWatcher

      How so, screwupiswhatsup?

    • Super Buu

      Trolling is done….

    • jay

      New Super Mario U (Wii U) 2.5M Units Sold

      Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3) 2.7M Units Sold

      • OK? I have already proven that Nintendo games are usually the only good ones on their systems so that’s why people buy those.

        • ICHI

          I’m glad you ‘proved’ it, I was wondering when the facts would come out.

    • NkoSekirei

      stfu troll cause the mod here is banning trolls so u should be more careful wat u say on here dude

      • According to what they wrote, a comment like yours should be banned. I am no troll. My comment was in response to the videos.

  • incoherent1

    If Nintendo had given them this project, would a tweet like this break their NDA?

    I’d love for the rumor to be true, but even if Nintendo gave it to them, do we think they’d let them tweet about the fact that “something is in the works” gvien how hardcore Nintendo is about secrecy (and especially for unannounced projects).

    • DragonSilths

      The word “Something” seems pretty secritive to me…

    • EponaVsCrimsonLoftwing

      Which is exactly why nobody will be expecting these guys to actually be doing it. It’s the perfect surprise strategy, Nintendo letting it get leaked straight from the developing company, nobody’d believe they’d let that happen. Genius

  • $41809923

    yes makes me happy im cry right now

  • crocodileman94

    it’s probably a sequel to FAST: Racing League.

  • Super Buu

    It’s like a dream come true… almost. Ever since I’ve played Fast Racing League (Easily the best WiiWare game to date) I’ve thinking about having Shin’En develop the next F-Zero. I think it’s a sequel to Fast Racing Leagues but they’re a potential developer for the F-Zero that’s for damn sure.

    • Super Buu

      Also, who else wants Nintendo to purchase Shin’En? I don’t know about you but I do. They know how to take advantage of the hardware like most First Party Studios and they made games solely for Nintendo for over 10 years.

  • Ducked

    F-Zero on Wii U? Success!

    • Squid

      Agreed again. 😛

      • Ducked


  • Dáibhí wotshissurname

    I actually feel the urge to just sing in the middle of the street. Really hope it comes back.

  • Sidney Majurie

    Shin’en is the PERFECT developer for a new F-Zero game!

  • freden

    But Shin’en is a German nazi developer D:

    • freden

      they will never make any good games.

  • Sidney Majurie

    Shame on Nintendo fans for wanting new installments to some of the greatest
    franchises in history. Even though the games will have similar character
    and storyline, the GAMEPLAY almost always takes a cool new direction.
    From Link getting new items that allow him to visit a parallel world,
    transforming into a Zora or Wolf, or fighting foes with 1:1 motion
    control. To Mario turning into metal, strapping on a water pack, to him
    flying through space defying gravity.

    There are those who claim “same games for the last 30 years” and fail
    to mention the above innovations in those games. Meanwhile we get
    yearly installment of Bland Shooter of Duty, Assassins Bleed: in a “New
    Environment” That Feels the Same As the Last, Killzone: No Frills Zone,
    to Boringfield 4.

    Oh the hypocrisy and false equivalency…

    • greengecko007

      Agree with you, but it also applies the other way. CoD Black Ops II introduced gunless class systems and a choice based storyline, AC3 introduced naval combat among other things. Is that also not innovation for a video game series?

      • Sidney Majurie

        I own both of those games and while I agree there are new things in them like you mentioned except for choice based storyline (tons of rpgs already have that like Mass Effect and it’s more compelling in those games), the “New” isn’t very compelling. (like the New in New Super Mario Bros isn’t overly compelling either.)

        Funny you mentioned the naval stuff in AC3. That was the main reason I bought it, 2nd to the setting of the Revolutionary War. I bought the first 2 AC games and got bored of the series and didn’t look back till I saw those ship battles. But man, it was not what I was expecting at all. Pretty drab and the setting in the game just felt like the others with a different coat of paint. I have to drag myself back to playing that game as it’s mission structure is as monotonous as GTA’s. “Kill this guy, kill that guy… lead a rebel band to attack this guy…” etc.,. I bought the game digitally and I have to force myself to finish it. Or I just blew 64 bucks.

        So my point is that just because something new is added like a flying squirrel suit, It doesn’t make the gameplay anymore compelling. Even New Super Mario Bros U is tons better than any of the other NSMB games because the level design is tons better leading to a much higher difficulty level. Not to mention the new gameplay mechanics added because of the Gamepad. But that’s another story. But I don’t completely disagree with you…

      • Arthur Jarret

        You’re right – everyone who makes these generalized ‘complaints’ as an argument for or against a certain franchise is wrong.

  • Fuzunga

    I had to look these guys up. They did the Nano Assaut games. Why would anyone want them to make F-Zero? I’d want Sega to do it.

    • crocodileman94

      If you look some more, you’ll find out that they also made a game that (just like Wipeout) is very similar to F-Zero.

  • greengecko007

    A new F-zero game would be welcomed, seeing as how the last game is from 10 years ago I think?

  • The Clockwork Being

    LOL watch Nintendo do a ”bring them back”. All the good exclusives, old and new that come back using awesome Wii U features. The ignorant only think the exclusives for Nintendo are Zelda, 3D Mario and Smash Bros but watch as Nintendo use these good games. Just cant wait.

    • Arthur Jarret

      They did it for gamecube… didn’t really pay off then, either – even though they also introduced many new exclusives by then: Such as Pikmin, Chibi Robo, Batallion Wars, Odama (not sure if this was nintendo, but it was exclusive), Donkey Konga (my favorite rhythm game, who needs guitars?)

      Even though it didn’t help them beat the PS2 – which had a huge lead by then – all those exclusives are why the gamecube is still one of the most highly revered systems to date. (at least when discussing it with fans of nintendo. Some say dreamcast, a lot say PS2 – noone ever says Xbox)

      Regarding F-Zero: They did give it to Sega before (AND IT WAS AWESOME! sry… capslock was stuck…)

  • TheFarmboy

    I’m weary about it, but it would be awesome if it’s true.

  • Mr. Nick

    Please let this be true.

  • CCM

    Of course there’s a new F-Zero being made. The mini-game in Nintendo Land not only hints at it, but also sheds some light on perhaps some of the ideas they have on how to utilize the GamePad controller.

    • Stephen Baxendale

      God I hope not. Using the gyroscope as a wheel would not work for a game as fast as F zero.

      • CCM

        Well I didn’t say they’d necessarily mimic the control scheme exactly, just more of a sneaky beta test of sorts for a future F-Zero game. My point is, you can pretty much bank on the fact that ANY franchises or characters featured in Nintendo Land will eventually have their own titles for the Wii U. If Nintendo had no plans for future F-Zero games, it wouldn’t have been included in Nintendo Land.

  • FlyingBoat

    im not hugely into racing games so i have my full with sonic racing transformed. id get f-zero, but only if it was really really really good.

  • Gauru Shiro

    e3 cant come soon enough

  • Gabe Hoffman

    F Zero made by Shin’en? This could be interesting

  • zajac1661

    I really hope they do some badass soundtrack “guitar shred style”, like they had for F-Zero N64

  • 3, 2, 1 BOOM!
    You see that? Course not. The Wii U’s future is way too bright.

  • ps4ultimania

    YES REINEVTION OF GREAT GAMES TO FIT MODERN DAY then when its like 50 yrs more the new crazy consols and these sick games reinvented even more yes

  • Saul Rivera

    They could just mean they have anything else in the works…it doesn’t say they have F-Zero in the works…

  • dodge2461

    You know what I think? I think Nintendo Land was a “These are minigames that are going to turn into full fledged games. Think about it. We have:

    Mario Chase= New Super Mario Bros. U/New 3D Mario

    Pikimin Adventure= Pikimin 3

    Yoshi Kart= Yarn Yoshi

    Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest= Wind Waker HD/New Zelda

    Could this mean that we are going to get an F-Zero on the Wii U?

    NOTE: I know that I left out the Luigi’s Mansion, Octopus Dance, and the Animal Crossing games, but 2 out of 3 of these were recently released on the 3DS, so it could be advertising for the 3DS more than anything.

  • TheGuyWhoLies

    I don’t think we will see anything f-zero related this year, because mario kart would over- shadow it … just my thoughts

  • helloonmyyello

    I hope u don’t mind me askin because I don’t have internet but I’m taking it to my friends in 2 weeks for updates and such. But what’s the price for injustice gods among us on eshop? Thanks in advance

  • DigitalBlawks

    Yes F-Zero Wii U will be amazing!!!!! HD F-Zero FTW WOOT!

  • Jpro Walkom

    I would love a new F-zero. I’m just afraid they’ll make it like the one on Nintendoland lol.
    I really want Sega to do it again though. GX was awesome. All it needs to now is Death Race to return as an actual mode and Online. Also maybe an easier way to unlock characters cause unlocking them by doing Master GP is insanely impossible.

  • Avery Massenburg

    I kinda wish it was for the 3DS also.. I’d love to race at high speeds in 3D! (Despite the headache that I’ll probably never get)

  • Darren

    I suspect they are referring to a new entry in the FAST racer game they created on the Wii. It just sounds like they are suggesting they have something comparable coming to the platform.

  • fireheartis1

    Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!! F-Zero is my favorite racing game of all time. It’s my wife’s favorite as well. We play F-Zero GX against each other all the time. I can’t wait to see what an HD F-Zero will look like. If the GameCube version is as good looking as it is, imagine an HD version of it with sharper visuals.