Sep 2nd, 2014

wii-u-schedule

Today Nintendo of America tweeted the launch schedule for upcoming games on the Wii U. The schedule spans 2014 and 2015 and showcases the hottest titles that are coming to the Wii U in the next year. The goal was to ask fans what titles they’re most excited for, but hidden among the 2015 release dates was a simple “Star Fox – Working Title”, meaning as of now, Nintendo intends the new Star Fox title that’s in development to be released in 2015.

We all know how common delays are in gaming so there’s no guarantee that we’ll see the game next year and as Miyamoto famously said, “a delayed game is eventually good, a bad game is bad forever.” We’re not putting too much hope on the fact that we’ll see Star Fox in 2015, but it is nice to see Nintendo planning the title to be released at some point next year.

When do you think the new Star Fox title will release? Are you excited for it?

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  • Yes. (note that project guard and giant robot are listed separately from Star Fox)

    • Project Giant Robot was never going to be involved with Starfox, Project Guard was rumored to work with Starfox, it was the one that had the Stafox Easter Egg.

  • darkcreap

    Unlikely to see Starfox for 2015. I see it too soon. When they showed it at E3, they said the had been working on it for a few months. As for the other Miyamoto projects, I see them in 2016, too. The other games I see them arriving on schedule.

    • FutureFox

      Pretty much. I’m seeing a pattern where Nintendo themselves will release about four games: One major title for holidays of current year, a third-party/second party game in October, a game in early late spring, one game in May and nothing until September. Rinse and repeat. In that same time of course you barely mentionable third-party games (Just Dance).

      If I had to guess Mario Maker would be February to use as a way to time gamers over and give the sim build game a chance to grow on people for the many months where no other games will be released. Splatoon would fit the May-June time frame. Xenobalde will see a fall release Sept-Oct, Yoshi a Oct-Nov date and finally Zelda at the very end. Even then I’m not that all confident Zelda will even make it next year. Nintendo may push that in Feb 2016 to encourage momentum during the supposed drought period.

    • Wrong, Miyamoto said he has been dabbling with a new Starfox for 6 years, it was originally planned to be on Wii, not Wii U, so it’s another Pikmin 3 situation. Not to mention his new team “Garage” it will come out in 2015.

      • ProteanKecleon

        I hope it’s not another Pikmin 3 situation, because Pikmin 3 was delayed… by a lot…

        • The “delays” have happened secretly in the past without use even being aware of it lol. I don’t think Nintendo would make an offical poster thing like this with it not being 100% confirmed and set in stone. Unless something like a meteor smashed into their building and killed everyone, that list is what will happen.

  • Yeah, 2015. That could mean anytime from January 1, to December 31. Im sure they can fit it in. Im just wondering about some of the indies, like Mighty Number 9, and A Hat in Time, and Hover, Revolt of Gamers,

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    and also

    MY STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT PORT GIVE IT TO ME EA YOU LOUSY SONS OF BISCUITS.
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  • Ducked

    2015 is going to be the biggest year in gaming ever! Not just for Wii U, all three consoles have their big guns out. Wii U’s 2015 line up already looks amazing. I just hope Zelda or Star Fox doesn’t get delayed, but I wouldn’t be surprised if one of them did.

  • Pretty solid line-up, if I say so myself.

    Bayonetta 1 and 2, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Captain Toad Treasure Tracker, and Hyrule Warriors will hold me over until Splatoon, Mario Maker, and Yoshi’s Wooly World.

    And while I’m waiting for Smash, Bayo, Toad, and Warriors to come, I have Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8, Donkey Kong Country: TF, Wind Waker, Mario and Luigi U, and some great indie games to hold me over.

    SCREW XBOX AND PLAYSTATION, THERE ARE SO MANY GREAT GAMES OUT NOW ON WII U AND EVEN MORE COMING THIS HOLIDAY OH MY GOD.

    SO MANY GOOD GAMES.

    Edit: I just realized…WHERE THE HECK IS DEVIL’S THIRD AND MARIO PARTY? AND ART ACADEMY?! Just sayain.

    • Phin68

      I don’t think Nintendo has a lot of faith in Mario Party 10. Especially when you consider how Island Tour turned out.

      • I found Mario Party 9 to be great, same for 4 and 5, but 6-8 felt bland. Island Tour is terrible. BUT I THINK MARIO PARTY 10 MIGHT BE A GOOD GAME BECAUSE OF THE GAMEPAD FEATURES.

  • Nintenjoe82

    2017 confirmed 🙂

    • Nah 2016 🙂 2017 we’ll get the Wii2U (sarcasm)

  • didn’t they already set that date before? Anyways, it’s going to be delayed. trust me, I know the pattern 🙂

    • Starfox delayed? After 6 years of working on it? That would be ridicules.

  • Petri

    Thats almost release a month.
    I can’t believe that’s their whole lineup for 2015 though.

    Bayonetta closing in, going to spend a vacation day to start early weekend when its released.
    Need to send my family to China or somewhere for that day.
    Btw people, check out PG blog for cool insight on the games development:
    http://platinumgames.com/blog/

    • Thomas Vienna

      That’s a lot in 2015, considering there are probably plenty more games that have yet to be announced.

      • Petri

        Yes, release a month is all I ask for.
        Now that I have 3DS, Wii U and PC, I have more options than I have time.

  • simkenno

    Do you think this will be more like Lylat Wars or Adventures ?

    Personally id love a mixture of both. Bring it on 🙂

    From the blurry footage at e3 at least it looks like the flying will be smooth 🙂

  • GermGerm

    Splatooooooon!

  • mata

    Wait a fucking minute. Where is my goddamn mario party 10 ?

    • Confirmed to be E-Shop only! lol just kidding. But Devil’s Third is also absent from the list. Though MP10 is literally the worst Mario Party has ever been. No interest in it at all.

  • larz_1234

    I really hope they make star fox available in 2015. Been my most anticipated game coming to Wii U!

  • Jack5221

    I hope they make it similar to the classic Starfox 64. NOT a remaster, but a whole new game, levels, and story. I wouldn’t mind some original phrases though! “Fox! You got a bogey on your tail! Do a barrel roll!” – Peppy.

  • ProteanKecleon

    I’ll believe it when I see it. If that were true, why didn’t they show actual footage, or anything beyond a tech demo they took the time to blur out because it obviously wasn’t good enough to show?

    • It was just to tease us. They just wanted to say yup Starfox is in the works, Miyamoto has been working on it for 6 years and it was going to be a Wii game originally, so it’s like a Pikmin 3 situation. Miyamoto shows off his ideas when he wants.

      • ProteanKecleon

        But if they actually had footage of a fairly complete game, why wouldn’t they show it? Also, Pikmin 3 was suffered a significant delay after the Wii U launched, so the new Star Fox game being a similar example does not exactly restore faith in it coming out anytime soon.

        • And what about Resident Evil Revelations 2? Just a teaser on that yet it’s coming next year. You really can’t make judgment on a release on the fact that “we haven’t seen anything yet” that has basically 0% effect on a release. Fast Racing Neo is still coming this year and we haven’t seen a damn thing on it yet, though this month we finally get Screen Shots, Super Mario 3D World was revealed in a January Direct and came out the same year….Starfox will be the same. We will see in early 2015 in a Nintendo Direct and poof by October it will be out.

  • Vorpal Blade

    I see 4 games I’m getting this year and 4 maybe 5 or 6 next year.

  • Will the3rd

    Where is the Fire Emblen x Shin Megami Tensei!?!? :((((

  • C.S. Bailey

    I’m guessing that at least three of the 2015 titles will be pushed back to early 2016. Even more if one of the early 2015 titles slips a few months. I counted 8 games I’ll be buying no questions asked so far.

  • masterjedi

    There’s 6 games next year that I’m interested in. That’s a LOT of moolah to lay down for games in one year for a family man. And that means Ninty has done a good job of scheduling a compelling lineup.

  • Mayoo
  • Petri

    Interesting, something missing there?
    Watch Dogs maybe?

    And 2015 is Nintendo only.
    I guess they will go all passive on third party.

    • Screw Watch_Dogs, it’s probably been cancelled.

      • Petri

        I don’t really care, but seeing as Just Dance is up there, and WD is not, just made me curious.
        Ubisoft went hard and fast to my “buy when 5€ on Steam category”.

        • Same here. Except for their Rayman games, they were beautifully crafted.

        • There never was a Wii U version, just Ubisoft lying as always.

  • William Cole

    Wow, just when you think that Nintendo doesn’t have any more to show, they show it to you. I for one do not think that Nintendo needs all the 3rd party attention. Other sales analysts say otherwise but it’s not like hard core fps games sell on Nintendo consoles. I mean come on, Nintendo needs to show everyone what they do best and now they’re doing it.

  • RyuNoHadouken

    Star Fox will be Christmas 2015 ready…its not a game that requires a long dev cycle…and they have probably already penned the story and level design over the last year. Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem is notably absent. Will probably be revealed at TGS and slated for next summer.

  • No Mario Party 10, Devil’s Third, Fire Emblem X Shin Megami Tensei, or Fast Racing Neo which is this year supposedly, though an E-Shop only game so I will let that one slide….but would that mean Project Guard and Project Giant Robot are going to be retail games? As for Starfox, we new it was coming next year, Miyamoto himself said so at the E3 Treehouse Stream.

  • PachterStation

    Current and future releases, I’m only after 3 Wii U games. I thought Starfox (Lylat Wars) on the 3DS was a poor idea. Starfox on the GameCube was pretty poor. Wave Race 4 is top of my list, plus a few others. If Nintendo got out of the habit of releases the wrong games, they’d sell more Wii U consoles.

  • Milky Bacons

    No Metroid? *Sigh*

  • Kicked to the Kirb

    Itll get pushed to 2016 Im sure. If xenoblade isnt here yet until 2015 and we found out back in 2013 than starfox aint going to magically be done next year. They just show It so it looks like they have a of games coming.

  • 504HotBoy

    This must be a bit old. Bayonetta 2 has Oct 24th release date now. No longer labeled as just October. Also certain games are missing.

  • MadLink26

    Can’t wait. Its been too long with out seeing a new starfox game

  • ActivesiN

    can’t wait for for Star Fox!

  • jhell

    what a great lineup

  • zoohero

    I know its of but This is just a sad thing to see and it dos not help Nintendo in the right direction…. so sad 🙁