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A New F-Zero for Wii U Was Planned
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Posted on 23 June, 2015 at 10:29PM ↑ 2 ↓ 0
A New F-Zero for Wii U Was Planned

Apparently, Nintendo was seriously considering releasing a new F-Zero for the Wii U at some point. According to this, Nintendo asked the Burnout and Need for Speed developer, Criterion Games, to create a demo for a new possible F-Zero title for the Wii U. Former Criterion Games creative director, Alex Ward, confirmed that Ninendo wanted them to work on a new F-Zero in early 2011, so that the game could be unveiled together with the console at E3 of the same year. Man, what a crazy E3 that would have been! Unfortunately, Criterion was too busy working on other stuff to help Nintendo develop a new F-Zero, and they declined Nintendo's offer. Ever since then, there hasn't been any evidence to suggest that Nintendo is still pursuing development of a new F-Zero.

The last home console release of an F-Zero game was F-Zero GX, which was released for the GameCube in North America on August 26, 2003, nearly twelve years ago. Who knows if Nintendo still has any plans to do a new F-Zero. It seems F-Zero fans will have to wait to see what the future holds for the futuristic racer.

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Lazlo Falconi
24 June, 2015 at 11:13AM ↑ 1 ↓ 0

Oh man, that would have been amazing. I would have had a Wii U years earlier if that had happened. Good find!

Also, Billy showed me this game: http://fast.shinen.com/neo/

Fast Racing Neo (F-Neo?) seems like the best we'll get.

GamersTavern
24 June, 2015 at 8:01PM ↑ 0 ↓ 0

I've seen that game before. It certainly looks inspired by F-Zero.

By the way, I went back and checked my news archive to see if I talked about F-Zero GX back when it first came out: http://www.gamers-tavern.com/index.php?archive/2003-08

Reading my old news posts is embarrassing.

Lazlo Falconi
30 June, 2015 at 10:34AM ↑ 0 ↓ 0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31euVMXSzOM

Billy
1 July, 2015 at 4:21PM ↑ 1 ↓ 0

Not surprising, we all know Nintendo hates money. Also, thanks for reminding me I'll never unlock all of the AX content in GX. I did get a few of the racers and the AX cup though.

GamersTavern
1 July, 2015 at 8:19PM ↑ 0 ↓ 0

Nintendo is a strange company.

Looking back at the AX stuff, it sort of reminds me of DLC.

Luigi442wii
3 July, 2015 at 05:27AM ↑ 1 ↓ 0

Lol I know someone in real life called alex ward.
Good idwa to do a new f zero game too

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