PlatinumGames would be willing to work on a new version of Star Fox Zero for the Nintendo Switch. The space shooter originally came out in 2016 on Wii U, born from Platinum’s collaboration with Nintendo’s EPD team and designer Shigeru Miyamoto (Super Mario) to oversee the project.
During an interview with VGC, Platinum’s studio head – Atsushi Inaba – expressed its willingness to make a new version of the classic for Wii U if only Nintendo were interested. “It depends on what’s in the realm of real possibilities, but yeah, if the opportunity arises it’s definitely something we’d like to think about,” Inaba said when asked about a possible Switch port.
Inaba also pointed out that any potential changes to a new version of Star Fox Zero would be up to Shigeru Miyamoto.
“The important thing to remember is that since this is Nintendo’s IP, the ideas come from Miyamoto-san himself,” he said. “We have to respect what Miyamoto-san wants to do.”
“Sure, there were a lot of discussions between Platinum and Nintendo at the time, but if the opportunity arises to bring Star Fox Zero back to Switch it would be more a question of what he would like to do on that occasion and of course we would respect him again.”
At this point, all that remains is to hope that Nintendo gives the green light to the project. Would you like a new version of Star Fox Zero for Switch? Would you like his return? In the meantime, stay tuned to these pages for future updates.