Nintendo delivered some news today concerning their upcoming Star Fox game for the Wii U. For those Star Fox or all-around Nintendo fans waiting for the upcoming release…sorry to say, but it’s been delayed until early 2016.
Star Fox Zero was originally intended to be released this November, great timing for the holiday season. But Miyamoto made a tough call and decided to hold and perfect it before releasing it.
“I made a big decision last week. We have been developing Star Fox Zero for Wii U with the aim of releasing it this year. Although we felt that the development had been progressing well, we now believe that we will need a little more time to work on areas such as the unprecedented discovery that we want players to experience in the game by using two screens, and further polishing the level designs and perfecting the tone of the cut scenes.
While we have already reached the stage where it would be technically possible to release the title in time for the year-end holiday season, we want to polish the game a bit more so that players will be able to more smoothly grasp the new style of play that we are proposing.” – Miyamoto
Star Fox Zero Coming 2016
So sadly, no matter how much you beg Santa and bribe him with cookies…you won’t be finding this game in your stocking this year.
Well, they do say great things come to those who wait! After all, Miyamoto further claims “…Star Fox Zero is going to bring new game play and experiences that take it far beyond the framework established by Star Fox 64. All the members of the development team are doing our best so that the final product will not betray your expectations”. I don’t know about you, but I think the expectation level just got higher.
Be sure to stay tuned and look out for the new official release date!