The Nintendo Switch has seen a lot of games ported across from the Wii U generation, but one many fans are still waiting on is Star Fox Zero. PlatinumGames noted last August how it had no idea if Nintendo would bring the game to the hybrid system, and mentioned how a future port might not even be something it’s necessarily involved with.
Now, just over a year later, Platinum’s head Atsushi Inaba has told our friends over at VGC how the studio is “definitely” up for porting the Wii U Star Fox entry – if the chance came up. Part of the reason Inaba wants to do this is simply to make the game available to more people:
“It’s not cool that people aren’t able to play older games because they’re locked out of the platform, so of course if anything was possible we’d like to bring over any of those older titles to the newer platforms.
“It kind of depends on what’s in the realm of actual possibility, but yeah, if the chance came up it’s definitely something we’d like to think about.”
If something was to go ahead, Inaba says certain design decisions (in reference to a question about the Wii U game’s unique control scheme) would likely be up to Nintendo:
“The important thing to remember there is that because it’s Nintendo’s IP, the ideas are coming from Miyamoto-san himself…if the opportunity came up to bring Star Fox Zero to the Switch again it would be more of a question of what he would like to do in that opportunity, and of course we would respect that again.”
Would you like to see Platinum handle a Star Fox Zero port for Switch? Did you play this game when it originally landed on the Wii U in 2016? What are your thoughts about it years on? Oh, and here’s the latest about Bayonetta 3.