Despite confirming that we will see a new Mario and Animal Crossing game on Switch, after Star Fox Zero not being widely well-received, the future of Star Fox has been up in the air. But reassuringly, Miyamoto has reaffirmed his interest in reviving Star Fox and Pikmin in the future.
This past week, Mario and Star Fox creator Shigeru Miyamoto sat down to do a long-form interview with tech mogul Katie Linendoll at Apple’s SoHo store in New York. The interview had many great highlights (including a question I asked!), which you can read about here, and listen to here.
But one other interesting tidbit from the interview was the fact that he talked about Star Fox. When asked if there was any character he wanted to develop or felt very passionate about that didn’t make it, Miyamoto replied:
Yeah, I always wanted Fox McCloud to be a bit more popular than he is. [Crowd: “awww…”] But I think one more would be Pikmin. So I think these two, I’ll need to put some more energy into.
So contrary to recent reports that the future of Star Fox is “up in the air”, this all but confirms that Miyamoto wants to make more games for these franchises. We already know there are new Pikmin games coming, but Star Fox was uncertain, so it is reassuring to hear Miyamoto state that he wants to try again with Star Fox.
As it appears Nintendo is currently developing other franchises first for Switch, and given that Star Fox Zero just released this year, we likely won’t see a new Star Fox next year. But expecting a new Star Fox for Switch 2-3 years in would not be out of the realm of possibility.
What are your thoughts on this? Are you happy that Miyamoto wants to give Star Fox another chance and try harder with it? Let us know in the comments.
-Noah Sanchez, Gamer Splash