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Miyamoto Not Sure How A New F-Zero Game Could Still Surprise Players


It’s been a long time since Nintendo released an F-Zero game. The last new game in the series was F-Zero Climax, released for the Game Boy Advance in 2004. Prior to that, F-Zero GX was developed for the Gamecube in collaboration with Sega, and released in 2003. Then, last year, Nintendo gave away 2001’s F-Zero: Maximum Velocity to early Nintendo 3DS buyers for free.


So, when are getting a new F-Zero game? Are we getting one? U.K. publication, Edge, recently posed this question to Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto.


“I think at the time it [F-Zero] was a really big surprise, a new thing, a product that made sense,” Miyamoto replied. “I don’t see with current hardware how you could create a similar surprise.”


That doesn’t mean a new F-Zero is out of the question, however. Miyamoto continued: “But maybe with future hardware, with Wii U coming up, maybe we could create something that does make sense, either as a smaller game, or a fully fledged title.”

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.