Reggie Fils-Aime, the former President of Nintendo of America, wrote an interesting tweet about the gaming giant. Nintendo is known for its wide array of popular franchises, such as The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, Animal Crossing, and Pokemon. Several of these titles have gone on hiatus over the years, including the racing game F-Zero. However, video game icon Reggie Fils-Aime believes it might be returning.
F-Zero has long been slated for a sequel, with the most recent addition to the series being the 2004-''F-Zero Climax on the GBA. Nintendo has long thought that the racing game would be brought back, especially on many of the most popular consoles, like the Wii and the Switch. According to Reggie, F-Zero has never been completely dormant behind the scenes.
Reggie said that, in a recent interview with VentureBeat, Nintendo developers have always been tinkering and developing different gameplay ideas for F-Zero. As with any current franchise, someone is collaborating on an F-Zero concept. The former Nintendo of America president said that there are no actions to be taken to stop supporting a franchise.
My prediction is that somewhere in the Kyoto development centers, some developer is playing around with a concept that might be applied to F-Zero.
One of the concerns with a F-Zero return might be how the game works, especially on the Switch. However, Nintendo might think outside the box and get Captain Falcon - the protagonist of the F-Zero games - out of his vehicle. Gameplay innovation is often at the forefront of Nintendo releases.
Nintendo would not surprise to bring back the fast-action racer. Over the years, the franchise has gotten love across many games, including a mini-game on Nintendo Land on the Wii U and tracks in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Captain Falcon is perhaps the franchise''s most popular character, as one of only twelve characters to exist in all games dating back to the 1999 Nintendo 64.
F-Zero would be difficult to imagine that it lasts for many years: There were plenty of Nintendo franchises that was seemingly plentiful and made a triumphant return. F-Zero would also want to avoid the mistakes that Star Fox made with its return from the war. If Nintendo can revive Metroid Dread after over a decade of silence, then F-Zero would apparently not be too far behind. It, along with a franchise like Mother/Earthbound, is the leading name in the Nintendo IP