We need you, Star Fox!
Poor Star Fox Zero…it never even had a chance. The Star Fox franchise is one of Nintendo’s less-popular franchises, and the latest installment in the series released on the Wii U, meaning it had very little chance to break through. Personally, I find this to be a real shame, as I truly enjoyed the game, and I’m a huge fan of Star Fox in general. Turns out Takaya Imamura, former art director for Nintendo, feels the same way.
Imamura took to Twitter to shout into the void, hoping that Nintendo hears his call and moves on it. Imamura stated that 6 years have passed since Star Fox Zero landed on Wii U, and he would really like to see Nintendo port it to the Switch. Imamura notes that there would be some struggles in bringing the game over, but he still believes it would be a worthwhile effort.
On top of all that, Imamura also states that he’d be willing to return to Nintendo to work with them on a sequel animation for the project. Star Fox Zero had an absolutely wonderful animated short produced alongside it, which you can see here. Imamura wants to create another piece in that style for a Star Fox Zero Switch port, and he’d be willing to work on the scenario and overall content.
I’m sure porting Star Fox Zero to the Switch wouldn’t be worth the time, money, or effort for Nintendo, but so many other Wii U exclusives made the jump, it would be nice to see Fox and the gang get another chance at success.