Platinum Games has said it’d be interested in bringing Wii U shooter Star Fox Zero to the Nintendo Switch.
Speaking to Video Games Chronicle over the weekend, studio head Atsushi Inaba spoke on the possibility. “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.”
The space-shooter was the most recent entry (re-releases aside) in the long-running Star Fox series. Developed by NieR Automata studio PlatinumGames, the game included a unique but divisive control scheme thanks to the Wii U. While the television screen showed a the battlefield, the GamePad would show the action from a cockpit view.
Of course, any potential Switch port would likely have to make adjustments. Inaba claims it’ll ultimately be up to legendary Nintendo developer Shigeru Miyamoto who oversaw the project. “The important thing to remember there is that because it’s Nintendo’s IP, the ideas are coming from Miyamoto-san himself. We have to respect what Miyamoto-san wants to do.”
Our reviewer at the time Simon Miller quite enjoyed the game in our verdict. He said “Star Fox Zero is a pleasant return for Fox McCloud and his merry squadron, albeit one with a few flaws that stops it from sitting alongside the Wii U’s best.” The game also launched with tower-defence spin off, Star Fox Guard.