Star Fox Zero Switch? Sure
Star Fox Zero hasn’t had the best reception for a first-party Nintendo game. But Star Fox Zero Switch? With some tweaks in tow? Maybe that version could salvage its reputation.
Speaking to VGC, Zero developer Platinum Games is totally cool with making it happen on Switch. In fact, they are “definitely” interested, and seemed to have a smooth time developing it. Platinum boss Atsushi Inaba explains:
“It’s unfortunate that people aren’t able to play older games because they’re locked out of the platform, so of course if 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 yes, if the chance came up [Star Fox Zero Switch] it’s definitely something we’d like to think about. The important thing to remember there is that because it’s Nintendo’s IP, the ideas are coming from Miyamoto-san himself.”
Interestingly, Inaba notes that for the director of the game (Yusuke Hashimoto), going to Miyamoto to provide feedback or ideas was somewhat intimidating, given Miyamoto’s legendary status in the industry.
One of the best ways to do this whole affair, if we did get Star Fox Zero Switch, is to provide a peace offering of sorts: a cheaper price point, reworked controls, and the bonus of bundling in Star Fox Guard as well. Star Fox Zero didn’t really get a fair shake, but I totally understand why people would take umbrage with the controls. If those were tweaked, there’s a lot to enjoy underneath.