Sakurai Wanted to do Star Fox 3DS

By Jorge Ba-oh 30.06.2010 5

Sakurai Wanted to do Star Fox 3DS on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

Kid Icarus creator Masahiro Sakurai recently revealed that whilst coming up with ideas for a new 3DS game, he also considered a new Star Fox.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata pitched the new hardware to his fellow designer and past colleague before 3D had become a defining feature, with the freedom to let Sakurai "do whatever" he wanted. Sakurai came up with a game that combines both air and ground combat, deciding on Kid Icarus as his next project.

However that said, according to Siliconera, another franchise he thought of doing was Star Fox.

But the problem with Star Fox was that - and you’ll see this when you see the trailer for Kid Icarus - is that the game design incorporates a lot of different views.

For example, flying and shooting sideways or turning around and shooting behind and I felt that there were some restrictions with Star Fox in this regard. With Pit, there is a certain amount of flexibility that is allowed and makes a better fit for this gameplay.

The 3DS won't be without the much loved shooter, with a remake of Lylat Wars/Star Fox 64 doing battle with Andross once again on the new portable.

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For a Fox who can hear through his cheek and has a few blocks as his only true nemesis he's having quite a hard time to fade into oblivion.

Unique subset of skills he has, indeed.


Actually I'm ok with his decision. Maybe he was being a super psychic and he somehow knew that Kamiya would offer to make one and sometime in the near future Nintendo will take him up on that offer.


( Edited 30.06.2010 12:00 by SuperLink )

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I wish they remade Starfox 2 for the snes instead, seeing as that was nearly completed but never released.
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Actually, Star Fox 2 would be a good idea for the 3DS.

I don't just want a SF64 3DS unless a lot more is added to it. If it's just the same game but with better graphics and shit, then I'll be disappointed.

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