Nintendo Blames Cost, Time for No Star Fox 3D Online

By Jorge Ba-oh 23.09.2011 14

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They've sent all sorts of animals into space, but Nintendo had various reasons for omitting online in Star Fox 64 3D - mainly coming from a cost and time perspective to get it right.

The 3DS port of the classic Nintendo 64 title has scored top marks across the board but has seen heavy criticism from fans for the lack of online play, despite various tweaks and improvements poured into the multiplayer feature.

Speaking to ONM, Nintendo's Yusuke Amano explained that the costs involved and the lack of time prevented developer Q-Games and Nintendo from bolting on robust online support.

For this project what we needed to do was use Star Fox to provide users with a game that shows the appeal of Nintendo 3DS as quickly as possible. We put a lot of effort into the graphics, and if we had included online support then we couldn't have reached this level in the time allowed.

Those eager for online space combat can rest easy - Nintendo would consider incorporating online play in a future entry.

Are you disappointed with the lack of online support in Star Fox 64 3D? Would you have been satisfied with basic options/features?

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well they lost my money on this one.

OK. I'll just play offline with my N64. Thanks anyway, Nintendo.

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It's an absolutely epic remake, no doubt, but the absence of online multi-player (yet again!) irks the hell out of me (damn you, Nintendo!). I still highly recommend it, though. lol

( Edited 23.09.2011 22:42 by MechaG2 )

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As I've said before, stupid, stupid move. So much effort into the visuals, even offline multiplayer with gorgeous new maps and what do they do? Skimp on the online. Really bizarre move probably coined by the morons at the top of Nintendo who have no fucking clue.

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Not a silly move, IMO. There was enough pressure on the 3DS already; this game needed to come out months before it did.

The fact that future installments were even mentioned is more exciting than anything.

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I agree with Red XIII on this. Nintendo had to have this game out there to at least have something other than OoT 3D on the shelves till the two Mario titles arrive later this year. If there were other games to fill the gap, they might have held it back a bit and added online but as things stand right now, they needed to throw it out there ASAP, online or not.

Really sad. Wish they could sneak in a patch in some grand way to get online... But I doubt that!

Yeah a patch, update or free download add on you put on your SD card would be great but I don't know if it would even be able to do that. Can cartridge's content even be edited later on with the format it's using?

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Not that it maters though - if they wanted to patch the 3DS comes with 2GB memory card and internal memory too, so theres plenty of room.
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Anyway, I am kinda in agreement with Nintendo here - I see the logic. Adding online isnt trival either.
Any new game they make, however, certainy should have it.

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Can they add online to this game via DLC? It might be good practice, since Nintendo still doesn't seem to understand how DLC works.

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Read some of the comments here. It would be awesome for Nintendo to bring out some online DLC for SF64 3D, but I doubt they would do it. I'm not even sure if it's possible..

Why not make a Star Fox Online? It could be an eShop download and contain just various online modes. It would make up for the missing online everyone wanted in Star Fox 64 3D (myself included).

Marzy said:
Why not make a Star Fox Online? It could be an eShop download and contain just various online modes. It would make up for the missing online everyone wanted in Star Fox 64 3D (myself included).
I really hope they make a StarFox game in a similar style to Lylat Wars, but have 4-player online co-op. It would be awesome flying around and completing missions with your friends. Then of course have a versus mode with a few different game types included... that would be awesome.

I would also be equally as happy if they made a game similar to StarFox Adventures, but with a little more emphasis on the Arwing piloting. Smilie

( Edited 25.09.2011 13:46 by Mush123 )

Still have yet to buy it, and I'm kinda upset with the whole lack of online play. Even though I mostly want to play it to admire the actual graphics. ;3 I know, strange, huh? ;3

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