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Starfox: To be, or not to be?

Posted by Jamie Giggs

When will the furry hero return?

New Starfox this, new Starfox that; there's been a lot of talk about the series recently, so here's a little filler in for the people who haven't been closely following. You may have read the articles back a few weeks claiming that in the next Nintendo Power issue, a new Starfox game for Wii would be revealed. The rumoured game, titled "Star Fox Wii: Battle for Corneria", would allegedly implement Wii MotionPlus support, with an online battle mode utilising the Wii Speak accessory. Sounds awesome right? Well it was... until the same article was updated three days after it was first published, adding a headline that declared the information was false. Too good to be true, eh?

Let’s go back a few months, April in fact. Dylan Cuthbert was a developer who had been there ever since Fox first went into space. When asked about the next game, however, he claimed that he wasn't interested in a Wii sequel (yep we all remember what he infamously said, which he later clarified I might add), so all hope was initially lost. Incidentally, Cuthbert not long ago worked on the brilliant PixelJunk series.

You may be wondering what's next for Fox then. Well don't look too sad because yet another source has claimed that a new game is in production. Nintendo news site Infendo published a minor article claiming that an anonymous tip was given, and that the next Star Fox game is most definitely in the works; without providing further details other than it could be for either the DS or Wii. Rumour again? Only Nintendo knows. Be sure though that we'll do our best to keep all you guys updated.

Well I've rambled on way over what your average news article should be, so it's over to your opinions and views now. On a final note though, coming from me and the whole Nintendo Life team, Nintendo please say it's so! [Agreed! - Editor]


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User Comments (54)



Devil_Hunter_Dante said:

I am not a huge die hard Starfox fan. I played Stafox Adventures on GC, Starfox and Starfox 64. I think it would be awesome to see what they could come up with on the Wii.



Nanaki said:

I'm craving to do a barrel roll!

Starfox/Lylat Wars is one of my all time fave series of games.



odd69 said:

Starfox assult was my favorite, i always wanted to play as fox i hope we get to play atleast one stage where you can fight on ground.



Atlantis1982 said:


Then the die-hards would say it's not a real Star Fox game, and will whine and cry for a new Star Fox game. (rolleyes)



bro2dragons said:

The N64 and GC games are the only Starfox titles i have any experience with. but i've enjoyed all of them. the ground sections of Assault were admittedly "meh", and the game as a whole seemed short and shallow, especially with the final boss seeming rather anti-climactic after the epic showdown with andross in Starfox 64. but it was certainly enjoyable as a whole, if hardly above average. i would love to see a talented developer actually show the series some love with a Wii version. i never preorder a game, but that would be one i'd consider if they did things right.



SeniorDingDong said:

Wi-Fi duels and campaign co-op, wii-speak pilot chat (one reason to buy the damn thing) and motion+ controlls (+nunchuck?) like in WSR... and unlockable Krystal pin-up posters please ^^

Best gamer ever.



Incognito_D said:

Seeing as there's been a Starfox game on every system since the series' inception, I'd say it's inevitable.

I hope it's more like Lylatwars than Assault however.



pixelman said:

'ey Giggsy, good article. They're totally making one; I can feel it. (Oh goodness, is my cliche showing?)



naut said:

Star Fox Wii should've been announced at E3. I'd love a new Star Fox game that stayed true to Star Fox 64.



odd69 said:

Actually i bet next year at E3 they will give it to us. Quote me on that.



Shiryu said:

I have lost count to the months I have been waiting for Nintendo do give me a F-Zero, a Pilotwings and Starfox on the Wii. I have been feeling quite sad as of late, thinking that the chances of those are getting thinner by the day...



V8_Ninja said:

The only Starfox game I cared for was the one on the N64, so this really doesn't interest me at all. But if it is announced and it is on-rails and has branching paths, then I might have to declare 2010 the best year in gaming ever =)



Strofan7 said:

If this really had online multiplayer with wii speak I would buy it the day it came out no question. And a wii speak along with it because right now I see no point to it..



Shinjix2 said:

ONLY if it is a shooter... Don't screw with us if you want to send out another Adventure game!! Don't go down the path of sonic the hedgehog and work with the original formula! (oh project needlemouse don't fail us for the billionth time!)



aaronsullivan said:

I wonder if you could stick the wiimote with MotionPlus in a base and use it like a flight stick. Hmm... it would have to be a pretty fancy base for it to be workable. I'm just not sure I want to control fox like a paper airplane. Then again, it works pretty well in WiiSports Resort.

I really only liked the SNES and N64 versions. The others went flat pretty quickly. I wish they'd innovate within the structure of the N64 game because it was a very satisfying experience.



DAaaMan64 said:

I've played every Star Fox game in the series. 1 - 3 are the best. But I did enjoy the foot missions as well as the versatility in Assault. The worst one is easily Command. That game is poo.

I will have wet dreams for weaks if Star Fox Wii is announced.



Wiiloveit said:

I would think that it'd be extremely likely we get this if S&P2 goes well, otherwise, I can see this being a DSi title.



KDR_11k said:

Meanwhile people complain that Nintendo never does anything new anymore... I'd rather have them surprise us with new things than rehash the old ones and be bound to ancient conventions.



SwerdMurd said:

I never understood the hate for Assault...I had a great time with it. Yeah, it woulda been nice to have more aerial shooting levels, but the ones that were there were awesome, and it was one of the more enjoyable third person shooting experiences I had on GC during the non-ship levels.

I do understand the gushing love for the N64 game though, despite never personally owning it. I've played and loved it.



orlick said:

head on the computer desk

c'mon N intendo Life - this does not qualify as news - a total b.s. rumour followed by a piss-thin rumour from a fan news site (hoping to up hits, of course) based on an 'anonymous source'

This is the stuff of message boards - the wrost 'stuff'' of message boards, just in front of fad topics....

And Star Fox is pretty mediocre lately, the N64 game was pretty good but overrated, a series that peaked at the first game.

So yeah, 2 parts rumour, and a bucket of c-grade hype make for a disapointed reader today. Do better, I know you are able. But are you willin'?



Devastator said:

My friends and I used to play the 4 player dog fights all the time back in the day on the N64 Star Fox.



Objection said:

I've enjoyed Star Fox for years and hope that we see a title on the Wii. This does remind me that I still need to get the DS game.



AVahne said:

we have metroid, mario, zelda, pokemon, and fire emblem on wii already. now we're getting even more metroid, zelda, and mario. Nintendo should give us our F-Zero, Kid Icarus and Star Fox on Wii too!(and also a full length Pokemon RPG for Wii and another Wii Fire Emblem)



Knux said:

Nintendo needs to release a new Star Fox game on the Wii soon. After all, I want to do a barrel roll again!



Kid_A said:

Nintendo knows it would sell a bajillion copies. And since they seem to like money, I'm thinking it's going to happen sooner or later



supers0nic91 said:

@Orlick Jesus, so your the new moaning idiot are you? Learn to have some respect for these guys who run a site purely out of passion. If you don't like it, don't read it, it's really quite simple.

Guys I really enjoyed this article, keep up the good work!



JamieO said:

Cheers Jamie, I love this news article for its optimism, it leaves us with hope.
Also, thanks for your comment earlier. "Jamie, meet Jamie",... shake hands... "I'm very pleased to meet you too, mate".
@Swerd_Murd (comment 25), @bro2dragons(comment 9) & @Odd69 (comment 5) I still boot up Star Fox: Assault on my Wii today. I have it completed on my GCN memory card, so I play though like a mini traditional aerial Star Fox game on a disc. Sweet and nicely progressive scanned, too!



JamieO said:

@Shiryu (comment 36) and @beastman93
I heartily agree. F-Zero GX (GCN) was a stunner (tough, though!).
I would happily wait until 2010 for Amusement Vision to finish PS3 Ryū ga Gotoku 4, so that they could collaborate with Nintendo again.



orlick said:

supersonic -

Respect has to be earned. Making a 'story' out of 2 rumours is nothing to respect. Is it the end of the world?

No, but it is spam, and it is completely uninformitive.

Are we about games here, or pretending how cool games that do not exist WOULD be? What if the next star fox is a puzzle game for example? This hype is just 'build your own dream star fox', for its own sake.

I am not saying it to be over critical, just to be critical. This is like on the regular news when the last story is always about britany spears flashing her panties. Lowest. Common. Denominator.



orlick said:

Just as my final word :

IGN and Kid Icarus : Pre E-3 2008....

an absolute joke of media rumour hype



Ren said:

Geez. so what if it's a rumour? No one here ever claimed to be the New York Times or anything. It's a Nintendo Video Game website so take a chill and enjoy yourselves for once. I, for one, enjoy hearing about even rumors that a New StarFox game is in the works.
Anyway, I still don't understand why people dump so much hate on Command. I think it's closer to the first 2 games (obviously those 2 are best) than any of the others besides the stylus control. I loved it. What is so hated about it?

Dogfighting is what starfox is all about, as long as they stick to the flight modes only it'll be a win. I think a sideways tilt control will be best like excite truck controls. all you need is gas/break/boost/bomb and tilt does everything else. That with vs dogfighting like command on the Wii will make the sale for me.



mjc0961 said:

Agreed with orlick. This is rather sad... Just a bunch of rumors. Leave that for the message boards and save the news articles for, you know, news.



Trevor_Fox said:

It'd be awesome to have a Starfox on the Wii. I've liked all of the Starfox games I've played (since the 64), so I can't wait to see what Fox's next adventure will be (and how his personality will change). =)



rhythmheavenfan said:

Starfox is one of my favorite videogame series and I would love it if they came out with a Wii version finally. Hopefully it could be like Assault only longer.



JimLad said:

If they want to do something truely remarkable with the series, they should try a 4 player co-op mode. Each person is a member of the Star Fox team (no Krystal please), and you each have your own paths across the level that criss-cross every now and then where you help each other out. Imagine how cool it would be when you switch to all range mode and get in a dog fight.

Use Star Fox 64 as a template for the campaign (no foot missions) and Star Fox Assault as a template for the online multiplayer (with foot fighting)
Wii Speak? have a personally selected avatar and name come up at the base of the screen when you talk, just like in the single player. How awesome would that be.



Cryptonic said:

THIS WAS ANNOUNCED 19 DAYS AGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Meffaliss said:

If a new starfox game would be released for the wii, that would really help...'cause i'm sick of seeing "lumberjacks" or "firefighters" or even better..."Party babies" really....i'm gonna stay with VC for now...



Metang said:

A new Star Fox is finally announced, awesome. Now I need my DK and F-Zero.



CanisWolfred said:

Soon, hopefully. I just hope that, if it's a new game, it'll be good. I haven't disliked a Starfox game yet, and I hope to keep it that way. They can take all the time they want, if it'll prevent them from blemishing a perfect record.

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