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Shigeru Miyamoto Doesn't Rule Out Additional HD Remakes and a Return to the Mario Galaxy Style

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Naturally, new software is the priority

With the recent release of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, the continuing absence of the rumoured and desired GameCube library on the Wii U Virtual Console, and the ongoing and lingering sense that the Wii in HD would have been extra-special, it seems Nintendo is considering future opportunities to satisfy demand.

In a recent multi-publication round table interview, and as reported by Gamespot, Shigeru Miyamoto spoke up on the potential for future HD remakes on the Wii U; unsurprisingly these aren't a priority for the core teams, but as with previous remakes (such as those on the 3DS) could be taken up by second and third-parties.

As for remaking previous games in HD, that's certainly possible, but currently most of our developers are working on making new stuff. HD remakes might however be a good project for a development partner. So that's something that I hope we have the opportunity to introduce in the future.

The main thing that's always going to be on our minds is what new elements of gameplay can we use with the GamePad as applied to some of these older games. We want to find some way to bring a refreshing experience to this rather than simply update the visuals and leave it at that.

When addressing Super Mario 3D World, Miyamoto-san took the opportunity to emphasize that, while it represents a shift in direction in 3D Mario since the iconic Galaxy games on Wii, it's not necessarily a change that rules out a return to the popular style of its predecessors.

We did not set out trying to define the future of Mario action games with this title. Rather, we're just trying to find some fun new elements that we can incorporate. So for example, I certainly wouldn't rule out the possibility of us creating more games in the vein of Super Mario Galaxy, for example. What we're trying to accomplish here, is just to create a really good entry point for new players into the Super Mario 3D games.

Let us know your thoughts on the potential of additional HD remakes, and your hopes for future 3D Mario games, in the comments below.


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SmoochyTea said:

@Warruz I have never played that, so it would be nice to get a remake of it as I definitely like the 3D Mario games.



Buduski said:

Unless its a Twilight Princess, Metroid prime or F-Zero HD remake I would prefer a new game all together



StephenYap3 said:

For HD remakes, I would like a 64 (just Mario, no additional characters) and Sunshine.

As for the future of 3D Marios, although I wouldn't mind a Galaxy 3, I'd rather see a 3D Mario that does something entirely new.



rjejr said:

If Nintendo isn't thinking about HD remakes they should all be fired in a shareholder revolt.

HD remakes must work or Sony wouldn't keep pumping them out. The conspiracy theory nut in me still thinks they dropped BC in the PS3 so they could get people to re-buy games they already own. Works for the music and movie industries.

SMG 1 + 2 is a gimme. Player 1 uses the Wiimote nunchuck and player 2 can use the touchscreen to do whatever it was player 2 did.

And all they have to do is add in Miiverse support and they can basically call it a whole new game. See PS3 games on PS4.

I really really want a Starfox Adventure remake. That game looked awesome on the Gamecube, it should look like a Pixar film on the Wii U. And the game looks kind of like Skylanders, kids would want it more than the Starfox fans dissed it upon release. I think the Wii U version would sell more copies than the original.



TheAdrock said:

Yes. Please. Farm it to 3rd party devs, but get some of those great titles updated and available in HD.
Starting with Twilight Princess please.



sinalefa said:

Super Mario Galaxy collection in HD would be great. And if they fix the atrocious camera, I would even pick up Mario Sunshine.

Still, just wishful thinking right now.



Flash-Jordan said:

Tbh this doesnt interest me much,just gamecube games with widescreen support and 480p on virtual console would be great though! then i can finally play all those rare games i never managed to get hold of like tales of symphonia,metal gear solid:twin snakes,skies of arcadia and paper mario 2



Flash-Jordan said:

Remasters like wind waker however do interest me just not too many,and wii games are too recent to be remade to any great degree



Samurai_Goroh said:

So this is why we're not seeing GameCube on VC?
Well, then gimme F-Zero GX HD (with online multiplayer!) and Metroid Prime Trilogy HD (all three games with GamePad, Wii Remote and Nunchuk support at 1080p).



AlternateButtons said:

An HD Galaxy and Sunshine would be the BOMB. And a return to the old style of 3D Mario games wouldn't be bad either. I'd like that!



Boxmonkey said:

We won't see game cube in the VC! Let's face it we're still waiting for N64 games in the VC, a whole year the wii u has been on the market and they've hardly realeaed anything worth buying on the VC.



Doma said:

"What we're trying to accomplish here, is just to create a really good entry point for new players"

Ah, the underlying theme to everything Nintendo makes nowadays. Screw older/existing players. In with the new!



unrandomsam said:

@Boxmonkey Harder to emulate the N64 properly. (Whereas Gamecube can run pretty much unchanged). Nobody has emulated N64 properly as of yet. (Maybe MESS but I think it is 5 frames a second or something).



SammyOfMobius said:

I would just like a 3D Mario title that's not a sequel to anything. I would like a innovative 3D Mario title that will inspire developer for years to come, just like Galaxy did. But Super Mario 3D World alone looks like a fresh new take on the Mario series, and it's coming with creativity and, of course, fun!

And also, I think an HD remake of Super Mario Sunshine would be nice. An HD re-imagining of Super Mario World wouldn't be bad, either.



Goginho said:

Super Mario 64 (DS) HD ..well, a hybrid of the original and the DS version.
Put it this way. We now have the GamePad. In SM64 DS we have multiple characters (taking turns). For the Wii U, they could mix elements of both the original and the DS version, and remake a two player co-op (or competitive, however you see it ..more on that later) version, with Mario and Luigi being able to traverse the world of Super Mario 64 seperately, and set their own paths on collecting the Power Stars and saving the Princess (one player could be in Bob-omb Battlefield as Mario, while the other could be in Jolly Roger Bay as Luigi for example..or both could be on different Power Star missions in Big Boo's Haunt ).
There could also be a challenge mode, where, instead of co-operating with each other, you and another player (Mario & Luigi) can race through the courses, and see who gets the Power Star at the end first (similar to how you race Koopa the Quick), or tackle some other creative and unique, new challenges altogether that the devs could come up with. I find the possibilites are endless there. And why not revive an old classic -well, one of the most revolutionary and influential games of all times- and give it a whole, new makeover, and create the true, final and definitive version of this timeless gem?
The Galaxy games are quite modern and recent enough that the only thing I can think of there, is HD (obviously, although not really necessary tbh.), and the two-player Luma co-op on the GamePad. But I find these changes to be much too minor to justify a full-price remake. Therefore, I am proudly sticking to my spontaneous suggestion of Super Mario 64 HD two-player co-op.

This could also be experimenting ground for the next 3D Super Mario sdventure on the Wii U. Similar to how WInd Waker HD was used for experimenting on the new and upcoming Zelda U title. The developers could learn a lot from an experience like this. There is not much to lose I find.

That being said, I really do hope Nintendo consider using the GamePad for unparallel, multiplayer, 3D Mario experiences in the future. We practically have two screens to look at, while being able to interact and control characters seperately on each.



unrandomsam said:

@Doma Depends maybe they are thinking those players will buy it anyway so what they want is not important or that there is more of those types of players who are buying games for their children than for themselves. (Strange because looking at it by the sales figures they shouldn't bother with 3D Mario at all. Just 6 (Like Capcom did with Megaman) 2D Mario's) cheap to make sell really well regardless of how good they are.)



Conkers64 said:

A true Mario 64 HD would be amazing. I would love the idea of Zelda MM in HD too (although 3ds would work too for this one).



Captain_Toad said:

Trying to keep my expectations low for this since HD remakes from past nintendo games may not happen soon but I can't help but get giddy at the fact.



NImH said:

@rjejr please don't conjure up the demon that is Starfox Adventures. If that gets released, it needs to be stripped of the Fox branding and reintroduced as Dinosaur Island HD.
Starfox Adventures... ugh.



unrandomsam said:

To do Ocarina of Time true justice they should have made it look at least as good as Twilight Princess. (Problems to do with it are all from the old engine).
Especially as the price was as much as a brand new game for the 3DS.

Less and less effort for the same money doesn't seem a fair thing for the consumer. (Tales of Symphonia remake gets it and its sequel.)



Nintenjoe64 said:

Nintendo need to give us all the games we thought we'd be playing on gamepad by now or go all out and give us enough reasonably priced remakes to keep us going til the good content arrives.

I will be annoyed if they drip feed us NES and SNES games on VC and then drip feed us N64, GC and Wii remakes at full price while we wait for anything slightly ambitious and original on Wii U.



unrandomsam said:

Maybe it is worth it if you have never played something but all the rest are generally at budget prices. (Paying full price twice is only something I will do for things I am still playing the original version to this day and I still love or stuff I have not yet played).



erv said:

Sunshines best moments were the more abstract platforming stages in between. 3D world seems to offer just that quality.

The galaxy series was great, but I prefer new stuff over re-HD stuff. Galaxy, though... man, I want a galaxy 3 as well



Samurai_Goroh said:

@NImH Dinosaur Planet actually. But I feel your pain. I too was very disappointed with Starfox Adventures. I mean it's a good game, but it's not Starfox.



NintyMan said:

I'm fine with Nintendo making HD remakes. As I keep saying and Miyamoto just affirmed, Nintendo could just outsource the development to another studio and the main Nintendo teams can still focus on new games. It's not hard to comprehend.

As far as future 3D Mario games, I want Mario to do something entirely new next time. I'd accept a Super Mario Galaxy 3, but I'd be far happier with a completely new concept or something akin to 64 2.



PinkSpider said:

Shigeru just give me an HD collection of both galaxy games. Wii U sales solved the 2 greatest platform games ever made, made even better



faint said:

@Boxmonkey year one isn't even up yet. This system will be around for at least five. They will have released every 1st party non japanese release before the new year. Calm down.



Flash-Jordan said:

twilight princess has a completely different style to oot, the twilight princess stlye would completely ruin it tbh ,it just doesnt match oots feel,the 3d remake was a great update the one thing i think they should have updated more was the geommetry but other than that it was much smmother and better looking than the n64 game whilst maintaining its trademark charm



bizcuthammer said:

If we're talking about HD remakes, there's really not a lot on GCN i'd want to pay for a remake of... I still have my GCN with all the games, and WW is probably the only one i felt needed to be made in HD. There are some 64 games i think could use extreme graphical overhauls though, like Mario 64, Donkey Kong 64, and Majora's Mask, but those would probably be done on 3DS rather than WiiU.

What i would love to see is HD collections like what Sony does. Like an HD Mario collection that would have 64, Sunshine and Galaxy 1&2. Or a classics collection with tons of retro NES/SNES games like the ones Sega has released. So far ninty only has done this kind of thing a few times with Metroid Prime Trilogy, Kirby Dream Collection and Mario's 25th Anniversary Collection. I'd like to see more, but with more though put into it.

Also, an HD remake of Xenoblade please, so you can stick it to Gamestop and their $90 'vintage' copy.



readyletsgo said:

I would think if they are going to remake or HD'afy Sunshine or 64 they would be prob half way through finishing some othem now.

They were remaking WWHD for 2 years and we were told about it in March(?) this year, so I would think a few HD Gamecube and N64 games are nearly finished to be released during lull times in game releases next year.

I want boxed copies not just download remade HD games from the eshop please.



ddbangsy said:

Mario Kart Double Dash would be very nice in HD, I love that game.
Also Mario 64 and F-Zero GX.



Big_L91 said:

galaxy is one game i dont need to see a hd remake of. it looks great already. to be honest id say the same for sunshine. 64 tho id love!



MrWalkieTalkie said:

I would love a Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2 HD Collection.

And an HD remake of Sunshine like Wind Waker got.



Scarhino89 said:

After Mario games, I would like:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
  • Metroid Prime Trilogy HD
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
  • Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door HD




aaronsullivan said:

@Artwark @Guitardude7 @sinalefa @Smooch @Warruz
I Actually think Mario Sunshine is the ideal next game to go HD. It has a similarly "overlooked" history to Wind Waker and has some fixable flaws. The visuals have always been stellar and the art style would lend itself well to HD. Pacing was a problem that could be tweaked. FLUDD was always a bit clunky so it could be partly controlled by tilting GamePad or Wii Remote. And as has been stated, the camera could be improved.

In short, I never loved that game, and an HD remake could change that and feel like something completely new to most people.

To boot, it has the more exploratory levels of Mario 64 vs the "courses" of the Galaxy games.



aaronsullivan said:

Miyamoto's answers are perfect, btw. Glad to see any HD remakes would be about adding value (not just visuals) and not diverting their internal teams. Also, that 3D World is a gateway drug to all the 3D Mario games that have sold so poorly in comparison to the 2D Mario games.



Raylax said:

If we're not going to get a new one, then F-Zero GX HD. Please.

I will buy a massive HD telly, huge surround sound system, and then sit so close to the glass with the volume so high that every "YOU GOT BOOST POWER!" will cause the skin on my face to ripple. /This wil suffice./



aaronsullivan said:

Metroid Trilogy HD may be a good strategic move as the new Metroid seems far off, but I JUST played through all of those. sigh

I can't help but imagine HD and shader enhanced visuals, though. Also Motion Plus would make the gesture actions in Metroid Prime 3 (which I LOVE) less jerky and inaccurate. In fact, Motion Plus could help the other games out, too in more subtle ways...

If I have to wait for a new Metroid, I'll take those in the meantime.



ricklongo said:

As much as I love Wind Waker HD (seriously, it might just be my new favorite Zelda game), I'd much rather we started getting a steady flow of new stuff from now on.



aaronsullivan said:

Well, then you must really be happy about what Miyamoto-san said in the article, right? Second parties would take on the HD duties, so no effect on the new stuff.



Rezalack said:

The only game that comes to mind that I'd like a HD remake for, it would have to be Eternal Darkness. Especially since a sequel is looking bleak.



JimLad said:

You know what else is a good project for a development partner?



electrolite77 said:

Anyway, FAO Nintendo

Mario/Pilotwings/Wave Race/Majoras Mask/Excitebike from N64 please, plus
Mario Sunshine/F-Zero/Chibi-Robo/Baten Kaitos from the 'Cube
If you wanted to throw some Wii games in, Metroid Trilogy/Xenoblade/the Mario Galaxy's would be great.

Should hold us for a bit while you get your a**es in gear.

P.S. If they're only on the EShop, sort your Account system out first
P.S.S. Paper Mario TTYD would be better on 3DS



GraveLordXD said:

Metroid Prime HD all the way!!
Also Mario 64 HD, Starfox adventures HD, and Zelda MM all need to be on that list how about and HD version of the first f-zero while your at it



Jared1984 said:

Mario Galaxy hd remake please. Playing it with the wii remote and nunchuck just felt unnatural and wrong, like playing any games with the wii remote and nunchuck.



TreesenHauser said:

I wouldn't be against an HD remake of Sunshine. That was one of those games that even though it looked really good and it was a Mario game, I just couldn't get myself into it. Maybe an HD remake or straight-up re-release on the eShop would get me to change my mind and dig in.

As far as a Mario Galaxy HD remake goes... eh, I'd rather see a Super Mario Galaxy 3. I think the other Galaxy games look glorious for Wii games.



rjejr said:

@NImH - I'm fine if they release it as Dinosaur Planet - like they should have from the beginning. All they did was annoy Starfox fans by sticking him in there, The game would have been better off without him as the spaceship levels don't serve any purpose, and the final Xandros battle is completely tacked on.

Fortunatley for me I had never played a Starfox game before that so I had no preconceived notions, just what was shown of the pre-Starfox N64 version. It's had the best graphics for it's time w/ a ton of voice acting work.



AdanVC said:

I don't think we would see an HD Galaxy remake collection anytime soon, I mean, the last Galaxy game was released a little over 3 years ago so It's kinda silly to remake a game that still is fairly new and still is selling a lot on stores. I rather prefer to see them focused on new stuff wich is precisely what they're doing so it's great!

I can imagine the reviews for Super Mario 3D World giving it low undesserved scores just because it's not a Galaxy game. But the truth is that this game in certain aspects looks better than Galaxy, especially in technical aspects such as the Mario's movement and how it runs now, the insane amount of Power-Ups, the Pixar-esque graphics (seriously I've always dreamed on seen a Mario game with the type of smooth colorfoul graphics like we seen on the art cover and it's finally happening!)



Tsuchinoko said:

How about an actual Mario Galaxy 3 or Mario Galaxy Wii U. That game and its sequel were probably the best advancement that the Mario series had in terms of graphics and style that the series had in a long time. Also, with the Galaxy theme, the games could basically have any sort of levels that they wanted, even ones that played with gravity and space as much as they wanted. With Mario 64 it seems they were mostly sticking to a certain kind of reality, but in the Galaxy series, it was way more open.

Whether they keep the same story as the previous Galaxy games is irrelevant (though I like Rosaline/Rosetta as a character), I just like the freedom they had to create the most interesting and innovative worlds ever.



VeeFlamesNL said:

Nintendo should do this:
1. Release SMG 3.
2. Later on, release a SMG Trilogy.
1. Announce that SMG3 and SMS2 are in development, and will both be on the same disc(meaning that Galaxy 3 and Sunshine 2 are on the same disc, but different games)!
2. Release a SMG Trilogy.
3. Announce an entirely new Mario, Super Mario -insert something here-(mine is Nature), sometime in 2015.
4. Put some new gameplay, like Super Mario Strategy, or SMRPG2.
Whew! That's a lot!



AlternateButtons said:

@aaronsullivan I agree completely. Giving Mario Sunshine that "Windwaker" treatment would definitely have more of an impact then A Galaxy remake. I'd prefer it too. Though an HD Galaxy would have me drooling....



aaronsullivan said:

"I'd rather have a NEW version of..." just doesn't apply here in the article where Miyamoto shares that any further HD remakes wouldn't be done in-house but by "partners". There is no "either or". This is about HD remakes in addition to whatever else is coming next in the various series.

I don't know about all of you, but I'd rather have BOTH a chance to play some of my faves all dressed up AND look forward to brand new games.

The only question now is how many of these HD remakes we'll get (I've got to imagine at least one more), how often they will come and what they will be.



D3athBr1ng3r187 said:

Sigh.......and the classic HD Nintendo games begin, My luck isn't my strong suit by telling my friend last night that Nintendo was going to make more classic HD orient Nintendo games after developing Zelda WW HD and here's a topic talking about Nintendo thinking about recreating older Nintendo titles to HD eternal sadness.......Nothing wrong about the idea though I think it's cool and all but it's too soon to be recreating games we already been playing from years ago.



unrandomsam said:

Funnily enough Nintendo calls Wind Waker HD a remake (When it is more like a remaster its the same game not a remake).

Whereas "DuckTales Remastered" is definitely a remake even though its title contains Remastered.



unrandomsam said:

@Tsuchinoko I did enjoy the Mario Galaxy games (Still not enough to play more than once but I did enjoy them.) 3D Land on the other hand everything in the recent review for Sonic Lost World 3DS sums up the issues I have with 3D Land. (None of the video's of this even show people playing it properly. i.e run button held down as many overhead somersaults as possible / slides / wall jumps. (Kirby Wii managed to keep me liking it even though it was really easy by being full of surprises.) Weird how they put so much more effort into the 3D Mario's when the 2D ones sell so much better. (And all they need is good level design). I think I have only seen one place you could fall off in all the video's so far.



WreckItRyan said:

"I certainly wouldn't rule out the possibility of us creating more games in the vein of Super Mario Galaxy." And now I can die. Well, after one of these "games" comes out, preferably.



Nardar said:

My Top 5 HD remakes are:
1. Super Mario Sunshine
2. Metriod Prime Trilogy HD (but this time have Online Multiplayer)
3. Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
4. Star Fox Adventures
5. F-Zero HD
Both Wii Zelda's would be awesome in HD!
As for new games I agree with many of you that if they come out with a new Galaxy 3, put the entire trilogy in one box as many more people will buy that than a standalone game.



Wolf_Link said:

They could even brand them. For example : n64 classics presents: majoras mask, NGC classics presents: x game. And maybe the box art could be Grey, purple, white to match the color of the console. I drool imagining that collection in my shelf. And now, ill just stop dreaming



Giygas_95 said:

Galaxy 1 and 2 both have so much content that I don't think there needs to be a third. I don't really see what else they can do with the series. I do like them, but I just think they've done enough with that style of 3D Mario game. Plus, I prefer just getting to the end of a level rather than collecting stars and having to revisit areas so many times.



unrandomsam said:

@Great_Gonzalez After seeing All Stars Racing Transformed I would like a new entry in pretty much any of those series that are represented. (That hasn't had something for a while). Panzer Dragoon / Skies of Arcadia / Golden Axe. Any of them other than Sonic or that have had a recent entry. Don't even think they need to be that amazing (Other than Skies of Arcadia) for it to be a great breath of fresh air.



SpookyMeths said:

Yep, outsource them to 2nd and 3rd parties. Keep the core dev teams in house working on new titles and new IP. Start with an HD bundle of Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, complete with all of the new features and updated mechanics in Awakening.

Should also get a dedicated team working on bringing all of the great 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit titles to VC ASAP. The Wii U VC library needs to look more like the Wii's, like yesterday.



BestBuck15 said:

The way he is talking, I feel the new Mario game is a little disappointing to him.
"What we're trying to accomplish here, is just to create a really good entry point for new players into the Super Mario 3D games." That to me sounds a bit negative, maybe I'm wrong but what about the seasoned veterans?

I predict F Zero GX HD. I'm not gone on HD remakes since I probably would own the original of whatever they would do.



TradeMark said:

After playing The Wind Waker HD, I'm all for more HD remakes. I would love to see Super Mario Sunshine HD and Twilight Princess HD the most!

Also, don't forget about Majora's Mask 3D with all these talks of HD remakes, Nintendo!!! Unless you plan on making it into an HD remake, in which case, TAKE ALL MY MONEY!!!!!!



Nardar said:

I know it seems silly but now that Pikmin 3 is out a while, why not release a Pikmin Trilogy?



Ralizah said:

I would love Mario Galaxy in HD. The games are already so gorgeous in SD. Imagine the possibilities!



Tiberius30 said:

Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword, Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2. Off the top of my head...



MasterBlue said:

I think that if they were going to do an HD re-release for another GameCube game if should be Super Mario Sunshine. That game has a lot of colorful aspects, great level designs and rich textures that would be gorgeous in High Definition!



hcfwesker said:

The plus side to HD remakes and why they're so popular is because you KNOW what you're getting. Sure, they should concentrate on making 'new games' but with that there's always hesitation with new games and buyers (most people waiting for reviews or word of mouth and such). Zelda HD sold like crazy because everyone knew what they were getting right from the start (well, those who already played it before), a flawless classic game with an HD makeover.
Personally, I'd rather buy a game I know and love to play, than a new game that may or may not keep me entertained. It's why I'm a VC addict lol And, obviously my first choice is a WiiU Metroid Prime Trilogy HD edition.



GN004Nadleeh said:

@rjejr hey now i have a nice gamecube here but metroid prime and mario sunshine on a hd tv looks looks like a cheese grater screen. i like me some hd remakes.



timp29 said:

They already admitted to experimenting with HD on Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword. In that regard I don't think it can be ruled out. HD Galaxy would be amazing. And I still wish they would remake Mario 64 for 3DS.



Vriess said:

I read a lot of complaints about this news on other websites. As long as Nintendo keeps making new games as well, I'm more than fine with HD remakes. But I do hope that they charge a bit less for the remakes though... €30/$30 should be enough I think. I don't think we'll see remakes of Wii games right away. Probably only N64 and GC games for now. Here are my hopes for remakes

Twilight Princess. (GC version)
Metroid Prime Trilogy.
Wave Race (N64 + GC)
Mario Sunshine

Oh, how glorious it would be to see Twilight Princess in 1080P!!!



BossBattles said:

Nintendo should start reaching back to Gamecube and Wii and give us various HD releases. A great game is always a great game, and if WW is any indication, playing a great Nintendo game in HD is totally worth the trouble.

Oh, and they better be making Paper Mario for the Wii U. Or how about Super Mario RPG 2? Paper Zelda?



cheleuitte said:

A Super Mario Galaxy HD remake would be awesome and in the mean time they work on Galaxy 3!!



LordessMeep said:

Given that I absolutely love the Galaxy games, an HD remake would be just fine. At the same time, both SMG 1 and 2 look absolutely gorgeous so an HD remake at this point seems rather redundant.

Since it was my first ever 3D Mario game, I'd love an HD version of Sunshine. Those platforming sections sans the FLUDD were the best.



Jazzer94 said:

F-zero GX HD With online would be awesome seeing as Nintendo don't won't to
make a new one.



DarkNinja9 said:

ugh hope no more galaxy i didnt even like that mario game -_- bring on sunshine HD instead or a sequel something but too many remakes isnt what ppl want either just saying...



element187 said:

@StephenYap3 the chances of a HD remake of anything on n64 would be too expensive and time consuming, might as well spend those resources making an entirely new game.

When I play n64 games, the first thing I notice is they are flat low polygonal colors. Barely any textures anywhere in the game... So to bump up a game from 240p to 720p at the minimum (1080p would be even more expensive) first thing would need to happen is to start over on every single character model. Each one needs to be updated to be a high poly count model so it can get rid of as many hard edges as possible. Secondly everything will need highly quality textures to make it look pleasing to today's standards.... Next would be all the maps, areas backgrounds.

The most time consuming and expensive part of development is always going to be asset creation. Wind Waker was chosen because it was the least amount of work to get it out the door quickly to a content starved audience. I wouldnt expect an HD remake of anything before GameCube era.... Of course Nintendo could pull it off and prove me wrong, but if I ran this business I would just release the n64 games on the VC instead, and remake GameCube and Wii games in HD.

That being said, if Nintendo ported both galaxy games to Wii U and give it the proper HD treatment. and put them on a single disc/download bundle, I would double dip for those.



audiobrainiac said:

I'd love to see a Metroid Other M HD remake. That was one of my favorite Metroid games and i think it deserves HD.



element187 said:

@jord91 chances of a HD remake of an n64 game is slim... See my post above.

As much as I would love it, the costs to do it would be enormous... Sunshine could probably be remade with its original character models, just add new textures and add some post processing effects (texture work would be time consuming but still doable in less than a year)

Nintendo might even have the higher resolution textures already, and just need to apply them and be done quicker then recreating each one in a higher resolution.



StephenYap3 said:

@element187 I wasn't really expecting an N64 HD remake to have better character models or anything. Sure, the models are edgy in some areas, but still, I could care less. As for Game Cube games, I would want some of them to be remade too, but I ain't holding my breath. This also goes for N64 HD remakes.

However, for Galaxy titles, although I liked them on Wii, I wouldn't really buy them again on Wii U. If they were just simply ports that offered GamePad controls and better visuals, I'd pass and stick to the Wii versions instead.



SphericalCrusher said:

I feel that it's a little too soon for a Super Mario Galaxy 3, I would be stoked for it later on. I would love to see a Mario Sunshine 2 also. But I am really looking forward to a SM64-style non-multiplayer 3D Mario game for WiiU more than anything. I am very excited for Super Mario 3D World though!



Luna-Harmony said:

Super this is great news ! I really hope @ 30 a copy they bring physical copys to shop shelfs. Or like N64 collections in HD. 2 games on one disc in volumes.



Yoshis_VGM said:

I like Miyamoto's words about 3D World, and I totally agree. Sometimes it's good to take a break from groundbreaking innovation every iteration to something that's just a whole lot of fun to play. 3D World isn't groundbreaking, but it's got a lot of new elements and it looks like a blast to play gameplay wise. As for another Galaxy style game, I'd like to see something completely new rather than a Galaxy 3.



Big_Boy_Chubs said:

My story with super mario galaxy:
*Le me, goes to used game store to buy super mario galaxy for 39.99. (I know, they scammed me)
Two weeks later, new ones get a price drop to 19.99. Oh well...



StarDust4Ever said:

Sunshine desperately needs an HD remake. Such a gorgeous unique game, IMO...

If they did it with Wind Waker, they can do it with Sunshine.



Blue_Yoshi said:

Yeah I believe that Mario Sunshine should not only have a remake but a sequel on the 3DS as well. I would personally buy all remakes of GC and Wii games like seriously Nintendo put out the bait and ya got a sinker!

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