When Nintendo lifted the lid on Star Fox Zero, it also showed off two titles which were intended to leverage the unique nature of the Wii U's GamePad controller. Project Guard has since become Star Fox Guard and will launch alongside Star Fox Zero in April, but the other title - Project Giant Robot - is still nowhere to be seen.
Back in May 2015, many assumed the game - which features massive robots which can be customised for motion-controlled battles - would be released soon, as Nintendo itself said the title was due for launch in "the first half of the year". By July however, the game had been relegated to TBD status.
It now seems that the entire project is in limbo. Speaking to Time, Shigeru Miyamoto said:
Project Giant Robot was something we started as a second project, and unfortunately we haven't yet decided to turn that into a full game.
While some have assumed the title is now cancelled, Miyamoto's use of the word "yet" would suggest there's a glimmer of hope for this unique robot-fighting game.
We checked it out at E3 2014, and felt that there was "plenty of potential in Miyamoto-san's latest creation, along with a timely reminder of the way Nintendo makes games: Project Giant Robot's primary directive is to amuse and delight, and it certainly succeeds in its mission."