ACRO Stadium

Look, we all want a new F-Zero game - that's a given. But until Nintendo actually announces it, we'll just have to make do with titles inspired by the famous racer - titles like Acro Storm, which is currently being developed by Indie studio Blue Comet Games.

Built using Unity and featuring 16 different futuristic tracks, Acro Storm attempts to pull together the gameplay of F-Zero, Wipeout and Extreme-G to create a hoverbike-based combat racer with modern twists like online play and global leaderboards.

Individual story modes are being planned for all 12 characters, and there's even the chance that a track editor will make the final cut. Most interesting of all is a weapon counter system where it's possible to not only deflect incoming projectiles, but send them back from whence they came - a welcome move which would introduce an element of risk when attacking a target.

You can feast your eyes on the screenshots on this very page, as well as get a feel for the game by watching the two (admittedly short) promo videos below. Will you be keeping a close eye on Acro Storm, or are you still holding out hope that Nintendo will confirm a new F-Zero at this year's E3? Let us know by posting a comment.