The ever-useful tools of Photoshop and similar applications mean it's hard to believe much of what we see nowadays, but they can nevertheless bring some wish fulfilment. For example what if the brilliant FAST Racing NEO was allowed to include the iconic Blue Falcon as a vehicle?
Shin'en Multimedia's game is very much its own beast, of course, but the fast-paced action it offers on Wii U has led to some F-Zero fans pining for a franchise seemingly lost. As a result one of our team stumbled across these images on boards.fireden, which try to convince any and all who see them that the Blue Falcon is coming to the eShop title.
It seems highly likely that these are fake, the fantasy of a Wii U owner with memories of the F-Zero franchise. For its part Shin'en also gave us the following statement:
We have nothing to announce regarding FAST currently and these images are not from us.
Pretty clear language to suggest fans shouldn't take images like these at face value. In the meantime Shin'en is no doubt busy working on its update for the game, which will bring in features like a minimap, improved stability and more options when playing online. Originally due in January, the company stated in March that it's having issues rolling out the update across North America, PAL territories and Japan at the same time - likely necessary because of the online component - but that it's still coming. In recent days it's also confirmed that it plans to release the game soundtrack.
In any case, it seems like a decent moment to revisit the eShop hit from late 2015. We'll see you on the track.
Yeah how about that January update?
I played this loads when it came out but the online portion was so broken I gave up.I fear the update will be too late and the lobbies will be empty.
I dont understand why people make fake images like this to try to confuse people. Sounds like they have some personal issues to work out and to take a good hard look in the mirror at themselves.
I'd like Shin'en to do some additional content for the game. New vehicles, new tracks and new game modes. The game was so long in development that it would be a waste to not release some DLC for the game.
"We have nothing to announce regarding FAST currently and these images are not from us."
"Pretty clear language to suggest fans shouldn't take images like these at face value."
I disagree. It's very vague.
... be still, my foolish heart.
The January update is specifically why I don't believe this. It's May and still no sign of it.
@Whopper744 Easy! It's to gain attention (ie Rayman in Smash leak, Thousand Year Door 3D leak, NX controller leak...).
Did they ever patch the controls so you can use B to accelerate? After years of gaming on the Super Famicom, N64 and GameCube I just find using the right face button for accelerate intensely uncomfortable.
This was a fun game to play trough. I played online a lot when it came out. The reason? Does anyone expect that an eShop only 3rd party games online mode on Wii U to actually have players for longer than a month? That's the sad truth, or I'm just playing at times nobody is online.
@ThomasBW84 Research, please. These don't come from "boards.fireden" in any meaningful sense. That's just one of about a billion 4chan archives on the web. All you're linking to is a snapshot of a 4chan discussion.
I played with 2 friends online a few times. Always had good races. I just wish the boost gave you more of a speed burst rather than a fancy blur effect
"we have nothing to announce" seems quite a strange thing to say....
I would love too Fast Racing Nero on the NX and also an F-Zero game aswell or Captain Falcon game maybe.
I will hold on to the word "currently" in hopes something is coming later.
F-Zero, my long lost love, how I've missed you so! I long to hold you in my arms again, to feel the excitement in the air as I turn you on...
Uh, too much?
Rumorlife picks such weird sides on these arguments
While that would be pretty darn cool I still would rather a new F-Zero game altogether. There doesn't have to be any added gimmicks to justify making a new entry, I am A-Okay with more for the same, fast paced, goodness!
Shin'en should first provide the promised update. The online mode is almost unusuable and buggy and the offline mode is buggy too.
I had a lot of fun with FAST Racing Neo, but with all due respect to that wonderful game there's nothing, NOTHING, like F-Zero GX.
One day Nintendo will revisit it. This much I know. The question is, will it be in my lifetime
@Whopper744 Ever heard of wishful thinking? This is just up there with fan fiction etc. Think you should check your own 'personal issues' if this bothers you that much.
Zelda, Super Mario World 2, Pilotwings, Metroid and F-Zero for NX launch please
I played Fast at PAX Prime and it convinced me to buy it day one. Worth every penny. I just want more of the game. I would gladly shell out more money for additional tracks and vehicles. I hate how Nintendo has neglected the F-Zero franchise, but this definitely eased the pain with hours of fun. My wife still plays it and she's not much of a gamer.
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