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Miyamoto Announces that Star Fox Zero is Delayed Until 2016

by on September 18, 2015

Shigeru Miyamoto has announced that Star Fox Zero has been delayed until 2016. This is the second big Nintendo property this year to have been delayed, as Zelda also saw its release date pushed back indefinitely.

The full statement from Mr Miyamoto is as follows:

“I made a big decision last week.

We have been developing Star Fox Zero for Wii U with the aim of releasing it this year. Although we felt that the development had been progressing well, we now believe that we will need a little more time to work on areas such as the unprecedented discovery that we want players to experience in the game by using two screens, and further polishing the level designs and perfecting the tone of the cut scenes. While we have already reached the stage where it would be technically possible to release the title in time for the year-end holiday season, we want to polish the game a bit more so that players will be able to more smoothly grasp the new style of play that we are proposing.

To the people looking forward to the launch of the game this holiday season, I am very sorry.

Star Fox Zero is going to bring new game play and experiences that take it far beyond the framework established by Star Fox 64. All the members of the development team are doing our best so that the final product will not betray your expectations. And the game will not be delayed for a very long time – we’re aiming to launch the game in Q1 2016. Please stay tuned for further announcements.”

With Super Mario Maker just being released and Xenoblade Chronicles X scheduled for December, the Wii U has given Nintendo fans something to smile about as of late, but with yet another big release being delayed, Nintendo’s console exclusives are few and far between.

Star Fox Zero was announced at E3 2015 and you can watch the trailer below. Stay patient gamers, the wait will be worth it.

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