To date, many Wii U exclusive games have made the jump over to Nintendo Switch – with some Star Fox fans being hopeful that Star Fox Zero will eventually get a revival on Switch with more conventional controls. Sadly, it looks like even the title’s co-developer PlatinumGames is unsure if this will ever happen.
In a recent interview with GameXplain, the developer spoke about their current and future projects moving forward. When asked about Star Fox Zero possibly getting a Switch port, however, PlatinumGames’ Atsushi Inaba simply admitted that they have not been approached by Nintendo for such a project, and have no clue if a port is in the works:
To be honest, we wouldn’t have the slightest clue – Star Fox Zero was a bit of a special case for us.
Star Fox was, you know, an IP that Nintendo has had way before we entered the picture. That was a game that they were interested in making and kind of just lent out an offer to us: “Hey, would you like to kind of work on this with us?”.
As far as the future of any ports or whatever…no conversations have come our way. I don’t think it’s something we would be involved in, to be honest.
As things stand, it looks like Star Fox Zero might just remain one of the few Wii U exclusives to never migrate to the Nintendo Switch. We’ll report back if we ever hear more about it in the future.
GameXplain also spoke to Platinum Games about other topics such as the desire for a sequel to The Wonderful 101 Remastered, development on Bayonetta 3, Project G.G., and more. You can check out the full interview below (the Star Fox Zero discussion happens at 5:53):