Star Fox, Zelda And The Wii U's Lost Year

This past April, I wondered out loud about the chances of Star Fox actually managing to make it to the Wii U in 2015. We’d heard practically nothing about the game at that point, getting only a mere glimpse of it at E3 2014, and with Nintendo ’s history of first party delays, it seemed like it would be tough to hit that holiday 2015 window with so little revealed so far.

Then came E3 2015, and the June event was practically centered around Star Fox, now Star Fox Zero, with a promised holiday release. Fans breathed a sigh of relief, as one major Wii U title, The Legend of Zelda, had already been delayed into 2016, but at least Star Fox would make the cut.

But not so, it turns out.

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marloc_x1540d ago

Here's a quote from you superchiller;

"Why bother commenting? Because FORBES is notorious for putting out crappy clickbait articles, all to garner revenue, and they've been on a huge roll doing that lately. It's shameful and a disgrace to the hobby we all love. And it's a malicious tool to damage the hard work of game developers."

Well said schiller! 😃

N4g_null1540d ago

Well said!

This E3 was just a curtain over the monster that is nx. Iwata relied on miyamoto too much. Now all of nintendo is ready to strike.

The wiiu has been really fun. Sure not everyone thinks so. Well that may be changing. The 3ds was treated just like the wiiu then it just caught on, like that 3rd or second year. The truth is the 3ds broke out of this simply because of the amount of good games and deals it offered.

Could the nx be just that? Has the console market just turned into the cold dead horse known as the dead or dieing pc master race?

The only excitement there is in new rendering tech. I can't play that!

Now we look back. Has this been a lost year? Well I got bayo and splatoon then mario maker and soon xenolade. It was a good year to me.

This also illustrates that the hate is out of wanting nintendo to grow up with or into your gaming tastes. That was always up to your disfunctional 3rd parties. Nintendo did exactly what they needed to this year. Most of it happen behind the scenes. Stuff a little more powerful that game demo running on quad SLI pc to trick gamers. We are talking about full on market restructuring.

Pokémon go in a 200 million user market. This is not counting china...

Handheld games on your home console is about to happen.

Buy once play anywhere is about to happen.

Unified development for everything nintendo is about to happen.

We finally have a president that will tell miyamoto no!

Toy to life isn't going to stop.

New ips are coming due to them not needing to make 4 Marios in a 5 year span. Then mario maker is like an online game design college for $60 lol.

Sure they didn't announce what we all wanted. They only needed to announce one thing and that was the nx, the cell phone deal, a new console is coming. Also this has been the easiest time to become a game developer for Nintendo consoles.

Plus as a gamer smash, mariokart, splatoon have all gotten free content and xenolade, Zelda, and now a better starfox are coming.

What would be funny is if the nx handheld is compatible with the wiiu. So that zelda port you all wanted comes to the handheld. Now it would be hard to separate the handheld sales from the console sales. You do realize that would be game over for all of this sale cheerleadering?

Truthandreason1540d ago

I hope you trip, Scissor Runner.

N4g_null1540d ago

I would probably fall on you... now wouldn't that be delightful?!

InTheLab1539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )

So I had to ignore 95% of this crazy but I do find it interesting how you believe Nintendo should combine sales of its home console and handheld in order to play ball with Sony and MS. Thats pretty damn sad that the Wiiu cannot stand on its own.

Magicite1539d ago

Unless NX gonna have Wii-factor, its gonna become another poor selling Nintendo console, following the trend. Also releasing in middle of gen is a bad idea.

WiiU and NX remind me of Saturn and Dreamcast situation.

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Big_Game_Hunters1540d ago

Xenoblade is still goty so, its not completely lost.

Masterchief_thegoat1540d ago

beating the witcher 3 not a chance... xenoblade day 1 thou

ShinMaster1540d ago

The Witcher 3 has no chance beating MGSV.

So both of you are wrong.

Big_Game_Hunters1540d ago (Edited 1540d ago )

Why not a chance?
better graphics don't make a game better.

Magicite1539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )

Nintendo games have NEVER been GOTY and no chance this year http://gotypicks.blogspot.c...

ShinMaster1536d ago

Who said anything about graphics?

This is the same cookie cutter knee-jerk response from Nintendo fanboys.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1540d ago


Wii U has
Star Fox Zero
Illusory Revelation #FE (SMT x FE)
Pokken Tournament
Pikmin 4(Will be announced for Wii U soon count on it)
The Legend of Zelda Wii U

5 games already so what lost year?

PizzaSteve1540d ago

But most those games got delayed to 2016.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1540d ago (Edited 1540d ago )

that my point. I don't see a problem.

We still have
Fatal Frame
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Devil's Third

for this year.

Am I not mistaken. Weren't people crying, complaining and jumping conclusion that the Wii U is finished after 2015.

Yet it's already has 5 games.

So much for it being done next year and having the NX launching.

Unlike other games. Xenoblade Chronicles X has more than enough replay value to cover 2 years.

Including titles that has already released on Wii U.

A system life is over once it completing has nothing in development, coming out and discontinued.

Until then feel free to say whatever.

Masterchief_thegoat1540d ago (Edited 1540d ago )

the game u list for 2015 is decent and below. if xenoblade is coming this year or not is still not a great year for nintendo

ShinMaster1540d ago

You're listing Devil's Third like it's a decent game...

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1540d ago

my list has nothing to do with quality

3-4-51540d ago

Legend of Zelda was never going to release in 2015.

As soon as they discovered what they knew, they told us and even then, without the new discoveries, it still would have most likely not released until Feb 2016.

InTheLab1539d ago

Wow dude. Don't you want more from your console? Suggesting people play one game for 2 years on top of unannounced games and games not launching until 2016...

I just don't get it.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1539d ago

It not a about quantity.
It about quality.

I have over 20 games for my Wii U.

From Nintendo Land to Super Mario Maker.

Magicite1539d ago

None of those games is coming out in at least half a year.

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RPGrinder1540d ago (Edited 1540d ago )

Wii U's "Lost" year? Nintendo still supported Wii U better themselves than Sony or MS supported there systems.

Even with the 2 delays, Nintendo has put out the highest quality games this year in Kirby, Splatoon, Mario Maker, Fire Emblem, Xenoblade and more. It is not even close.

RPGrinder1540d ago

Angry? Just speaking fact, and contrasting it with this factless article.

InTheLab1539d ago

Please list the "and more" because your argument fails to point out that that's literally all you have to play and those games are not for everyone.

RPGrinder1539d ago

Nintendo has more exclusive genres on Wii U this year than pretty much any system. Horror, Action, shooter, tennis, jrpg, on and on, a gamer can find something.

There is a reason why Nintendo has been publisher of the year 2 years straight.

Magicite1539d ago

Nintendo apologists gonna defend anything-Nintendo even if Nintendo come to their home and start beating them.

RPGrinder1539d ago

Yes because that is the same. You sound foolish

megamanX21540d ago

Nintendo obviously noticed the game looked like crap and then they came to their sences, but i think they came across this one unbelievable fan made image of the game on the internet showing what the game should look like on the wiiu.

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