Star Fox Spin-Off Game Rumored to Be Coming From Retro Studios

  • Star Fox Spin-Off Game Rumored to Be Coming From Retro Studios

Star Fox Spin-Off Game Rumored to Be Coming From Retro Studios

Star Fox Grand Prix is said to be a spin-off racing game which has been linked to Diddy Kong Racing and F-Zero. "These sources did not confirm whether the project being worked on was this Star Fox title". The leak goes on to say that the racer will play something like an F-Zero game, another Ninty franchise that has been sadly MIA since the GameCube days.

For the individuals who remember Star Fox Zero, the news of a possible leak of a new Star Fox game, especially one called Star Fox Grand Prix, may lead to a particular kind of anxiety out of fear of disappointment.

Rumors of the game have been swirling for several months in light of talk from some sources that Retro Studios' title has been struggling, with many at both Retro and Nintendo growing frustrated with the state of the project. The Redditor shared information about the game on the Star Fox subreddit and compared the project to some of Nintendo's past racing games. And if that isn't enough to convince you, Eurogamer have stated that they too have heard of the Star Fox racing spin-off from their sources. The secretive Texas-based developer has been a favorite amongst hardcore Nintendo fans since bursting on the scene with Metroid Prime, but they've been even more quiet than usual since shipping Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze in early 2014.

There is also some circumstantial evidence to lend credence to the rumours, the first being that Star Fox Zero on the Wii U was a massive flop and so you'd expect Nintendo to try something completely different next time.

That doesn't mean the rumour's true but it does sound like exactly the sort of mid-budget game Nintendo would try and use to plug the holes in their current release schedules.