In an interview with Edge magazine, Shigeru Miyamoto has commented on the possibility of a return of the F-Zero series after a eight-year-long hiatus, and explained the franchise’s absence from Nintendo’s current consoles.
“I think that at the time it was a really big surprise, a new thing, a product that made sense. I don’t see with current hardware how you would create a similar surprise. But maybe with future hardware, with Wii U coming up, maybe we could create something that does make sense, either as a smaller game, or a fully fledged title.”
Do you think an F-Zero game on the 3DS could be surprising? Can the Wii U’s controller add anything to the racing series? Would you like to see the F-Zero series follow in Excitebike‘s footsteps by taking the series to Nintendo’s digital stores or should it remain retail only?