As expected, Star Fox Zero for the Nintendo Wii U has been delayed into 2016.
Nintendo made the announcement via their official Facebook page, noting that the Star Fox Zero release date has been pushed into the first quarter of 2016. Miyamoto notes, “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.”
The decision was made last week, according to Miyamoto. He went on to note that it would be technically possible to release Star Fox Zero in time for the holiday season, Nintendo would rather take the time to polish the game.
No new Star Fox Zero release date was given.
We were less than impressed with the quality we saw in the visuals from all of the E3 gameplay videos, so pushing the game back a few months for polishing is probably for the better. Also, the slate of upcoming games in the fall is absolutely ridiculous, so it might be hard for Nintendo to take a chunk out of everyone’s wallets while they’re busy playing Fallout 4, Call of Duty, Just Cause 3, and all of the other games coming.Pre-order Star Fox Wii U here