Star Fox Zero was a polarising entry back in 2016. Released for the Nintendo Wii U, Zero brought us a second Star Fox reboot, offering a 3D rail shooter which had us taking down Andross once more. Using the Wii U Gamepad, critics were divided on controls, and some have hoped a potential Switch port could rectify this.
While developers PlatinumGames had no idea last year if Nintendo would port it to Switch, studio head Atsushi Inaba recently sat down for an interview with VGC. Asked once more about a Star Fox Zero port, Inaba confirmed "it's definitely something" they'd like to think about.
Star Fox Zero Devs Would "Definitely" Port It To Switch, If They Could
Wanting to make it available to a wider audience, Inaba stated:
It’s not cool that people aren’t able to play older games because they’re locked out of the platform, so of course if anything was possible we’d like to bring over any of those older titles to the newer platforms. It kind of depends on what’s in the realm of actual possibility, but yeah, if the chance came up it’s definitely something we’d like to think about.
However, Inaba also advised that adapting Zero's design for Switch would come down to Nintendo, acknowledging Shigeru Miyamoto. Specifically, Inaba says it'd be "more of a question of what he would like to do in that opportunity," and that they'd respect his decision.
As it stands, Star Fox Zero remains one of Nintendo's last Wii U exclusives that's not been ported to Switch. Joined by Xenoblade Chronicles X, Star Fox Guard, Devil's Third, Yoshi's Woolly World, Twilight Princess HD, Wind Waker HD and more, we have no idea if Zero's ever coming, but we'll keep you updated if there's news.