The internet rumor mill is churning once more, and this time around it's revolving around Star Fox. A Reddit user named DasVergeben is the source of a rumor that's now making the rounds online, claiming that Nintendo's Retro Studios is at work on a Star Fox racing game spinoff title. It's supposedly called Star Fox Grand Prix, and right now it seems just about as plausible as Half-Life 3 making its debut at E3 2018. Maybe a little more, but not much.
Retro Studios is the developer of the Metroid Prime trilogy, and they'd be behind the Star Fox racer, acoding to DasVergeben, if their claims are true. They describe the racing game as something "like Diddy Kong Racing mixed with F-Zero."
"It will have an adventure mode of some kind (think Diddy Kong Racing) and there will be some boss fights and a hub world like it too. It is called Star Fox Grand Prix."
Not long after the Reddit post appeared, a 4chan user posted an image of the game's proposed logo, which you can see below.
There's some garbled writing on it that you can barely make out, but as anyone can print out a Photoshopped image with "file names," it's not exactly proof that there's any such game coming down the pipeline. It also doesn't make a lot of sense that Nintendo would opt for a Star Fox-centric racing game instead of simply making another F-Zero title, but Nintendo has done a lot weirder things before.
Obviously we have to take all of these "leaks" with a grain of salt, but honestly I'm more apt to believe literal strangers on public forums over video game "insiders" who like to guess at things or parrot embargoed information. I guess we'll have to see what happens when June rolls around and E3 2018 is finally upon us.