Miyamoto May Devote More Time to Pikmin and Star Fox

Please give Star Fox some TLC.


In an interview with Katie Linendoll on Katie<dot>Show, Shigeru Miyamoto expressed his wishes that Star Fox and Pikmin were bigger hits. These two franchises have typically been "second-string" for Nintendo and receive much less attention than the Mario and Zelda franchises do.

Miyamoto stated through his translator:

"I always wanted Fox McCloud to be a bit more popular than he is, but I think one more (I would want to be popular) would be Pikmin."

Miyamoto stated something similar previously at E3 about Star Fox Zero. He believes that even though Star Fox Zero didn't receive critical acclaim that it's still a game worth playing. Miyamoto stated that he believes he'll have to put more energy into these characters in the future.

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    December 12, 2016 1:04 PM

    Jason Faulkner posted a new article, Miyamoto May Devote More Time to Pikmin and Star Fox

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      December 12, 2016 3:04 PM

      I'm definitely in favor of this happening.

      I think it will be heavily dependent on the success of the switch though. It'll have to do better numbers than Wii U for them to put resources back into Star Fox.

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        December 12, 2016 3:37 PM

        I don't have much history with Star Fox so I'm ambivalent toward it, but I love Pikmin and hope to see it continue.

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          December 12, 2016 4:20 PM

          Pikmin seems like it will do okay, but I'm still not sure what a modern Star Fox is. If it's an on rails shooter, how do you make that a $60 package? Maybe it'll be something very different, or at least smaller in scope.

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            December 12, 2016 4:37 PM

            Pikmin sales numbers are very small in comparison to their other franchises, which might mean that it is more of a pet project for Miyamoto and thereby not so great for business.

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              December 12, 2016 4:40 PM

              Which I totally get. On the flip side let's not pretend Star Fox is doing any better.

              I'm comparing the two from a core mechanic stand point. There's not really much room in the current market for on rail shooters. Especially if they're going to be really expensive. Pikmen on the other hand is a great puzzle game, and while it could still fail commercially, mechanically it has more to offer than Star Fox.

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                December 12, 2016 4:46 PM

                lol yes I would agree with that. Star Fox is a relic of its time, a Space Harrier clone.

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