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SalvaPot
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(01-14-2016, 07:22 PM)
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Making a thread since this might be interesting and deserves more exposure:

Originally Posted by Stairouais

Apparently, French retailers are now listing the game for a 7/15 realease.

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We still don't know if this means Europe is getting a delay or the game itself is getting further delayed, but if its given a few more months for development that can only be a good thing, since its co-developed with Platinum Games and those guys can do wonders with extra polish time, and its a top priority for them judging by this image shared by them:

Its weird for a Nintendo game other than Mario/Zelda to get constant delays, so it seems that Nintendo is giving this game the top treatment. Also Miyamoto is working directly on it, so this may be his chance to prove he still got it, the new trailers and screenshots make the game look much better too compared to the E3 showing.
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OrbitalBeard
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(01-14-2016, 07:24 PM)
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Delay it to summer for more polish and a better Wii U release schedule and throw Pokken Tournament in Star Fox's old April slot.
Zalman
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(01-14-2016, 07:25 PM)
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They said April. That's still Q2.
NinjaCoachZ
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(01-14-2016, 07:25 PM)
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Technically the current release (April) is Q2. July would put it in Q3.

I think it's probably nothing myself.
DownGrader
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(01-14-2016, 07:25 PM)
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Not that surprising if true. These late Qx releases are always slipping to the first month of Qx+1.
GDGF
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(01-14-2016, 07:25 PM)
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Delay it as long as it takes to give it a multiplayer mode.
TheGreatMightyPoo
(01-14-2016, 07:25 PM)
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If it was Zelda, people would say it was cancelled and moved to the NX.
McDougles
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(01-14-2016, 07:25 PM)
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First off, European online retailer changing dates =/= confirmation of anything.

Second, if it is true, hopefully it's because they needed a full year to get rid of those damn gyroscopic controls.
James Scott
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(01-14-2016, 07:26 PM)
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I'm sure Miyamoto wants it to be as good as possible, but I really hope it's not delayed. I really want to play it soon.
Het_Nkik
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(01-14-2016, 07:26 PM)
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Erm, isn't July Q3?

EDIT: Nevermind, title was changed.
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Shikamaru Ninja
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(01-14-2016, 07:26 PM)

Originally Posted by GDGF

Delay it as long as it takes to give it a multiplayer mode.

I feel like more and more companies are being hired to help finish the game. But unfortunately no multiplayer mode. Such a mistake by Miyamoto to cut that from the budget.
Richie
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(01-14-2016, 07:26 PM)
If it is that late, what are the chances of it being Twilight Princess'd to NX?
bman94
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(01-14-2016, 07:26 PM)
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Damn, they are trying real hard to not fuck up Star Fox. This'll be the second delay right? At least they still believe in the series and didn't send it off to die like the Mario Tennis game for Wii U.
SalvaPot
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(01-14-2016, 07:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zalman

They said April. That's still Q2.

Yeah I was thinking that when I clicked submit, if a mod is kind enough to change it to "July" I would appreciate that.
TheGreatMightyPoo
(01-14-2016, 07:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by McDougles


Second, if it is true, hopefully it's because they needed a full year to get rid of those damn gyroscopic controls.

A Gamepad-less Wii U is coming too.
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(01-14-2016, 07:27 PM)
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Switched.
ElectricBlanketFire
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(01-14-2016, 07:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Richie

If it is that late, what are the chances of it being Twilight Princess'd to NX?

Isn't the gamepad required?
JayEH
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(01-14-2016, 07:27 PM)
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Would wait for word from Nintendo or more retailers changing their date before getting worked up.
Neiteio
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A summer release (Q3) is fine by me. Between Bayonetta in Smash, Fire Emblem Fates, Dark Souls 3 and finishing up Xenoblade Chronicles X, not sure I'd find time for it sooner. Might as well polish to perfection (and add a multiplayer mode).
Relaxed Muscle
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(01-14-2016, 07:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by ElectricBlanketFire

Isn't the gamepad required?

Seems you can use the pro controller.
Tirod
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(01-14-2016, 07:28 PM)
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Gotta pad out that release schedule.

Looking forward to the game, but bummed that an HD remaster is their big game for Q1/2 (if this listing is valid/across more territories).
Richie
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(01-14-2016, 07:28 PM)

Originally Posted by ElectricBlanketFire

Isn't the gamepad required?

Hmm, got a point. Dreaming of a radical change to the game so the Gamepad -isn't- needed may be asking for too much...

Originally Posted by Relaxed Muscle

Seems you can use the pro controller.

...Or not! Hope lives!
SalvaPot
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(01-14-2016, 07:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

Switched.

Thanks a lot!
ElectricBlanketFire
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(01-14-2016, 07:29 PM)
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We really need a Direct soon for more info/new footage on this and Federation Force.
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could be just EU
Vital Tundra
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(01-14-2016, 07:29 PM)
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Whatever the case, the latest trailer showed significant visual upgrades from the trash we saw at E3. If another delay is true, it can only be a good thing. I'm hyped either way.
bananafactory
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(01-14-2016, 07:30 PM)
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Delayed to be an NX launch title
Prevolition
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(01-14-2016, 07:30 PM)
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It couldn't hurt, only make some Wii U owners antsy. It's not like 2016 has many releases anyway.

EDIT:Ugh I keep doing that. It's 2016, man.
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TheGreatMightyPoo
(01-14-2016, 07:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vital Tundra

Whatever the case, the latest trailer showed significant visual upgrades from the trash we saw at E3. If another delay is true, it can only be a good thing. I'm hyped either way.

It didn't look all that different.
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(01-14-2016, 07:30 PM)
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would not hurt to be delayed for NX

have no desire for this but it would get me to buy at a new hardware launch

I'm a sucker for launch titles just to get used to a new platform
Scoops
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(01-14-2016, 07:30 PM)
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Keep delaying it until it looks like something I want to play.
Chase17
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(01-14-2016, 07:30 PM)
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I'm fine with Nintendo/Platinum taking its time on this.
DownGrader
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(01-14-2016, 07:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Prevolition

It couldn't hurt, only make some Wii U owners antsy. It's not like 2015 has many releases anyway.

We are in 2016 already :)
BiggNife
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(01-14-2016, 07:31 PM)
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If this is the case I'm actually okay with it

I don't want this game to be a rushed mess. I'd much rather they take as long as they need. The latest Direct footage showed that it's definitely improved since the lukewarm first showing. This could be the last Starfox game if it doesn't sell and I really don't want that to happen.
Fourth Storm
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(01-14-2016, 07:31 PM)
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Seems like this game is troubled. Nintendo are nuts for not giving it multiplayer. This is supposed to be a relatively short campaign, like the older games too, correct?

Don't get me wrong. I'm absolutely down for more classic Star Fox. I loved Assault even. I just don't have any hopes for this pulling any big numbers. And when it bombs, I pity the fate of the franchise.
Anth0ny
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(01-14-2016, 07:33 PM)
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Just get it right. I don't mind the wait.
Cincaid
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(01-14-2016, 07:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by SalvaPot

its a top priority for them judging by this image shared by them

Scalebound is at the top as well, and that was pushed to 2017.

Just sayin'.
Mattenth
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(01-14-2016, 07:34 PM)
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How long before it's delayed to an NX launch title?
leroidys
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(01-14-2016, 07:34 PM)
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I'm totally OK with this. I'm glad they're taking its development seriously. This could be the first time a Nintendo system has ever received a top flight Zelda and Starfox in the same year (not counting the 3DS ports).
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(01-14-2016, 07:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Fourth Storm

Seems like this game is troubled.

Nintendo delaying games doesn't imply that at all.

They could be doing it for strategic scheduling and/or they could be doing to for polishing as it wasn't in a ready state when shown, etc...
SalvaPot
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(01-14-2016, 07:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Fourth Storm

Seems like this game is troubled. Nintendo are nuts for not giving it multiplayer. This is supposed to be a relatively short campaign, like the older games too, correct?

Don't get me wrong. I'm absolutely down for more classic Star Fox. I loved Assault even. I just don't have any hopes for this pulling any big numbers. And when it bombs, I pity the fate of the franchise.

I believe this is the kind of game that with strong reviews will get a decent number of sales, even in a dying console like the Wii U. I doubt it will sell consoles but it will definitely sell to its audience. If it does Xenoblade X numbers I think it can be considered a success.

Originally Posted by Cincaid

Scalebound is at the top as well, and that was pushed to 2017.

Just sayin'.

That is because they had to free resources to dedicate them to Star Fox Zero ;)
djlr181
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(01-14-2016, 07:37 PM)
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Know what game also got delayed this much? OCARINA OF TIME!!!

Seriously, I'm fine with them taking more time. At this point, an April vs July release isn't a big deal. Maybe Twilight Princess HD will also get a slight delay?
Prevolition
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(01-14-2016, 07:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by DownGrader

We are in 2016 already :)


Right! Right right right. *Smacks head*

I get this feeling that NX won't be backwards compatible in the traditional sense but will be able to play emulated Wii U titles OR NX games will somehow not be out of reach for Wii U owners (via SCD?). In either case I don't see them futher delaying and "porting" to NX. They'll aim to make this as polished as possible for Wii U.
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RK128
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(01-14-2016, 07:39 PM)
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Considering Pokken is likely releasing around the time Star Fox Zero was going to launch, it being pushed to July is a good move, as it ensures Nintendo has something for the Wii U every month/every other month:
-Zelda TP HD: Feb 2016
-Smash DLC Release: Feb 2016
-Pokken: April 2016
-Mario & Sonic: June 2016
-Star Fox Zero: July 2016
-#FE: August/September 2016 (NA/EU Launch)
-Zelda U: November 2016 (Cross-Gen Game with Wii U & NX)

Hopefully this delay adds in more graphical polish, more content and hopefully some form of Multiplayer (local or online).

Edit: Looking at that list, it really seems March/May will be the only months without a major Wii U release, so if Nintendo works something out for that month, the droughts for Wii U owners this year will be minimal.
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Mory Dunz
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(01-14-2016, 07:40 PM)
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EDIT: Pokken isn't March in the west ^^.

I wouldn't say "much" better than e3 showing.
TwEE-N-Toast
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(01-14-2016, 07:41 PM)
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It looked like a basic on rails game from the 90s with really bad graphics. Delay it as long as you need to. Or sell it for $19.99.
Bjoern the Smexy
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(01-14-2016, 07:41 PM)
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Always remember the legendary phrase "A delayed game is eventually good, a rushed game is bad forever."
It's totally okay if they habe to delay it again. Sad, but okay. As long as it is good. Can't wait for my P* developed StarFox game full of awesomeness <3
DaSorcerer7
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(01-14-2016, 07:41 PM)
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Being reworked for NX.
TheGreatMightyPoo
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Originally Posted by DaSorcerer7

Being reworked for NX.

Nothing like that system seller Star Fox.
NOLA_Gaffer
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(01-14-2016, 07:42 PM)
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Presuming the longer the delay, the greater the polish....delay it as long as necessary.

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