This year brings another Nintendo Annual Shareholder meeting. At that meeting, one shareholder asked Suntaro Furukawa - the president of Nintendo - whether the company had reconsidered relaunching some fan-favorite game franchises, specifically F-Zero. The fan bought 100 shares of stock - amounting to 5.6 million yen, or 40,000 US Dollars - to specifically ask about the status of F-Zero.
Sephazon translated Furukawa's response on VGC.
The shareholder confirmed the accuracy of VGC's translation."It is realistically difficult to develop new titles and remakes, including sequels, for every Nintendo game that people request, but we are very grateful and appreciate the expectations our fans have for our games."
Shinya Takahashi - Nintendo's Senior managing executive officer - also provided a response to the question [Thanks, VGC!]
The F-Zero series has not received a new game in over 15 years, but fans can still play F-Zero and F-Zero X on Nintendo Switch online. The latter requires the Nintendo Switch Expansion Pack.“During the 79th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders in 2019, we were asked if there were any plans to remake the Famicom Detective Club series, and, at that time, we happened to be planning a remake. That is an example where we were already actively developing such a title.
We cannot tell you if there are any plans for future remakes of any specific game, but, during development, we are always thinking about various possibilities that players can enjoy.”
Author's Note: Wow, over 40,000 dollars spent just to ask one question. That's dedication.
Editing & Writing - Thirdkoopa
Translations for VGC - @Sephazon