Nintendo asked the Need for Speed developer Criterion Games to work on a demo for a new F-Zero title.

According to Criterion Games former creative director, Alex Ward, says that Nintendo originally wanted the studio to pitch a F-Zero game back in 2011 for the Wii U. According to an anonymous source, Nintendo was “pressed for time” and wasn’t able to show off a F-Zero along side the Wii U at E3 2011.

However, Criterion was working on multiple versions of Need for Speed Wanted for EA at the time and was unable to work on F-Zero.

No new games have been released for the F-Zero franchise since 2003 when  F-Zero GX came out on the GameCube.

It is unknown if Nintendo will abandon the idea of a F-Zero game for the Wii U, perhaps we will see something for the NX in 2016.

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