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For some of us, @ing Nintendo on Twitter and begging for a new Kid Icarus isn’t enough. There’s the need to go higher, closer — right to the source — and demand an answer. Such is the case with Twitter user @momiji-manjyuu, AKA Momiji, who, desperate for a new F-Zero, channeling the hopes and dreams of fans everywhere, spent over ¥5.6 million ($40,000) to buy 100 shares of Nintendo stock and thus gain access to a shareholder meeting — where they directly ask Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa about the possible revival of F-Zero, Baten Kaitos, Wario Land, The Frog For Whom The Bell Tolls, Trade & Battle: Card Hero, and Chōsōjū Mecha MG (clearly someone who a deep knowledge of Nintendo’s back catalog).





It wasn’t even guaranteed that Momiji would have been able to ask the question in the first place, as the question ended up being a “bonus” at the end of the meeting. Unfortunately, Furukawa’s response was that of a dad saying his son can’t get three different game consoles for Christmas: “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.” So a no-go, even if they acknowledge the sentiment. They did note that when asked about a Famicom Detective Club remake in 2019, one was actually in the works at the time, so maybe Nintendo is cooking up something for one of those titles and just not speaking about it. Interestingly, while Momoji spoke of so many titles, F-Zero is the only one that appears in the transcript of the meeting. 

While these titles remain dormant (and half of them never even made it out of Japan in the first place), it’s never too soon to give up hope. Nintendo is expanding their game development operations, building a second headquarters building in Kyoto and recently purchasing longtime dev partner SRD, so with the expansion there may be more opportunities for Nintendo to bring back old titles. Who knows? We may see Captain Falcon in an actual race car again someday.



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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.