Nintendo admit It’s difficult to Make All the Sequels Fans Ask For


Nintendo appreciates its passionate and patient fan base, but says it’s difficult to make (and remake) all the games it’s asked for.

At the company’s annual general meeting (independently translated by IGN), Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa was asked if there were any plans to release remakes or new entries in long-dormant franchises such as F-Zero.

“In truth, it is difficult to fulfil all the requests we receive for new titles, remakes, or sequels in Nintendo series,” he said. “That said, we are grateful to our fans and their patience in these matters.”

Another Nintendo executive, Shinya Takahashi, also weighed in, saying that making fun games was always the priority, whether that comes through a remake, sequel, fresh franchise, or whatever else.

“We always take a broad perspective, looking at ways to make new and remake titles enjoyable for as many people as possible,” he said. “Previously, at the 79th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (held in 2019), we were asked if we had any plans to remake the “NES Detective Club” series, and it so happened that we were planning a remake in that series.

“We cannot comment on plans regarding remakes of specific titles, but we are always considering various possibilities in our development efforts so that our customers can enjoy our games.”Remakes of Nintendo games aren’t uncommon, of course, with Pokémon perhaps headlining its efforts in that department – most recently with Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
As it stands, however, a bundle of the first two Advance Wars games is the only remake in development that we know of.

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