F-Zero GX Remaster Rumored To Be In Development At Next Level Games
A remaster for Nintendo’s F-Zero GX is currently in development at Next Level Games, based on the latest rumor.
According to YouTuber Nintendo Prime, developer Next Level Games is working on an F-Zero GX remaster for the Nintendo Switch. He claimed that he’s come in contact with people informed on the matter that F-Zero GX is getting remastered by Next Level Games. The studio has previously worked on Luigi’s Mansion 3 and Mario Strikers: Battle League.
There have been several other rumors regarding F-Zero’s return. However, this is the first time that a developer has been mentioned. Prime stated that Next Level Games has two teams working on two entirely different games, the first of which, according to them, is the F-Zero GX remaster. He added that this will be a Metroid Prime-like remaster.
Regarding Next Level Games, Prime said that after the development of Luigi’s Mansion 3 and the Nintendo acquisition, a good portion of the development team left the company. As such, the studio went through a bit of a transition after Nintendo acquired it, and it’s not the exact same team that worked on Luigi’s Mansion 3.
The original F-Zero GX is a 2003 racing video game developed by Amusement Vision and published by Nintendo for the GameCube console. It utilities a more advanced version of the Super Monkey Ball engine. The Triforce arcade system board was developed as a result of a business partnership between Nintendo, Namco, and Sega and was used by F-Zero AX, the arcade version of GX. It was released in 2003 alongside GX by Sega.
The sequel to F-Zero X, F-Zero GX, continued the challenging, fast-paced racing style of the series while maintaining the core gameplay and control scheme from the Nintendo 64 game. Reflexes and track memorization were heavily emphasized by the game’s design. In the “story mode” portion of GX, players take on the role of Captain Falcon, an F-Zero pilot, and complete missions throughout a total of nine chapters.