Nintendo May Reveal A New Entry In The F-Zero Series During The Next Direct
Nintendo will reveal a brand new entry in the futuristic racing game series, F-Zero, during the forthcoming Direct presentation, based on the latest rumor.
Twitter user Pyoro_X, who is known for sharing accurate leaks, is now hinting at the announcement of a new entry in the F-Zero series during the next Nintendo Direct presentation. They stated that fans of a certain MATLAB function will be happy with the upcoming Nintendo Direct, suggesting that it will reveal an F-Zero title.
In response to another tweet that suggested that the announcement will likely be regarding the Nintendo Switch Online re-release of F-Zero: Maximum Velocity, Pyoro_X clarified that this will not be the case. Based on this exchange, it appears that the reveal at the upcoming Nintendo Direct will be for a brand new entry in the F-Zero series. Fans have been waiting a long time for the console maker to work on a modern entry in the franchise, and it looks like their wishes are about to come true.
F-Zero is a series of futuristic racing games originally created by Nintendo EAD, with several games developed by third-party companies. The first game was released in Japan for the Super Famicom in 1990 and in North America for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1991. Its success led to the creation of multiple sequels on subsequent gaming consoles.
The series is known for its high-speed racing, unique characters and settings, challenging gameplay, original music, and its ability to push technological boundaries to become one of the fastest racing games. The original title served as inspiration for games like Daytona USA and the Wipeout series.
Since the release of F-Zero Climax in Japan back in 2004, the series has remained inactive, although elements from it have appeared in other Nintendo games, notably in the Super Smash Bros and Mario Kart franchises. Previous F-Zero installments have been emulated on various Nintendo consoles through the Virtual Console service. The original F-Zero is among the games available on the Super NES Classic Edition. It also became one of the launch titles for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Nintendo Switch Online collection, which was released on September 5, 2019.