Nintendo just announced that Star Fox 0 is being pushed back until a Q1 2016 release. Originally, the game was supposed to release on November 20, 2015 along with the Falco amiibo. No word yet if the Falco amiibo release will also be delayed.
“I made a big decision last week.
We have been developing Star Fox Zero for Wii U with the aim of releasing it this year. Although we felt that the development had been progressing well, we now believe that we will need a little more time to work on areas such as the unprecedented discovery that we want players to experience in the game by using two screens, and further polishing the level designs and perfecting the tone of the cut scenes. While we have already reached the stage where it would be technically possible to release the title in time for the year-end holiday season, we want to polish the game a bit more so that players will be able to more smoothly grasp the new style of play that we are proposing.
To the people looking forward to the launch of the game this holiday season, I am very sorry.
Star Fox Zero is going to bring new game play and experiences that take it far beyond the framework established by Star Fox 64. All the members of the development team are doing our best so that the final product will not betray your expectations. And the game will not be delayed for a very long time – we’re aiming to launch the game in Q1 2016. Please stay tuned for further announcements.”
To be honest, this delay really isn’t so bad. Besides adding more polish to the final product, holiday 2015 is going to see a jammed packed release schedule of high profile games including Black Ops 3, Fallout 4, Halo 5, Star Wars Battlefront and many more. Looking on the bright side, now gamers can focus their attention on these other titles while waiting for SF0.
Their are still several Wii U titles scheduled to ship by the end of 2015 as well: Skylanders Superchargers, Lego Dimensions, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Guitar Hero Live, Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, Rodea: The Sky Soldier, Xenoblade Chronicles X, and Devil’s Third.