Reports suggest that Retro Studios is working on a racing title based on the Star Fox series.
Over the weekend, Reddit user DasVergeben claimed that he had information related to the project. According to the user, the game is titled Star Fox Grand Prix, which is described as a spiritual successor of sorts to Diddy Kong Racing and F-Zero. The user also claims that the racer may feature gameplay elements such as boss fights and a hub world, but it seems that the project’s full features are not finalized at this time.
Since that report was published, a 4Chan user has posted what appears to be two logo designs for Star Fox Grand Prix. While that’s pretty shady, it’s worth noting that outlets like Eurogamer confirm that many of the details that have emerged since the initial Reddit report do match some of the information they’ve heard regarding Retro Studios’ next project.
As with all rumors of this nature, you probably shouldn’t get your hopes up for this project quite yet. However, while all the details are very much up for debate, there does seem to be quite a bit of information out there that suggests that Retro is likely working on a racing title that is likely tied to the Star Fox universe in some way.
If that is the case…well, it would make quite a bit of sense. Retro Studios has already been trusted with some pretty big names in the Nintendo library – Metroid and Donkey Kong – and has done incredible work with those cherished franchises. Nintendo handing Retro the keys to a Star Fox racer is hardly outlandish, especially when you consider how well Mario Kart 8 sold on the Nintendo Switch and how well the Switch version of Retro Studios’ Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is reportedly selling.
Nevertheless, we’ll be sure to bring you more information about this project as soon as we learn more.