Fast Racing Neo has built-up a large fanbase on Wii U. The futuristic racing game from developer Shin’en has been embraced by Nintendo as part of the Nindies program, and the game is currently scheduled for a physical release in Europe this fall. With the game’s DLC pack set for release next month, the developer has started to look toward its next title, and it seems Nintendo fans should expect to see more from Shin’en. In a recent interview with Nintendon.com, the developer offered a very interesting tease.
The problem is I can’t talk about it. I’d really like to talk about it, but if I say anything…. let me put it this way: we’re very happy to work with Nintendo, we’ll keep doing it and our next project will be with them. We’re also carrying out new experiments and creating new prototypes, but I can’t talk about this either, because they’re so deep in their initial stage that there would be no point talking about it now.
The ambiguity of Shin’en’s statement likely points to yet another title for the NX. A number of publishers and developers have remained cryptic in regard to their Nintendo plans, likely because the official NX announcement has yet to occur. While a strong title on its own merits, Fast Racing Neo has reminded many gamers of the F-Zero franchise. In the past, Nintendo has enlisted familiar developers to handle its properties, and fans of the franchise would likely love to see Shin’en at the wheel.
Before speculating too much, it’s important to note that Shin’en has stated in the past that it would likely decline an offer to take on the responsibility of the F-Zero franchise. When asked on Twitter, the developer stated it would prefer instead to make a name on its own franchises. Still, that statement was made in 2013, before the release of Fast Racing Neo. Regardless of whether or not Shin’en’s next project is another new franchise, or a familiar one, it will be exciting to see what the talented group brings. Stay tuned to Nintendojo for more information as it develops!
Source: Nintendo Everything