Nintendo is Suffering From Success
Shuntaro Furukawa, President of Nintendo, has expressed the difficulty in meeting the fans’ demands by creating remakes to every beloved Nintendo game series.
Nintendo is well-known to hold the rights to a particularly rich library of fan-favorite intellectual properties, of both characters and game series. During an annual meeting on Tuesday, Furukawa expresses the difficulty in satisfying all fans by creating sequels to every dormant game series such as Wario Land or F-Zero. “It is realistically difficult to develop new titles and remakes, including sequels, for every Nintendo game that people request, but we are very grateful and appreciate the expectations our fans have for our games,” he said.
General Manager of the Entertainment Planning & Development Division, Shinya Takahashi, took the chance to elaborate further on Nintendo’s continued efforts to develop fan-favorite remakes. “We cannot tell you if there are any plans for future remakes of any specific game, but, during development, we are always thinking about various possibilities that players can enjoy,” said Takahashi.
Nintendo is also currently expanding its first-party game development capabilities. The company had successfully purchased additional land next to its main headquarters in Japan where it is rumored to be building a new 12-story building that will reinforce Nintendo’s R&D. The building is expected to be completed by 2027.
Even though F-Zero, Pilotwings, and Wave Race appear to be currently dormant at Nintendo, there are rumors the company is actively remaking other games. Metroid Prime remaster is currently rumored to be in development at the company and is even claimed to be coming out later this year for the Switch.