Nintendo has announced that Star Fox Zero has been delayed to 2016. The Wii U title was scheduled for release on November, but has now been moved to a Q1 2016 release.
The delay of Star Fox Zero has come after the hard decision to allow more time for the developer polish the title before release.
In a Facebook post written by Shigeru Miyamoto, the delay allows the team to polish the level design and perfect the tone of the cut scenes.
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.
The delay unfortunately results in one less game to play for Wii U owner to play this holiday. However, Fatal Frame V, Mario Tennis and Xenoblade Chronicles X should keep gamers occupied for festive season.
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