F-Zero X is now available on Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscribers can now play F-Zero X in the Nintendo 64 app. Earlier this week, Nintendo announced the game would be released on March 11, but the company tends to release DLC and retro games a few hours in advance. the original F-zero has been available on Switch’s Super Nintendo app for a while, but now fans can check out the sequel too! Following the publication last month of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, F-Zero X is the 13th Nintendo 64 game available as part of the Expansion Pack.
Nintendo’s F-Zero racing franchise features a futuristic setting and vehicles rolling at incredible speeds. Following the release of F-Zero Xthe series has seen several episodes on Game Boy Advance and a single entry on GameCube: F-Zero GX. Although the majority of the series received critical acclaim over the years, it was never a big seller and Nintendo struggled to find a hook for a new game; it left fans waiting nearly 20 years for another episode! Over the past few years, Captain Falcon has appeared in Super Smash Bros Ultimatewhile the Blue Falcon can be used in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Clearly, Nintendo hasn’t forgotten about the series, but fans would prefer a real F-Zero game!
In the Switch era, a number of Nintendo’s first-party franchises have found far greater success than on previous consoles. Especially, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Metroid Dread have both managed to outsell past series entries, and it stands to reason that a new F-Zero game could achieve similar success, given the chance. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Nintendo has any immediate plans to revisit the series, so fans will have to settle for older options on Switch. If the interest in F-Zero X is strong enough, maybe that could convince Nintendo to give the series another shot!
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