Move over, Smash Brothers! There’s a new crossover game in town that’s supposedly in the works for the Wii U, conjured up by the creative minds at Retro Studios. What better than to put Nintendo’s two space franchises in one game? The Star Fox team and Samus Aran will battle evil side-by-side in a Wii U project of epic proportions, tentatively named Fusion Saga.
This link spills all the beans and honestly, I would say take it with a grain of salt until E3 2012 since this is still categorized as rumor…but that link is way too detailed to be rumor, so I’m honestly excited because this could be the best thing to ever come out of both franchises. Excellent idea by Retro if this proves to be true. Fusion Saga will have elements from both series, as you control Samus in an FPS perspective, but as soon as you head to the ship, it’s all Star Fox. Brilliant I tell you. If this isn’t true, then Nintendo should seriously make it happen. As of now though, count me as a believer.
The link says that this project has at least been pitched up as a concept by Retro. As the reporter continued to dig for months about Retro’s next game, this crossover is the closest he has ever come to getting real details. I don’t think Nintendo would pass up on a concept as grand as this since Star Fox and Metroid would mesh together so well as a grand adventure. As long as both series are space oriented, leave it to the writers and developers to turn it into canon. Star Fox needs this crossover as it’s been a dead series for years, and what better than Metroid and Retro to revive it? After all, the Japanese-produced Other M did not live up to expectations in the long run.
Thanks to Shinesparkers for notifying us of this wild rumor. See you guys at E3 as soon as this is revealed.