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Nintendo asked Burnout developer to do F-Zero for Wii U

Criterion too busy with Need for Speed.

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Nintendo were looking for third-party developers to revitalise the F-Zero series, it has been revealed. According to Nintendo Life, back in 2011 Nintendo asked Criterion, the developers behind Burnout and the Need for Speed titles, to start working on a new entry to their futuristic racing series.

Nintendo was apparently keen for the studio to immediately begin work on a functional E3 demo that was intended to be shown together with the unveiling of the Wii U, but with Criterion busy working on Need for Speed: Most Wanted, the whole project ran out of steam before it even properly took flight.

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