Fan spends 40k in stock to ask Nintendo about F-Zero

Fan spends 40k in stock to ask Nintendo about F-Zero
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F-Zero's Captain Falcon waves to the camera.

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Many Nintendo fans desperately want a new entry in the popular sci-fi racing series, F-zero. However, only one die-hard fan was reportedly dedicated enough to spend over 5 million yen (approximately $40,000 USD) worth of Nintendo stock, giving him the opportunity to ask the Japanese publisher about it. F-zero and your future directly.

On June 29, during an annual meeting of shareholders, an investor called and asked Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa if the The company had considered bringing back fan-favorite franchises.specifically F-zero. It’s been over 15 years since the last release of the series, so the question caught the attention of fans desperate for a new entry in the futuristic racing title. Now, thanks to a new report, we know who asked this question and why.

According to Business Insiderthe investor who asked for F-zero is a Nintendo fan who spent 5.6 million yen on 100 shares in February after selling shares in another company. The investor wished to remain anonymous and is simply known by his Twitter handle: Momiji. He describes himself as a “die-hard fan”.

“I’ve been playing Nintendo games since I was a kid,” Momiji explained. Well-informed person. “Between them, I can’t get enough of that feeling of speed F-zero.”

Although he had bought enough shares to gain access to the meeting, he said Well-informed person he wasn’t guaranteed to ask a question. Asking a question, she said, was a “bonus.” Nintendo later confirmed with Well-informed person that 100 or more shares are needed to access these annual shareholders’ meetings.

After asking about F-zeroNintendo’s president offered a response that was basically “Thanks for asking, but… no.”

“It’s really hard to develop new titles and remakes, including sequels, for every Nintendo game that people request,” Furukawa said via Momiji’s verified translation. “But we are very grateful and appreciate the expectations that our fans have for our games.”

Shinnya Takahashi, managing director of Nintendo, was a bit more optimistic, but stopped short of promising anything.

“During the 79th Ordinary General Assembly of Shareholders in 2019, we were asked if there were plans to redo the Famicom Detective Club series and, at the time, we were planning a new version,” Takahashi said through the translation of CVG. “That’s an example where we were already actively developing such a title.”

“We can’t tell you if there are plans for future remakes of any specific games,” Takahashi continued. “But, during development, we are always thinking of various possibilities that players can enjoy.”

So, there is a possibility, I suppose. I’m not sure if this answer was worth $40,000 dollars, but at least Momiji still owns shares in one of the most popular video game companies in the world. That’s probably worth something!

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