Followers spend 40,000 shares asking Nintendo about F-Zero

Captain Falcon from F-Zero salutes 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 diehard fan is said to be dedicated enough to spend more than 5 million yen (about US$40,000) on Nintendo stock, giving him the opportunity to ask the Japanese publisher about it. F-Zero and its future directly.

On June 29, during an annual shareholder meeting, an investor called and asked Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa if the company considered bringing back fan-favorite franchisesespecially F-Zero. It’s been over 15 years since the last release in the series, and so the question attract 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.

Based on Business Insiderinvestors asked about F-Zero is a Nintendo fan who spent 5,65.6 million on 100 shares in February after selling shares from another company. The investor wishes to remain anonymous and is known simply by his Twitter username: Momiji. He describes himself as a “crazy fan”.

“I’ve been playing Nintendo games since I was a kid,” Momiji explained to Insiders. “Among them, I can’t understand speed enough F-Zero. “

While he bought enough stock to get access to the meeting, he said Insiders he is not guaranteed to get a question. Asking a question, he says, is a “reward.” Nintendo later confirmed with Insiders that 100 or more shares are required to participate in these annual shareholder meetings.

After asking about F-ZeroNintendo’s president gave an answer that was essentially “Thanks for asking, but… no.”

“The reality is that it is very difficult to develop new titles and remakes, including sequels, for every Nintendo game that people ask for,” Furukawa said via verified Momiji translation. “But we are grateful and appreciate the expectations our fans have for our matches.”

Shinnya Takahashi, Nintendo’s chief executive officer, is a bit more optimistic but doesn’t promise anything.

“During the 79th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in 2019, we were asked if there are any plans to redo Famicom Detective Club and at that time, we happened to be planning a remake,” Takahashi said via translation from VGC. “It’s an example where we’ve been actively developing such a title.”

“We can’t tell you if there are any plans for future remakes of any particular game,” continued Takahashi. “However, during development, we were always thinking about the different possibilities that players could enjoy.”

So I guess there’s a chance. Not sure if this answer is worth $40,000, but at least Momiji still owns stock in one of the most famous video game companies in the world. It’s probably worth something!

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