So another year of E3 has come and gone. 7 years we have been without a new Starfox title (Starfox 3DS came out last year, however it is a remake of an already established game). People were hoping to see Zelda and Metroid, but really the fans who were probably let down most were that of the Starfox, F-Zero, and Mother franchises, and rightfully so. Sorry Zelda fans, you got Skyward Sword last year. Sorry Metroid fans, you got Other M two years ago. Why is it that Starfox (and the aforementioned titles) do not seem to recieve any kind of attention from Nintendo? Why do we not even get a mention, or a hint? That is a good question.
Let it be known that rumors have spread like wildfire that Retro Studios could be working on Starfox (so say "reliable" sources anyway). If that rumor is true, here's some food for thought. Reddit has recently revealed that Retro Studios was to make an announcement at E3 this year but dropped out last minute, which is why Nintendo's Wii U conference ended with Nintendo Land rather ubruptly. Also, Reggie Fils-Aime said that this year's E3 was just to show off the first release titles of the Wii U, and said that the console release period was considered to be the first four months. Now, those same "reliable" sources (you know how sources go) have said that Starfox is not a console release game, which could possibly fuel why retro dropped (all pure speculation of course, do not take this as fact). The main reason Retro dropped however was because they were not ready to show what they were working on.
There are several theories out there as to what Retro Studios is working on, primarily consisting of Starfox, Metroid, F-Zero, and even a new IP. Well Meroid fans, you already have 3 titles from Retro Studios, and RS have stated they wanted to tackle new projects. New IP believers, for a studio that calls themselves 'retro' that theory just doesn't make sense. F-Zero and Starfox fans, lets hope for eachother that it can be either or, because lets face it. Both our series need major revivals. But at least F-Zero was included in Nintendo Land, something that not even Starfox had the honor(?) of.
Anyway, that's enough with this speculative, baseless article. If you read this far, thanks for reading! I really hope it gave you some hope for the future of Starfox (or other similar situation titles) or at the very least, got you even more curious as to what it is Retro Studios is working on and Nintendo's state of current decision making. Cross your fingers. We won't have to wait long.