Project Giant Robot Has Been Cancelled
Remember Project Giant Robot?
If you don’t, you shouldn’t feel too bad. Project Giant Robot was one of three projects unveiled by Nintendo at E3 2014. When Star Fox Zero was first announced, Nintendo also showed off two tech demos called Project Guard and Project Giant Robot. Project Guard, of course, became Star Fox Guard and was bundled with Star Fox Zero.
Project Giant Robot was believed to also have ties to Star Fox… but unfortunately, we’ll never get to see it. As recently as October, Project Giant Robot was still listed as an upcoming game, but its future looked doubtful once The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was named the final first-party game for the Wii U. Polygon asked Nintendo about the status of Project Giant Robot, and Nintendo confirmed that it has been cancelled.
It was always an experimental title, one where you used the Wii U GamePad’s touchscreen to build and control a giant robot. Some fans think the concept behind it evolved into Arms for the Nintendo Switch, but there is no evidence to support this. Nintendo declined to give an explanation for why it was cancelled, except that they made the decision after considering their overall strategy.
While Project Giant Robot probably wasn’t at the top of most players’ lists of most-anticipated games, it’s still disappointing we’ll never see it as a full-fledged game.