Nintendo recently held its annual shareholder’s meeting.
Normally, these meetings are just services for shareholders.
However, this one was interesting for a specific reason.
It turns out an anonymous fan – all we know is they go by “Momiji” on Twitter – spent 5.6 million Yen [~£34 thousand/~$41 thousand] to attend the meeting.
“Momiji” spoke to Business Insider about his efforts, and why he spent so much money.
Anyone with 100 shares worth of Nintendo stock can attend a shareholder meeting.
And that 5.6 million Yen worth of shares that Momiji purchased equated to 100 shares. (Each individual share is equal to 56,430 Yen in value).
With this, Momiji attended the meeting. However, being at the meeting does not automatically guarantee you’ll be able to ask a question.
VGC has since translated the meeting.
Momiji asked Shuntaro Furukawa (Nintendo’s President) if the company had considered relaunching fan-favourite franchises, such as F-Zero.
Furukawa answered, saying;
“It is realistically difficult to develop new titles and remakes, including sequels, for every Nintendo game that people request. But we are grateful and appreciate the expectations our fans have for our games.
Shinya Takahasi, Senior Managing Executive for Nintendo, also gave an answer. His answer alluded to the fact that Nintendo has been asked for remakes, that is secretly already had in development;
“We are always considering how to develop new titles and remakes that can be enjoyed by many players…
We cannot tell you if there are any plans for future remakes of any specific game, but, during development, we are always thinking about various possibilities that players can enjoy”.
The last entry into the F-Zero series was the 2004 Game Boy Advance title, F-Zero Climax…which was exclusive to Japan.
However, fans of the series can rejoice in the fact that F-Zero X is available on Nintendo Switch in its online Nintendo 64 catalogue.
ABG’s Senior Editor (News), YouTube content creator/streamer.