As Nintendo cycles through its back catalogue, we've seen the return of everything from Kid Icarus to Donkey Kong. One series that's remained dormant for a while, though, is F-Zero, and sadly, it seems it's going to stay that way.

"I certainly understand that people want a new F-Zero game," Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto told IGN last week. "I think where I struggle is that I don’t really have a good idea for what’s new that we could bring to F-Zero that would really turn it into a great game again. Certainly I can see how people looking at Mario Kart 8 could see, through the anti-gravity, a connection to F-Zero. But I don’t know, at this point, what direction we could go in with a new F-Zero."

Weird. I look at Mario Kart 8 and see a game that's struggling for a good new idea. Shame then that it lives on while F-Zero, whose last outing on the GameCube was a criminally underrated piece of white-knuckle racing, is confined to compilation minigames and fighting game cameos.

Don't Get Your Hopes Up For F-Zero [IGN]