The Wii U was meant to launch with a new F-Zero title when it came out in 2012.
That's according to Nintendo Life,who reports that Burnout developer Vriterion was approached by Nintendo to make a new entry in the fast-paced sci-fi racer in 2011.
The plan was for Nintendo to show off a new F-Zero on-stage at E3, with the objective being to show a vertical gameplay slice. But Criterion was too busy working on Need for Speed: Most Wanted.
The last entry in the F-Zero series outside of Japan was F-Zero GP Legend of the Game Boy Advance.