Platinum Games' Hideki Kamiya is a mad scientist. His work on Bayonetta is proof that he's more than a little insane, and the publisher's perfect record is proof that, as of now, they can do no wrong. Hopefully, Nintendo knows this, and takes the developer's Tweets seriously.
In a recent interview, Shigeru Miyamoto mentioned that he'd love to see a a new Star Fox game made. When this was pointed out to Kamiya, he was quick to praise Star Fox 64, even mentioning that he'd love to see a sequel made by the same team that made the classic entry in the series. When pressed further, he expressed interest in Platinum games taking a shot, too.
"I want Nintendo's staff to come to Platinum, stick guns at us and tell us 'You guys make a new Star Fox.'"
Why he needs a gun pointed at him is yet to be known, since it seems like a contractual agreement would be enough. Either way, the developer has proven themselves capable of making stylish titles, and there would be little argument if they were given the rights to bring Star Fox to the current generation. A level in Bayonetta had the heroine fighting from atop a missile (or a jet, I can't remember - that game was relentlessly silly), a sequence that played out like a traditional flight fighter. With minor adjustments, the craft is an Arwing, and the curvacious witch is an anthropomorphic wolf. See what I did there?
Odds are it will go nowhere, but with the developer's commitment to the Wii with MadWorld, we'd love to see Nintendo throw them the license. I mean, it has to be better than the Gamecube Star Fox, right?
Editor's Note: Star Fox: Assault was actually sort of sweet, and the above statement was made to prove a point, not to bash Namco's efforts.