June 29th 2012
Fan Corner: Facebook Fan Submission
Posted by Kabrelle on 06-29-2012 21:48:58 EDT
Today a fan of ours posted some fan art onto our Facebook page and I felt like sharing it with everybody! It's awesome when fans submit their artwork to us and I'm always more than happy to post it onto the main site for everyone to see.
Submitted by Diego Acuña Hurtado
It shows Marcus McCloud having dinner with his mother Krystal and his father, Fox. It was made on Father's Day but was just recently submitted to us. I'd like to put the message out there that we do have a Facebook page (which seems to not have many fans for some reason as opposed to Twitter and Tumblr) and that you are more than welcome to post any of your artwork on our page! We love seeing it and I enjoy posting it and giving you, the artist, the spotlight!
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June 22nd 2012
Console News: 3DS XL and Next Super Smash Bros.
Posted by Kabrelle on 06-22-2012 00:06:07 EDT
If you haven't been following us on Twitter, Nintendo Direct has been running wild all across the world, and Japan's gave us the news first. To start, the next Super Smash Bros. game is being developed by Project Sora and Namco Bandai. An interesting duo, they should be able to do amazing things! Secondly, unsurprisingly Nintendo has revealed the next line of 3DS models, the 3DS XL.
The screens are significantly bigger (90% larger screens) allowing you to play Starfox 64 3D on a bigger display now! The system will come in two colors, black/red and black/silver. The system will release in North America on August 19th, 2012. The only thing lacking is a second control stick (why Nintendo, why!?).
We'll update on any new, relatable information.
EDIT: The 3DS XL is going to cost you a good $200.
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June 9th 2012
General: Starfox United to be Retro Studios next Project?
Posted by Kabrelle on 06-09-2012 18:49:38 EDT
Rumors are surfacing that a supposed Retro Studios employee has revealed their project to be 'Starfox United'. This is somewhat sketchy as the source of this rumor is 4Chan and the pics provided are using pre-existing versions of the Arwing and real-life pictures of Venus for planets. The pics may not necessarily be screenshots but rather made by the poster just to help create some excitement or stress the point, but take it with a grain of salt.
The user has said this about it:
Yes I do work for retro studios.
No I don't work on the games I do administrative work and I'm not actually supposed to see the games, but we lunch together and sometimes they show me something thats cool that they are proud of. It helps that I am friends with the people that work on it ofcourse.
The new starfox focuses on flying like in starfox 64.
there are difficulty modes but not like in previous versions. You have to pick a difficulty at the beginning.
The more difficult you pick the faster you fly through the levels. So it will be more difficult to avoid hitting walls. And enemies deal more damage.
I did not see falco. And I did not see slippy either. It worried me a bit, but I didn't see krystal either.
The solar system is displayed similar to starfox 64 but there is a twist. A major twist
Everytime you complete a level and move onto the next the planets/levels orbit around the sun (which I assume is a level but they didn't show me and I didn't ask about it)
So when you fly from corneria to an asteroid field, corneria and all the levels orbit in the 2 seconds it takes you to move to the next level.
What this does is it makes it very difficult to see a path to the final level. It is very hard (atleast imo) to predict what your options are until halfway through the levels.
Finally you can use the upad or the pro-controller to play the game
With the U-pad you use the gyrometer to control the craft so if you tilt right it will go right. If you have the upad turned vertically all the way you stand vertically.
You do a barrel-roll with the L or R key. I believe you shoot with the trigger buttons or one of the regular buttons (A I believe). And you shoot a bomb with the regular buttons (B).
You can boost and brake with the x and y.
In the options you can set the keys to your liking if you want to change them around, you also choose there which controller you are using.
If you use the U-pad you can choose if you want the messages of your teammates show up on the tv or on your controller. And thats where the status of your teammembers is as well.
lastly I'll stick around for a while in this thread to answer some questions that I can answer.
I'm very paranoid about getting caught
So, believe what you will. Only time will tell. We'll update as time moves along.
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June 7th 2012
General: E3 Analysis- Where was Starfox?
Posted by Kabrelle on 06-07-2012 22:31:32 EDT
So another year of E3 has come and gone. 7 years we have been without a new Starfox title (Starfox 3DS came out last year, however it is a remake of an already established game). People were hoping to see Zelda and Metroid, but really the fans who were probably let down most were that of the Starfox, F-Zero, and Mother franchises, and rightfully so. Sorry Zelda fans, you got Skyward Sword last year. Sorry Metroid fans, you got Other M two years ago. Why is it that Starfox (and the aforementioned titles) do not seem to recieve any kind of attention from Nintendo? Why do we not even get a mention, or a hint? That is a good question.
Let it be known that rumors have spread like wildfire that Retro Studios could be working on Starfox (so say "reliable" sources anyway). If that rumor is true, here's some food for thought. Reddit has recently revealed that Retro Studios was to make an announcement at E3 this year but dropped out last minute, which is why Nintendo's Wii U conference ended with Nintendo Land rather ubruptly. Also, Reggie Fils-Aime said that this year's E3 was just to show off the first release titles of the Wii U, and said that the console release period was considered to be the first four months. Now, those same "reliable" sources (you know how sources go) have said that Starfox is not a console release game, which could possibly fuel why retro dropped (all pure speculation of course, do not take this as fact). The main reason Retro dropped however was because they were not ready to show what they were working on.
There are several theories out there as to what Retro Studios is working on, primarily consisting of Starfox, Metroid, F-Zero, and even a new IP. Well Meroid fans, you already have 3 titles from Retro Studios, and RS have stated they wanted to tackle new projects. New IP believers, for a studio that calls themselves 'retro' that theory just doesn't make sense. F-Zero and Starfox fans, lets hope for eachother that it can be either or, because lets face it. Both our series need major revivals. But at least F-Zero was included in Nintendo Land, something that not even Starfox had the honor(?) of.
Anyway, that's enough with this speculative, baseless article. If you read this far, thanks for reading! I really hope it gave you some hope for the future of Starfox (or other similar situation titles) or at the very least, got you even more curious as to what it is Retro Studios is working on and Nintendo's state of current decision making. Cross your fingers. We won't have to wait long.
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June 5th 2012
Gaming News: E3: Nintendo Land- Arwing is the Blue Falcon
Posted by Kabrelle on 06-05-2012 22:04:25 EDT
Reporting on our last update, we're sorry to announce that the "Arwing" in the box is actually the Blue Falcon from F-Zero. So, Starfox does not even get an inclusion in Nintendo Land. Here's hoping we see or even just hear a mention of a potential new Starfox game within the next day.
We'll continue updating as necessary as the E3 train begins to come to its end.
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