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Fans were able to submit a bunch of questions to Shigeru Miyamoto when he showed up for the Super Mario Run event at the Apple Store in SoHo a few days ago. At one point, he was asked if there was any character he wanted to develop or felt very passionate about that didn’t make it. He pointed to two franchises: Fox McCloud (Star Fox) and Pikmin.

Miyamoto said:

“Yeah, I always wanted Fox McCloud to be a bit more popular than he is. But I think one more would be Pikmin. So I think these two, I’ll need to put some more energy into.”

With Pikmin, we know that a new side-scroller is coming to 3DS in 2017. Miyamoto has also previously mentioned Pikmin 4 which one would assume is a different game.

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Believe it or not, LetsPlayVideoGames isn’t finished with its Nintendo rumors for the day. This time around, the site shares some information about an unconfirmed pitch from Koei Tecmo.

The Japanese company, who previously worked on Hyrule Warriors (and Legends), allegedly made a pitch for a Star Fox-themed Warriors title. Melee combat would have been the focus with some space dogfighting segments mixed in. Motion controls would have been absent, “focused on alternating missions between ground combat and a simplified space combat system designed to be simple to control and visually over the top.” It would have been comparable to Hyrule Warriors in many ways.

Nintendo is said to have turned down the pitch “due to questions regarding the future of the brand.” It never left the design stage, and it’s unknown which system it was targeted for.

Despite the Star Fox pitch not progressing, Koei Tecmo remains interested in giving another Nintendo franchise the Warriors treatment. Additionally, Nintendo is apparently open to that as well.

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Earlier today, Dylan Cuthbert held a Reddit AMA. Cuthbert worked on the original Star Fox as well as the cancelled Star Fox 2. Unsurprisingly, he answered a few questions relating to the franchise.

Head past the break for Cuthbert’s comments on Star Fox 2 as well as his opinion of Star Fox Zero. He also gave a brief comment as to whether anything was scrapped from the first Star Fox.

During a live stream this week, Dylan Cuthbert – who worked on the original Star Fox along with a couple of other series entries – hosted a stream of Star Fox Zero. GameXplain picked up on it and has now posted a video recapping some interesting nuggets that were shared. He spoke about the fan theory of Team Star Fox’s legs being amputated, being married to Shigeru Miyamoto, and more.

View the video below. You can watch the original stream in full here.

If you stop by Nintendo NY, you’ll come across some lovely Star Fox representation. The E3 puppets are on display – including the one of Shigeru Miyamoto – and there’s also various goodies on display and a neat Star Fox Zero demo booth.

Here’s a look at the various promotional efforts:

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Update: Bumped to the top. Here’s another comparison between Star Fox 64, Star Fox 64 3D, and Star Fox Zero:


Nintendo Life has put together a new Star Fox Zero / Star Fox 64 / Star Fox SNES Corneria comparison based on the latest footage from the Wii U game. View the video below.

Nintendo World Report has put together an unboxing video for the new Fox McCloud statue that GameStop is selling. Give it a look below.

First 4 Figures has announced its first Star Fox statue. Later this year, the company will come out with one based on the Arwing.

The statue is suspended upon a base featuring the Team Star Fox insignias. Additionally, it’s painted completely by hand and cast in high quality polystone. Measurements come in at 12″ inches tall by 12″ deep by 18″ wide.

There are two versions of the statue available – standard and exclusive. The exclusive version has purple LED lighting fitted in the craft’s main engines. Both come in deluxe full-color packaging, moulded foam interiors, hand-numbered base, and a card of authenticity.

Pricing is set at $279.99 for the standard version. The exclusive version will set you back $299.99. A release is planned for Q4 2016.

Towards the beginning of last month, we heard about a new “Star Fox Limited Edition Fox McCloud Stone Statue” sold by GameStop. Originally, it was supposed to be out on February 9. That date has passed, and statues haven’t been shipped.

Based on GameStop’s listing, the Fox McCloud figure should be available on February 22 – next Monday. If we hear about any further delays, we’ll be sure to let you know.

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During yesterday’s Nintendo Direct, Capcom unveiled Monster Hunter X’s latest collaboration. The game will feature a partnership with Nintendo for Star Fox at launch. By visiting 7-Eleven stores, players can receive the special costume shown in the trailer below.

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