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[Review] Star Fox Guard

Posted on 2 years ago by (@P_Trah) in Reviews, Wii U | 4 Comments | 0 Likes

System: Wii U
Release date: April 22, 2016
Developer: Nintendo / PlatinumGames
Publisher Nintendo

During E3 2014, Nintendo showed off a couple of demos that were meant to highlight some of the more unique uses of the Wii U GamePad. Two years later, fans would hear nothing about either of them until the March Nintendo Direct of this year where it was announced that one of the demos, Project Guard, had been completed. Enter Star Fox Guard, a companion game to coincide with the release of the newest entry in the Star Fox series, Star Fox Zero. Nintendo’s spin-off games of popular franchises have proven to be hit-or-miss over the years, so just how well does this title fare?

We’re taking a slight break from our new story with Teddy – which we asked you guys for feedback on – this week. We believe we’ve sorted out the winning choice, but the announcement will come next week in case a last-minute change is necessary. This time around, we have a one-shot featuring Shigeru Miyamoto (click for full size):


By the way, I know there’s at least one of you out there that wanted an RSS feed for our comics. Well, we’re finally delivering on that! If you’d like to keep up with the feature via RSS, use this link. I believe that should do the trick.

An article in 4Gamer has provided new details on Azure Striker Gunvolt 2, coming to the 3DS, mainly focusing on the companion characters that Gunvolt and Copen will have.

Joule (VA Megu Sakuragawa)
–Returns from Azure Striker Gunvolt
–Serves as Gunvolt’s companion
–Exists as a spirit now
–Has a bolder personality and more childlike appearance than before
–Can empower Gunvolt by singing

RoRo (VA Yurika Endo)
–Guards and aids the new playable character, Copen
–Acts like his little sister, with a sassy personality
–Has an auto-guard ability that will block projectiles for Copen if his energy is full
–Also gives him the ability to replicate the weapons of defeated enemies, called EX Weapons
–EX Weapons use energy

EX Weapons
-Wide Circuit: A laser attack that spreads in a wide area or can be focused on a single enemy
-Spark Stellar: Fires electricity directly ahead
-Tail Banker: A multi-hitting drill

Furthermore, there will be a reveal event for the game on April 26th. Keiji Inafune will be there, as well as a performance by Lumen, and roundtable discussions for both the developers and the actors.

The article also features a few screenshots and artwork from the game, which you can view below.

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System: 3DS
Release date: April 15, 2016
Developer: Silicon Studio
Publisher Nintendo

The highly-anticipated sequel to the 3DS’s surprise hit from Silicon Studio – which was originally supposed to be a brand new Final Fantasy game before becoming Bravely Default due to its different sense of direction – is here. It reunites us with our favorite characters from the first game while introducing a few new ones to bring us a brand new story, and manages to keep the world as fresh and vibrant as ever. Get ready to embark on an incredible new journey traversing the familiar and unfamiliar in Bravely Second’s vast new world as you save Agnés, who now serves as Pope in a seemingly utopian world – that is, until a mysterious new Empire kidnaps her on the day a peace treaty was to be signed.

Let’s Talk #45: What are you playing? – April 2016

A new month is here! We entered April last week, so that means we want to know what you’ve been playing. Have you started up something entirely new for the month? Or maybe you’re continuing something you started a little while back? Whatever the case, let us know in the comments below!

Highlights from last week’s topic: Early Miitomo and My Nintendo thoughts

We’re back with another weekend comic! It’s Pokemon-themed again, but this one is a bit special. We’re seeking input from all of you to help continue this “mini-series”.

Here’s today’s comic (click for full size):


As you can see in the last panel of the comic, the Pokemon inside Teddy’s Pokeball is currently a mystery. We’re leaving up to one of you to decide where we take things next. Should it be an existing Pokemon? Or maybe a new kind of creature? Heck, maybe something crazy like a Goomba or even Reggie?!

You can tell us what you want to see in the comments below. Even a drawing or any other way of sharing input works! We’ll end up picking a winner, which will be featured in the next part of this comic. We’re looking forward to seeing what ideas everyone has in mind!

Let’s Talk #44: Early Miitomo and My Nintendo thoughts

Nintendo launched two important things outside of Japan this week: Miitomo and My Nintendo. For the uninitiated, Miitomo is Nintendo’s very first mobile app while My Nintendo is the company’s brand new rewards service.

Both of these have been out for a few days now. Have you had a chance to try either of them out? If so, what are your thoughts thus far? No matter how you feel, let us know in the comments below!

Highlights from last week’s topic: What do you think of Pokemon GO?

We’re back with a new weekly comic for you! With Pokémon Sun/Moon buzz in the air, we felt now would be a perfect time to feature this upcoming 3DS release.

Here’s today’s comic (click for full size):

Nintendo Everything comic #3 (2)

Don and I have been talking about some potentially neat ways to involve the community with some of our comics. Hopefully we’ll have something to share on that front very soon!

No April Fools’ Day news story from us, but we do have something that fits in with the festivities…

The Donkey Kong Country series is well known for the high quality of its music. With the atmospheric score of David Wise, the quirky tunes of Eveline Fischer and the unforgettable melodies of that other guy, it’s a franchise full of famous songs. So with that in mind, it’s worth highlighting the finest tracks that formed the soundtrack to our childhoods. Here are ten of the best tracks inspired by the hit video game:

Let’s Talk #43: What do you think of Pokemon GO?

Pokemon GO was announced about a year ago. But just within the past week, we’ve seen the first off-screen footage and some gameplay screenshots. Niantic and The Pokemon Company divulged new information as well.

Based on what we’ve seen over the past few days, how do you feel about Pokemon GO? Are you less interested compared to the initial reveal, or maybe more? Are you still planning on giving it a shot upon release? Let us know in the comments below.

Highlights from last week’s topic: What are you playing? – March 2016

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