For most Nintendo franchises, giving a franchise to a third party to work on is a bit of a breath of fresh air for the series. Star Fox’s quality and direction seems to be a bit questionable due to outsourcing. The popularity of the series has been in a constant download slump since the Nintendo 64 classic.
Bayonetta’s director, Hideki Kamiya, is apparently a big fan of the Star Fox franchise. On his twitter he was pondering a new title, he said “If they had the team that made Star Fox 64 make it…”
Quickly, he changed his stance following his tweet up with another tweet saying “I want Nintendo’s staff to come to Platinum, stick guns at us and tell us ‘You guys make a new Star Fox.’”
Of course, this is most likely just the director spewing his thoughts onto his twitter. Considering the franchise has been in the hands of multiple developers at this point, it doesn’t seem like it would be a drastic move on Nintendo’s part.
Maybe in the future, we can have a collaboration between Platinum Games and Nintendo, similar to that of which Nintendo is doing with Team Ninja and Metroid: Other M.
Day 13 and things are heating up!… or cooling down… or something? Anyway I’m still in a Nintendo mood, so today’s level is Fichina, from Star Fox 64!
Now you might be saying “Fichina? There’s no such planet in Star Fox 64!” Well due to a translation error, the American version of SF64 labels the planet “Fortuna.” Fortuna is actually a completely different world, so the mistranslation has caused a bit of confusion. Later Star Fox games have corrected the error.
Anyway, Fichina is one of the coldest planets in the Lylat system. In SF64, the Star Fox team was sent there to investigate some odd occurrences, but found little more than an abandoned base. They were about to leave when suddenly, enemy ships started flying out of the base and attacking. As it turned out, the evil Andross’ army was using Fichina as a hideout. What’s more, Fox and his crew ran into the Star Wolf team, a group of ruthless mercenaries. Star Wolf engaged them in a dogfight (HEY PUN), wherein each member of their team chased down specific members of the Star Fox team. After a brutal battle, Wolf’s team was defeated, but not for long…
I went with a different look for this wallpaper. Regardless I think it turned out okay! Get the full version here!
And now we’ve got some music! Fichina as it appears in Star Fox 64! And Fichina in Star Fox Assault! And Fichina in Star Fox Command!
And our remix! Frappe Cafe Vibe is another great remix of Frappe Snowland from Mario Kart 64, by none other than Joshua Morse! It’s a pretty old remix, but you can still hear that calm, smooth sound he’s known for.