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    DZComposer

    Club Nintendo to be Deprecated

    By DZComposer, in Nintendo News,

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    Nintendo has announced that worldwide, the Club Nintendo loyalty program, which allowed members to earn "coins" by buying Nintendo products and filling out surveys and use said coins to buy games and trinkets, will be deprecated this year.

    Nintendo has said that a new loyalty program will be set up, but did not go into detail.

    SRC: http://club2.nintendo.com/program-notice/

    EDIT: For clarification, this means Club Nintendo is ending. Coins/Stars will not transfer to the new system, so spend them. I can't speak for NCL or NOE, but NOA will be adding more items next month to encourage people to spend all of their coins.

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    So, Nintnedo just dropped the Zelda Bomb at The Game Awards on Friday.

    In it, Miyamoto and Aonuma were showing off actual gameplay of the game (Which is looking to be amazing, BTW, the world is HUGE).

    As they're playing, Miyamoto asks Aonuma if the game is REALLY coming out next year, given its complexity. Aonuma confirms this, and then goes on to ask Miyamoto about Star Fox.

    Miyamoto confirms that Star Fox is progressing well, and will release BEFORE Zelda, which is obviously Nintendo's big Holiday 2015 title. He also goes on to say it will be coming AFTER Majora's Mask 3D.

    As of yet, we don't really have a time frame for Majora's Mask, though given how long they've been teasing it, it is probably coming early 2015, summer at the latest.

    This means that we will probably be seeing Star Fox in Summer 2015. Of course, that's speculation, but hey, we have a release window, if not a completely vague one.

    DZComposer

    SSBU - Orbital Gate conversations

    By DZComposer, in Star Fox News,

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    Looks like the conversations that have been in every SSB since Melee do return in the Wii U Smash Bros. This time, though, the dialog is more mission-focused. One set references the fighters, one does not.

    Of interesting note, it appears that these conversations can be triggered without Fox or Falco on stage.

    I definitely recognize Mike West as Fox in the Wii U footage, which I did not really recognize in the 3DS version. ROB 64 seems to have the same voice actor from SFAs. I think Slippy's actor is female.

    Interestingly, Krystal seems absent.

    DZComposer

    SFOCast Community Roundtable #1

    By DZComposer, in SFOCast,

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    SFOCast Community Roundtable with DZComposer, Robert Monroe, Fedora, High Executor, and Commitment to Purple.

    Topic: Star Fox Wii U and the future of Star Fox.

    http://f.starfox-online.net/podcast/roundtable/roundtable-001.mp3

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    And because it never goes as planned, here's a blooper reel:

    http://f.starfox-online.net/podcast/roundtable/blooper-001.mp3

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    DZComposer
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    Miyamoto gave an interview to Edge magazine. A Neogaf leak reveals that in it he said that Star Fox, along with Project Guard, Giant Robot, and Splatoon, are part of Nintendo's new "Garage" team.

    In Garage, "they gather together and think about new projects completely apart from their everyday business assignments."

    Sounds a bit like how Valve operates.

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=883802

    NOA also tweeted an image showing dates for upcoming releases. Star Fox is still pegged for 2015. Interesting, Project Guard is listed as a separate title, throwing some water on the idea that the game was actually part of Star Fox.

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    RUMOR: The Year of Star Fox?

    By DZComposer, in Star Fox News,

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    I'm tagging this "Rumor" because it could be a mistranslation, but in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Miyamoto said something of huge interest to Star Fox fans.

    It started when they asked who Miyamoto would play as in Smash. He said "Star Fox" (C'mon, Shiggy, you should know the character names in your own creations!) because it would be harder than playing as Kirby.

    It was the next question, though, that suggest more was coming for Star Fox:

    Q: You prefer a challenge.

    A: This is gonna be the year of Star Fox. I’ll play as Star Fox for awhile.

    Wait, did he say "The Year of Star Fox?" I fully admit that the statement may not actually mean anything, but for the Love of Lylat let this be true!

    You can read the full interview here: http://popwatch.ew.com/2014/06/11/shigeru-miyamoto-star-fox-wii-u/

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    SFU E3 Screens

    By DZComposer, in Star Fox News,

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    Nintendo released a video of Miyamoto talking about his games. We got another small glimpse at Star Fox for Wii U.

    Menu Screen:

    TV:

    Pad:

    Peppy Confirmed:

    Small glimpse of what appears on the pad while flying:

    The video was very carefully edited to not show any actual gameplay, however, so this is the best we get for now.

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    Star Fox Wii U details

    By DZComposer, in Star Fox News,

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    Here are some details that have come out today:

    * Weapons and the Arwing can be controlled independently.

    * All-Range gameplay was in one of the demo levels, with Falco and Slippy as wingmen

    * In a nod to Star Fox 2, the Arwing transforms into a tank. (Farewell, Landmaster, you served us well)

    * One of the demo levels featured a Star Wolf battle

    * The third level was the most-interesting:

    * The main enemy was a Kaiju-like monster.

    * Other enemies included quadroped robots

    * Hovership with a remote robot

    * Story seems like it will be very little.

    * You will be able to choose levels to play

    * Nintendo is seeking development partners for the game

    * The game was not intended to be shown at E3, but Miyamoto "liked it enough" to show. TBH, I think they had to show it to generate hype for the Wii U.

    * The plan is for an episodic release

    All-in-all, it looks like this will be a VERY different Star Fox game. Using both the gamepad screen and the TV is pretty much required, making off-TV play highly unlikely.

    The game is VERY VERY early, and the things I am ready are suggesting that it really was TOO early.

    In a strange move, Nintendo released an asset dump for the game that is quite puzzling: The picture in the previous article, the Star Fox Assault logo without the "Assault," Star Fox 64's title screen, a screenshot from Corneria in SF64, and a very unprofessional screenshot from Corneria in SF1 that looks like it was taken with a cellphone camera.

    Given this, I highly doubt this game will be ready next year. Despite Miyamoto's assurance that this will be a 2015 title, I think it is more realistic to think into 2016.

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