E3 has come and gone. There were a lot of interesting reveals by a lot of companies, including Nintendo. We now know quite a bit about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and it looks like it will be worth the wait. No Star Fox news, but we expected that. We can expect the NX reveal to happen this Fall, so there's still some things to look forward to before 2017 rolls around. Now that this is over, I hope we can get back to our regularly scheduled posts!
I decided to do a Krystal commission viwrastupr, an artist I saw at Everfree NW, because I loved his art style. I tried to give him a lot of freedom for the piece. For the most part, I just told him "Show Krystal in a peaceful, calm mood." He placed her sitting in a canyon among the nature even as a futuristic Lylat city rises in the background. Could it be on Titania?
At my special request, we are posting the image at full resolution. Just click the preview above to get the 22 MB original. Please do not make prints of it without viwrastupr's permission.
Here is viwrastupr's DeviantArt post of the art.
Hello everyone! I'm back from my trip, and now it's time for the exciting new developments at E3 and more! This year, Nintendo won't be doing an E3 Nintendo Direct, but will jump straight to Treehouse Live at E3 tomorrow (Tuesday, June 14th) at 9AM PST / 12PM EST. You should be able to watch the stream at e3.nintendo.com or Nintendo's Twitch Channel.
EA and Bethesda did their conferences last night, and today, Microsoft, Ubisoft, and Sony will be doing their presentations. Even though they are not Nintendo, I would encourage you to watch them anyway, if just to be knowledgeable of what the rest of the game industry is up to. You can watch their streams on IGN's YouTube Stream. Also happening today, Apple will be giving their annual press conference at WWDC. Tons of tech news today!
The entire first day of Nintendo coverage tomorrow is supposedly about the new Zelda game. On Wednesday, they'll talk about other games, including the new Pokémon Sun and Moon game. I don't think we'll see much, if anything Star Fox related this year, but you never know. It's always fun to see new things. Nintendo also said they wouldn't be showing off the new Nintendo NX console at E3.
As always, I will be hosting a chatroom the whole week! I'm already online. For those who want to watch the stream with me, please join in! Go to the chatroom, pick a username, and use the password 'vixen'.
This is a question for everyone. Charms are little, hand-painted figures you can attach to your keychain, bag, or set on a shelf as a figure. If you had the opportunity to buy a Krystal charm, would you?
I walked by the Oxygen Impulse Studios booth at Furry Fiesta 2016 a few months ago and saw the Renamon charm you see above. I knew that we needed a Krystal version if Renamon was there! Turns out, the artist (Zyn) had been told by several other con-goers the same thing. I told her about the Krystal Archive and mentioned that there may be a market of Krystal fans who would want a Krystal charm of their own as well! She and I worked out a deal to make a custom Krystal charm, with the potential to make several, available for sale to you and other Krystal fans around the world.
- Hand-painted, chibi Krystal charm
- Modeled after Star Fox Adventures Krystal
- About 1.5-2 inches tall
- Hanging movable tail piece (like those in the photos above)
- Able to stand upright without support, unlike the Renamon charm
- $20-$40 dollars apiece (exact price not yet set)
I bring this to you to gauge interest, she's only going to make so many. I already paid to have the charm designed and made, so I will definitely be getting my Krystal charm. The question is, will you get one too? Answer in the comments!
Hello Krystal fans! Mr. K here. Please grant me a few words to talk about the previous few weeks of absence.
As I mentioned before, I injured my hands posting so much Star Fox Zero news, and couldn't even play the game. Right after that, I went to Seattle for Everfree NW. I had a pretty good time, and I even got to meet up with rhyfe2002 for dinner.
When I got back, I went to a family event. Unfortunately, I got roped into helping my sibling move, and I did a lot of extra driving, tiring me more. Finally getting back to Austin two weeks ago, I rested. I just didn't have the strength to start going through all the Krystal Archive emails yet. So I worked on some other projects hoping to finish them so I wouldn't have to think about them while working on the KA.
I am now on a THIRD trip, again with family, for a sibling's wedding. For now, at least, I'm going to try to make a dent in the backlog of posts. Thankfully, after this trip, I have very little scheduled for the rest of the year. I hope to use this time to get a lot of old projects finished, both KA and otherwise.
Here's what you can expect soon. I plan to do a new podcast within a week or two. There is much to talk about in terms of Star Fox Zero and the site. Plus, E3 is coming up quickly. I now have the basic resources I need to redesign the site again, aiming for much better loading performance and security. Many new web technologies I had been waiting on have begun to trickle out. I need to set up a basic Star Fox Archive site, and finish releasing what I promised from my 2014 presentation.
Catching up on current events!
Hey guys! As some of you have noticed, I haven't posted here since around the time Star Fox Zero came out. I am sorry about that. See, I had been posting for hours and hours each day due to the sheer amount of Star Fox news coming out hourly during that time. It was great, but it took its toll. I managed to injure my hands which prevented me from really working on the site at all. At work in real life, I got thrust into a very important project that had a hard deadline and it was fast approaching. With all the busy-ness, I haven't even been able to play Star Fox Zero more than a couple hours. Emails got backed up and posts weren't made. Don't worry though. I have received all of your emails and messages. I will go through them soon. However, I ask that you please remain patient for a little bit longer.
I leave tomorrow morning at 5AM for Seattle (come see me at Everfree NW, if you're in the area). Immediately after I get back, I leave for another trip to see my family. I'll be able to post a little bit during the trips, but don't expect miracles. I can't wait to get back in the swing of things. There is a LOT to talk about. See you soon!
PS - If you are going to be at Everfree, post a comment (or email me and let's meet up!
Warning: Mild language and sexual references
First off, this is a PARODY. Please do not watch this if you can't stand to laugh at yourself, Star Fox, or Nintendo. I personally find this parody by TheBitBlock pretty good. It came out long before Star Fox Zero did. Krystal even makes a few appearances! It's amazing that his Krystal joke predated my April Fools joke, and is almost exactly the same, but neither of us was aware of the other's work. Perhaps we're both in tune with Star Fox fans' wants and dreams.
The Nintendo NY Store is handing out exclusive items that they featured on their twitter feed. You can play the game on a massive screen in an Arwing cockpit. Players apparently receive one of the E3 Arwing pins. Purchasers of the game can get some 'top-secret documents' in a "flight pack" with their patch and game. They can also get a poster featuring every Star Fox game. Various Star Fox clothing is also available for purchase. Check out the photos below.
If anyone is in or near New York and can obtain one of the "flight pack" promos, please contact me immediately! I need to obtain those top secret documents for Star Fox history. I will reimburse you for your purchase and time.