Here we go again! Supposedly accurate leaker, Doctor_Cupcakes, is saying that the rumored Super Smash Bros. port for the Nintendo Switch (from the Wii U) will add some characters to the roster, but not that many. Adding new characters to go along with a release of a popular game only makes good business sense, and the game is certainly not lacking in past DLC examples of doing just that.
Of course, I think it's fairly certain that everyone here both wants Krystal to make the cut, and also is kind of burned out on the idea, because she was expected for so long with no results. But, I'm an eternal optimist, so I'm going to look forward to these developments, even if it doesn't work out in my favor. If Krystal doesn't make it, some other fans will get some love, which isn't the worst thing in the world.
Citing sources inside Nintendo, Let's Play Video Games reports that Koei Tecmo, the makers of Hyrule Warriors, pitched a Star Fox themed Warriors game in early 2016. Like Hyrule Warriors, the game would have focused on melee combat, but would also feature simplified space battles. Nintendo reportedly rejected the idea "due to questions regarding the future of the brand."
I for one would have bought and enthusiastically played such a game, in spite of the relatively weird mashup. Stranger mashups have worked in the past. More importantly, Krystal would have certainly been a playable character! Oh well, we'll just have to see where Nintendo takes the series next.
According to Eurogamer, the Nintendo Switch will have GameCube games on its Virtual Console emulation service. The first games are supposedly Super Mario Sunshine, Luigi's Mansion, and Super Smash Bros. Melee. Nintendo is also reportedly looking into the possibility of using the Wii U's GameCube port adapter, adding even more control options for the system. Could Star Fox Adventures and Assault be coming to a modern console near you? Well, probably Star Fox Assault. Rare games are much harder to emulate correctly, so that one might take some time, considering that the original SNES Star Fox is still unavailable on any Virtual Console.
Ayano has been making a big impression at this weekend's first ever Tokyo Comic Con! No doubt she will be featured in videos and news articles for days to come, as many cosplayers made an appearance at the show. Ayano brought her Assault suit and gatling gun. Dozens of people have snapped photos and posted them on Twitter. She took photos with the DeLorean from "Back to the Future", Spiderman and Stormtrooper cosplayers, and my personal favorite, the nyoROBOtics, a robotic character band.
You can follow the latest pictures and updates on Ayano's Twitter account.
LyricWulf plays a lovely rendition of Krystal's theme from Star Fox Command on piano. LyricWulf does a lot of piano covers for different games, check out his channel. On LyricWulf's site, he may eventually post the downloadable sheet music for this song (not yet available at time of writing). The background image is by JECBrush.
Thanks to LMAdv from last night's chat for making me aware of this piece.
In collaboration with The Game Awards, Nintendo is having 5 days of Cyber Deals. In it, you can get Star Fox Zero for only $34.99. Be aware that it is only Star Fox Zero and does not include Slippy's game, Star Fox Guard.
Quick reminder! Today, December 1st, the 2016 Game Awards presentation will be streamed live at 5:30 PM Pacific (8:30 PM Eastern) on these streaming sites. I have set up a chatroom set up for us. Just go to the chatroom, type in your username, and use the password 'vixen'. I'm already online and will be throughout the day.
Hello friends. This is a personal update on me, Mr. Krystal, the shadowy figure who updates your favorite Krystal-related website. I know you've noticed I haven't posted lately. And while I normally would just try and continue posting as if nothing happened (because people hate blog-apology-filler), this time is a bit special.
Long story short, as some of you know, I've been having serious problems with my wrists and hands for a while, probably from typing too much. My day job is programming. Combined with this site and others, that's a lot of typing, which hasn't helped my condition. Fortunately, it is not carpal tunnel syndrome, but instead a related syndrome for the ulnar nerves (which controls the pinkie finger and part of the ring finger, and is what is commonly called the "funny bone" in the elbow). Unfortunately, in the past few months I've been trying just about every type of treatment available for my specific problem with little to no success, and the problem is slowly worsening. That leaves surgery as my only option for now.
It is a very safe procedure, though it might not actually help my symptoms (fingers crossed). However the surgery means I will lose the ability to use one of my arms for a couple days, followed by two weeks of soreness and pain. I'm going to take off time from work to recover and avoid typing, so that also means I won't be able to do much site updating either.
So if I can't type much, I thought what I might do instead is some live video chats with you, the fans of the site. I'll have a lot of time to kill without using my arms, and I haven't done a podcast in forever. What do you guys think? Would you want to hang out online and let me respond to questions or talk about Krystal and Star Fox stuff? Respond in the comments if you are interested and what you'd want me to talk about. Whatever we do, I'll record it and post it permanently to YouTube, so even if you can't make it live, you can still watch.
UndyingNephalim continues his back-burner progress on Star Fox: Event Horizon during breaks from his other work, Hyrule: Total War. Today he posted a video showing new environmental effects like sandstorms and lightning in various stages he's working on.
A month ago, he also posted this video (that I hadn't gotten a chance to post about) showing off some of the new stages he's been working on, like Star Fox Zero's Fortuna, Eladard from Star Fox 2, and Orbital Gate from Star Fox Assault.
To complement the Krystal Archive Official Twitter Account, BlueVixenNews, a similar account has been opened on Gab.ai at gab.ai/krystalarchive. For those who don't know, Gab.ai bills itself as a Twitter replacement. It allows 300 characters instead of 140, and has other built-in features, but its main emphasis is an unyielding support of free speech over censorship and hurt feelings. It is currently private, so you must have an account to view the page. I'm looking into making my posts public. For now though, try signing up.
As with the Twitter account, I will be mirroring post content there, and possibly making other posts from time to time.