As a reminder: In about 9 hours, Nintendo will be streaming details on the Nintendo Switch games, pricing, release date, and possibly specs. The stream officially starts at January 12th at 8PM PT (in America anyway) and can be watched on Twitch, on YouTube, or Nintendo.com.
We have a chatroom that is open right now! Just go to the chatroom page, pick a username, and type the password 'vixen'. I am already online and will be for the rest of the day. This evening, I will not be available in the chatroom until just before the presentation, so you guys will have to chat amongst yourselves until I get back. I'm sure you'll find some hype to talk about!
The time is almost upon us! Nintendo will officially reveal pricing, technical capabilities, and launch games for the Nintendo Switch on Thursday, January 12th at 8PM PT. I will do a watching party chatroom, as usual for these kind of Nintendo announcements. I don't expect any specific Star Fox reveals, but even if none are shown, it should be a very interesting presentation!
As soon as the stream is over, I will have to leave, however. I am planning to get up extremely early (like 4AM early) to go wait in line for a Nintendo Switch pre-order at GameStop. GameStop will be taking preorders the morning of the 13th, I have learned. I did the same thing to get a Wii preorder, and I'm glad I did. By 6AM there were enough people in line to overwhelm their allotments. I don't think the hype for the Switch is quite as big as the Wii, but it's close. I have also heard that GameStop will be getting relatively few initial shipments. So if you are interested in getting a Nintendo Switch day one, I recommend you prepare accordingly.
Following last year's 10th anniversary, the Krystal Archive has been online for yet another year as of January 8th! So much has changed and continues to change. There is a lot to look forward to this year, with Furry Fiesta and the Nintendo Switch on the horizon. Many new fan projects featuring Krystal are getting started, and the KA continues to expand its presence on social media outlets. Thank you all for coming along with me on this ride. I have much planned for 2017.
By the way, the reason I haven't posted or responded to emails much in the last couple of days is due to my moving to a new apartment in real life. Everything is now at the new place, but I haven't had time to set everything up. I am seeing your emails and will respond. Thanks for your patience.
Lylat-Mobius Adventurer (aka Brian) and I will both be in attendance as well, giving Ayano coverage, and hopefully meeting other Krystal and Star Fox fans. Are you going to be there? You should come say hi!
Max sends in some test animations from his "Dinosaur Planet: The Animated Series" project as a Christmas present. Their newest animator, SBH, shared some footage from the Ice Mountain speeder race, including animations and storyboards featuring Sabre and some SharpClaws. There's even some Krystal footage and a promise for more in 2017!
To my surprise, UndyingNephalim has posted the 6th demo of his fangame, Star Fox: Event Horizon! I didn't even know he had released the 5th one. Both the 5th and 6th demos can be downloaded on his official ModDB page. The 5th demo added the ability to play in Aparoid crafts and featured a new Infestation Mode. The 6th demo adds a dozen new playable environments.
The video is an earlier showcase from September, showing off several Sauria locations, among others.
Thanks to Mr. Brownstone for the heads up.
Just as soon as I posted my Krystmas greetings, Ayano surprised me with a gallery of photos from her Christmas shoot. Some of them show off her new Krystal charm from OxygenImpulse studios. Check out the images below!
Happy Christmas my friends! I hope you all have a fun and joyous time with your families and friends, in the spirit of giving and goodness. Check out Ayano's other festive photos posted on her Twitter feed.
Join us for the live recording of the Krystal Archive Podcast #38 Live! Featuring special guest Lylat-Mobius Adventurer! You can view the stream chat here.
The surgery went well, but I am still recovering. I will see your emails and comments, but can't respond. The podcast on Wednesday is still a go!