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- April 13, 2020 - It has been confirmed earlier today that Rick May, the actor who provided the English voices of Peppy Hare and Andross in the original release of Star Fox 64, has passed away due to complications after sustaining COVID-19. He was 80 years old.
- December 4, 2019 - Nintendo released an update video today announcing new classic titles for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, set to release on December 12, 2019. Among the titles announced was the Super Nintendo Entertainment System title Star Fox 2, which technically never released for the console, but was released for the first time via the retro mini console the Super NES Classic Edition in 2017. In any case, Nintendo Switch users can finally play Star Fox 2 starting December 12.
- September 4, 2019 - During the Nintendo Direct presentation that was released today, Nintendo has confirmed that Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will finally be able to play a selection of Super Nintendo Entertainment System titles at no additional charge using the Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online app, which will be available starting from tomorrow. In addition to this, Nintendo also confirmed a line-up of at least twenty Super NES titles that will be available at launch, which includes the original Star Fox, now playable on the Nintendo Switch. Fellow Super FX titles will also be available, such as Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and Stunt Race FX, the latter being officially available for the first time as a retro re-release.
- December 7, 2018 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is released!
- June 12, 2018 - During the Nintendo Direct: E3 2018 presentation, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was revealed after being teased back in March 2018. It has been confirmed that game will feature every Super Smash Bros. veteran, including Fox, Falco, and Wolf. The characters will feature significant updates, including new Final Smashes, and their appearance will be based on their Star Fox Zero iterations. The game will launch for Nintendo Switch on December 7, 2018.
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Star Fox News
- June 11, 2018 - During the Ubisoft E3 2018 Conference, it was revealed that the Nintendo Switch version of Ubisoft's upcoming toys-to-life title Starlink: Battle for Atlas will include characters and vehicles from the Star Fox series, and respective physical figurines will be made for them.
- June 26, 2017 - BREAKING NEWS: Nintendo has casually, yet officially just announced earlier today that the long-rumored Super NES Classic Edition, also known as the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System in the PAL regions, will be released on September 29, 2017. The microconsole will be priced at $79.99 in North America, and will include 21 pre-installed Super Nintendo Entertainment System titles, including the original Star Fox, getting re-released for the first time since its original 1993 launch, and - believe it or not - the previously never-released Star Fox 2. It is a great year to be a Nintendo fan!
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- October 20, 2016 - Nintendo officially announces their upcoming console the Nintendo Switch, formerly known as "Codename NX", via a teaser trailer. It has been reaffirmed for a March 2017 release, albeit no additional information on game titles and technical specs will be revealed until January 2017. Stay tuned for further developments.
- July 11, 2016 - Nintendo of Europe confirms their weekly Nintendo eShop lineup today for July 14, and reveal they are releasing two new special demo games for the Wii U. One of the demos is Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins + Training, based on Star Fox Zero, and as the title suggests it includes the full short film The Battle Begins as well as the game's Training Mode. The other demo is Star Fox Guard: Special Demo Version, based on Star Fox Guard. No additional details were revealed however. Like any demo version, both these downloads will be available for free for anyone still on the fence about acquiring either game. No confirmation from Nintendo of America regarding the availability these demo versions however.
- April 27, 2016 - During the 2015-2016 Q4 investor's meeting earlier today, Nintendo confirms their next generation platform dubbed "Codename NX" will be released on March 2017. Nintendo also reaffirms the platform will be officially revealed this year, however not before or during the upcoming E3 2016 trade show, with Nintendo stating their focus during the event will be for the yet again delayed The Legend of Zelda game for Wii U and now "NX".
- April 22, 2016 - Star Fox Zero and Star Fox Guard are now available in retail stores and on the Nintendo eShop in North America and most of Europe. Get the games now, separately or together! Both titles will also be available in Oceania starting tomorrow.
- April 18, 2016 - Along with a teaser trailer, Nintendo of America officially announced Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins today. Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins is a promotional anime short film, and a collaboration effort between producer Shigeru Miyamoto, and Production I.G alongside subsidiary Wit Studio. The short will have its world premiere live on April 20 at 3 pm PT, following by a live stream of Nintendo Treehouse: Live demonstrating Star Fox Zero and Star Fox Guard. Production I.G is well known for other animation works based on both manga and video games, such as the anime adaptations of Ghost in the Shell and Attack on Titan.
- March 21, 2016 - Nintendo of Europe announced today that Star Fox 64 will be available on the Nintendo eShop as a Wii U Virtual Console title on March 24, 2016 for a promotional price of only €4.99 / £4.49 until April 21, 2016, one day before the expected release of Star Fox Zero; the price will afterwards revert to the standard Nintendo 64 Virtual Console game price of €9.99 / £8.99, so you better hurry and take advantage of this offer! In addition, for the first time ever, Europeans can play the U.S. version of Star Fox 64 at its glorious full 60 Hz! If you previously purchased Lylat Wars from the Wii Shop Channel on or transferred to the same Wii U console, you can get the Nintendo eShop re-release at only a fraction of the price as any other Nintendo 64 title, despite it being the U.S. version with the proper "Star Fox 64" moniker.
- March 03, 2016 - Despite various rumors in previous weeks about a second delay, today's Nintendo Direct presentation in all regions had reaffirmed that Star Fox Zero will be released as scheduled back in November 2015. The game will go on sale on April 21, 2016 in Japan, and on April 22, 2016 in North America and Europe. In addition to this, Nintendo officially announces the first spin-off in the series - Star Fox Guard - a Wii U tower defense strategy game featuring Slippy Toad with his uncle Grippy. The game will be primarily available from the Nintendo eShop, but it was also confirmed a physical game disc will available in a limited two-pack bundle with Star Fox Zero at launch. Both games will launch simultaneously in all regions. Star Fox Guard was originally presented as a tech demo by producer Shigeru Miyamoto at E3 2014 under the working title Project Guard, but only today was it confirmed as an official Star Fox title. Other new details from the Nintendo Direct include the branching paths and amiibo functionality in Star Fox Zero.
- November 13, 2015 - After unveiling a brand new cinematic trailer for Star Fox Zero, today's Nintendo Direct presentation in all regions confirmed the new release date as April 2016, with the North American Direct going a step further stating the game will be out by April 22, 2016. Star Fox Zero was originally expected to be released this month, before producer Shigeru Miyamoto delivered the unfortunate news that the game's development period was extended, and will not be released until Q1 2016.
- September 25, 2015 - Nintendo Australia has confirmed they are attending the 2015 EB Games Expo at the Sydney Showgrounds from October 2 until October 4, 2015. They will be hosting various gaming competitions and are going to demo a wide array of available and upcoming titles for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, with Star Fox Zero included. If you live close by to Sydney, if not in Australia in general, do not miss this opportunity.
- September 18, 2015 - BREAKING NEWS: Star Fox Zero producer Shigeru Miyamoto personally appeared via the official social media channels today to personally issue an apology for a hard decision he made in the past week. Despite the fact the game was on schedule to release at the previously posted date of November 20, 2015, due to an "unprecedented discovery" during development that the two-screen experience could be improved, and further polish the game overall, Miyamoto reluctantly decided to delay the game's release, promising a not-so-long-off window of the first quarter of 2016 as a new release schedule, keeping in line with the promise that the game will still be technically released before the upcoming The Legend of Zelda game for Wii U. This is a reflection of a quote Miyamoto said in 2012, "A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad."
- September 15, 2015 - Yesterday, Nintendo Co., Ltd. (NCL) has officially announced the name of the company's new president - Tatsumi Kimishima - taking on the title effectively starting September 16, 2015. Previously acting presidents Shigeru Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda have been formally declared taking on brand new roles in the company as "Creative Fellow" and "Technology Fellow," respectively. Several other managerial and structural changes will also take affect, such as the merging of development teams Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development (EAD) and Nintendo Software Planning & Development (SPD) to become Nintendo Entertainment Planning & Development (EPD). Nintendo EAD was responsible for notable titles such as development of Star Fox 64 and co-development of Star Fox Zero. Kimishima, aged 65, who was formerly president of The Pokémon Company (2000-2002) and Nintendo of America (2002-2006) before becoming Managing Director of NCL in 2013, succeeds the late Satoru Iwata as the company president. Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct growth at the age of 55.
- September 8, 2015 - Nintendo UK has confirmed they are attending this year's EGX event at Birmingham NEC from September 24 until September 27, 2015. They will be hosting various gaming competitions and are going to demo a wide array of available and upcoming titles for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, chief among them being Star Fox Zero. If you live in the United Kingdom, do not miss this opportunity.
- August 25, 2015 - Nintendo of America confirms it is attending the annual major gaming consumers' expo PAX Prime this year in Seattle, Washington, and of course will be demoing various titles at their booth which are both available and upcoming for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, including Star Fox Zero. The event will be held between August 28 and August 31, 2015. If you wanted to get a ticket right now, you may be out of luck as the expo already sold out this year.
- August 24, 2015 - Today, both Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe confirm that release date of Star Fox Zero as November 20, 2015 for both regions. Additionally, the Super Smash Bros. Falco Amiibo will be available on the same day also for both regions. A Japanese release date has yet to be confirmed at this time. In the meantime, Nintendo UK had confirmed they will demo the game at more upcoming events, including the following: Insomnia 55 and Legends of Gaming Live 2015.
- August 05, 2015 - Europe's largest annual gaming expo, Gamescom, is opening its doors starting today until Sunday, August 9, 2015. Nintendo of Europe had since confirmed they are attending once again this year, with their venue hosting a slew of upcoming titles for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, including Star Fox Zero.
- August 03, 2015 - Nintendo of Europe confirms today that the 2006 Nintendo DS title Star Fox Command is finally going to be available as a Virtual Console title via the Wii U Nintendo eShop on August 6, 2015 in the PAL region. If you have originally missed getting this game, here is your chance to secure an official digital copy of the title. North American Wii U owners have been entertained to this game since June 2015.
- July 12, 2015 - Nintendo announces today the tragic passing of the company president and CEO (in Japan and North America), Satoru Iwata, due to a bile duct growth. Iwata is well-known to have contributed so much to Nintendo throughout his career, even long before he became president in 2002. Iwata worked alongside his colleague, Star Fox creator Shigeru Miyamoto, on many of his projects, and served as executive producer for many games, including every Star Fox game released since Star Fox: Assault. Iwata was only 55 years old. Until a new company president is announced, Shigeru Miyamoto, alongside Genyo Takeda, will take over Iwata's presidential duties in the interim.
- June 26, 2015 - Hyper Japan, an annual all-Japanese pop culture convention, is returning to London this year, and Nintendo UK confirmed they are attending the event, promising to display a selection of the best Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games that are both available and upcoming, including Star Fox Zero. If you are planning to attend Hyper Japan this year, taking place between July 10 and 12, make sure you pass by Nintendo UK's booth to be able to play a demo of the game. Click here for details on the event itself.
- June 18, 2015 - Yesterday, Nintendo of America tweeted a release chart for a select number of titles that are coming to Wii U starting from today until the end of 2015. According to the chart, it has been confirmed that the 2006 Nintendo DS title Star Fox Command is going to be available as a Virtual Console title via the Nintendo eShop on June 25, 2015. If you have originally missed getting this game, here is your chance to secure an official digital copy of the title. This release date is only confirmed for North American Wii U owners so far. Stay tuned for any info regarding the title's release elsewhere.
- June 16, 2015 - During the Nintendo Digital Event @ E3 2015, Star Fox Zero has been announced, followed with a demonstration of a couple levels played by the presenters during the Nintendo Treehouse Live presentation, alongside with series creator Shigeru Miyamoto. It has been confirmed that PlatinumGames are co-developing the title, alongside Bayonetta 2 director Yusuke Hashimoto. The game is a neither a sequel, prequel, nor a remake, but rather a re-imagining of the early games in the series. The game features some Star Fox 2 elements like the Arwing transforming into a mech-like vehicle, and a new helipad vehicle called the Gyrowing.
- November 07, 2014 - On the November 5, 2014 Nintendo Direct, it was revealed that the Fox (and possibly Falco) amiibo figurines will be compatible with various games outside of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, which could include Hyrule Warriors and Mario Kart 8. In the case of the latter, using a Fox amiibo in that game will allow the playable Mii character to don a Fox McCloud-based suit.
- September 05, 2014 - Yesterday's Nintendo Direct for the Wii U game Bayonetta 2 revealed the titular character Bayonetta will have the option to don a Nintendo Crossover Costume called "Star Mercenary", which is directly based on Fox McCloud. It addition, Bayonetta's guns will be fashioned after Arwings, and shoot lasers instead of bullets using the signature target-lock reticule. Whilst the Wii U port of the first Bayonetta game will include Crossover Costumes, the "Star Mercenary" is exclusive to the sequel. The game launches in North America and Europe on October 24, 2014. In other news, Nintendo confirms its first wave of 12 amiibo figurines will include Smash fighter Fox McCloud, and although they did not confirm a release date, the figurines are now available for pre-order at various physical and online retailers. Highly recommended to pre-order the Fox McCloud amiibo figurine from Amazon or Amazon UK.
- June 10, 2014 - Prior to the debut of Nintendo's Digital Event at E3 2014, Shigeru Miyamoto has confirmed a new Star Fox game in development for Wii U, based on an interview with TIME magazine. The game in question was not officially announced at E3 itself though, although some mentions of it occurred during the live Nintendo Treehouse streaming event. We shall watch closely and have more info on this as it develops.
- June 03, 2014 - Nintendo has been gradually rolling out the new Update 2.0 for their Nintendo 3DS downloadable free-to-play title Steel Diver: Sub Wars. On Nintendo UK's Twitter page, in commemoration of the release, they announced that anyone who owns or purchases the Premium Version of Steel Diver: Sub Wars prior to June 19, 2014 will receive the new downloadable submarine - Star Fox's own Blue Marine - for free! This also confirms the Blue Marine as part of the roster of DLC submarines for Steel Diver: Sub Wars. This is the second Star Fox reference made for the title after Peppy Hare's cameo appearance when the Premium Version of the game is to be purchased.
- December 16, 2013 - Nintendo has rolled out a Miiverse community for fans of Star Fox 64 3D. This can be accessed using the Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, or an internet browser, but a Nintendo Network ID account is required to sign in (which, at this time, can only be created on a Nintendo 3DS or Wii U).
- March 15, 2013 - In an interview with Nintendo Chronicle, Collin van Ginkel, co-founder of indie studio Two Tribes, notable for its Toki Tori series, has claimed that they "could make a damn fine Star Fox game for Wii U. Yes, a classic Star Fox game would be awesome to work on." Two Tribes marks as the third developer, after Retro Studios and Platinum Games, that is willingly volunteering to develop a new game based on the Star Fox IP license. It still a wonder why Nintendo, owner and publisher of said license, has not taken up any of the developers' offers as of yet.
- December 26, 2012 - Rising, UK-based Nintendo gaming media outlet Nintendo Life recently conducted an exclusive interview with Phil Tossell, a former Rare employee known to be the lead software engineer for Star Fox Adventures. Whilst the interview is not a break-through premise about how a game like Star Fox Adventures ended up with so many holes in it, Tossell shared a lot of his own perspectives and memories surrounding the game's internal development period, from beginning to launch. Here's a direct link to that article in question if interested. By the way, it was recently revealed that one of the attractions in the Wii U launch game Nintendo Land - "Metroid Blast" to be precise - was originally themed after the Star Fox series during development before it was later dropped in favor of the Metroid series because it "works well" with the latter. Consider it fortunate that Namco Bandai were more considerate when they included a Fox McCloud-based costume as a bonus for their fighters in their own launch title Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition. Before I also forget, in case you are not already aware, Star Fox 64 3D has since been re-released as a Nintendo eShop downloadable, digital game since November 2012 in all regions.
- July 10, 2012 - UK-based video game retailer GAME recently used their small press prowess to have a Q&A with the one and only Dylan Cuthbert, original lead designer for Star Fox and Star Fox 2, and founder of Q-Games. In this Q&A, Cuthbert reveals a few notable points about his career, his relationship with Nintendo and in particular with Shigeru Miyamoto, and his work on Star Fox. In fact, whilst not giving any hints about the type of gameplay we could anticipate with a possible Wii U Star Fox game, citing that he prefers what Shigeru Miyamoto would decide to do with that part, Cuthbert expressed his desire to work on another Star Fox game in the future, and "expand it further." Whilst the Q&A does not reveal any promises, it it quite an interesting read when it comes to Cuthbert's experience in the industry. GAME posted the entire Q&A interview on their official Facebook page.
- July 7, 2012 - Whilst we did not get any hints of a new Star Fox game whatsoever at E3 2012, which was frankly widely considered by many media outlets as one of the worst received E3 events overall to begin with, major pop culture and entertainment press outlet IGN recently had an exclusive, short interview with the one and only Shigeru Miyamoto, speaking about seeing some familiar franchises for the upcoming Wii U console. Whilst Miyamoto did initially emphasize about the Wii U's unique GamePad controller having potential for a new Metroid game, he ended up saying that he would "personally" prefer to see a new Star Fox game for the Wii U. While this is not exactly an official announcement for anything relative, however quotes like this from one of the most notable executives at Nintendo would deem as valid hints towards expecting something at some point in the future.
- May 5, 2012 - Rumor: This bit of information has been circulating the internet for about a year now, but apparently a new source has re-ignited this old rumor. Gaming blog Techtroid had claimed they were tipped off that Nintendo's American first-party developer - Retro Studios - are prepped to reveal an upcoming Star Fox game for the Wii U at this year's E3. Retro Studios are the highly acclaimed developers behind the Metroid Prime trilogy and the game Donkey Kong Country Returns. It has long been confirmed that they had been working on a "secret game" for the Wii U, but no one really considered the likelihood of it being a brand new Star Fox title. Like all rumors, and as much as we love to hope, it should be taken with a pinch of salt. Interestingly, a few days before Nintendo's initial presentation at E3 2010, there were rumors that Retro Studios were working on a new Donkey Kong title. Initially, such a rumor was not received with enthusiasm as people believed it was too far-fetched considering numerous factors, but during E3 Nintendo does indeed unveil Donkey Kong Country Returns, courtesy of Retro Studios. Therefore, a rumor it may still be, we do not recommend dissing the idea of a Star Fox Wii U title from Retro Studios just yet. Source
Nintendo had recently confirmed that their initial presentation during E3 2012 will debut on June 5, starting at 9am Pacific Daylight Time (local time). Nintendo confirms they will unveil first party titles such as Pikmin 3 and a new Super Mario Bros. game for the Wii U. Nintendo also confirms they may not reveal the release date and price for the Wii U at E3, but rather at a later date.
- November 18, 2011 - Have you been using Google lately? Of course, it is very, very unlikely anyone browsing on the internet would not ever use the ever-popular Google search engine. Anyway, why am I asking you if you had been using Google? Well, recently Google implemented something that could be considered a tribute to the Star Fox series. A sort of Easter egg, if you will. I shall not say any more about it, but you can easily find out yourself. I highly suggest you use the Google Chrome browser for this process though, as it may not work on just any platform. Log on Google's main page, and type in Peppy Hare's famous words, "Do a barrel roll." You will then see what happens exactly.
- October 7, 2011 - Nintendo will be attending the New York Comic Con this year, and as usual in these events they are allowing the public to play a selection of highly anticipating games, including Star Fox 64 3D. It may not sound like a big deal since Star Fox 64 3D is already available in stores, but I am using this bit of news as a shameless plug so that people would acknowledge attending the convention anyway so that they try out the selection of many other yet-to-be-released games from Nintendo on all available consoles. Visitors to the convention might even get a surprise or two.
- September 21, 2011' - Star Fox 64 3Ds game planner - Yusuke Amano - recently revealed in an interview with the European Official Nintendo Magazine about the reasons behind the lack of online support in the game. He explained that making a satisfying, seamless multiplayer experience for every user would have been very costly for them, and additionally implementing any online support would have taken development time longer, and subsequently would have urged the development teams to release the game at a much later date. Development was heavily focused on the game's graphics in order to promote the appeal of the Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo's management could not allow any extra time in development either.
- September 15, 2011 - So, with the release of Star Fox 64 3D in Australia today, this marks the total availability of the game worldwide. If you have the game for your own Nintendo 3DS units, enjoy one of the remake of one of the greatest retro games of all time!
- September 13, 2011 - Despite being a remake, Star Fox 64 3D is enjoying quite a significant reception in its Western release. In the United Kingdom, it became the number one Nintendo 3DS game during its launch week, and it also took ninth place for best sold game of the week overall. Too bad we do not have any numbers from the United States yet.
- September 9, 2011 - Unless you live in Australia, what in the world are you doing on this site? Go to your nearest video game store right now and pick up your local copy of Star Fox 64 3D, assuming if you have not already done so! If you do not have a Nintendo 3DS, then get one! Once you do, enjoy the game at long last!
- August 26, 2011 - Do you recall when we reported early in July about a then-new "Iwata Asks" interview based on Star Fox 64 3D? Well, back then, the interview was only in Japanese, but as expected it has finally been officially translated, and posted up on other regional websites (except for Australia at the time of this post). Actually, the translations have been around for a while now, but I missed them the first time since due to lack of full attention back then. Sorry about that guys, but better late than never, in case you have not known about them already. Anyway, the interviews are a highly recommended read for true Star Fox enthusiasts, as it reveals some information bits nobody ever knew before. You can find the English translation either here or here.
- August 24, 2011 - The annual Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) is returning to Seattle again this week, and Nintendo will be attending. Nintendo will be displaying a number of their most anticipated upcoming titles, including Star Fox 64 3D, which is not surprising since the game was featured during the Comic-Con event last month. However, in case you are attending PAX, just know that on August 27 there will be a Star Fox 64 3D tournament between 7pm and 10pm, and Nintendo will be having daily giveaways too. So, if you are attending PAX at that date, have fun! In unrelated news, there had been rumors that Nintendo might announce a revamped Nintendo 3DS design that is to be released in 2012. Gaming rumors tend to turn out true, but keep in mind it is always a good idea never to take any rumor seriously until the information had been officially confirmed.
- August 17, 2011 - Nintendo of America is currently holding a Star Fox 64 3D promotional sweepstakes in conjunction with Air Combat USA. The winner gets to experience one of Air Combat USA's flights, which simulates the movements fighter pilots as in combat. This sweepstakes is only open to residents in the U.S. and Canada, however. Check it out here if interested! In other news, Hidetomo Komaki, a one-time chief Concept Artist at Namco, had recently released a bunch of his old, never-before-seen concept artwork, based on Star Fox: Assault, via his personal blog. The artworks are now permanently hosted on StarFox-Online. Take a look at them, as they make great references for fanart or otherwise.
- August 10, 2011 - Not exactly related news, but since the situation is very similar to that that happened in Japan, I would personally say this is a notable mention. Nintendo of America recently confirmed that they are going to release the third official color of the Nintendo 3DS - Flame Red - in North America. Just like in Japan, the new color will coincide with the release of Star Fox 64 3D, meaning it will arrive on September 9, 2011. There is still no word whether the new color will be released in other regions as well. The new color will be the same price as the other colors, which will be 169.99 USD after Nintendo's critically notorious, official price-cut that will be established in two days from this date. For those of you who already own a Nintendo 3DS, are you eligible in the Ambassador's program yet?
- July 21, 2011 - So much news coming in all of a sudden! First off, Star Fox 64 3D is enjoying a promising success in Japan, as the game sold over 32,000 copies in the first week alone, which made it the number one Nintendo 3DS game, and the sixth best game overall in the Japanese charts last week. Part of the success could possibly attribute to the new Flare Red Nintendo 3DS color release. In other news, Nintendo of America finally launches their own official website today, and although it uses a subsite URL, the page actually makes use of the StarFox.com domain, albeit as a mere redirect. Also, with the launch of the website comes even better news for the U.S. fans to rejoice, as NOA actually decided to bump up the release date from Sunday to Friday, which means the new official North American release date is now September 9, 2011 - the same day as the European release date! This is likely done in part to avoid the game clashing with the 10th Memorial of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
- July 20, 2011 - Attending the Comic-Con in San Diego tomorrow? Nintendo will be there too, and they are going to allow the public to play an assortment of game demos, even for games that are yet-to-be-released. One of these games is the U.S. version of Star Fox 64 3D! In other news, Nintendo of America had released a brand new trailer for Star Fox 64 3D today. Check it out over here!
- July 15, 2011 - Nintendo Australia finally launched their own official teaser website for Star Fox 64 3D, but unfortunately they still have yet to announce the release date for the O
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- June 23rd, 2017 - NIWA added a new member yesterday - it has been a long while: ARMS Institute, a wiki about the Nintendo Switch game ARMS. We do not know yet if ARMS will have any sequels and/or related new entries in the future, but it is amazing that a brand new IP from Nintendo could garner such a grand following and online community in a very short amount of time - enough to launch an independent wiki site about a sole game, at least. Due to the overwhelming success of the first game, it would not be surprising if Nintendo are planning to release more entries in their successful new IP after ARMS. This sounds familiar for some reason. By the way, Nintendo's last major new IP, Splatoon, is a getting a sequel next month.
- July 05th, 2015 - NIWA added a new member yesterday - it sure has been a while: Inkipedia, a wiki about the Wii U game Splatoon. We do not know yet if Splatoon will have any sequels and/or related new entries in the future, but it is amazing that a brand new IP from Nintendo could garner such a grand following and online community in a very short amount of time - enough to launch an independent wiki site about a sole game, at least. Due to the overwhelming success of the first game, it would not be surprising if Nintendo are planning to release more entries in their successful new IP after Splatoon.
- January 22nd, 2014 - NIWA added a new member on Saturday - it sure has been a while: Hard Drop Tetris Wiki, a wiki about the Tetris franchise. Although Tetris is considered a third-party franchise owned by The Tetris Company, the franchise is known to have a history of being worked on by several licensed entities, and Nintendo happens to be one of them. Albeit Nintendo does not develop Tetris games presently, the franchise still has a notable spot in Nintendo's own history, in addition to the several iteration of Tetris games available on various Nintendo consoles.
- March 30th, 2012 - NIWA added a new member today: Dragon Quest Wiki, a wiki about the Dragon Quest series. Although Dragon Quest is considered a third-party franchise owned by Square-Enix, its latest games from 2007 onwards are Nintendo-exclusive entries, some of which were published by Nintendo themselves outside Japan, which is why the related wiki was qualified to be a NIWA member. Dragon Quest Wiki is also one of the founding wikis in the SEIWA network.
- March 23rd, 2012 - Coinciding with the worldwide release of Kid Icarus: Uprising for the Nintendo 3DS, NIWA added a new member today: Icaruspedia, a wiki about the Kid Icarus series.