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GoNintendo 'End of Day' thought - When will StarFox return?

Time for me to watch something soothing before heading off to bed. I've been watching Hannibal lately and it gave me some real strange dreams. Not exactly the best choice for bedtime viewing! See you in a few, short hours.

I think you might notice a bit of a trend with this week's End of Day thoughts. After writing the piece on F-Zero last night, I got multiple requests to tackle the same topic for other franchises. There's no doubt that Nintendo has quite a few series' that deserve some more love. You can bet your bottom dollar that StarFox is one of them. Well, at least I think it is!

StarFox has at least fared a bit better than F-Zero as far as attention goes. We had a new installment of StarFox on the DS and we also got a revamp of StarFox 64 on the 3DS. Nice blips on the radar for sure, but not exactly swimming in content. When it comes to the console side of things, StarFox is just as neglected as F-Zero. We haven't seen a new console installment since the GameCube days, and those titles weren't exactly classic fodder.

If you'll remember, Shigeru Miyamoto said that the future of the StarFox series could very well depend on how well StarFox 64 3D sold.

"I told Dylan-san (Dylan Cuthbert, Star Fox co-creator) that if this game wasn't interesting, I couldn't make any more Star Fox games! I said, "If first-time players like this game, Star Fox will be reborn!" That's how much I'm counting on this one game! So if there's anyone out there who wants to look at the future, please play this! (laughs)"

First off, I don't know that it's very fair to judge the future of a series on a remake of a previous installment. Second, we have no idea just how much Miyamoto wanted the game to sell in order to consider a new installment. Third, it seems that the title has sold just shy of a million units. That's not considering digital downloads of the title. If the game did sell a million units, is that a success or a failure?

I am happy that StarFox is recognized and remembered through the Smash Bros. series, but that's not how I want things to be forever. I'd like to see the brand reinvigorated. I want Nintendo to take what they've learned since StarFox 64 and take us to new heights. I'd even love of Platinum got to tackle a new installment, even if Kamiya outwardly says he has no interest in doing that anymore. I just want Nintendo to recognize that with some tweaks, StarFox could be something special once again.

Are you a StarFox fan? Would you like to see the series return, or do you think that today's market isn't the time/place for that type of game? Can a franchise about animals that fly ships garner interest, or are today's gamers too focused on realism and 'MATURE' themes? Leave a comment and let us know.

Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS - April 23rd screen


NES Remix 2 - more footage

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IGN - Happy Birthday Game Boy: Mix by Kenobit

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3DS, Wii U eShop charts, video additions - April 23rd



1. Super Mario Bros. 3
2. Pokemon Battle Trozei
3. Pokemon Dream Radar
4. Disney Magical World
5. Art Academy: First Semester
6. Super Mario Bros.
8. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
9. Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX
10. Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
11. Pokemon X
12. Pokemon Y
13. Super Mario Bros. 2
14. Bravely Default
15. Darts Up 3D
16. Trajectile
17. Yoshi’s New Island
18. The Legend of Zelda
19. Mega Man
20. Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars


1. Super Smash Bros. Challenger From the Shadows
2. Super Smash Bros. Direct 4/8/14
3. Tomodachi Life Direct 4/10/14
4. Super Mario Bros. 3 Trailer
5. Mario Kart 8 – New Courses and Items Trailer
6. Pokemon Battle Trozei – Announcement Trailer
7. Disney Magical World Launch Trailer
8. Nintendo Minute – Mario Kart 8 New Courses
9. LEGO The Hobbit Trailer
10. Kirby Triple Deluxe: Wow Kirby, you’re sure exciting Trailre
12. Yoshi’s New Island – Egg-Stravaganza
13. Super Smash Bros. Champion of the Ring
14. Disney Magical World TV Commercial
15. Disney Magical World Trailer
16. Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball Launch Trailer
17. Hyrule Warriors Teaser Trailer
18. Disney Magical World – Features Trailer
19. Conception II: Legend of the Seven Stars Trailer
20. Mario Golf: World Tour – Teaser Trailer

Wii U


1. Super Mario Bros. 3
2. Super Mario World
3. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
4. Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
5. Metroid Fusion
6. Zelda: Wind Waker HD
7. Golden Sun
8. WarioWare, Inc: Mega Microgame$
9. DuckTales Remastered
10. Advance Wars
11. Zelda: A Link to the Past
12. NES Remix
13. EarthBound
14. Super Mario Bros.
15. Super Metroid
16. Art Academy: SketchPad
17. The Legend of Zelda
18. Super Mario Bros.
19. Pokemon Rumble U
20. Super Mario 3D World




Wii U

LEGO The Hobbit Trailer
Kirby Triple Deluxe “Unleashed” TV Commercial
NES Remix 2: Remixed Fun Trailer
NES Remix 2: Super Luigi Bros. Trailer
Golden Sun Trailer
F-Zero Maximum Velocity Trailer
Flowerworks HD: Follie’s Adventure – Are You Ready Trailer
Flowerworks HD: Follie’s Adventure Gameplay Trailer


Kirby Triple Deluxe “Unleashed” TV Commercial
NES Remix 2: Remixed Fun Trailer
NES Remix 2: Super Luigi Bros. Trailer
Kirby Triple Deluxe: Gee Kirby, you’re so cute Trailer
Golden Sun Trailer
F-Zero Maximum Velocity Trailer
Smash Cat Heroes Trailer
Bit Boy!! Arcade Trailer
Super Mario Bros. 3 Trailer
Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball: Haggling 101 Trailer


Yo-kai Watch ships 1 million in Japan

In the past couple weeks, we've been sharing stories about just how popular Yo-kai Watch is becoming in Japan. Now we have the biggest piece of news yet. The first game has managed to ship 1 million units! That's quite impressive, especially considering that 500k were shipped as of two months ago. Looks like the sky's the limit for this game!


China - censorship rules for console games revealed

Gambling-related content or game features
Anything that violates China’s constitution
Anything that threatens China’s national unity, sovereignty, or territorial integrity.
Anything that harms the nation’s reputation, security, or interests.
Anything that instigates racial/ethnic hatred, or harms ethnic traditions and cultures.
Anything that violates China’s policy on religion by promoting cults or superstitions.
Anything that promotes or incites obscenity, drug use, violence, or gambling.
Anything that harms public ethics or China’s culture and traditions.
Anything that insults, slanders, or violates the rights of others.
Other content that violates the law

There's a lot more to look over, but all rules proposed seem to mean good things for Nintendo. If the Big N is proactive about getting products out in China, they might be able to make some bank!


Azada slated for 3DS eShop release on May 1st

Over 40 unique puzzles. 5 master-level puzzle.s Hidden clues unlock levels!

Trapped in a haunted room by his great-uncle, the adventurous Titus has asked you to help release him from the magical spell. To do this, you must solve the most mysterious puzzles of AZADA. Crack the series of puzzles and fill in the missing pages of the enchanted book to free Titus from his prison.

More screens here (thanks Vernon!)

NES Remix 2 - review

A portion of a Wired review...

Releasing the inchoate NES Remix first and letting us all complain about it while the answer to our complaints was mere weeks away from release? Well played, Nintendo. Now, let’s see if I’ve figured out how this works: You know, this is nice and all, but what we really need is SNES Remix.

Full review here

Picross e4 slated for May 1st release

The 4th game in the Picross e series! Now with big 20x15 puzzles!

With Micross and Mega Picross modes! The 4th game in the Picross e series, with a Navigation Feature! As fans requested, new 20x15 puzzles have been added. Micross and Mega Picross modes are also included, with 150+ new puzzles! Tutorials and rule options let newcomers to the series start playing with ease. With save data from previous games, you can also play additional Special Puzzles. Picross is a "Picture Crossword Puzzle Game" where numbers act as hints to complete images. The rules are simple and easy to grasp. Anyone can do it!

More screens here (thanks Vernon!)

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