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F-Zero celebrates its 30th anniversary today

Oh Captain, my Captain!

Whether Nintendo wants to remember it or not, today marks the 30th anniversary of F-Zero bursting onto the scene in North America. It's been a long time since we've seen a new F-Zero game, but that's not due to a lack of fans clamoring for one. Interest and hype for a new F-Zero game is stronger than its ever been, and there's no better time than the series' 30th anniversary to let our voices be heard. Nintendo, it's time to bring this series back!

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Rumored F-Zero Japanese Twitter account confirmed fake

F-Zero truth to it all

Well, there goes one half of the Twitter rumor that popped up recently. Discussion of a potential Japanese Twitter account for F-Zero has been confirmed fake today. The Twitter account in question has since posted a rather adult video to its feed, and it's certainly not something Nintendo would ever share. We can say without a doubt that this was a fan-made account.

As for the Super Mario 35th anniversary account, that one hasn't changed at all since we first mentioned it. I guess that means there's still some hope for it being real, but after today's F-Zero debunking, it certainly seems less likely.

RUMOR: Now fans think they've discovered an official F-Zero Twitter account

One more ride for Captain Falcon?

Earlier this week, fans discovered a Twitter account that appeared to be tied to the 35th anniversary of Mario. There have been rumors of multiple Mario games getting revamped/re-released in honor of the anniversary, but Nintendo is yet to say anything. This Twitter account gave fans renewed hope, and a bit of messing with the password recovery feature showed that the email could be tied to a nintendo.co.jp address. Nothing 100% confirmed mind you, but enough to create excitement.

This discovered has lead to fans scouring Twitter to see what else they can come up with, and today's discovery is quite interesting. Fans have found what appears to be an official Japanese Twitter account for the F-Zero series. It follows the exact same rules as the Mario Twitter account mentioned above, and returns the same n*******.**.** address. Furthermore, the Twitter account was created on March 16th, 2020, so it was not a reaction to the discovery earlier this week.

We still don't know if either of these accounts are legit. Even if they are tied to Nintendo, it could be a case of Nintendo protecting Twitter names just incase they had something to share. It's hard not to get hyped, and there's definitely some compelling evidence, but please remember that this is all just speculation for the time being. Nothing is confirmed until Nintendo says so.

Musicians spend their time in self quarantine collaborating on a fantastic cover of the 'Big Blue' theme from F-Zero

Big Brass

Back at the start of April, we shared a video from a group of musicians who were collaborating on game music covers while in quarantine. They cranked out an awesome cover of Dr. Mario's "Fever" theme, and now they're back with another banger.

Instead of returning to Dr. Mario, the gang has turned their focus to F-Zero for a cover of "Big Blue." They've got string, brass, and so much more going on in this cover, and it turned out absolutely fantastic. Really makes you wish Nintendo would show the series some love with a new installment!

Thanks to Lorenz and Haleman1704for the heads up!

Violinist accompanies classic Nintendo game soundtracks, making for a whole new sound

Now this guy's got a talent!

I can tell you two things about Teppei Okada. One, he is an excellent violin player. Two, he has quite a fondness for classic Nintendo games. That's why he's merged his two loves to create some ridiculously unique covers.

In the video above, you can watch Okada as he accompanies F-Zero's soundtrack, and even a few sound effects. It really does give the classic tune a whole new vibe, and is ridiculously catchy. That's just one of Okada's works though. You can check out a whole YouTube channel filled with his tributes here!

Jeremy Parish's Game Boy Works Advance #3 - F-Zero: Maximum Velocity & Napoleon

The second and third of Nintendo's first-part releases at the GBA's Japanese launch go under the microscope here as we examine F-Zero: Maximum Velocity (a reversion of the franchise to its original Super NES style) and Napoléon, AKA L'Aigle de Guerre (a real-time strategy game, sort of). By embracing the speediest and deepest of 16-bit genres, they help reinforce just what a big deal GBA was at the time of its launch—a proper home console experience on the go! That you could barely see. But hey. Details.

Long-lost F-Zero novel pops up online

Back when Nintendo cared about the franchise

Nintendo hasn't done much of anything with the F-Zero franchise in years, but back in the day, the Big N was all about it. Turns out they were cranking out more than F-Zero games as well.

All the way back in Japan, and official F-Zero novel was released. Titled F-Zero: & Then, to the Gods of Speed, the novel took a very dystopian approach to the bright neon world of F-Zero. The book was written by Katsuyuki Ozaki, with illustrations by Kagami Yasuhiro. You can check out more pics of the novel here.

AEW Wrestler Brandon Cutler shares some fantastic Captain Falcon cosplay

Will he use the Falcon Punch in-ring?


AEW Wrestler Brandon Cutler shares a passion for video games that many of his AEW compatriots have. Cutler's character of choice is Captain Falcon, and he's shared some amazing Captain Falcon cosplay he put together. With other AEW wrestlers performing video game moves/taunts in the ring, I wonder if Cutler will do the same!

Criterion says they were never asked to work on an F-Zero game for Wii U

Falcon Punch to the gut

A few years back, there was a rumor about developer Criterion getting their hands on the F-Zero license. Supposedly they were going to release an F-Zero game for the Wii U, but as you know, that never panned out. So what exactly happened all those years ago? Turns out the whole store was fake.

Criterion's Alex Ward confirmed during a Game Informer interview that not only were they never working on F-Zero, Nintendo never even approached them with the opportunity. We should have known the story was fake right from the start, as it seems Nintendo doesn't have much love for F-Zero anymore!

Thanks to Lucius6 for the heads up!

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