Bad News for Star Fox Zero

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This may not be the worst news in the world, but it’s never good to hear that a project won’t be able to meet its expected release date and that seems to be the situation for Star Fox Zero.  A statement posted to Nintendo’s Facebook page by creator Shigeru Miyamoto announced that the games release on the Wii U has been delayed into 2016. For those who can’t read the announcement on Facebook (for whatever reason that may be) you can read it in its entirety below.

“We have been developing Star Fox Zero for Wii U with the aim of releasing it this year. Although we felt that the development had been progressing well, we now believe that we will need a little more time to work on areas such as the unprecedented discovery that we want players to experience in the game by using two screens, and further polishing the level designs and perfecting the tone of the cut scenes. While we have already reached the stage where it would be technically possible to release the title in time for the year-end holiday season, we want to polish the game a bit more so that players will be able to more smoothly grasp the new style of play that we are proposing.

To the people looking forward to the launch of the game this holiday season, I am very sorry.

Star Fox Zero is going to bring new game play and experiences that take it far beyond the framework established by Star Fox 64. All the members of the development team are doing our best so that the final product will not betray your expectations. And the game will not be delayed for a very long time – we’re aiming to launch the game in Q1 2016. Please stay tuned for further announcements.”

While it sounds a bit disconcerting, it is great to see that the company is more than willing to delay the release if it means putting out a product to be proud of when the time comes. It seems like the fans will be handsomely rewarded whenever Fox McCloud and the crew make their highly anticipated return to a major Nintendo platform.


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Pikmin 4 is on Its Way Soon!

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Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto has officially announced Pikmin 4!

It was said by Miyamoto earlier in July that Pikmin 4 is “actually very close to completion. Pikmin teams are always working on the next one.”

Now while the new installment is confirmed, there is no timetable for its release. In addition, the platforms it will be available on have not been officially set (though it’s more than likely that Wii U owners have nothing to worry about). Pikmin 3 was very successful and was loved by many which should give fans something positive to look forward to when Pikmin 4 finally makes its release.


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Pokken Tournament To Be Released In 2016!

What do you get when you combine the ferociousness of Pokemon and the fighting mechanics of Tekken? Easy, Pokkén Tournament!

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With news announced by Bandai Namco in 2013 and the official announcement of the game last year, Pokkén Tournament grabbed the attention of fans of both Pokemon and fighting games. Instead of the usual turn based battle system that we see in the handheld Pokemon Games, Pokkén Tournament allows you to move your Pokemon freely and battle (Fighting System is similar like the Naruto series). Pokemon to name such a few consists of Pikachu, Charizard, Machamp, and Gengar are part of the fighter roster with more to be announced soon.

We won’t be surprised if this title hits the EVO 2016 Roster next year.

Pokkén Tournament is exclusively for the Wii U and is stated for release in Spring 2016.


Me Chibi!Grayson M. is the Editor in Chief of Teh Lunchbox Publications and he thinks Bandai Namco should add Absol to the roster! For more news, up to date information, previews, and reviews, keep it here on tehlunchbox.wordpress.com and LIKE and FOLLOW us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, and Twitch.

 

Earthbound Beginnings Announced

Nintendo announced yesterday at their World Championships that the very first Mother game will be hitting the Wii U Virtual Console! Check out the video below!

Mother was made in Japan for the Famicom system, but since it’s the 20th Anniversary, Nintendo decided to release it here in the United States and in full English translation!

To make things more surprising, it’s available now!

Earthbound Beginnings is available now through Wii U Virtual Console


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Hyrule Warriors Coming to Nintendo 3DS

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Well, the news wasn’t supposed to get out, but all is fair when word hit that Hyrule Warriors would be finding its way to the 3DS pretty soon. Footage of the trailer is available on YouTube under the Koei Tecmo channel, however it remains private. IGN has footage of the announcement so hop on over if you want to take a look.

A couple of new characters do make their debuts in the trailer as Tetra and King Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule from The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker make their way over to the 3DS version. Those who own the Wii U version will not be left out though. If you purchase the 3DS version of Hyrule Warriors you’ll also be able to have these characters join your roster on the Wii U. Can’t say it was the best way for the news to spread, but hey the fans are happy about it. Expect to hear more about it from Nintendo at E3 during their digital presentation on Tuesday June 16 starting at 9 am PDT / 12 pm EDT.

Source: IGN


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Soon… Soon

images2.wikia.nocookie.net Mewtwo_MS016Back in October, it was confirmed that Nintendo would allow Wii U and Nintendo 3DS owners of Super Smash Bros. to download Mewtwo as a DLC character for free. Unfortunately, those who own only one of the two would have to pay for the DLC. Of course, none of that mattered as people were just happy to see him back anyway.

Flash forward to today and It seems as though “soon” is now the operative word when it comes to the return of one of Super Smash Bros. most beloved characters. A recent event for the game saw Director Masahiro Sakurai being quoted as saying they are “pretty much done” with him and will be adding him as a DLC character in due time. Now its just a countdown until one of the franchises most popular fighters joins the battle and wreaks havoc on the rest of the Smash Bros. roster.


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