A year and a half ago, Shigeru Miyamoto poured his black, shriveled heart out to produce the awesome Pikmin movie shorts.
They were so... good, that I called upon Miyamoto to do that producer role full-time and quit game design. He hasn't listened to me and has since spread lies about my family in retaliation for my suggestion. Fortunately, even though he hasn't quit game design, the movie producer role wasn't a one-time gig.
Here's his latest work: Star Fox Zero — The Battle Begins:
Isn't it... awesome? Animated film that, from what I can tell, goes over the first mission of Star Fox Zero and some prologue. We get some world-building for the franchise we haven't seen before, too, and it ends in a cliffhanger to make you want to buy the game at the end. (Plus, the credits is in-game footage of what you just saw animated!)
|For example, I didn't fully comprehend Corneria is just full of dog people. It's like something out of Arthur.|
...Yeah, while that dog screenshot makes me feel uncomfortable because I'm quickly associating it with furry fan-service, the animated short film is still worth watching, overall.
|It may be hard to see, but apparently the Star Fox Team's HR department is incompetent. (“Peppy Hair” instead of “Peppy Hare”.)|
Nintendo revealed this short in a Treehouse Live event, and then had some Treehouse players play Star Fox Zero. I didn't actually watch it, or this would be a Reaction Log and not Gaming Commentary.
|Totally don't know what happened here.|
I'm not sure I would want to watch the actual game. Or play it. Again, all Shigeru Miyamoto is good at are these movies, not actual game design, right?
|Executive Producer: Shigeru Miyamoto.|
Nintendo also released an overview trailer for the actual Star Fox Zero game, along with Star Fox Guard. You can watch it here, though it's not even close to as worth it as Star Fox Zero — The Battle Begins.
|It features this guy's disgusting fingers touching the GamePad.|
Why is the HOME button constantly glowing blue? Why don't they use the stylus?
Now, I can't do this myself since yours truly only has four fingers, as is normal for Koopas, but for the five-fingered folks reading this, try moving your fingers in the position shown in the screenshot above. Isn't that really uncomfortable? It's painful just to watch, so don't.
Watch Star Fox Zero — The Battle Begins. It's a pleasure. Send a message to Shigeru Miyamoto: Make more movies, and focus on that full-time!
(...After that, I hope he doesn't next claim he's MY mother!)
Ludwig isn't going to buy Star Fox Zero, which comes out April 22. He hopes that doesn't ruin the message of this article...in fact, it should bolster the message! He's still followed the franchise's story, and he's concerned about Star Fox Zero retconning the continuity.
Nintendo is ACTUALLY entering the movie business! Is this the opportunity we're looking for to get rid of Miyamoto from games?