Thursday, April 21, 2016
Nintendo Release 'StarFox' Animated Short
Whether they are planning on picking the game up of not, StarFox fans are likely to get a kick out of seeing the universe of the games on screen in this form. It's an interesting new development from Nintendo and it'll be good if this turns out to be not a one off. Who wouldn't want to see the Next Zelda game get the same treatment, for example?
This is animated mostly in a CG cel-shaded style. The method used in Japan is often intended to recreate the look of 2D animation more closely. However, this tends to result in animation that's not as smooth as we're used to in Western CGI. Once you get used to it though, this actually doesn't look half bad. The animation comes courtesy of a pretty impressive line-up, including Attack On Titan's Studio Wit and Production IG. Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto is credited at the producer. Check it out below, and do a Barrel Roll!
Posted by Chris Perkins
Chris writes about movies, games, TV and other stuff you love, and has written for places including MyM magazine, Rant Gaming, KillStreakMedia and Anime UK News. He particularly specialises in the field of animation and spends far too much time watching cartoons for a grown up. He regrets nothing. Follow him at @misterchristor.