Too many GameCube games are turning 20 right now, and it's making us feel old. But, on the plus side, it's also making us feel nostalgic. Star Fox Adventures is the latest GameCube game to hit the big two-zero today, 23rd September, in North America. And Star Fox's character designer Takaya Imamura is celebrating with some brand new art.
Krystal, a new Star Fox Adventures character who would follow Fox McCloud and the team in later space trips, was shared by a Nintendo legend who resigned from the company last year.
Krystal hasn't received her own game since (technically) 2016's Star Fox Zero, though for all intents and purposes, Starlink: Battle for Atlas was actually a Star Fox game, wasn't it? Imamura's rather great Twitter image
Imamura joined Nintendo in 1989 as a graphic designer, serving as the art director for Majora's Mask (we can't blame him for the Moon and Tingle, then) and working on F-Zero and Star Fox on the SNES.
Imamura has expressed his gratitude for the Star Fox series since leaving Nintendo, claiming that Star Fox 64 was "my game of the year" as well as wishing that Nintendo would bring Zero to Switch.
Are you a Star Fox Adventures aficionate? Will you be playing the game today as a thank you? Let us know in the comments!
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