In anticipation of Star Fox Zero – Nintendo’s first new Star Fox game in a decade – the company had announced that they will release an animated short titled Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins. While it’s baffling that this has never happened before, what’s more exciting is the talent behind the special: a collaboration between Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell) and Wit Studio (Attack on Titan). We can only imagine budgetary restraints being the only reason for this being a short, as opposed to a feature length effort. Because, really, c’mon Nintendo, you have a series about a Fox who gets into intergalactic dogfights, but you make a movie and think “Let’s focus on the plumber who hops on mushrooms? He’s a popular character, so it’ll perfectly translate to the big screen. Oh, what’s that? It went miserably. Guess we’ll never make another movie even though we hold the license for STAR WARS WITH ANIMALS!”
Whatever, forgive and forget, right?
The short is set to stream at 3PM on live.nintendo.com, but a teaser trailer has already been released. You can check it out below, and tune in to Nintendo’s site to see the whole thing later today!
UPDATE 4/21: The entire short is now available online. Just look down ever so slightly!