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New translation of 'Star Fox' designer's interview sheds light on the series' furry characters

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Takaya Imawmura and Krystal is, in its own words, "a repository of Japanese game developer translations, covering primarily (but not exclusively) older arcade and console games". Recently, they featured an interview that originally ran in the November 21, 2002 issue of Nintendo Dream with Takaya Imamura; video game character designer for the Star Fox series. The interview was designed to highlight Rare's then-recently-released Star Fox Adventures, but also covers Imamura's early work with the franchise.

For furry fans, this information is interesting, as he discusses the creation of some iconic furry characters, including Fox McCloud, Falco Lombardi, Peppy Hare and Krystal (also, Slippy Toad). Imamura also reveals how Shigeru Miyamoto not only introduced the furry aspects to the series, but also always intended the series to be a bit more "mature" than the average Nintendo game.

What ancient furry in-joke most needs a comeback?

Krystal can't enjoy her sandwich
32% (25 votes)
Move your dead bones
9% (7 votes)
Eating berries and digging holes
13% (10 votes)
WTF is happening?
3% (2 votes)
$@%& you, I'm a %@&$ing dragon!
36% (28 votes)
8% (6 votes)
Votes: 78

What furry character would you most like to see in a new Super Smash Bros. game?

38% (21 votes)
2% (1 vote)
Tom Nook
7% (4 votes)
Dixie Kong
0% (0 votes)
Bowser Jr.
2% (1 vote)
Midna (with Wolf Link)
27% (15 votes)
Muddy Mole
0% (0 votes)
5% (3 votes)
0% (0 votes)
Other (add in comments!)
4% (2 votes)
What is this Super Smash Bros., again?
15% (8 votes)
Votes: 55

Nintendo announces Super Smash Bros. 4

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Surprising no one, Nintendo announced at this year’s E3 that it will release a new Super Smash Bros. for its forthcoming Wii U console. The fighting series includes furry Nintendo characters such as Fox McCloud and Lucario, plus guest character Sonic the Hedgehog.

Series creator Masahiro Sakurai has not ruled out the possibility of a release on the 3DS, which would be the first installment of the series on a handheld video game system.

The game or games, though definitely coming to at least the Wii U, are not yet in production. Sakurai’s studio, Sora, is currently working on the 3DS game Kid Icarus: Uprising, and may defer Super Smash Bros. until its completion, giving furry gamers plenty of time to petition for inclusion of their favorite characters.