Star Fox Zero launched in North America and Europe today (as did spin-off title Star Fox Guard), and Nintendo prefaced the launch by releasing an animated short titled Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins. The fun and beautifully-animated short sets the stage for the game’s story, and it’s also full of Nintendo Easter eggs.

There are obvious references, like Peppy yelling “Do a barrel roll” and Falco playing the original Super Nintendo
Star Fox (or, as it turns out, the Super Weekend edition of it), but there are also some hidden nods. Our friends at GameXplain have given the video their thorough analysis, uncovering references to the Famicom and Super Famicom controllers, Kirby, Steel Diver (or is that The Beatles?), and more. Click above to check it out!

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