The Star Fox series has been dormant for far too long — 3DS remake accepted, of course — and we sincerely hope that one day soon, Nintendo will bring the franchise out of retirement and give us the epic Wii U space adventure we've all been waiting for.

Until then, we can simply feast our eyes on this gorgeous fan artwork by Oscar Römer. He has lovingly crafted Fox and Falco in semi-realistic form, and there's a good chance that if and when Nintendo does reboot Star Fox, the characters could end up looking not entirely dissimilar.

Have a look yourself and let us know what you think of these illustrations — as well as how badly you want a new Star Fox game.