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.

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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.

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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.