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Star Fox Zero for Wii U blasting off this holiday season


Star-Fox-Zero_logoAs announced during the Nintendo E3 2015 Digital Event, the Star Fox gang is getting back together for a brand new interplanetary mission.

Since it's a Wii U game, Nintendo (and co-developer Platinum Games) are planning on using the GamePad to offer up a secondary viewpoint while piloting the transforming Arwing. Other than those details, game info is a bit sparse at the moment.

Check out the first screens, trailer and a fact sheet below.

Star Fox Zero screens:

Wii U – Star Fox Zero E3 2015 Trailer:

Fox, Falco, Peppy and Slippy save the Lylat system in this new deep space dogfighting adventure. Using the Wii U GamePad controller and the TV together creates a unique interface that allows players to experience the game with two different viewpoints within the Arwing – aim and shoot enemies in one direction while flying in another. This frees up the TV for a more cinematic flight experience. Then, pilot the Arwing with its new Walker transformation, along with the new Gyrowing and the Landmaster Tank, to traverse interplanetary terrain.

Features:

  • Fan favorite characters return with new and well-known dialogue from Fox McCloud, Slippy, Peppy, Falco and more, which can sound like they’re talking in your ear like a from a headset with clever sound technology.
  • Players can intuitively pilot an Arwing by simply using both the right and left control sticks as a control stick to perform familiar flight maneuvers, such as the somersault, U-turn and a Barrel Roll.
  • Replay the same exotic planets with other vehicles and extra missions can be selected on top of going through the story.
  • Two different viewpoints, the traditional style of TV gameplay and the new unique cockpit view on the Wii U GamePad controller combines to create a unique interface to aim and shoot in one direction while flying in another. This frees up the TV for more cinematic moments in a brand-new all range mode.
  • Pilot the new and improved Arwing with its new Walker transformation and take control of a new Drone type plane, the Gyrowing. The Landmaster Tank returns, equipped with a new, limited flight form.
  • Developed in partnership with Platinum Games