New Star Fox Confirmed for Wii U

Last Updated: June 10, 2014

Miyamoto Star Fox

Although it wasn’t revealed during Nintendo’s main event, there are additional game announcements coming throughout the rest of the week, the first of which was Star Fox! Fans have been hoping for Nintendo to bring this series back for some time now, and a new Star Fox game will be released for the Wii U in 2015.

The Wii U’s gamepad will provide a first-person view from the Arwing’s cockpit. The Arwing can now turn into a helicopter, too, in addition to the Landmaster tank. Two players can play together using the new helicopter, with one player controlling the copter and one controlling a small robot attached to a tether.

Shigeru Miyamoto revealed three games today that will all make use of the Wii U’s gamepad. Star Fox is one of them, as well as a robot-fighting game called Project Giant Robot, and a tower defense game called Project Guard. He has described this Star Fox game as possibly being spread across “multiple releases that are connected through different missions” and that if you consider the Star Fox series to be like a movie series, this new game is “more like a TV series.”

We aren’t entirely sure what that means.

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