Maybe it’s just me, but I’m definitely sensing a Star Wars influence buried deep in the latest trailer for Star Fox Zero. But there’s also another influence here that’s much closer to the surface and that’s Star Fox 64.
Players who step into an Arwing in Star Fox Zero will get to blast away at Andross’s forces and tangle with Star Wolf while also exploring the galaxy through a number of different branching paths, so no two playthroughs will be the same. A two-player co-op mode where one player pilots the Arwing while another mans the gunner’s seat also got a few seconds of screen time.
As part of today’s Nintendo Direct presentation, Shigeru Miyamoto took the stage to talk a bit more about the game, as well as revealing that tapping a Star Fox Amiibo figure will unlock the original Arwing from 1993’s Star Fox.
Jointly developed by Nintendo and Platinum Games, Star Fox Zero will be released exclusively for the Wii U on April 22.