Nintendo started their Digital Event strong today with Star Fox blasting right out the gate. That’s right, we finally got to see the first footage for the new Star Fox after being teased for over a year. Named Star Fox Zero, the game will include the transformations from the cancelled Star Fox 2, the classic dog-fighting, and a gamepad cockpit view that also can be used for aiming your weapon.
We learned as the day went on that Star Fox Zero is not a remake or a sequel. It’s being co-developed by Platinum Games. There’s also a 2-player co-op mode. Unfortunately, Miyamoto stated there’s no online multiplayer.
So, we’re really prioritising getting this new game playing at 60 frames-per-second. In previous Star Fox games we had focused a lot on dogfighting, but here we’re really focused more the single-player experience. Of course, as we continue on and once people get a feeling for the game… as the process continues if we find that we do think it’d be really good we’ll definitely consider it, but right now we’re not.
Star Fox Zero is scheduled to launch this Holiday season.