After waiting a while Star Fox Zero is finally ready. Star Fox Zero follows Fox McCloud and his team as they try to protect the galaxy from evil. Star Fox Zero’s gameplay and plot are pretty similar to Star Fox 64, but the structure of the map and the story itself are new. Teleporters will play an important role in the games story and are used as alternate paths as well. These alternate paths will lead to new levels, cutscenes, and different boss battles.
Even if you beat the game on normal mode there is lots of other secrets and content to find by using these alternate paths. Bosses like Star Wolf will show up while taking these paths. There is also a two player mode where one player controls the guns and the other player flies the Arwing. This game does have amiibo support as well. For those that have the Fox McCloud amiibo, when placing it on the Wii U gamepad you will be able to play as the Arwing from the classic SNES game.
Coming bundled with Star Fox Zero is a new game called Star Fox Guard. This game follow Slippy’s uncle Grippy as he is trying to collect metals from the galaxy. Multiple enemies will try to attack and take these rare metals that you have collected. You will use Slippy’s new security system to place cameras down and shoot down enemies. The player will use twelve different cameras in various locations to protect the mining site. There are many missions to be played in this game, but you can also customize the placement of enemies and upload these enemy patters online for others to try.
Star Fox Zero and Star Fox Guard are launching on April 22, 2016. Star Fox Guard will also be available to be purchased separately on the Nintendo eshop.