The Nintendo Direct just kicked off with Star Fox. Here's what we learned:
- Fortuna revealed. Katt is in it, and it is full of bioweapons.
- Lots of branching paths. The Teleporters are part of it. Teleporters appear to allow branching paths into completely different levels in some cases.
- Area 3 revealed.
- Some alternate paths are only available after beating the game the first time.
- Target Mode control system (unknown how it works).
- Two player mode. One flies, one aims and shoots.
- Fox Amiibo lets you use classic Arwing from SNES.
- Project Guard is now Star Fox Guard: minigame in Star Fox Zero. You help a Grippy Toad (Slippy's relative) stop a robot invasion on a base. Comes as a packaged set. Buying them separately digitally is possible for a lower individual price.
- April 22nd release date reconfirmed.
Also, the official Star Fox Zero site has been updated. New data there:
- Star Fox Zero can be purchased by itself from the Nintendo eShop for $49.99, while the packaged version comes with the Star Fox Guard game at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
- Star Fox Guard is included in the retail version of Star Fox Zero. A standalone digital version of the game can also be purchased through the Nintendo eShop for $14.99. Customers that purchase the digital version of either Star Fox Zero or Star Fox Guard will receive an automatic $4.99 Nintendo eShop discount toward the purchase of the other game.
- Lots of data and images for Star Fox Guard.
Also shown off in the Nintendo Direct:
- New Paper Mario Color Splash
- My Nintendo mentioned
- Pokken Tournament discussed
- And lots more!