Star Fox Wii U Revival Leaks

Star Fox Wii U Revival Leaks

According to a now-pulled interview on Time's website, there's a new Star Fox game in development for Wii U, being led by iconic Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto.

The Miyamoto interview described Star Fox's gameplay and how the Mario creator plans to have the game use the Wii U's Gamepad:

In his new version of Star Fox — still fundamentally a spaceship-based shooter — players now use the GamePad's motion controls to aim and fire the Arwing's weapons, simultaneously controlling the nimble craft itself by thumbing the joysticks to accelerate or turn and pull off signature moves like barrel rolls, loops and the tactically essential Immelman turn. And you can still morph your Arwing into a land tank, rocketing down to the surface of a planet, then rattling around the battlefield and laying waste to the landscape.

Miyamato also divulges that this Star Fox game was originally meant for the Wii:

We originally began working with Star Fox back on Wii, and we had a small group of people experimenting with it for many years, maybe about six years, but we didn't find an idea that really brought that together for the Wii. So instead we moved experimentation to the Wii U using some of the same assets. It's been maybe 6 to 10 months that we've been experimenting with it.

The Time article was up briefly and then pulled, having apparently slipped out before an embargo. Nintendo's digital E3 presentation coverage begins shortly and Kotaku will have full coverage of all the news that breaks there.


    No more motion control games PLEASE!!!

      It was completely optional in the last Star Fox...

      I totally agree. Let's hope it is optional. Thought I doubt that it will be gamepad only, with the pro controller there.

        This is one of three "experiments" specifically designed to make use of the Wii U gamepad... Things can change, but the plan right now is to use the gamepad only.

      I don’t think they’ll use motion controls. 3D world doesn’t really use it and neither does MK8.

        Here is hoping. But until people like Regie go from Nintendo it is business like usual. Time for some new blood. The two new games "Garden and Robot" are disappointing. Blind Freddy knows the Wii U is Struggling and they are spending time on shit like that.

    Come on, Nintendo! Corneria needs our help!

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