E3 2014: New Star Fox for Wii U Revealed Ahead of Nintendo's E3 Press Conference

Latest project from Shigeru Miyamoto revealed ahead of E3 presentation today.

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Image credit: Time Magazine

Ahead of Nintendo's E3 press conference today at 9 a.m. PDT, a Time Magazine report (via International Business Times) reveals an all-new Star Fox game for the Wii U. Legendary Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto is leading development on the game, according to the report.

Time Magazine writes that the new Star Fox game for the Wii U is "still fundamentally a spaceship-based shooter." You'll apparently use the GamePad motion controls to aim and fire an Arwing's weapons. You'll also be able to transform your Arwing into a land tank, taking the fight to the ground.

According to Time Magazine, the upcoming Star Fox game for the Wii U has a new vehicle mode where two players can pilot a helicopter-esque aircraft. It looks like Time Magazine is trying to pull its story, but you can still see a partial version of the report.

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Discussion

66 comments
edhc44
edhc44

Hope it doesn't suck like Star Fox Assault.


A more positive attitude, I'm glad. The new Zelda was amazing (whether the featured dude was link or not. Or not a dude at all), but was pretty much given. I needed to see a new Star Fox, Metroid or F-Zero from Nintendo. Star Fox is here. I'm one step closer to stop treating the Wii U like trash and seeing it as a console that deserves being purchased.

Foppe
Foppe

Still miss my F-Zero.

danhalen
danhalen

I was about to curse Nintendo for not revealing a new Metroid but then I read this and suddenly became very happy

EPaul
EPaul

Nintendo did good this year but i'm afraid it's too late for the WiiU. Should of got this type of support last year

seanwil545
seanwil545

Haven't played Star Fox since the Super NES...way back in the day. I'll certainly have to check this out.

hochstreck
hochstreck

This new Splatoon surely appears to be amazing, too!

klugenbeel
klugenbeel

About time Nintendo started tapping into those IPs that have been collecting dust. You would think they would push more IPs since 3rd party does little to nothing for their underwhelming system. 

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

Easily the best thing at E3 announced so far. This is huge and totally awesome.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

It gets worse:


"But Miyamoto and his team have added a new vehicle mode, one that’s designed to exemplify the new motion control scheme: It lets up to two players pilot a helicopter-like craft, one player controlling the helicopter itself, the other controlling a tiny robot you can drop from a tether to roll around a limited area, either snatching up booty or blasting enemies."

So forced terrible motion controls AND co-op.  Why can't they just make a proper sequel to Star Fox 64 and keep their gimmick garbage out of it?!?

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

Seriously Ive been waiting for a new Star Fox game forever and as cool as the gyro controls can be,I want to enjoy the game using a simple controller or the sticks on the gamepad,nothing more.Ive put a  good 30hrs so far on MK8 and still havent bothered with the gyro controls for it and probably never will. I LOVED star fox on SNES/N64 and never needed gimmicks added to those games. I just want to fly and shoot,unlock different paths to other planets by doing secret stuff during a mission and defeat Andross at the end in HD. Thats it.

sandfox80
sandfox80

Come on Nintendo, steal the show. The Wii U is the most underrated console ever IMO. I've got XBO, PS4 and Wii U and I just love the charm that the Wii U brings.

naruto945
naruto945

This mixed with a no mans sky kinda exploration and Starfox adventures esque combat and Fox could actually be a cool character.

Holoogamooga_
Holoogamooga_

I personally think the screenshot looks gorgeous, but I'm comparing it to the SNES Star Fox, so...

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Holy crap did Nintendo actually give us what we wanted.

"You'll apparently use the GamePad motion controls to aim and fire an Arwing's weapons."

God damn it.  God DAMN it.........

Hillsy_
Hillsy_

This looks to be a remake of the 3DS game.

adsparky
adsparky

This is the best announcement from this E3 after the Grim Fandango remake.

westsiderz28
westsiderz28

@EPaul its never too late you obviously dont know gamers.. gamers will go where great games are

Sepewrath
Sepewrath

@EPaul Its never too late to put out great games. Nintendo did themselves quite a favor today.

hoyholyhoy
hoyholyhoy

@EPaul Not true at all, I just bought a Wii U for Super Smash Bros, the 2 Zelda games, Star Fox and Mario Kart 8. Nintendo is just getting better and better with the Wii U, and really they're not in any immediate trouble. I know plenty of people will start seeing the potential of this console in the coming year. And I mean look at every other console generation the last 25 years, they've never started out crazy strong, it always took a good 2-3 years to kick everything off, so Nintendo has nothing to worry about. :)

imm_84
imm_84

@EPaul Time doesn't matter as long as i'm getting great games :D

klugenbeel
klugenbeel

@Richardthe3rd It's a great/best announcement for Nintendo, but not even close to the best thing shown off at E3.

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

@Thanatos2k Didn't you read the part in the article on impressions of the game demo where it says that the controls feel amazing and essential? Here's the quote:


"The game uses both the GamePad and your television in slightly different ways, and even after just a short time with the game, both feel absolutely essential."


I'm not a huge proponent of motion controls, but if they actually add to the experience, I'm all for it. It sounds to me like they are doing the right thing with the controls this time around.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

I think they'll probably incorporate analog controls. If they don't then I'm right there with ya, but when they make the official announcement hopefully we'll get more elaboration.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@naruto945 No.  Star Fox is not about exploration or adventure.  Star Fox is about flying and shooting things, NOTHING MORE.


You're thinking about Metroid.

Holoogamooga_
Holoogamooga_

@Thanatos2k Agreed. It'll be a fun novelty for about ten minutes, like aiming in Ocarina 3DS. I'd be surprised if there wasn't analog stick support, though.

AndreasRufus
AndreasRufus

@Hillsy_ and that was a remake of the n64 game


however, there were rumors about n64 games getting hd remakes on wii u for some months now.

Rotondi
Rotondi

@Mandrew257 Microsoft had a good show, and Sony had a snooze fest, Nintendo should be able to take the win this year.  Star Fox is just bloody awesome.

Splincir
Splincir

@hoyholyhoy Nintendo themselves do no see the potential in the wii u. Less than a month ago they had an interview in which they discussed their next platform which would be nearing release within a 2 year time frame from the release of wii u. They actually said they just dont want to hurt the fans and want them to feel like their money with the wii u was well spent. 


Well im sorry Nintendo but anyone who bought it did not get their moneys worth. They left off with, we feel like the fans will be happy with the wii u after the release of a new zelda game. So what, 2016 and we can probably expect a new Nintendo console. Nintendo is just marching to their own drum now and have pretty much tried to separate themselves from the stupid console war between sony and ms. Which could be a good thing in some senses. They really do need a new console.

Orga777
Orga777

@hoyholyhoy

The problem with Nintendo is that they literally have nothing but their own stable of games. Third Party developers do not support the system as much as they should (mostly because Nintendo is difficult to work with.) Not only that, we have already seen that Mario games no longer move the system like they used to (mostly because the games just got stale after Galaxy). It is all going to be on the shoulders of Zelda and Smash to push the console forward. That is not really enough for a long term investment in a game system, and it is just way too little, way too late. Personally, the Wii U is looking more and more like the Gamecube. A pretty solid system, but not really something that will be a threat to the competition due to lack of third party support. Third party support is what moves consoles, and the exclusives are supposed to be the flavoring that tips the balance towards one system or another. It doesn't work in the reverse. 

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

There's gonna be a lot of bored adults with what Sony and M$ showed.

normanislost
normanislost

@Thanatos2k @naruto945 hold on....you're against that idea? a large open universe to explore which still contains flying around blowing stuff up?

olddadgamer
olddadgamer

@Rotondi @Mandrew257 Bethca though, what has us all talking next week comes down from one of the unannounced games on the smaller stages in the next three days. 

diceboy321
diceboy321

@Rotondi @Mandrew257 No way, PS4 pwnz xbots easy!

Orga777
Orga777

@Richardthe3rd

I don't know about that. Sony and MS showed off some nice new games. :/

Heck. No Man's Sky looks like Star Fox on crack. 

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

Have faith. mK8 had motion controls as well as other options.

I'd have a hard time believing this won't make use of the Pro controller somehow.