Star Fox Wii U Launching Sooner Than You Might Think

Shigeru Miyamoto reveals the game will be released in 2015, sometime before the new Zelda.

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Tonight during The Game Awards 2014, iconic Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto--through a pre-recorded video--revealed that the upcoming Star Fox game for Wii U will launch in 2015, sometime before The Legend of Zelda game for Wii U.

Nintendo has not yet announced a release date for Zelda for Wii U, though producer Eiji Aonuma said today that he's confident the game won't slip to 2016.

"The way it uses the GamePad is really starting to feel good," Miyamoto said about the new Star Fox.

A prototype of the untitled Star Fox game first unveiled at E3 in Los Angeles in June, and at the time Miyamoto said he was considering partnering with an external development studio to help support the project.

The Wii U Star Fox game will mark the first original game in the series to be published since 2006, when the company released Star Fox Command on the Nintendo DS.

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