Nintendo has released new information about Star Fox Zero and Star Fox Guard today, and they share a common theme – protection. The Star Fox Zero trailer is called, “Let’s back up the squadron” and details and images for Star Fox Guard have been released.
The Star Fox Zero trailer focuses on helping other pilots attacking Andross, while also showing the multiple paths and methods that can be used to get through levels. The almost six minute video makes a point of also showing off additional vehicles Fox can use in addition to the Arwing, like the Walker, Gyrowing, and Landmaster. It even takes time to show the retro Arwing, unlocked with a Fox amiibo, and the Black Arwing people get for using a Falco amiibo.
Star Fox Guard has been discussed in greater detail as well. People must watch footage from 12 security cameras to defend mining sites from robots. The cameras can have different sorts of weapons attached, which are used to blast approaching enemies. The goal is to switch between monitors at the right time and defeat robots to ensure they don’t reach the site. The Fox and Falco amiibo are both compatible with this tower defense game, allowing people to call in an air strike with each one once per day. When you win, you earn metals that let you unlock new cameras and missions.
People who play Star Fox Guard will also find ways to play outside of the campaign. You can create your own enemy assaults and upload them to the internet with My Squad. This same section lets you go through attacks other people have put together. The very best custom challenges will be featured daily in an online Star Strategists section.
An exclusive demo of Star Fox Guard will be available in Star Fox Zero’s main menu, with save data that can carry over to the full game. The limited First Print edition is the only way people can get both Star Fox Zero and Star Fox Guard together at launch, with discs for both games in a SteelBook case. Star Fox Guard will only be available as a download after the First Print editions run out.
Star Fox Zero and Star Fox Guard will come to the Nintendo Wii U on April 22, 2016.