Shigeru Miyamoto, Star Fox Zero’s Producer, has revealed a mode for beginners in the Nintendo Wii U game. When talking to Time about the title, Miyamoto confirmed there will be an invincible Arwing. This is an optional ship for Fox.
When talking about Star Fox Zero’s invincible Arwing, Miyamoto said that this special vehicle was created so people who are having trouble “can fly through and see the levels.” The ship is there for players to use in case one part of the game is proving a little too challenging, to allow them to get past a particularly daunting section. Think of it as Star Fox Zero’s version of Donkey Kong Country Returns’ Super Kong or Super Mario 3D World’s White Tanooki Mario.
Miyamoto also mentioned how the invincible Arwing fits in with Star Fox Zero’s cooperative mode, where one player flies the Arwing and the other shoots, and Star Fox Guard. He said, “What those do, is allow people who maybe can’t deal with that level of challenge or difficulty to easily be a part of the gameplay and enjoy this universe.”
Star Fox Zero, a re-imagining of Star Fox 64, will come to the Nintendo Wii U on April 22, 2016. This entry won’t be structured like a TV series and is designed in a way that encourages people to replay levels to find new paths through them.