Be a Hero in Star Fox Zero!

Hop Into the Pilot’s Seat for an Intense Space Adventure in Star
Fox Zero for Wii U

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ALERT! ALERT! This is not a drill! The galaxy as we know it is in
jeopardy! The evil Andross has taken over the Lylat System and only you
and the Star Fox crew can stop them! The Star
Fox Zero
game is now available exclusively for Wii
U
consoles, so pin on your pilot wings and dry clean your flight
suit – it’s time to report for duty in this action-packed interplanetary
adventure.


The Star Fox series makes its Wii U debut in Star Fox Zero,
once again reuniting leader Fox McCloud with his memorable team composed
of hotshot Falco Lombardi, reliable Peppy Hare and engineer Slippy Toad.
For this new adventure, you take on the role of Fox McCloud as he pilots
multiple transforming vehicles using a unique control scheme that lets
you shoot in one direction while flying in another. Star Fox Zero
is the first game in the series to employ independent controls for
flying and aiming your lasers. By looking at the TV to identify your
target and using the motion controls on the Wii U GamePad controller to
aim and shoot with precision, the game lets players feel like they are
right in the pilot’s seat, especially when using the game’s “3D Voice”
feature to hear squad-mate audio directly from the GamePad.

Star Fox Zero is a game that’s only possible through the
second-screen experience of the Wii U GamePad,” said Scott Moffitt,
Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
“Many video game fans have experienced the Star Fox series
through the years, but never with this level of full-throttle action.”

Co-created by Nintendo and PlatinumGames, developers of the Bayonetta
series, Star Fox Zero provides the planet-hopping action that
fans have come to love, while introducing new vehicles, missions and a
unique control scheme. In addition to flying the now-iconic Arwing
vehicle, you can also pilot the ground-based Landmaster Tank and new
GyroWing, a hovering drone ideal for stealth-based missions. The Arwing
can also transform into the bipedal Walker, allowing for further
exploration in the game’s varied levels.

The levels in Star Fox Zero aren’t just about going from point A
to point B. Many of the game’s gorgeous locales contain secret exits and
hidden collectibles, inviting you to retry missions to discover
everything. Just like previous Star Fox games, exploring and
discovering new things is part of the fun. By using your stellar
piloting skills, you can destroy as many enemies as possible to try to
get the highest score. You can even have another player sync up a Wii U
Pro controller or Wii Remote controller and Nunchuk (sold separately)
and assist in missions by flying the Arwing while you aim and shoot
using the motion controls of the GamePad to take out even more enemies.

Star Fox fans are in for a special treat by tapping a Fox
or Falco
amiibo
figure (sold separately). Tapping the Super Smash Bros. series
Fox amiibo replaces the normal Arwing with a low-polygon Retro Arwing
from the Super Nintendo days (complete with retro music for Corneria).
Tapping the Falco amiibo unlocks a special Black Arwing: a high-powered
spacecraft created for brave pilots willing to fly with very little
shielding.

Every retail version of Star Fox Zero also comes with the Star
Fox Guard
game on a second disc. This fun and frantic game finds
you defending a mining facility owned by Grippy Toad (Slippy’s uncle)
from waves of enemy robots using the second screen on the Wii U GamePad
controller. A full-fledged Star Fox experience in its own right, Star
Fox Guard
features 100 stages for players to take on, and also
allows players to create and share their own challenges with other
players online.

Barrel roll into this unforgettable adventure by purchasing the game in
stores at a suggested retail price of $59.99. Star Fox Guard is
included in every physical version of Star Fox Zero. Both Star
Fox Zero
and Star Fox Guard can also by purchased digitally
in Nintendo eShop on Wii U or at Nintendo.com for $49.99 and $14.99,
respectively. If you purchase the digital version of either game
separately, you will receive an automatic discount of $4.99 through
Nintendo.com or Nintendo eShop upon purchase of the other game.

To learn more about the characters and story of Star Fox Zero,
you can view the Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins animated short
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA2-0nTxaGg.
Created in partnership with Shigeru Miyamoto, Production I.G and WIT
STUDIO, the short explores the backstory behind the game and its first
level, Corneria.

For more information about Star Fox Zero, visit http://starfoxzero.nintendo.com/.

Remember that Wii U features parental controls that let adults manage
the content their children can access. For more information about this
and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U
and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and
Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when
it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has
sold more than 4.3 billion video games and more than 692 million
hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U,
Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi
XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo
GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons
that have become well-known, household names such as Mario,
Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and
Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America
Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s
operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about
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