If you saw Nintendo’s Digital Event, you saw a tease at the end with a blurry screen. Turns out that Miyamoto himself is working on the title. An interview with Time was posted earlier before being taken down where Miyamoto himself reveals that Star Fox was in development for the Wii but is now on the way to the Wii U. The Game Pad will serve as a cockpit view and you can swap from Arwing to the Landmaster with the touch of a button. I don’t know about you guys, but I am ready to finally head back to the Lylat System. Unfortunately, it appears that the game is at least a year away so we’ll have to wait a little bit.
The interview also mentioned two other projects that Miyamoto is working on. Project Giant Robot and Project Guard. It seems that Project Giant Robot has players building robots and fighting with each other. The Game Pad serves as the cockpit view. I wonder if this will turn into a Custom Robo game? Project Guard sorta sounds like a Tower Defense game where players will hop between security cameras while firing lasers at a robot invasion.
A press release from Nintendo of America, after the Nintendo Digital Event, gave us more information about Star Fox for Wii U:
Star Fox (working title) turns the Wii U GamePad into the view from the cockpit of Fox McCloud’s Arwing fighter. While the TV shows the perspective from behind the Arwing, players can also use the gyro sensors of the GamePad to intuitively and independently target enemies. Players can instantly switch between the Arwing and Landmaster tank with the press of a button, and the game also introduces a new helicopter-type vehicle. The game is scheduled for 2015.