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Star Fox Zero action packed trailer shows off vehicles and amiibo bonuses

by Ron Duwell | April 6, 2016April 6, 2016 3:20 pm PST

20 years later, we’re still waiting for a proper follow-up to the Nintendo 64 masterpiece, Star Fox 64. To say that the series has been all over the place since then would be the understatement of the decade, but I’m on board with Star Fox Zero getting the job done. This latest trailer has all the right moves, proving that Nintendo is finally over being experimental with the series and returning to what made the first two games so special.

…well, all except for the Gyrowing. I still don’t want anything to do with that.

Blasting through enemy lines in the Landmaster Tank or the Arwing really takes me back, and the multiple paths through each level shows someone at Platinum Games or Nintendo understands what we want from a Star Fox game. I mean, what fun is a rail shooter without the option to explore alternative rails?

The trailer also introduces the Black Arwing, players’ reward to slapping the Falco amiibo onto their Wii U gamepads. You know, because Falco is just so dark and brooding thta he needs a black Arwing to show it. Nintendo also lays out the details for Star Fox Guard, a game I’m not entirely interested in but certainly won’t turn down if it’s free.

Star Fox Zero and Star Fox Guard launch for the Wii U on April 22.

Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...