Everyone’s favorite dogfighting fox is set to finally make his high-definition, 60 frames-per-second debut as Nintendo officially announced Star Fox Zero at E3 today in Los Angeles. Developed in partnership with Platinum Games, the game is arguably the highlight of Nintendo’s 2015 stable and — though it was adamantly stated that it’s not a remake or direct sequel of any kind — strongly evokes the barrel roll, on-rails action of the classic Star Fox 64. The biggest change this time around is the inclusion of a transformative ship that can alternate between the Arwing and a new mech-like Walker while taking advantage of the GamePad for precise aiming. Fans will also be happy to know that the Landmaster Tank makes a return as well, joined by the brand new hovercraft-esque Gyrocopter.
Said to be inspired by Shigeru Miyamoto’s long-cancelled Star Fox 2, Star Fox Zero is currently on track for a Holiday 2015 release for Nintendo’s Wii U.
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