Great news from today’s Nintendo Direct! Not only is Star Fox Zero on track for release this April 22, but we also get a new video and a bunch of screenshots showcasing the game.
Nintendo also revealed that customers who pick up Star Fox Zero at retail will get the game plus Star Fox Guard on disc for $59.99. This was previously shown as Project Guard, but has been infused with the Star Fox branding to create a unique experience. In this game you’ll need to monitor a bunch of cameras to take out the enemies as quickly as possible. Below is Nintendo’s official explanation of the package:
Star Fox Zero: Fox McCloud returns in an action-packed new adventure. Multiple paths branch out to give players plenty of places to explore, and each route gives them a completely different experience, with each battle posing its own set of unique challenges. Players will notice their skills get better and better over time, as they become top-notch pilots. In two-player mode, one player can fly the Arwing while the other player aims and shoots. The game launches April 22. The packaged version comes with a Star Fox Guard game disc at a suggested retail price of $59.99 while the digital version of the game can be purchased by itself from Nintendo eShop for $49.99.
Star Fox Guard: Players set up 12 cameras to find and defeat enemies who are attacking the mining site of Slippy Toad’s uncle, Grippy Toad. The game includes about 100 stages, but players can also create their own stages by editing the placement of enemies and uploading their levels online. The only way to get the physical version of Star Fox Guard is by purchasing the packaged version of Star Fox Zero. The game can also be purchased by itself from Nintendo eShop for $14.99. Customers that purchase the digital version of either Star Fox Zero or Star Fox Guard will receive a $4.99 Nintendo eShop discount toward the other game.