Nintendo E3 Direct Roundup

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The Nintendo direct opened with…Muppets. Specifically, Muppet versions of Shigeru Miyamoto, Reggie Fils-ame, and Satoru Iwata. They headed to the studio to get ready for the Nintendo direct – when suddenly, they all began sprouting animal body parts. After a few seconds of utter weirdness, we all realized they were transforming into Peppy Hare, Fox Mcloud, and Falco Lombardi. The new Star Fox is here! The game is controlled via the game pad, which you use as a Oculus-Rift-like internal cockpit view, while you use the main screen to fly. In the trailer, they showed the Arwing with a HUGE firing arc thanks to this. The joysticks control flipping and turning, while the buttons control the weapons, uturns, and the ability of the Arwing to transform. Yep, it can turn into a chicken walker in this game, allowing you to run around and shoot your enemies from below. There’s also the Landmaster, which can fly this time, and a new vehicle called the Gyrowing. It’s a quadcopter that can drop an RC drone, allowing you to explore unaccessible areas. Star Fox Zero comes out this Holiday, 2015. Continue reading