Posted Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 10:10 AM PDT by Trevor Ruben
Nintendo at E3.
Snuck in right at the end of the Nintendo Digital Event this morning was a shot of Shigeru Miyamoto playing one of his games planned for the Wii U. Turns out that game was a new 'Star Fox,' due sometime in 2015. Here's Nintendo's official description, which is all we have at the moment:
"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."
Miyamoto is also behind 'Mario Maker,' which allows players to build their own Mario levels and play them out. That game is due out in the first half of 2015. Here's the debut trailer:
Finally, Miyamoto has two other projects on the way:
"Project Giant Robot lets players use the touch screen to build a giant robot. Once complete, the GamePad becomes a cockpit from which players control the robot as they try to knock opponents over. A unique combination of button and motion control adds leverage and momentum to their robotic punches. The game is scheduled for the first half of 2015."
"In Project Guard the goal is to stop a robot invasion using a security system of 12 cameras as a last line of defense. Players mount a dozen security cameras around a perimeter before the invasion, and then monitor all 12 as the robot army invades. Cameras also can blast lasers, so players must look, search and shoot quickly if they want to survive the onslaught. The innovative use of the two-screen game play makes for a thrilling spectator experience, allowing anyone in the living room to join in on the fun as an additional set of eyes. The game is scheduled for 2015.
You can find the latest info on 'Star Fox' and 'Mario Maker' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.
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