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Star Fox Zero will now land in April with GamePad controls intact

Nintendo looked to be going back to the drawing board with Star Fox Zero. The game now has a new April release date, though it appears that some of its more troublesome elements will remain in place.


Nintendo's Bill Trinen offered something of an update on Star Fox Zero during today's Nintendo Direct. In addition to showing off a new trailer, he offered up an overview of the Arwing, Landmaster, and Gyrowing vehicles.

Star Fox Zero was recently delayed, so there were some questions surrounding this one going into today's Nintendo Direct. It now has a new release date of April 22. As for the control scheme? That appears to be intact, for better or (likely) worse.

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    November 12, 2015 2:32 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Star Fox Zero will now land in April with GamePad controls intact

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      November 12, 2015 2:45 PM

      awww man. I don't think I saw a single positive review of the controls

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        November 12, 2015 3:05 PM

        They are not good, which pains me to say as I love this franchise :(

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          November 12, 2015 3:57 PM

          I'm not a Starfox fan, I'm mainly interested because Platinum made this

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        November 12, 2015 3:56 PM

        Positive review here. A buddy of mine from Blizzard and another from Obsidian got it immediately, even faster than I did. I treated it like gyro aiming in Splatoon, main difference is that you're recentering your reticle often (I think its with the A button).

        All that said, hopefully there is a traditional control option in the game. Nintendo always nails accessibility so its odd that they go with something that has a real learning curve to it.

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      November 12, 2015 3:03 PM

      Please be good. Please be good.

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      November 12, 2015 3:36 PM

      The Chicken Hawk vehicle completely turns me off of this game.

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