Nintendo’s digital E3 presentation started off by looking like a Muppet’s special with Reggie Fils- Aime, Satora Iwata and Shigeru Miyamoto all appearing as puppets. Although it initially seemed out of place for the presentation it soon made sense as they each transformed into Falco, Peppy & Star Fox. Nintendo decided to pay homage to the box art on SNES Star Fox, which had the all three characters and Slippy presented as puppets. It was a great start to the controversial presentation that was followed by the gameplay trailer of the next installment in the franchise, that will release on the Wii U. Nintendo also revealed the name of the next Star Fox adventure, that is called Star Fox Zero.
Star Fox Zero: Fox, Falco, Peppy and Slippy are back in a new adventure. Players pilot an Arwing in the traditional style of TV game play and, in a new twist, players can use the cockpit view on the GamePad to aim and shoot enemies using the gyro controls. Having two unique viewpoints offers distinct gaming advantages and frees up the TV for more cinematic moments in the title’s new all-range mode. Scheduled to launch during the 2015 holiday season, Star Fox Zero includes a new Walker transformation for the Arwing, a new Gyrowing vehicle and the return of the Landmaster Tank.