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Star Fox Zero

Star Fox Zero has officially launched for Wii U, but some folks have had access to the game early. That means footage of the final boss and credits have already surfaced. If you’re interested in seeing it all, head past the break.

Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins, Nintendo’s new animated short, is packed with all sorts of Easter eggs. GameXplain takes a look at some of these in a video uploaded today. Check it out below.

In Europe, Nintendo is producing a First Print Edition of Star Fox Zero which includes a steelbook. Folks are now starting to get their hands on copies of the game. For a look at the steelbook, take a look at the gallery below – also included is a look at the T-shirt offered on the Nintendo UK store.


We’re just about done with our Star Fox Zero video coverage at this point, but we do have two more clips for you. Get a look at our final batch of footage below.

Those in Japan can now purchase a new 3DS theme based on Star Fox Zero. You can see what it looks like below.

We haven’t heard about this theme heading west, but I imagine it’ll pop up in North America and Europe soon!

A new episode of Game Center DX focusing on Star Fox Zero is now available (with a little bit of Star Fox Guard towards the end). The full video can be seen below.

Update: Added the Japanese voices version for those that are interested!

Nintendo has now posted the complete video of the Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins animated short on its YouTube page. We’ve included it below.

Nintendo will soon be hosting a live stream for its new animated feature, Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins. Right after this, a special Nintendo Treehouse session with Star Fox Zero and Star Fox Guard will begin.

The festivities will begin at 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET / 11 PM in the UK / 12 AM in Europe (about an hour from now). We’ve attached a live stream for the event below.

System: Wii U
Release date: April 22, 2016
Developer: Nintendo / PlatinumGames
Publisher Nintendo

Over the years we’ve seen the Star Fox series take many new directions in its style of gameplay simply to shake things up from standard air combat. Whether it be shooting rocket launchers in a battlefield or saving a planet of dinosaurs, Fox McCloud has done it all. Now, with Star Fox Zero, Nintendo has finally decided to reconnect with the series’ roots in an attempt to build upon the formula that worked so well in the series’ origins.

Plenty of reviews for both Star Fox Zero and Star Fox Guard are starrting to flood in. We’re rounding up the early verdicts below.

Star Fox Zero

Nintendo Everything – “Thumbs Up”
IGN – 7.5 / 10
GameSpot – 7 / 10
Eurogamer – N/A
Nintendo World Report – 8 / 10
Nintendo Life – 8 / 10
GamesRadar – 2.5 / 5
Game Informer – 6.75 / 10
USGamer – 3.5 / 5
Shacknews – 6 / 10
GameXplain – N/A
Videogamer – 7 / 10
Destructoid – 7 / 10
GamesBeat – 83 / 100

Star Fox Guard

Nintendo Everything – “Thumbs Up”
IGN – 7.8 / 10
Nintendo World Report – 7.5 / 10
Nintendo Life – 8 / 10
Kotaku – N/A
GameXplain – “Liked”
Destructoid – 6 / 10
GamesBeat – 65 / 100