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Update 2 (5/27): The third part can now be read here.

Update (5/20): The second portion can now be read in full here.

Original (5/13): Last week, we posted a translation summary of Nintendo Dream’s interview with Shigeru Miyamoto and Yugo Hayashi about Star Fox Zero. Nintendo of Europe is now starting to post a complete translation on its website. You can read the first part right now over here. We’ll let you know when the other portions are made available.

USGamer has published a new interview with Yugo Hayashi and Yusuke Hashimoto, the two directors of Star Fox Zero. Both had plenty to say about the Wii U title. Among the topics discussed in the interview include the workload split between PlatinumGames and Nintendo, reaction to the game, and putting the focus on single-player.

We’ve posted some excerpts from the talk below. You can read the full interview here.

Star Fox

This month’s issue of Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream contains a lengthy interview which mainly pertains to Star Fox Zero. The publication spoke with Shigeru Miyamoto and co-director Yugo Hayashi about the recently-released Wii U game.

We now have a summary of what was shared in the interview. Miyamoto and Hayashi talked about the approach to the story, GamePad, vehicles, and even a bit about Star Fox Guard, among other topics. Head past the break for the full rundown.

Yugo Hayashi, the director’s working on Star Fox Zero from Nintendo’s side, has weighed in one the game’s visual style.

Speaking with EDGE this month, Hayashi said:

“We decided to have two screens displaying 3D graphics at 60 frames per second. It was this and a few other factors, including it being the first time players will be using two screens like this on the Wii U, that led us to decide to base the graphical design on Lylat Wars. But I’m sure that seeing the Arwing, which everyone is so familiar with, transform naturally into a land-based Walker will be a fun and exciting new experience.”

This isn’t the first time someone involved with Star Fox Zero has commented on the game’s visuals. A few months ago, Shigeru Miyamoto said that they were made with a purpose. He additionally mentioned that games these days “look so realistic that they all look the same.”

Star Fox Zero was revealed during E3 2015 back in June. It’s due for release on November 20 around the world.

Nintendo’s Yugo Hayashi is the director of Star Fox Zero. Prior to this, he was involved with level design on Zelda: Twilight Princess and directed Wii Fit.

Having developers work on a variety of different projects is part of an intentional plan from Shigeru Miyamoto. In an interview with Kotaku, he explained:

Miyamoto: In terms of trying to develop a developer I always try to get them to do lots and lots of different things. Mr. Aonuma is kind of always working on Zelda but for most other people I like to try to get them to try lots of different things. So someone who worked on the art direction for Zelda would then go on to Wii Fit U. That’s kind of how I like to do things. And now Mr. Hayashi is working with me pretty much every day.

Hayashi and Miyamoto went on to discuss something a bit random. Hayashi actually mentioned that he feels that him being the closest to Miyamoto in terms of seating helped him land the job for Star Fox Zero.

This information comes from Shigeru Miyamoto…

On whether Nintendo would consider one-versus-one local ship battles for Star Fox Zero…

“It’s difficult to have two people playing when you need two screens to play for one person, so it’s definitely something that we’re thinking about. We basically created this game as one you need the GamePad to play, but there is a secret There is another option.”

Star Fox Zero co-director Yugo Hayashi also said:

“As one kind of variation, we were thinking about a co-op control scheme. Basically one person would control flying the Arwing and the other person would be aiming and shooting. This is something maybe parents and children could be doing together.”

– Hayashi said, in this case, you could have a skillful player piloting the Arwing
– The less skilled player would be targeting and shooting
– The main pilot would use a Wii remote and Nunchuck attachment to steer
– The team was also trying to support the Pro Controller


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