Star Fox Guard, which is being developed by Nintendo EPD and Platinum Games is due to release as a free title, bundled alongside Star Fox Zero in April this year. Today the tower defense based game received new details, screenshots, and artwork along with a gameplay video and is due to release April 21st, 2016 for the Wii U.
Star Fox Guard Gameplay Details
– Genre: Surveillance camera shooting
– Players: 1
– Save data: 1 per user, requires at least 1.5MB
– Sound: Surround (Linear PCM)
– Controllers: GamePad (not compatible with Off-TV)
– Online: share enemy patterns with other players via the internet
– play as the new employee of Corneria Precious Metals Co., Ltd., a mining company specialised in rare metals
– protect the base from robots, who are trying to steal the precious metals
– use special cameras called “ProteCam” (Protect + Camera)
– these allow you to keep an eye out for enemies and shoot them with a laser
– take control of any of 12 different cameras
– place cameras in various locations to keep an eye on your base
– TV screen lets you see footage of all cameras
– select a specific camera on the touchscreen of the GamePad to shoot the enemies down
– over 100 missions
– two types of missions: regular story missions that involve various places in the Lylat system like Corneria and Titania
– extra missions have different rules and are more challenging
– extra missions include:
Sniper: defend the base with a limited number of shots
Airborn: enemies are parachuted directly into the base
Tottori Tour: control a camera which is placed on top of a robotic bird
– Enemy robots include
Attack type: their goal is to reach the center of your base.
– Attacker: when they’re shot, the top part of the robot falls off, but the bottom part keeps moving forward, which causes them to move faster
– Shielf: these robots defend themselves with a shield that you cannot shoot through. You have to get their attention with a camera, and then switch to another one in order to shoot them in the back
Jammer type: “jam” your cameras with various tricks
– Hi-Ho: they don’t take many shots to be destroyed, but if they get near the Control Tower, they automatically explode
– Jack: they use a special signal to jam your cameras, and replace the footage with some dancing robots
– Smog: when you destroy them, they release some smoke, obscuring your vision;
– Green Tank
– Invisible Robots: are invisible, and you need to shoot them to make them appear. You can hear them when they’re near one of your cameras
– game will also have boss battles
Star Fox Guard was originally revealed by Super Mario series creator Shigeru Miyamoto during E3 2014, as “Project Guard”. The game was officially renamed as Star Fox Guard during a Nintendo Direct presentation on March 3, 2016.
Below is some gameplay footage uploaded by Perfectly Nintendo
New screenshots and artwork were also released.
Star Fox Guard will launch for free with Star Fox Zero on April 21st for the Wii U.