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Miyamoto ponders multiple vehicles (including mechs) for StarFox Wii U, calls this the 'year of StarFox'

A portion of an Entertainment Weekly interview with Shigeru Miyamoto...

EW: Can you talk about what it’s been like bringing Star Fox to the Wii U?

SM: We worked on some ideas around Star Fox back during the Wii days. But the problem was that we didn’t have any new ideas to bring to the game. I wasn’t particularly interested in just making another Star Fox game with better graphics and better sound. So we set that aside back then. This time, as we were doing our experiments, and we found this idea of doing the two-screen gameplay. I was particularly interested in a new style of play, where you’d have the cockpit view on one screen, and you’d have the third-person standard Star Fox view on the TV screen, and how those two screens could interact with one another.

The idea of having a helicopter-style game, and being to then to drop a robot down and tether it, and operate the robot that you dropped while you’re controlling the helicopter: [There are] a lot of new and different ideas that we simply couldn’t have had, if we didn’t have that Wii U Gamepad.

EW: Is Project Guard something that will grow into its own game, or do you see it being absorbed into a larger game?

SM: Perhaps if you noticed in Project Guard, there was a Star Fox logo on the cameras! I have different ideas for what would be possible, but I haven’t finalized anything yet. One idea that I had for Star Fox is something like the Thunderbirds TV series, where they had all these different vehicles and Mechs that they could use. I’m not certain, but one thing I think about Star Fox is that, instead of just a ship-based adventure that we’ve seen in previous Star Fox games, there’s multiple different mechs and vehicles and things that they use. And maybe, within that, the Project Guard style of gameplay could be one element of sort of a larger-scaled thing.

The other analogy I’ve been using with the team is that the Star Fox games that we used to make were Star Fox for the movie theater, a big dramatic adventure. And this time, with our focus, it’s a little bit more of Star Fox if it were a TV series. So maybe Project Guard is the TV series of Star Fox that runs late at night, and the main missions of Star Fox are the TV series that runs in primetime.

EW: Out of interest, who is your favorite character to play in Smash Brothers?

SM: I haven’t played Smash Brothers thoroughly yet, but my suspicion is that I would probably play as Star Fox. Playing as Kirby might be a little bit easier, but…

EW: You prefer a challenge.

SM: This is gonna be the year of Star Fox. I’ll play as Star Fox for awhile.

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13 Jun 2014 20:50

SO HYPED for this game. love what I'm reading, for single player and co-op potential
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13 Jun 2014 20:55

Online multiplayer with land and air combat? I hope.
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13 Jun 2014 20:55

Next year can be the year of Star Fox. This year it can be the year of the Luigi deaths stare....
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13 Jun 2014 20:55

I wonder if it'll have the art style revamped, or take the style of Smash Bros, or update the one of StarFox 64.
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13 Jun 2014 20:59

CyTheLegend wrote:I'm confused with how much he's talking about and describing this new Star Fox. We've seen nothing and it's in very early development. Why even both?

They did spent sometime on it during the Wii years, shelved it, and started working again 6 months ago I believe was the time he said.
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13 Jun 2014 21:15

It's going to be the year of mechs. Star Fox has mechs, Xenoblade X has mechs, Zelda U has a giant robot enemy, Miyamoto is making a game about giant robots...
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13 Jun 2014 21:21

@hellyo
I think he just implied that Giant Robot will be merged with Star Fox to give it mechs.

And Bayo2 has a mech. Don't forget that.
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13 Jun 2014 21:54

>year of star fox
>no star fox games coming out this year not even ports.
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13 Jun 2014 22:11

wonder if they'll find someway to put the Bluemarine in
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13 Jun 2014 22:13

Jirachi wrote:>year of star fox
>no star fox games coming out this year not even ports.


So it will be like the year of Mega Man. =3
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13 Jun 2014 22:51

Ok ok So what? Yeah, he did say year of Star Fox, but he could be saying like, from Smash (END OF THE YEAR) like 2015 People like to act as if things re hard to understand when they really do to be funny. Come on guys. And as far as seeing anything...he was playing the game when they had it blurred on the tv so there probably will be at least playthrough trailer of some sort. Hell maybe even a Nintendo Direct about it around Super Smash's release. We all know how Nintendo likes to drop hints and things so they can watch the fans squirm. Let's not forget, they put Luigi's Death Stare in there on purpose...and waited for a reaction.
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13 Jun 2014 23:20

As crazy talented as Shiggy is, he probably should just can the Giant Robot game. I don't think people are going to get into a giant rockem sockem sumo simulator and it seems kind of forced.

Guard sounds like it would be a terrific eshop download title or a bonus level in the next Starfox game.

I hope they go nuts with Starfox and make it better than anything before it. In order to do that they may have to buck the conventions of Starfox.
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13 Jun 2014 23:20

Then watch, they announce a few months later that Star Fox will come out in 2015... So then we're stuck on a year of Star Fox, without Star Fox... (excluding his appearance in SSB.)
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13 Jun 2014 23:28

I'm just surprised Miyamoto keeps blurting out all these details about a game that doesn't even have a release date yet... heck, aside from what he's said, it feels like we don't really know/have really seen anything about it yet.

What got into him? What's going on with Nintendo?!?!? This is so out of the norm for them... not complaining by the way. Just wondering ;).
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13 Jun 2014 23:38

metalpants wrote:I'm just surprised Miyamoto keeps blurting out all these details about a game that doesn't even have a release date yet... heck, aside from what he's said, it feels like we don't really know/have really seen anything about it yet.

What got into him? What's going on with Nintendo?!?!? This is so out of the norm for them... not complaining by the way. Just wondering ;).

They went crazy because Iwata wasn't there to make them behave! :lol:

nah, just kidding, I think this was their mindset from the begining: To be the more open/ friendly/ relaxed company at E3. I mean, just look at the Treehouse guys and how happy they were because they could openly talk about the games they were working.
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13 Jun 2014 23:53

element187 wrote:As crazy talented as Shiggy is, he probably should just can the Giant Robot game. I don't think people are going to get into a giant rockem sockem sumo simulator and it seems kind of forced.

Guard sounds like it would be a terrific eshop download title or a bonus level in the next Starfox game.

I hope they go nuts with Starfox and make it better than anything before it. In order to do that they may have to buck the conventions of Starfox.


What? I thought the giant robot game looked fun haha. Of course, this is under the assumption its an eshop title and they don't try to package it as a $60 game.
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13 Jun 2014 23:53

This is gonna be the year of Star Fox. I’ll play as Star Fox for awhile.

Luigi has something to say about that...
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14 Jun 2014 00:12

I do hope it is the year for Starfox. Other characters need love too.

Samus and Donkey Kong got shafted for their anniversaries.
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14 Jun 2014 00:38

Frankula wrote:
element187 wrote:As crazy talented as Shiggy is, he probably should just can the Giant Robot game. I don't think people are going to get into a giant rockem sockem sumo simulator and it seems kind of forced.

Guard sounds like it would be a terrific eshop download title or a bonus level in the next Starfox game.

I hope they go nuts with Starfox and make it better than anything before it. In order to do that they may have to buck the conventions of Starfox.


What? I thought the giant robot game looked fun haha. Of course, this is under the assumption its an eshop title and they don't try to package it as a $60 game.


From what I saw and the hands on first impressions released by the media, it's going to be a stinker.... The media praised guard unanimously on the other hand and the concept sounds great, a first person tower defense game
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14 Jun 2014 02:26

Yeah Starfox!!!

Do a barrel roll!!!


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14 Jun 2014 05:18

I'll make my own Star Fox game...with black jack and hookers!
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14 Jun 2014 06:30

Uh.................................I don't really want "mechs" in my Star Fox?

I just.........want some Star Fox. Like Star Fox flavored Star Fox. Thanks.....
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14 Jun 2014 06:50

Year of Star Fox?
Do I smell multiple Star Fox announcements?
Fox in Smash !
Star Fox U !
and next year they could announce:
Star Fox 3DS
Star Fox Universe Adventures

Well, let's go with Star Fox U for now :lol:
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14 Jun 2014 10:03

I'm guessing this probably means a lot of meaningles Fox cameos in every other game except a proper Star Fox title
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15 Jun 2014 02:44

No mechs, veichles.

Landmaster and that type of stuff will be fine, nothing against mechs but i've got Xenoblade Chronicles X to fill that need so there's that.

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