In a new interview with iJustine, Shigeru Miyamoto, revealed some interesting new details about the upcoming Star Fox game for the Wii U.

According to Miyamoto, Star Fox will have some pretty significant gameplay changes for the franchise’s first entry on the Wii U. First off, the game will have a cockpit view that can be viewed via the Wii U Gamepad, which is a first for the series that’s entirely been in a third person view up until now. This view, according to Miyamoto, will be very useful in battles, but if you prefer to play the game in the traditional view you can.

Miyamoto explains below:

With Star Fox, we’re doing something very different. What we have on the gamepad screen is a cockpit view, and on the TV screen you’ve got a third person, more cinematic view. As you’re playing, what you’ll find is that you’ll spend your time looking back and forth between the two, and when you wanna see the really cool cinematic visuals as you’re playing, you’ll look up at the TV screen and when you want to get really serious about battling an enemy, you’ll look down at the cockpit view. It gives a lot of different perspectives and how you’re able to switch between the two and play while there’s beautiful cinematics going on the TV screen.

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In the interview, Miyamoto also hints at Amiibo support for other upcoming games like Zelda and Star Fox when iJustine brought up the prospect of them being used for other games.

We’ve seen next to nothing of Star Fox on the Wii U, but Miyamoto still expects the game to release before The Legend of Zelda this year. I’m sure we’ll see some new footage of the game soon, and if all goes to plan, Nintendo is on track to have a pretty great E3 this year with a strong lineup of titles. Nintendo fans have a lot to be excited about to say the least.

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Nick Calandra
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10 Comments

  1. Actually Stay Fox wasn’t entirely 3rd person till now
    The original SNES version if I remember had some levels that let u select to play in 1st or 3rd.
    The SNES game was definately the best.
    Had simple design, good weighty physics, aggressive bosses and levels.
    Nintendo need to take more inspiration from that

    1. Yup, you are correct on that. Did some searching around but didn’t find anything on that. Thanks!

    2. I wish that they would re-release it on the virtual console… I still have my original Star Fox cartridge but my SNES is long gone.

  2. Cannot wait for this. My most highly anticipated game of 2015!!

  3. Relieved to hear that it will have a traditional mode…

  4. wii u is the best,,.,…..

  5. WiiU is certainly the best console for high quality rated games and that’s what it’s all about. WiiU is gaining a lot of momentum. Great stuff

  6. this is the reason why I still like play Nintendo games and their system, it just feels right.

  7. Nintendo has turned things around with the Wii U and its now the best console to own at the moment, strong 2014 and 2015 has me even more excited! Wii U is ridiculed for being the weakest of the consoles in term of hardware, however the real proof of the pudding is the games. The Wii U offers an experience like no other, innovative hardware design, best multi-player titles and best quality first part games

  8. Star Fox 64 also had first-person view fyi

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