Last week we reported that a French retailer showed Star Fox Zero for Wii U slipping out of spring and into July. While it wasn’t concrete proof of a delay, it was worrisome to see. While it could still be pushed back in other territories, it looks like it’s still on for spring in the U.S.
Nintendo issued a press release today detailing amiibo use in upcoming games this spring. In it, they revealed that the upcoming Star Fox Zero would utilize amiibo and that they would announce details further. The release date of April 22 was once again reiterated, so it looks like rumors of a delay are unfounded, at least for the American market.
Below is an excerpt from the press release Nintendo issued today:
Finally, Star Fox Zero delivers a new beginning for the classic shooter series. With a unique control scheme that uses both the TV screen and the screen on the GamePad, players pilot multiple vehicles through intergalactic levels with Fox and his classic crew. The game launches exclusively for Wii U on April 22 and will feature amiibo compatibility. More details will be revealed at a later time.