If you’re planning on picking up Star Fox Zero for the Wii U digitally, you can buy it right now and download the file to your system. That way when the game releases on April 22 you can play it immediately without needing to wait for a large file to download.
The digital version will retail for $49.99 in the U.S. and will come with a $4.99 discount toward Star Fox Guard. That means you can also get Guard for $9.99 if you buy it alongside Zero. If you remember, this prototype game was last seen at E3 2014 and had players use the GamePad to defend a base from invading robots. Nintendo’s description is:
Grippy Toad, the founder of Corneria Precious Metals Ltd., and Slippy Toad of the legendary team Star Fox needs your help protecting their booming business! All you have to do is keep an eye on a dozen video screens as you mow down waves of attacking robots with your turret-mounted cameras!
Quick! Tap the corresponding camera on the Wii U GamePad controller to see the entrances and shoot those walking and rolling robots down! But just when you think it’s all smooth sailing, look out for robots that carry shields, trigger smoke bombs, or even steal your cameras. Complete missions to level up, unlock more missions, and gain access to special cameras you can use to defend each facility. Then, customize your own waves of attacking robots to challenge (or terrorize) your friends!
Watch video screens as you frantically shoot down waves of attacking robots
Defend your facility from the evil (but cute) forces of Andross
Create your own waves of attacking enemies and share them with friends
Level up to unlock more missions and special cameras
For more information, including screens and videos check out our Star Fox Zero preview and our Star Fox Guard preview. Also, if you haven’t done so already, be sure to check out the official Star Fox Zero site for much more information. If you prefer a physical version of the game, you can preorder it below from Amazon. Keep in mind if you’re a Prime member you will get Star Fox Zero plus Star Fox Guard, each on their own discs for only $47.99 if you preorder.