In an embargo busting blunder, TIME magazine accidentally let slip early that Star Fox will be heading to Wii U.
In their interview with Miyamoto, he states that he is also working on two other Wii U projects – Project Giant Robot and Project Guard. We have little information on those, but I’m sure we’ll hear more during their E3 Digital Event at 5 pm.
In the interview, Miyamoto describes an interesting combination of stick and motion controls, and hints at an episodic structure for the game’s release.
“One thing I’m thinking is that with this Star Fox we may take a different approach, so that rather than one big title we have multiple releases that are connected through different missions,” he explained. “If I was to describe the Star Fox series up until now as being sort of a movie series, I guess I’d describe this new approach as something that’s more like a TV series for Star Fox.”
The game started life on the Wii, but apparently never truly felt right until the gamepad came along.
“We originally began working with Star Fox back on Wii, and we had a small group of people experimenting with it for many years, maybe about six years, but we didn’t find an idea that really brought that together for the Wii. So instead we moved experimentation to the Wii U using some of the same assets. It’s been maybe 6 to 10 months that we’ve been experimenting with it.”
To find out more about Star Fox U, Miyamoto’s other games and a host of other Nintendo news, stay tuned to God Is A Geek over the next couple of hours.