Star Fox Zero has Amiibo compatibility
posted on 01.21.16 at 08:31 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Details coming at a later date.

Star Fox Zero

Nintendo confirmed Amiibo compatibility for Star Fox Zero, and reaffirmed the game’s previously announced April 22 release date, in a press release sent out this morning.

The press release reads:

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.

Star Fox Zero is in development at Platinum Games.

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  • SuperLuigi

    I personally am fine with this since I have them anyway…..BUT this sucks for a lot of people. I mean Miyamoto said the game wouldn’t have amiibo support and now it does. Hopefully it is just cosmetics or unlock things earlier then you would without them.

    “In terms of what I’m doing with Star Fox, I’m really not thinking about there being locked content or there being a mode that you won’t be able to play if you don’t have one,” Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo’s top game designer, told me last week at E3.

    • Heisst

      They go against what they say alot, Iwata said Animal Crossing was too pure to have paid content, and now the Wii U entry is apparently the game with the most paid disk-locked content Nintendo’s ever made.

      • Kuronoa

        Actually I think they were referring to paying for furniture and other items in AC’s traditional gameplay. They didn’t “exactly” lie from previous statement.

        • Heisst

          Paid content is paid content no matter which way you spin it.

      • SuperLuigi

        Ya. I love my amiibos for the fact it is official neat looking merchandise but it is really killing how I feel about the company overall. It is like the E-reader if it actually took off. Bunch of paid content locked away behind a physical product.

        • Budgiecat

          that conflicted struggle lol

          • SuperLuigi

            The struggle is indeed real lol

        • UMR-10

          I don’t think they are locking important stuff, even Zelda TP HD only has a dungeon full of enemies that you unblock with the Wolf Link Amiibo but it’s nothing special.

          Most of the Amiibos only unlock cosmetic stuff but that’s it.

          The only exception is Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival but it bombed hard.

  • Forty

    I just hope it isn’t full levels behind the amiibo or something like that.

  • koksuckaahh

    Didn’t see this coming.

    • Mr Fwibbles


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  • Fighunter

    I would like the newest amiibo functions to cause the WiiU to trigger its self-destruct systems if possible.

    • Zack

      I would like the newest Amiibos to cause YOUR self-destruction if possible! xD

    • GuyFaber

      lol XD
      Epic bro!

    • TreizeX


    • Jack

      Ok this made me laugh. Have a like, lol

  • vishmarx

    kinda goes without saying these days…

    • Budgiecat

      well we didnt have a Bayonetta amiibo lol

  • Pastmaster

    So this was the reason why they delayed the game?

    • Fighunter

      Delays for “quality” usually means they want more money out of something, yeah.

    • UMR-10

      Doubt it, Amiibo support is something that they should already have in mind since the beginning.

      I have two theories about why this game got delayed

      a)The pathetic Wii U lineup for 2016, they need a somewhat “big game” for this year

      b)They just wanna polish the graphics or gameplay.

  • Heisst

    They didn’t change the atrocious control scheme that was universally panned, good job.

    • Kuronoa

      I heard more complaints about the graphics and the new transformation.

      Already confirmed the gyro can be turned off, there is probably other options in some form.

      • An Tran

        I’m personally like the transformation. Graphics are indeed trash though.

      • Zatekuyo

        Probably it’s coming from those that doesn’t even heard of Star Fox 2 when it comes to vehicle transformation, which for me adds something prior to it’s gameplay, that 64 didn’t have.

      • Heisst

        It’s not the gyro that’s the issue, it’s the fact that you have to use 2 screens to control the game and that’s what made people say that it’s awful, not only is it uncomfortable but also immersion breaking.

    • Mr Fwibbles

      They had to get their priorities straight. Gotta milk that Amiibo cash cow dry.

    • Elvick

      Maybe they’ll be a new Amiibo that allows you to change the control scheme. ;3

  • Budgiecat

    This is still just a rail shooter right?

    • UMR-10

      Nope, you can explore, this is footage from the IGN, the game looks like ass:

      • Mr Fwibbles

        There’s no exploration in that footage…

      • ayanami-chan

        what exploration? lol

    • hng qtr

      Hopefully yes.

      • Budgiecat

        so then how does one mess up a rail shooter lol

        • Carl_Ed

          Require an amiibo card to shoot.

  • An Tran

    Starfox Zero development priorities:
    80% amiibo functionality
    15% gameplay (a shame as Platinum is normally good at this)
    .3% graphics
    4.7% misc.

    • Pekola

      What is your source for these percentages?

      • Aluja

        His justified hurting butt lol.

  • Dub-Sempar Pa

    EW no,dont do it

  • ayanami-chan

    So how much content will be locked behind this physical dlc?

  • Zackasaur

    I look forward to knowing what it is!

    I of course have Fox and Falco, already~

  • Yolkghost

    Hoping its just little Arwing decals / designs like that one 3DS game.

  • GigaGaia

    But can you use the pro controller? It’s literally all that matters. Whatever the game is good or just another worthless garbage depends on whatever you can use pro controller.