E3 06: Star Fox DS info and shots

The existence of Star Fox DS was revealed at Nintendo's E3 press conference yesterday and our tractor beam has successfully pulled in the first shots and details about the game.

Still a working title and pencilled in for release on August 28 in the US, Star Fox DS promises to introduce a new element of strategy to the space shooter by giving players a commander's view of the 3D-rendered missions, as Fox McCloud and friends battle to protect the Lylat system.

The touch screen will be used to chart interstellar routes before engaging enemies, capturing bases and progressing across the map.

Up to eight players will be able to blast each other into tiny bits of space debris over a local wireless connection or up to four players can lock lasers after hooking up using the Nintendo WiFi Connection service.

Hit the images tab at the top of the page for a look at the first screens of what we hope will be another killer title for Nintendo's dual-screened beauty.

May 10, 2006