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Star Fox Zero takes to the stars on April 22, 2016

Star Fox Zero is set to lift off on April 22, 2016, Nintendo announced during its Nintendo Direct presentation today. The not-a-sequel, not-a-prequel, not-a-remake (Nintendo has dismissed all of those terms when discussing the game) was also shown to feature a new flying mode for the Landmaster tank, called "Gravmaster."

This means that, like the classic Arwing - which can now transform into a chicken-like Walker mode - the Landmaster can also swap between modes. The Gyrocopter is the only vehicle in Star Fox Zero that doesn't seem to have a transformation, though it does carry with it a small robot that can be deployed to reach areas the larger vehicles cannot.

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Sam Prell
Sam Prell

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