Star Fox: Assault
Fox McCloud returns to the GameCube next year. New screens inside.
Preview by Chris Bahn (Email)
November 12th 2004
Fox McCloud and the Star Fox team return to engage a grave new threat in the air and on the ground.
- Soar through space and gun down an armada of strike fighters in your Arwing, roll over hostile terrain in a heavily-armored Landmaster Tank or bring the hurt to the enemy on foot!
- Wage war with your friends in four-player split-screen battles featuring intense vehicle and head-to-head combat. Hop in an Arwing and duel over the skies, punish your opponents with the powerful Landmaster Tank or duke it out on foot with automatic blasters, sniper rifles and shoulder-launched rockets!
Game Storyline: Several years after disaster was narrowly averted on Dinosaur Planet, Lylat Central Command detects a new threat spreading throughout the galaxy. The Star Fox team is sent in to eradicate this growing menace, but what begins as a standard combat mission quickly takes a dramatic turn. Legendary team members Fox McCloud, Slippy Toad, Peppy Hare and Falco Lombardi join forces to form the most formidable team in the history of this celebrated series: the Star Fox armada!
Characters: Fox McCloud, Slippy Toad, Peppy Hare, Falco Lombardi and General Pepper.
How to progress through the game: Switch between flying an Arwing, driving a Landmaster Tank or engaging the enemy on foot as you battle through areas swarming with merciless enemies.
Special powers/weapons/moves/features: You can play through missions solo or join the fight with up to three other players. Co-op missions can be played split-screen with players commanding their own vehicles, or with a "wingman," where one player rides on the wing of the Arwing (or side of the Landmaster Tank) and blasts enemies while the pilot controls the vehicle.