Fans of the Starfox franchise rejoice as over 28 minutes of gameplay was recently revealed. Starlink: Battle for Atlas was recently announced with a big surprise for Nintendo Switch owners. The game will feature custom Starfox gameplay available only on the Nintendo Switch console version. Ubisoft seems to be doing a great job so far as the gameplay reveal video looks stunning. Across the top left of the video reads “Work in Progress”, letting viewers know that this is nowhere near a final product.
Starfox has seen its ups and downs over the years since the Nintendo 64 version that accrued quite the cult following. Starfox Adventures for the gamecube received very mixed reviews from fans as it drifted quite far from its origins. After its gamecube debut, the series released on the Nintendo Wii U with another lukewarm title. It’s safe to say that many fans of the Starfox series have come to expect somewhat of a letdown in years past. Ubisoft obviously is well aware of the Starfox franchise and history from recent years.
I for one am extremely excited to play this title and Ubisoft knows exactly how to tap into the nostalgia goggles for fans of the Starfox series. Within minutes of the gameplay video starting, you can hear Peppy shouting “Do a barrel roll!”. It will be interesting to see how Ubisoft meshes the characters from Starfox with those of the Starlink story in a way that doesn’t feel forced.
Only time will tell how the game fully turns out, but from what we can see so far, it’s safe to assume this will be a fun play through for sure.
If you haven’t yet, take a look at the gameplay reveal trailer for Starfox gameplay in Starlink on the Nintendo Switch here: