Star Fox Wii U at E3?

Ah the pre-E3 rumor mill is turning like crazy! The latest rumor is that Metroid Prime series developer Retro Studios aren’t just working on Star Fox Wii U, but rather a crossover game with Metroid titled “Star Fox – Metroid: Fusion Saga”. Whether this was just a concept idea or in development, remains to be seen.

PGN is saying their “inside source” drummed up the following info about the Wii U game. It’s a hybrid that mixes 3rd person sci-fi action with intense aerial combat. With the big idea being that the two series are fusing together into one game, wherein Andross is using Metroids to enhance himself to no doubt do evil things.

Here are four bullet points you might find interesting to read:

  • The story begins as you control Fox McCloud and the Star Fox team on deep space mission in your Arwing, flying through a Meteos-like stage. As you enter a light speed warp, there’s a collision with an orange ship (Samus’) and the game continues with you now plummeting to a planet as Samus in her craft. You’re in mild control of her ship, using the Wii U controller to look around and touch screen press the lit up buttons to prepare for impact (while the TV stays locked on what you see out of the cockpit). You’re now on land, as a “yet again” stripped down Samus Aran with the most basic of weapon abilities, in first person perspective, traversing through this unknown planet.
  • The game switches off between intense Arwing space and planetary battles as Fox makes his way to the planet that Samus crashed on and a Metroid Prime-like experience of gameplay as Samus on this planet, gradually uncovering its mysteries, leveling up, etc.
  • The Star Fox stages represent what the series is best known for, including the chatter and coming to the aid of the rest of your team, all range mode battles, and on rails stages.
  • The Metroid part of the game puts you alone, void of human or any talking character contact, and like the Prime series, sees you gaining upgrades, battling bosses, and in this case, repairing your ship.

The most recent console game in the series was 2005’s Star Fox: Assault on GameCube.

What do you think of this Star Fox hybrid game idea for Wii U?