After a handful of delays, it’s hard to believe Star Fox Zero’s release date is finally just around the corner. The latest title in the franchise will ship late next month, and new details continue to come out regarding the game.
When Zero was first announced, Shigeru Miyamoto promised that the Fox McCloud and Falco Lombardi Amiibo figures would unlock something new in the game. We’ve known for a little while now that the Fox Amiibo unlocks the original Arwing design from the original Super Nintendo Star Fox, but we now know what to expect from Falco’s Amiibo figure, as well. Falco unlocks the Black Arwing, a new ship making its debut in Star Fox Zero.
The Black Arwing allows players to lock on to two enemies at the same time. This increased offense does come with a weaker defense, however. The ship takes three times as much damage from enemy attacks as the normal version of the Arwing. The Ganondorf Amiibo had a similar impact when used in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, though without the upside! For players that enjoy an extra challenge, it’s a nice little bonus feature.
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