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Star Fox Zero to release in Europe on 22 April

Nintendo has finally announced the release date for Wii U exclusive Star Fox Zero, and it’s not too far away.

The release date was announced during yesterday’s Nintendo Direct along with an abundance of new gameplay details.

Project Guard, a Star Fox-inspired mini-game last shown at E3 2014, has also been revealed as a standalone project.

Star Fox Zero and Project Guard will be available together in a limited edition bundle when they both launch on 22 April.

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Project Guard introduces Grippy, a new character who happens to be the uncle of Star Fox’s Slippy Toad.

The game is a tower-defence title that can be played from multiple camera angles to set up weapons, defences and attack enemies.

Nintendo has confirmed that Project Guard will also be available as an individual purchase after launch for $15 (roughly £10 or so).

You can check out the newly released trailer below:

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