Famed Nintendo developer, Shigeru Miyamoto, announced three new exclusive Wii U games at E3 2014, all showcasing different ways to utilize the Wii U GamePad: a long-awaited installment in the Star Fox series, Project Giant Robot, and Project Guard.
They all feature unique gameplay elements; players can take to the skies and blast away enemies in Star Fox, customize their own giant automaton and try to knock over other robots in Project Giant Robot, and manage twelve security cameras to eliminate robots — tower defense style — in Project Guard. They might seem like three totally different games, but could all just be pieces of one Wii U game.
For instance, the security cameras in Project Guard are emblazoned with a Star Fox logo, while the robots exiting the helicopter vehicle in Star Fox are similar to the robots players destroy in Project Guard. There definitely seems to be some sort of connection there. GameSpot recently asked Miyamoto if Project Giant Robot and Project Guard will appear in Star Fox, and here was his response:
Today, I’m only answering questions about the Star Fox games. But, there will be multiple different kinds of missions in the Star Fox games, so maybe something like that could appear. And I think the robot that came down from the helicopter is the same robot that you were shooting in the security game.
Rather than being full-fledged retail games, Project Guard and Project Giant Robot may eventually turn out to be missions within Star Fox when it releases on the Wii U in 2015.
Do you like the idea of these two games being included as missions in Star Fox, or do you think they should just focus on the classic Star Fox gameplay that fans have come to know and love and release Project Giant Robot and Project Guard as separate titles?