In last Thursday’s Direct, Nintendo made the surprise reveal that
Project Guard has been finished and rebranded as Star Fox Guard. The Direct covered the basic details, but the Japanese website has since gone live, providing us with more information and footage of the upcoming title.

The game has you defending rare metals mining bases owned by Slippy’s uncle Grippy, switching between laser-sporting cameras to find and take out the invading robots. Your goal in each level is to keep these enemies away from a central tower in each base, as you fail the mission if they reach it. The game will come with one hundred of these levels, split into two types: “Main Missions” and “Extra Missions.”

Main Missions will be your basic tower defense-like levels; Extra Missions are unlocked as you beat Main Missions and come with additional rules. The website lists several examples of these: “Snipers,” levels which you must complete with limited ammo; “Airbornes,” where enemies drop from the sky with parachutes; and “Tottori Tour,” advanced missions where your camera is placed on top of a flying bird.

The site also details two classifications of enemy robots, each of which has several sub-groups of its own. Attack Type robots are focused on reaching the central tower; they come as Attackers, whose top half splits away when shot, making them faster; and Shields, who carry a shield and so cannot be shot from the front. Jammer Type enemies, on the other hand, focus on taking out your cameras so that their Attack Type counterparts can make it through safely. The site lists four groups of these: “Hi-Hos,” which self-destruct when they get close to a camera; “Jacks,” which emit interference signals that cut off cameras; “Smogs,” which give off clouds of smoke when destroyed, impeding your visibility; and “Green Tanks,” which attack cameras directly with their cannons.

There were also two videos uploaded that show off gameplay and a number of these enemies. Check them out in the videos below, and then let us know what you think of all this in the comments!

Source: Star Fox Guard Official Website (via Nintendo Everything)

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Tyler Meehan
Tyler is verbose. He apologizes for that. Tyler "Alpha" Meehan's first experiences with gaming came from his cousins' NES and the Mario games that went with it. They were fun, but merely brief distractions while on the road (yes, they had an NES in their car. It was awesome, and he was jealous). Still, nothing compared to his Star Wars books. OR SO HE THOUGHT. His love of gaming truly began when he and a friend came together to beat the Nintendo 64's Mission: Impossible, a challenge so intense that Tyler bought his own console to facilitate its defeat. Upon being introduced to Ocarina of Time (an introduction that included, among other spoilers, the freakin' final boss fight. GEEZ, PHILIP), his lot in life as a Nintendo fanboy was sealed in stone. His ability to recall absolutely useless video game information served him well during the Pokémon craze, and helped him aid numerous friends in their own endeavors to defeat games like Majora's Mask and Kingdom Hearts. Those were good days. Good days... The Zelda series soon became his primary obsession fascination, but additionally he was soon introduced to text-based RPGs by one of his schoolmates. Discovering that he had a knack for the English language and a strong love of telling stories, he started putting effort into writing his own storylines. That all got put onto the backburner, though, when he discovered the Zelda online community, particularly The Desert Colossus's Hyrule Adventures 2, an online text RPG based in the Zelda world. He joined under the pseudonym of "Alpha" and soon became one of their lead writers, going so far as to join the moderator staff and, in a year's time, become the head administrator of the RPG. During this time, Twilight Princess was released, and he joined several other TDCers in posting their thoughts on the game - his "Twilight Impression Posts" lasted for several months and were well received by the community. Staying on even after the webmaster was forced to retire, he continued to provide occasional news posts and articles for the site, until it became clear that the site was dying. He turned his focus back to Hyrule Adventures 2 and his college studies, until the latter forced him to stop work on the former. Tyler graduated a few years ago from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelors in Computer Science, and now serves as a software engineer for a rather large company that he doesn't feel like telling you all about (he's a jerk like that sometimes). His love of gaming and writing still strong, he joined the Zelda Informer staff in early 2013 to write a walkthrough for The Wind Waker, but later began using his English skills to become ZI and Gamnesia's first dedicated Copy Editor. When not trying to get Brian to shut up in Gamnesia's group chat, he spends his time writing Zelda fanfiction, planning some original fantasy stories that he may or may not try to publish some day, and playing games on his Wii, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo 3DS. He intends to get a WiiU sooner or later, probably around when Pikmin 3 comes out, but has little interest in the other consoles currently. Also, he can't stand writing bios in first-person. Talking about yourself like that is just...weird.


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