Starlink: Battle for Atlas is the next big thing to hit Nintendo Switch this year apart Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. While the game won’t be exclusive on Nintendo’s hybrid console, it will include exclusive content featuring fan-loved Star Fox. According to new information, the president of Nintendo America is the guy to thank for this collaboration.
Back in June, Starlink: Battle for Atlas was revealed during E3 2018, making fans excited about its release on consoles. Some of us may have been underwhelmed by the initial announcement of the game, the announcement of Star Fox being featured as a character in the Nintendo Switch version of the game did the trick. In the end, though, its gameplay looks enticing even without Star Fox himself.
In a new interview with the Japanese magazine Famitsu, producer Matthew Rose said that we should thank Reggie Fils-Aime for this surprise. According to him, last year the president of Nintendo of America had attended a small event behind closed doors, in which he was able to assess the potential of the game in person. He later suggested that developers of Starlink: Battle for Atlas should meet with Shigeru Miyamoto and the Star Fox team, so they can start a collaboration.
So we should say it. Thank you, Reggie Fils-Aime, for making Star Fox come back in such a cool new game. Seeing people in high chairs like Fils-Aime actually caring about the future of certain video games is beyond hopeful. This not only gives the opportunity for fans to see Star Fox again but also to the developers of Starlink: Battle for Atlas, to have a stellar release on Nintendo Switch.
Starlink: Battle for Atlas is scheduled to release on Oct. 16, 2018, for PC, Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Nintendo Switch. Star Fox will be exclusive on Nintendo’s console, so if you want to see him in action again, you’ll have to “go hybrid”.