Nintendo will release Star Fox Zero for Wii U on April 22, 2016, the company announced during a Nintendo Direct presentation today.
Previously, the game had been delayed to the first quarter of 2016. Originally, Star Fox Zero was expected during holiday 2015.
"Although we felt that the development had been progressing well, we now believe that we will need a little more time to work on areas such as the unprecedented discovery that we want players to experience in the game by using two screens, and further polishing the level designs and perfecting the tone of the cut scenes," Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto said when the game was delayed. "While we have already reached the stage where it would be technically possible to release the title in time for the year-end holiday season, we want to polish the game a bit more so that players will be able to more smoothly grasp the new style of play that we are proposing."
Nintendo is co-developing Star Fox Zero with Platinum Games.