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Star Fox’s Fox McCloud will appear in Ubisoft’s Starlink: Battle for Atlas

Ubisoft knows how to get people excited for Starlink

Chris Plante co-founded Polygon in 2012 as editor-at-large and is now editor-in-chief. He also created and occasionally teaches NYU’s Introduction to Games Journalism course.

Star Fox’s Fox McCloud will appear in Starlink: Battle for Atlas. Ubisoft announced the addition at its E3 2018 press conference by inviting Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto onto the stage to accept a model of Fox’s ship, the Arwing.

It seems every year Ubisoft shows a new, unusual game the blurs the line between software and toys. This year (and last year) that game is Starlink: Battle for Atlas. Set in the Atlas star system 400-lightyears from Earth, players fight an alien legion using laser guns and powerful spacecraft.

Players will be able to buy toys that, when connected to a special component, will unlock their counterpart spacecraft parts in the game. Starlink: Battle for Atlas will be available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 on Oct. 16. Fox McCloud will be exclusive to the Nintendo Switch.

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