- Ubisoft just announced a new game and toy-line, featuring the beloved Nintendo character, Fox McCloud.
- The game, “Starlink: Battle for Atlas,” will be available October 16 for Nintendo Switch, as well as Xbox One and PlayStation 4, although only Switch players will be able to experience the Star Fox crossover.
The newest collaboration between Ubisoft and Nintendo has taken the form of “Starlink: Battle for Atlas,” a video game built around a new line of modular toys, featuring Fox McCloud, a classic Nintendo character from the “Star Fox” franchise.
The game was announced Monday as part of Ubisoft’s press conference at E3, the largest video game expo of the year. The new game will be available October 16 for Nintendo Switch, as well as Xbox One and PlayStation 4, although the Star Fox crossover will be exclusively available for Nintendo Switch players.
Similar to Nintendo’s Amiibo toy line, which brings physical toys into the virtual world within compatible video games, Starlink will allow players to collect and build toy starships, which will “instantly come to life on your screen,” according to Ubisoft.
This is not the first collaboration we’ve seen from the two video game companies, which worked together to bring the world Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle in 2017.
Here’s the official trailer for “Starlink: Battle for Atlas:”
And here’s a first look at the toy line that will accompany the game: