Nintendo has lifted the lid on its biggest game of E3 2015 - Star Fox Zero.

The game was first announced at last year's event, where it was assumed it would be a collection of mini-games somehow tied in with Project Giant Robot and Project Guard. However, during today's Digital Event, the game was revealed in all of its old-school glory - and it's sure to please long-time fans of the series.

Shigeru Miyamoto has stated that this isn't a sequel, but not strictly a remake of the first game - hence the "Zero" in the title. The footage shown includes many staples of the franchise, including on-rails sections and all-range mode combat segments. Also included are vehicle transformations, including the Landmaster and a walker robot, inspired by the one seen in the cancelled Star Fox 2.

Most interesting of all is the Gyrowing, which is the helicopter-like craft which was shown off in a behind-closed-doors demo at E3 2014. When piloting this craft, the TV shows the standard view while the GamePad's screen has the perspective from the cockpit. The Gyrowing is able to deploy a robot which can explore out-of-reach areas.

You'll also be able to use the GamePad's screen to look around when in Arwing mode, which Miyamoto feels is more immersive. The controller's twin-stick setup will also control other elements, such as special moves like speed-ups.

Star Fox Zero launches this Christmas.