In today's Nintendo Direct, Star Fox Zero was finally nailed down with a firm release date for North America, which will be on April 22nd of next year - it's just 'April' in Europe for now.

While many will no doubt be disappointed with this news after the game was initially promised for a Holiday release, it certainly doesn't seem to be for nothing. The new footage of the game appears much more polished than it did at E3 and the vehicle transformations seem like they'll add a suitable layer of versatility to engagements with Andross's forces. Check out this new trailer:

What do you think? Are you looking forward to Star Fox Zero? What do you think of the new release date? Share your thoughts in the comments below.