Nintendo of America has confirmed that Star Fox Zero will be available for pre-purchase from 9AM PT on April 7th - that's today, in case you were wondering.

Buying the digital version of the game on either the Wii U eShop or online entitles you to an automatic discount of $4.99 against the digital version of Star Fox Guard, which can be applied when both titles hit the market on April 22nd.

Pre-purchasing Star Fox Zero will also pre-load the title onto your Wii U console, which means you'll be up and running sooner than you might expect.

Will you be taking advantage of this offer, or do you prefer to take the physical route? Let us know by posting a comment - and don't forget to check out our preview.