During the Ubisoft E3 2018 press conference, Ubisoft showed off more footage of their unique spaceship-based toys-to-life game, Starlink: Battle for Atlas. But the biggest announcement was the inclusion of a surprise Nintendo character. Anthropomorphic starfighter Fox McCloud and his Arwing will join the crew as a playable character, exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version.

Starlink: Battle for Atlas is out October 16 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch.

Starlink can be played fully digitally, but an optional toys-to-life feature lets you buy, build, and attach spaceship parts onto a custom controller.

Player starships can explore the Atlas system and its many planets, each with their own story and challenges. Starlink will also feature split-screen multiplayer.

During the E3 conference, Ubisoft revealed much more of the story and gameplay. Watch the full E3 trailer below.

Starlink: Battle for Atlas is coming October 16 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch. Fox McCloud will be exclusive to the Nintendo Switch version.

 

Eric Watson

Eric Watson

Eric has been writing for over five years with bylines in Dicebreaker, Pixelkin, Polygon, PC Gamer and Tabletop Gaming magazine, covering movies, TV shows, video games, tabletop games and tech. He reviews and live streams D&D adventures every week on YouTube. He also makes a mean tuna quesadilla.