Nintendo's Star Fox Zero will be out by the "holiday season" for the Wii U. Nintendo

At its E3 showcase on Tuesday, Nintendo announced a new Star Fox game, its first since 2006. "Star Fox Zero" will be available for Wii U consoles in time for the holiday season, the company said.

According to a short trailer, "Star Fox Zero" will have a couple of very cool features, such as the ability to use the Wii U gamepad as a virtual cockpit, allowing users to play Star Fox in first-person mode. You can also transform your Arwing plane into a tank or even a tiny, adorable mech walker.

"Star Fox Zero" will be Nintendo's first new Star Fox game since "Star Fox Command" was released for the Nintendo DS nine years ago.