I'm holding out my hype until I see gameplay. I was hyped AF when I saw StarFox being announced on E3, and it turned out to be Yet Another Starfox 64 Remake: The Game. At this point all we have is Schroedinger's game. It can suck or not until we observe it.
@Cole Graber: Reminder we and everything we know will all be destroyed long before the eventual heat death of the universe.
^ about as useful as reminding everyone that nintendo doesn't like their fans doing anything for them.
@slo: It is not a matter of good or bad, it is a matter of not wanting to compete with a fan remake. No matter if either project is good or bad there is simply no reason to release against the fan project when you own the franchise.
@Cole Graber: Well duh? If Nintendo were working on their own remake of course the fan project gets a cease and desist. People may not like it, but it would be monumentally stupid to let the fan remake continue if you yourself is remaking it.
From the bit of gameplay in the reveal trailers, it looks like returns is getting some decent gameplay updates: more shooting angels that up, forward & between, that deflection swipe with the cannon, using the grapple beam, and those counter/shoot-the-crap-out-of-them combos. It looks good to me.
... And that includes PC. Screw what anyone else says, the Wiimote is a godsend for shooters and I'll defend it 'till my last breath. I had the chance to play TF2 with Wii-like controls (Razer Hydra) and it was far better than my mouse.
Controversy? Tch. I've never played another shooter that controlled as well the Wii Primes. Yes, I played the GCN versions of the first two back in the day, but porting Corruption's controls back to them in MPTrilogy just made them that much better. Smooth as silk. Grab it on the U eShop if you can.