Starting Sept. 9, Nintendo 3DS owners can take to the skies as Fox McCloud and his band of flying aces in a 3D version of Star Fox 64. For those of you taking notes at home, Sept. 9 also marks the debut of the new Flame Red Nintendo 3DS system.
Star Fox 64 3D includes the full original game as well as a new multiplayer mode in which up to four players (via up to four Nintendo 3DS units) can compete in an aerial dogfight. What’s cool is that all four of those 3DS owners can play Star Fox 64 3D even if only one player has a Game Card.
The multiplayer mode also uses the Nintendo 3DS inner camera, so when a fighter zips across the screen, players’ faces are displayed along with their ships. When one player triumphs, his or her image receives a victory crown. At the same time, the winner can relish in the other players’ images of defeat.
This Nintendo 64 classic has been given a complete graphical overhaul for the 3DS, and it also takes advantage of the built-in gyroscope by letting players control their spacecraft by moving the 3DS handheld itself. This optional control scheme gives players even more precise control as they navigate asteroid fields and waves of enemy lasers.
“With the launch of Star Fox 64 3D, a hot new hardware color and $169.99 suggested retail price, Nintendo 3DS offers more entertainment variety and value to consumers than ever before,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Through competitive multiplayer modes and intuitive motion controls, Star Fox 64 3D delivers yet another standout game-play experience that is exclusive to Nintendo 3DS owners.”