VANCOUVER, B.C. – September 8, 2011 – In the distant corners of the Lylat system, the evil Andross is marshaling his forces to spread chaos, and only one team of flying heroes is up to the task of defeating him. Starting Sept. 9, Nintendo 3DS™ owners can take to the skies as Fox McCloud and his band of flying aces in the Star Fox 64™ 3D game as they soar through multiple worlds to restore order. Sept. 9 also marks the debut of the new Flame Red version of the Nintendo 3DS system, which is available at a suggested retail price of $169.99.
In addition to the full original game, Star Fox 64 3D also includes a new multiplayer mode in which up to four players can compete in an aerial dogfight to see which of them is master of the skies. Up to four Nintendo 3DS owners can compete, even if only one player has a Game Card. This mode also makes use of the Nintendo 3DS inner camera: With this optional feature, as fighters zip across the screen, player’s 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. Now players can see 3D depth and distance without the need for special glasses. The game also takes advantage of the built-in gyroscope of the Nintendo 3DS hardware by letting players control their spacecraft by moving the system in any direction. 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 Ron Bertram, Nintendo of Canada’s vice-president and general manager. “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.”