REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 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 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."
Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.
For more information about Star Fox 64 3D, visit http://starfox643d.nintendo.com.
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.7 billion video games and more than 600 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company's website at http://www.nintendo.com.