Star Fox 64 3D News
Poll What's The Best Star Fox Game?
Okay, what's the SECOND best Star Fox game, then?
You hear that? That is the sound of a 25-year-old 64-bit Arwing firing up its turbo boosters as Lylat Wars fast approaches its quarter-century. (Yes, Lylat Wars -- look it up, kids.) To say that the Star Fox franchise never got better than its first sequel isn't too controversial these days. The...
News Animal Crossing, Mario And Star Fox Discounts Appear In Latest My Nintendo Rewards (Europe)
Plus Animal Crossing and Splatoon themes
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab a handful of games at reduced prices. Just three new discounts are available this time, with Mario, Animal Crossing and Star Fox taking centre stage. As always, you can take advantage of these...
News God Of War's Art Director Is Now Designing Incredibly Realistic Star Fox Characters
Fox McCloud is first up
Since the beginning of last year, the God of War art director, Raf Grassetti, has been drawing incredibly realistic drawings of iconic video game characters. He started out with the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighters and eventually moved onto Battletoads and Cuphead character designs. To celebrate the new year, he's now...
News Get Discounts On Kirby, Star Fox, Dr. Mario And More With My Nintendo Rewards (Europe)
And Splatoon themes
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab a handful of games at discounted prices. There are four new discounts up for grabs this time, including a couple of Dr. Mario titles no doubt included thanks to the upcoming mobile game. As always, you can take...
News Mario, Zelda And Star Fox Games Are Joining The Nintendo Selects Range In North America
Will retail for $19.99 each
Three major Nintendo 3DS releases will soon be added to the Nintendo Selects range in North America, officially reducing their suggested retail price to a very welcoming $19.99. That's right, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and Star Fox 64 3D are all about to see major price...
News Mario, Metroid And Star Fox Feature In The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards
And those Octopath Traveler case covers
The latest batch of My Nintendo rewards has now gone live in Europe, with a collection of Wii U and 3DS games being offered at a discounted price alongside those lovely Octopath Traveler Switch case covers that were released in the US recently. Here's the full list of games that have been added to the...
News Meet The Vocal Talent Behind Team Star Fox
"I’ve been lucky enough to do concert spots for Paul McCartney"
Star Fox 64 was a big deal in more ways that one - not only did it illustrate Nintendo's burgeoning confidence in the world of 3D visuals, but it also featured a lot of voice acting - something the company had previously steered clear of. What's truly remarkable is that the...
Video Nintendo Unleashes a Snazzy History of Star Fox Showcase
With some awesome Star Fox Zero footage included
Star Fox Zero isn't far away, and as the name suggests it will serve in part as a greatest hits showcase for the modern generation. From stages and plotlines inspired by Star Fox 64 through to the fact you can unlock a retro-styled 16-bit Arwing with a scan of the Fox amiibo, it's full of nods to the...
Video Star Fox Zero's Opening Cutscene Gets Compared to Star Fox 64's
Let's see how you handle our new ships
The release of Star Fox Zero's opening cutscene is still only available in Japanese, but upon closer inspection it looks like we may not need an English translation to know what's going on. The slideshow of stills not only looks familiar, but it's clearly been made as a direct replica of the original opening...
Feature Why We're Still Playing... Star Fox 64 / 3D
Hey, Einstein! I'm on your side!
In this series reflecting on older games still getting regular boot-ups among Nintendo Life staff, Tom Whitehead talks about why he's still playing Star Fox 64 3D with worrying frequency. After all, it's worth warming up for Star Fox Zero, right? I was reminded today by my tweeting mother (who has been described...
News First 4 Figures Opens Pre-Orders on Awesome Star Fox Arwing Collectible
Check your G-diffuser system
In recent days First 4 Figures has been teasing a Star Fox Arwing collectible to join its extensive range, and it's now opened pre-orders and unleashed a whole lot of lovely images. Based on the Star Fox 64 3D design - of course! - it's '12" inches tall by 12" deep by 18" wide', while as usual there are two editions to...
News Nintendo Selects Range on 3DS Has a Handsome Price Point in Europe
Link Between Worlds for £16
Unlike Nintendo of America, the European subsidiary of the company - for various legal and retail reasons we won't get into here - doesn't announce firm prices for products. When NoA says a game will be out for $60, those of us in Europe have the alternative of shopping around for the best deals. So, when major 3DS...
News Major 3DS Games Are Heading for Discounts in the Next Nintendo Selects Range
Legend of Zelda! Star Fox! Mario Tennis! More!
The Nintendo Selects series became a key part of the Wii catalogue, as high quality games became available at discount prices to tempt late adopters to give them a try. We're finally going to see the same initiative on 3DS, with Nintendo of Europe confirming six games that'll join the range for the...
Video Did You Know Gaming? Takes to the Skies With Star Fox
A nice warm-up for E3
There are some titles that we know - courtesy of release-windows, common sense or Nintendo confirmation - will be shown at E3; one of these is Star Fox for Wii U. Hopefully we'll learn of a release window, a final name and get a good look at what's come of Shigeru Miyamoto's desire to produce a cinematic, innovative GamePad...
Video The Game Theorists Tackle That Vital Star Fox Question - What's With the Metal Legs?
Busts some old myths
Assuming that Nintendo President Satoru Iwata doesn't appear in this year's E3 Digital Event and ask us to "please understand", we should have a new Star Fox game for Wii U this year. We may know very little about it, but we won't deny that it's pretty near the top of our hype list for the upcoming LA event. There'll be plenty...
Weirdness Can A Star Fox Barrel Roll Work In Space?
It seems that Peppy knows what he is talking about
We don't claim to be experts in astrophysics here at Nintendo Life, but clearly some of the manoeuvres in Star Fox 64 3D might be pushing the boundaries of realism. The boffins over at the PBS Space Time YouTube channel have given Peppy's command to "DO A BARREL ROLL" some thought and have deemed...
Weirdness Here's a Team Fortress 2 Star Fox Deathmatch Mod
Team Fortress is a phenomenon, as the Valve-developed multiplayer FPS typifies the features that many PC gamers adore — basically, it can be modded and manipulated in a lot of ways. It's a major part of the game's appeal, though the default crazy cartoonish action has a legion of fans, with plenty still playing the ageing game to this...
Feature Our Top 10 3DS Games - Summer 2013
The favourites so far
With E3 2013 now a little over a week away, we expect a lot of talk to focus on the Wii U and its competitors, as the home consoles prepare for a battle at the retailers this Holiday season. And yet, we feel we should take another opportunity at this juncture to show some love for the 3DS, the handheld that overcame a rocky...
News Nintendo of America Offering Free Retail Game To New 3DS XL Buyers
Provided you register Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity or Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon as well
Recently Nintendo of Europe gave people the opportunity to download a copy of a new game free of charge by simply registering a 3DS XL on Club Nintendo. That deal is now over, but Nintendo of America has just started a similar offer. The new...
Nintendo Download 18th October 2012 (North America)
Time to get stylish, pose for the camera, go fishing, fly a spaceship and more
North America has enjoyed some busy Nintendo Download updates of late, with plenty of variety to choose from. This week is no exception with something for everyone, and the odd surprise, so let's get on with it. 3DS Download: Sparkle Snapshots 3D (Nintendo, $5.99) —...
Feature Want to Know The Real Reason Star Fox Was Renamed in Europe?
Unravelling the mystery behind Star Fox, Starwing and Lylat Wars
It's funny what you take for granted. When we posted a photo of the N64 game Lylat Wars on our Nintendo Life Instagram account, we never thought for a second it would result in confused replies from our followers: "I've never seen this....what kinda badassness is in that cartridge?"...
Feature Nintendo Holiday Gift Guide
Have a Mario holiday
The festive season is almost upon us, which means that it’s time to lighten our wallets and top up the gift stockings. For those who fancy some Nintendo gaming in the coming holiday, we thought we’d pass on some hints and tips on the games and consoles to buy. We’ll cover some of the console bundles available, as well as...
News Nintendo Explains Lack of Online Play in Star Fox 64
You might be surprised
The multiplayer mode in Star Fox 64 3D is a lot of fun, but the need to gather four 3DS owners in one place has irritated gamers who'd rather play online with friends far and wide. Why didn't that feature make it into the game? Nintendo's Yusuke Amano recently explained in an interview with Official Nintendo Magazine. Amano...
News Star Fox Barrel Rolls into UK All-Format Top Ten
Say your prayers, Zumba Fitness
Star Fox 64 3D, just released this past Friday, has already shot its way onto the UK top ten list for all formats, which treats sales for multi-platform games as single slots on the chart. It also beat out The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, coming in at #1 on the 3DS top ten. You can view the charts below...
News Fox McCloud Returns As Star Fox 64 3D Launches Worldwide
The whole crew's here
After a lengthy absence — his last starring role was back in 2006 — Fox McCloud is back, as Star Fox 64 3D takes off across North America and Europe today. The updated version of Star Fox 64 (known as Lylat Wars in Europe) is one of the better games we've seen released for 3DS so far, as our Star Fox 64 3D review explains:...
Feature Star Fox - Pioneering 3D Shoot-em-ups Since 1993
Shoot everything in sight
This week sees the release of Star Fox 64 3D. As you're no doubt aware, it's a remastering in the same vein as Ocarina of Time 3D, so updated visuals are naturally present. Given the updated hardware, Fox McCloud and the team will be appearing in true 3D for the first time. On the 3DS, a true sensation of depth should...
Round Table Looking Back at the Star Fox Series
Back in the Arwing
Fox McCloud is about to make a welcome return to the gaming scene, with the upcoming Star Fox 64 3D ready to blast onto 3DS screens. As a franchise, Star Fox has shown plenty of diversity, so we decided it was time to reflect on the adventures of good old Fox and the gang. Features editor Thomas Whitehead is joined by community...
News Star Fox 64 3D Trailer Goes Off the Beaten Track
Alternate routes abound
Star Fox 64 3D is just a week from launch, and Nintendo has just let loose another salvo of gameplay footage for you to ingest. The new trailer below shows some of the game's alternate routes in action, so if you're the sort of person who likes to discover things for themselves you might not want to watch this all the way...
News Star Fox 64 3D Multiplayer Trailer Brings its Friends
The gang's all here
We're just weeks away from Star Fox 64 3D, and Nintendo is starting to make a big noise about a new feature in its next 3DS game: wireless multiplayer. The new trailer below shows off the game's local multiplayer — sadly no Internet play here — including use of the 3DS's internal camera to show your face to your opponents,...
News Roll With this New Trailer for Star Fox 64 3D
It's got special vehicles in it
Presumably all the vehicles in Star Fox 64 3D are special — they're flown by animals, after all — but these machines are extra special. Ahead of the game's release in September, Nintendo's put out a trailer to remind you — or teach you, if this is your first go-around with the Star Fox crew — about the...
News Fox Flies Into a New Trailer for Star Fox 64 3D
What, no barrel roll?
Nintendo has released a fresh trailer for the upcoming Star Fox 64 3D, due for release on 9th September in Europe and North America. This new video shows off various parts of the single-player campaign, including linear levels and some dog-fighting (or fox-fighting) action. There are some impressive graphics on show, while...
News Nintendo Brings Star Fox 64 3D Forward to 9th September
Barrel roll with it
Star Fox 64 3D will buck Nintendo of America's regular trend for releasing games on Sunday, and will instead see release on Friday 9th September. We had chance to try the game out at a recent 3DS preview event and can confirm the game is shaping up pretty nicely, with some impressive use of 3D and a pleasing faithfulness to the...
News Nintendo Returns to Comic-Con with Multiple Playable Games
18 titles spread across Wii, 3DS and DS
Nintendo is set for its return to Comic-Con in San Diego this year and among other activities, the special Nintendo Gaming Lounge will be set up so that attendees can stop by and try out some of the latest releases. As well as Nintendo's booth (#5135) at Comic-Con, the Nintendo Gaming Lounge situated in the...
News Europe, Expect Star Fox 64 3D on 9th September
Fox and friends land on 09/09
Star Fox 64 3D lands in North America on 11th September, but European gamers will receive the game just a few days earlier according to the Nintendo Europe website. The site's upcoming games list pegs the 3D revamp of Lylat Wars (as it was known in Europe) for 9th September, which would mean Fox — like Link —...
News Two Japanese Minutes of Star Fox 64 3D Video
Barerurōru o okonaimasu
Star Fox 64 3D is out in Japan in a few weeks, and Nintendo is keen to let the public know about it with a new trailer for the game. By now you likely know what to expect from Fox and team's next adventure: a reimagining of the N64 original (known as Lylat Wars in Europe), this new 3D version also boasts local multiplayer...
News Star Fox 64 3D Lands in North America on 11th September
That's a Sunday
You probably heard the cheers when Nintendo's on-stage demo of Star Fox 64 3D featured the immortal words "do a barrel roll!". Expect similar cheers now Nintendo has announced a release date of 11th September 2011 for the game. Nintendo also sent over the latest trailer for the game, which should get you into the spirit of...
News Online Play Not Showing Up on the Radar of Star Fox 64 3D
The only thing not taking to the skies are Wi-Fi signals
Those of you hoping to blast it out with friends on Star Fox 64 3D, can, but you'll all have to be in the same room to do so. During the retailer meetings in Japan this week, people in attendance were treated to playable 3DS titles such as the aforementioned Star Fox game, and an attendee from...
News Star Fox 64 3D is a Newly-Arranged Classic with Motion Controls
ETA: This summer
As part of Satoru Iwata's presentation at Nintendo's Financial Results Briefing, the CEO spoke about the upcoming Japanese release of Star Fox 64 3D and what gamers can expect from Fox McCloud's stereoscopic return. Launching in Japan on 14th July, the reworked version of the classic scrolling shooter is described as: ... a...
News Star Fox 64 3D Entering Japanese Airspace on 14th July
The fox that can fly makes his return this summer
Fox McCloud and his motley crew of wingmen are back this summer as they barrel roll their way into an upcoming Japanese release. Announced back at E3 2010, Star Fox 64 3D is an updated 3DS instalment of Star Fox 64 on the Nintendo 64, and thanks to the depth perception achieved by the handheld's 3D...
News Brand New 3DS Screenshots For Your Eyes to Behold
Ocarina, Paper Mario, StarFox, PilotWings and more!
Information is great, but if a picture speaks a thousand words then we have several novels' worth of words for you to digest with brand new screenshots of 3DS games. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Paper Mario, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Steel Diver,
E3 2010 First Impressions: Nintendo 3DS
Hands on with Nintendo's amazing 3D portable
Any time there's an announcement of new video game hardware, a certain buzz is created. In all truth, you couldn't walk five feet on the streets of Los Angeles on the way to the Convention Center without hearing someone talking about Nintendo's upcoming 3DS system. Even the line for the Nintendo keynote...
E3 2010 Star Fox 64 3D for 3DS
Jeez Laweez, what is that?! Portable Star Fox 64?
Nintendo's E3 website has confirmed a host of upcoming 3DS titles and among them is a graphical update of the classic Star Fox 64, known as Lylat Wars in Europe. Only a handful of screenshots are available at this time, so whether there are additional features remains to be seen. The visual...