Starfox 64 3D @ E3 [E3643D4Dbbpp!!]

Where have all the words gone in this world?

It’s a sorry sight when a title to an article only contains one word; and that word isn’t even a real one…

Luckily, what the above nonsense does signify, is a return to the skies for Fox McCloud. Check out the trailer and that catch my thoughts below.

It seems like they have managed to cater for audience old and new,and it looks a lot of fun. The multiplayer on show looks like it could be a good laugh, but how long would it keep you away from your online FPS of choice? Maybe it might strike a chord with a certain type of audience though it could be a fun way to break up a long Professor Layton romp.

I’m sure though that they could have made this a new title , rather than a remake of the N64 release, but maybe we wouldn’t have been as interested if it was.

Starfox 64 3D Screenshot from E3 2011

Pew, pew...

I’ve appended the press release from Nintendo if you want to take a look over the promised features:

Starfox 64 3D - A look at the dual screen setup“Star Fox 64 3D invites players to take on the role of legendary Fox McCloud as they lead a fearless squadron of fighters in fierce aerial combat to battle the evil forces of Andross and save the galaxy from destruction. The rich 3D visuals provide a remarkable sense of depth, distance and position as players dodge meteors and blast enemy fighters out of the sky. A complete graphical update brings a Nintendo classic into the era of portable 3D fun. The game makes effective use of the Nintendo 3DS system’s dual screens: The top screen features 3D aerial combat, while the bottom screen displays characters and dialogue.

There are two control methods for the player to experience. The Nintendo 64 Mode offers original controls, while the new Nintendo 3DS Mode uses the motion controls of the built-in Gyro Sensor of the Nintendo 3DS system. Each mission takes players through a different planet of the Lylat system as they blast enemies, collect power-ups and fight powerful bosses on their way to the final battle.

A new multiplayer option lets up to four players engage in fierce aerial combat via a local wireless connection (using four systems and one game card via DS Download Play). The multiplayer mode also includes new power-ups and special weapons. Players can use the Nintendo 3DS system’s inner camera to display a live video feed of their faces as they battle, bringing a new level of fun and personalization to the multiplayer experience.”


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