The remake of the classic Nintendo 64 shoot 'em up will be available in Japan from July 14, two days before Ocarina Of Time is released in the country. StarFox 64 was missing from the latest Nintendo 3DS US and European release schedules so it looks as though Japan will be getting this game first.
The news was announced on the new official StarFox 64 website, which is definitely worth a visit for fans of the original game, if only to hear that classic music all over again. You can also see a small video of the Star Fox crew - Fox McCloud, Falco Lombardi, Peppy Hare and Slippy Toad - running towards the Arwing.
StarFox 64 3D is one of those games that Nintendo say will be easier to play on 3DS. "With StarFox being shooting games in 3D space, it's sometime difficult to see where the rings are," Shigeru Miyamoto told Official Nintendo Magazine last year. "So as soon as we started work on 3DS we started work on the StarFox game."
You can see what the game looks like on 3DS by checking out these StarFox 64 3D screenshots.