Nintendo’s 3DS has had a slow start since its launch earlier this year. However, since E3 things have started to look up for the owners of the device. Not only have new games been announced, but known games have been given release dates. Gamers can now add Star Fox 64 3D to the list of 3DS releases scheduled for 2011.

Up until now, there have only been a couple titles worth playing, and the system has wavered without a must have game. The release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D earlier this week changed that, and according to Game Rant’s review of Ocarina of Time 3D, the game is not only a must-own 3DS game, but a great example of how to faithfully handle a remake.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is following in the footsteps of the well-received Super Mario 64 DS and brings a classic experience to new gamers. Considering the positive reception being bestowed upon Ocarina of Time 3D and other 3D updates of games like Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition, it is no surprise that Nintendo has another 3D remake in the works.

Remakes are great for people who were too young to play the original or simply never got around to playing the game when it was released. Providing the experience for new gamers is wonderful, but some feel cheated that many of the big games hitting the 3DS are essentially old games with 3D tacked onto the title.

It will definitely be good to see some more original titles later this year, but it’s hard to complain too much with the quality of the remakes so far.

Check out the official release dates below.

  • Japan — July 17th
  • Europe — September 9th
  • North America — September 11th

The 3DS release schedule for 2011 is looking better and better. The drought of games since launch will come to an end with a tsunami of games being released later this summer and continuing into the holiday season. We still don’t know exactly when Kid Icarus: Uprising or the 3DS Paper Mario will be available, but gamers everywhere can make plans to pick up Star Fox 64 3D later this Fall.

Are you excited about getting a fresh version of Star Fox 64 or are you growing tired of remakes?

Star Fox 64 3D will release in North America on September 11, 2011 for the Nintendo 3DS.

Source: Eurogamer