This month, The Free Cheese Game Club has chosen to play Star Fox 64 3D.

Yes, you may now “do a barrel roll.”

At E3 2014, Nintendo announced a new entry in the Star Fox series. There wasn’t much in the way of footage for the game, and we knew very little about the upcoming Wii U title outside of some GamePad functionality and that the game would feature some sort of amiibo support.

One year later, Star Fox Zero was made the big highlight of Nintendo’s E3 presentation, with puppets and gameplay footage to carry forth the message that Star Fox still matters.

While excitement for the game began to grow, it was evident from footage that the game looked more than a little rough. On September 18th, it was announced that Star Fox Zero would be delayed until 2016.

Now, after the first Nintendo Direct since the death of Satoru Iwata, Star Fox Zero has a release date of April 22, 2016 and a few minutes worth of outstanding footage that looks a lot more promising than what we’ve previously seen.

Something about Star Fox as a series has always felt elusive to me, but I’ve wanted nothing more than to spend time with those characters and fall into the world. As I attempted to get better at Super Smash Bros. earlier this year, Fox became a strong practice character, and as I see more about Star Fox Zero, I am pushed further into a slight infatuation with the series and its titles.

I’m excited that this month, I’ll finally be able to play through Star Fox 64 3D, a game that I’ve been wanting to pick up for some time now. I hope you’ll join us this month as we fly through space and shoot at stuff.

In the meantime, have another look at Star Fox Zero while you wait for Star Fox 64 3D to finish downloading to your 3DS.

Posted by Joe Dix

Joe is the creator of The Free Cheese. He eats a lot of pizza and takes thousands of pictures of his pugs Oswald and Earl every day.

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