Excerpt from [wikipedia]:
“The original second game in the Star Fox series was developed for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It came very close to completion and was even featured in Nintendo Power (among other gaming magazines), but ultimately series creator Shigeru Miyamoto wanted to move the title to the much more powerful Nintendo 64 system. Realizing quickly how much of an improvement he could make over the two Super NES games, Miyamoto cancelled Star Fox 2 in favor of a remake combining elements of the previous games. In Miyamoto’s own words: ‘All-Range Mode, Multi-Player Mode and the Star Wolf scenario all came from Star Fox 2. I’d say 60% of Star Fox 64 comes from the original game, 30% from SF 2, and 10% is entirely new.’
At the 2010 E3 conference, Nintendo announced a remake of Star Fox 64 for the Nintendo 3DS, entitled Star Fox 64 3D. There was a demo tested the same day at Nintendo E3 2010. The demonstration had controls and character dialogue displayed on the touch screen. Nintendo added a new kind of control that will make use of Nintendo 3DS’s gyroscope to control Arwing in the space. It will support multiplayer up to four players via 3DS Download Play; however, the game does not have an online multiplayer mode. In the multiplayer mode, you fly an arwing.
The players will be able to use the inner camera to capture the expression of the player during multiplayer mode, just like the functionality used in Ridge Racer 3D. It was released on July 14, 2011 in Japan, September 9, 2011 in both Europe and North America, and September 15, 2011 in Australia.”