Star Fox Adventures released on this day, September 23rd, 15 whole years ago in 2002! America got it first, followed by Japan on the 27th of September, Australia on the 15th of November, and finally Europe on the 22nd of November 2002. I remember it well. I had just gotten my driver's license a few weeks prior, and I was able to drive myself (and my siblings who I was transporting somewhere) to the local Circuit City to pick up my reserved copy along with my amazing pre-order bonus:
On this day, that lovely blue vixen sauntered into our lives, forever changing them in small and sometimes surprising ways. It was the first time that Star Fox was anything beyond a mere on-rails shooter, and introduced a lot more lore and characters than previous entries. The game is perhaps one of the most controversial games in the Star Fox series, but I, for one, and very glad that it happened.