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Nintendo Announce 3DS Launch Titles

David Gilbert


Nintendo Announces 3DS Launch Titles

Nintendo's 3DS would have excited a lot more people on launch last month compared to Sony’s PSP2 (aka NGP) for one simple reason. Getting our hands on one is only weeks away compared to the 11 months we will have to wait to get our hands on the Sony’s latest handheld console.

The one thing we have been patiently waiting to find out is which of the numerous titles mentioned and displayed at the launch on January 19 would be available come 25 March when the 3DS finally hits the shelves. Well today Nintendo has announced that 13 3D titles will be available to purchase at launch including some stellar titles such as Super Street Fighter IV 3D, Splinter Cell 3D and most exciting of all Nintendogs.

Nintendo is obviously putting all of its eggs in the 3D basket with most launch titles bearing the third dimension moniker and the others, such as Pilot Wings Resort, sure to take advantage of the first-of-its-kind technology on a handheld device. As well as the 3D technology, games like Nintendogs will take advantage of facial recognition software with the front-facing camera, while the rear camera will allow for augmented reality play with your virtual dogs. The rest of the launch line up includes: The Sims 3, Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D, Lego Star Wars III, Ridge Racer 3D, Super Monkey Ball 3D, Samurai Warriors, Asphalt 3D, Ghost Recon Shadow Wars, Splinter Cell 3D and Rayman 3D.

As if these 13 titles were not enough Nintendo has promised a slew of other titles in the weeks following the launch including Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, Crush 3D, Thor: God of Thunder and James Noir's Hollywood Crimes. All in all there seems to be something for everyone in the titles coming to the 3DS in the first couple of weeks and we look forward to trying them out ourselves.


February 9, 2011, 7:49 pm

Those photos look terrible, please say they weren't official pics from nintendo


February 9, 2011, 11:28 pm

You forgot potentially the most important part: There's rumours (yes, I know, only rumours as far as I've seen so far) that Nintendo wants to charge £40 per game!


February 10, 2011, 12:32 am

Even though both the console and games are overpriced i really want to have a play with one of these and possibly get one.


February 10, 2011, 2:19 pm

That said, i do agree that £40 a game is a stupid amount of money, especially after getting used to paying no more than £20 a game on Steam.


February 10, 2011, 3:33 pm

@ChaosDefinesOrder: RRP for COD games is around £55 yet you buy them in supermarkets for £26 on release (which I disagree with as a matter of fact, but that's a discussion for another day). So, instead of listening to "rumours" why don't you use this thing called "The Internet" (oh look; you're on it!) to just check out the prices yourself?

General search reveals average price of... £30, same as DS.

@Simon: No more than £20? What for games on release? Surely it's more ridiculous that a fully digital platform like Steam is charging £30 to £35 for new PC titles? Although that's yet another argument for another day, since the publishers set these prices so as not to "undercut retailers".

Which reminds me, I really should get to reading Gordon's latest article. C ya.

@J4cK1505: Oh, before I go; those were clearly "off-screen" pics. Official screens are here: http://www.nintendo.co.uk/NOE/...

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