Nintendo has revealed the list of 18 games set to launch with the 3DS system on March 27th:
â€¢ Pilotwings Resortâ„¢
â€¢ Steel Diverâ„¢
â€¢ nintendogsâ„¢ + cats
â€¢ Super Street FighterÂ® IV 3D Edition
â€¢ The Simsâ„¢ 3
â€¢ Madden NFL Football
â€¢ Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D
â€¢ LEGOÂ® Star WarsÂ® III: The Clone Warsâ„¢
â€¢ RIDGE RACERÂ® 3D
â€¢ Super Monkey Ballâ„¢ 3D
â€¢ BUST-A-MOVE UNIVERSEâ„¢
â€¢ SAMURAI WARRIORSÂ®: Chronicles
â€¢ Asphaltâ„¢ 3D
â€¢ Combat of Giantsâ„¢: Dinosaurs 3D
â€¢ RaymanÂ® 3D
â€¢ Tom Clancyâ€™s Ghost ReconÂ® Shadow Wars
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Nintendo Reveals Launch-Day Lineup of 18 Nintendo 3DS Games
With More Than 30 Games Total Launching by Early June, Thereâ€™s Something for Everyone
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REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– On day one, new Nintendo 3DSâ„¢ owners will have plenty of video games to keep them busy. Nintendo and its third-party publishing partners have made sure that people who buy a system on March 27 will be able to choose from a variety of experiences that leverage the systemâ€™s new features. A steady and diverse stream of games of all kinds will keep the fun going, with more than 30 Nintendo 3DS games total launching before the E3 Expo in early June.
â€œSeeing 3D visuals without the need for special glasses is just one aspect of Nintendo 3DS,â€ said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. â€œThe real test of any system is whether the games and applications draw you in and keep you engaged. Through the launch window and beyond, Nintendo 3DS delivers.â€
On March 27, new Nintendo 3DS owners will be able to choose from the following Nintendo-published games, each available at a suggested retail price of $39.99:
Pilotwings Resortâ„¢, an aerial adventure featuring airplanes, hang gliders and rocket belts. Players soar above tropical Wuhu Island in 3D as they complete missions or snap pictures.
Steel Diverâ„¢, a submarine game that involves strategy and combat. The 3D visuals give players the sensation that they are looking into a miniature aquarium as they control the subâ€™s speed, depth and pitch, and fire torpedoes.
nintendogsâ„¢ + cats, a game that lets players interact with realistic puppies â€“ and kittens â€“ in a variety of fun ways. There are three versions of the software, each with different starting breeds: French bulldog, toy poodle and golden retriever. But in each version players can unlock and enjoy more than 20 different breeds.
Other Nintendo 3DS games in the works for 2011 from Nintendo include The Legend of Zeldaâ„¢: Ocarina of Timeâ„¢ 3D, Star Fox 64â„¢ 3D, Kid Icarusâ„¢: Uprising and new installments in the Mario Kartâ„¢ series.
Third-party publishers also have a strong slate of games ready to go on March 27. These include:
Super Street FighterÂ® IV 3D Edition from CAPCOM
The Simsâ„¢ 3 from EA
Madden NFL Football from EA SPORTS
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D from Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
LEGOÂ® Star WarsÂ® III: The Clone Warsâ„¢ from LucasArtsâ„¢
RIDGE RACERÂ® 3D from NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
Super Monkey Ballâ„¢ 3D from SEGA
BUST-A-MOVE UNIVERSEâ„¢ from Square-Enix, Inc.
SAMURAI WARRIORSÂ®: Chronicles from TECMO KOEI AMERICA Corp.
Asphaltâ„¢ 3D from UBISOFT
Combat of Giantsâ„¢: Dinosaurs 3D from UBISOFT
RaymanÂ® 3D from UBISOFT
Tom Clancyâ€™s Ghost ReconÂ® Shadow Wars from UBISOFT
Nintendo 3DS also comes pre-loaded with a variety of fun games, applications and features, such as the Nintendo 3DS camera, which can be used to take photos in 2D and 3D as well as be used in other games and applications. For instance, the built-in Face Raidersâ„¢ game asks users to shoot at funny depictions of their own photographed faces, while the Mii Makerâ„¢ application lets gamers use the camera to take a picture of a person and have an automatic Miiâ„¢ character created. The system also comes with six AR Cards, which, when viewed through the outer cameras, bring to life fun and interesting animations and images. For example, when used with nintendogs + cats, users might see their puppies or kittens sitting on their coffee tables or in the palms of their hands. With Nintendo 3DS Sound, users can enjoy sound-manipulation tools or rock out with their Nintendo 3DS system while listening to their MP3 or AAC music files.
Nintendo 3DS is also able to play nearly every game in the massive Nintendo DS library, except those that require use of a secondary Game Boyâ„¢ Advance slot.