New 3D trailers highlight great things to come

Six new 3D trailers have been added to the eShop, giving an updated preview of Super Mario 3D Land, Mariokart 7, Luigi’s Mansion 2, Mario Tennis, Paper Mario and Animal Crossing.

These titles are the reason I bought a 3DS, and they’re all looking fantastic. Luigi’s Mansion 2, in fact, looks like it may turn out to be the surprise super-charmer of the bunch.

Will the 3D enhance gameplay to any significant extent? Probably not. I don’t care. All I know is that the 3D makes these games look like living, breathing little worlds, beautifully modeled and charming as blazes. I love the effect. I’m particularly amused that, in 3D, the Paper Mario characters look flatter and thinner than they ever could in 2D!

Once I’ve gotten all these games (and my free copy of Yoshi’s Island this November), I truly will feel my 3DS has earned its keep. Hopefully, it’s just the start of a strong run.

So, head on over to the eShop and get an updated 3D look at what’s ahead! Which one are you looking forward to most? Don’t you wish the Mario Tennis preview was longer?