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Nintendo Announces Games for 3DS Launch

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We’ve been talking about the 3DS for a long, long time, so it’s hard to believe that the device isn’t available yet. With the console launching March 27, Nintendo this week detailed the titles future 3DS-owners will be able to buy on the day of release.

"Seeing 3D visuals without the need for special glasses is just one aspect of Nintendo 3DS," said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. "The 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."

Aside from the pre-loaded mini-apps that will come on the handheld (such as the Mii Maker that uses a photo of you to automatically generate a Mii based on your appearance), Nintendo will have three games ($39.99 each) for people to consider at launch. These are Pilotwings Resort, an aerial adventure game; Steel Diver, a submarine strategy game; and the famous Nintendogs + cats.

If none of those tickle your fancy, there are a ton of third-party developed games, including titles from Capcom, EA, Konami, that will be available from day one.

  • Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition from CAPCOM
  • The Sims 3 from EA
  • Madden NFL Football from EA SPORTS
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D from Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
  • LEGO® Star Wars III: The Clone Wars from LucasArts
  • RIDGE RACER 3D from NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
  • Super Monkey Ball 3D from SEGA
  • BUST-A-MOVE UNIVERSE from Square-Enix, Inc.
  • SAMURAI WARRIORS: Chronicles from TECMO KOEI AMERICA Corp.
  • Asphalt 3D from UBISOFT
  • Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D from UBISOFT
  • Rayman 3D from UBISOFT
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon® Shadow Wars from UBISOFT
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    AGPC , February 25, 2011 12:23 AM
    dee da...
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    wolley74 , February 25, 2011 12:38 AM
    they should launch Tloz:o oT with it in a bundle, they would literally fly off the shelves
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    TheViper , February 25, 2011 12:57 AM
    Wolley, Nintendo stated they want to give 3rd parties a more open playing field than what they were dealt with on Wii and DS so the launch will be more 3rd party driven than first party.
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    wolley74 , February 25, 2011 1:15 AM
    would still be an awesome addition to the ranks =p
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    adamboy64 , February 25, 2011 2:09 AM
    Not a lot on launch that interests me... I know a lot of Nintendo fans feel the same way.
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    alidan , February 25, 2011 2:25 AM
    wolley74they should launch TlozoT with it in a bundle, they would literally fly off the shelves


    that and mega man legonds 3, when either of those games comes out, is when i jump in.
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    Steelwing , February 25, 2011 2:39 AM
    Here comes the flood of titles with "[Title Name] 3D"

    It'll be just like when the DS had "[Title Name] DS" or the N64 had "[Title Name] 64"

    We GET it, Nintendo. You have a nice new 3D gaming system. Of COURSE most games are going to be 3D on it.
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    joelmartinez , February 25, 2011 2:40 AM
    Those games suck
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    TheViper , February 25, 2011 3:34 AM
    steelwingHere comes the flood of titles with "[Title Name] 3D"It'll be just like when the DS had "[Title Name] DS" or the N64 had "[Title Name] 64"We GET it, Nintendo. You have a nice new 3D gaming system. Of COURSE most games are going to be 3D on it.

    What do you mean, Nintendo? Those are 3rd parties doing that. Not Nintendo.
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    nukem950 , February 25, 2011 7:22 AM
    Where is my Mario, Metroid and Zelda games? I play Nintendo product for those 3 reasons.
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    twile , February 25, 2011 10:37 AM
    None of those sound at all appealing.
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    rhino13 , February 25, 2011 11:39 AM
    No Nintendo titles?
    Everybody knows the only good titles on a Nintendo system are first party!
    The rest is just shovelware.
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    TheViper , February 25, 2011 1:15 PM
    Some of you failed to read the article. There are 3 Nintendo titles being released at launch. And since when is Super Street Fighter IV shovelware?

    Also, Mario and Zelda are already ready for release but Nintendo wants to give 3rd parties a more fighting chance on 3DS than they had on Wii and DS.
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    hardcore_gamer , February 25, 2011 2:02 PM
    First,they should reduce the price of 3DS..then lets talk about games
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    Marco925 , February 25, 2011 2:17 PM
    DO WANT
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    hoofhearted , February 25, 2011 2:54 PM
    Not that I am a fan, but my kids are. No pokemon on the list equals fail.
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    tburns1 , February 25, 2011 3:27 PM
    Fail until Zelda rears her polygonal head.
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    pozaks , February 25, 2011 6:47 PM
    wolley74they should launch TlozoT with it in a bundle, they would literally fly off the shelves

    Uhh, they would literally fly off the shelves with something like Nintendogs + Cats, which they have, so they will.
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    mayankleoboy1 , February 28, 2011 9:36 AM
    mario 3d FTW :D 
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    pochacco007 , March 1, 2011 2:02 AM
    the 3ds was developed with the intention for third parties to be lazy. what it means is that third parties will make shallow games because they will put more work in graphics as opposed to the game content. so we'll get a final fantasy but instead of having more content that entertains, we'll instead get hours of computer generated animation.

    all the games on the ps3 and 360 are all about graphics and it is the reason why many third parties like these two consoles. on the wii, you can't offer better graphics because the wii can only do so much, which means you'll have to put more work in the funness of the game as opposed to the visual of the game. developing more funness is more complicated than creating hd graphics.

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