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Nintendo 3DS - Launch Day Line-Up

by Steven Williamson on 24 February 2011, 15:32

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On day one, new Nintendo 3DS 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 system's new features.

On March 27, new Nintendo 3DS owners will be able to choose from the following Nintendo-published games:

* Pilotwings Resort, 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 Diver, 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 sub's speed, depth and pitch, and fire torpedoes.
* nintendogs + cats, a game that lets players interact with realistic puppies – and kittens – 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 Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Star Fox 64 3D, Kid Icarus: Uprising and a new installment in the Mario Kart series.

Third-party publishers also have a strong slate of games ready to go on March 27. These include:

* 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.
* Asphalt 3D from UBISOFT
* Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D from UBISOFT
* Rayman 3D from UBISOFT
* Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Shadow Wars from UBISOFT

Nintendo 3DS is also able to play nearly every game in the Nintendo DS library, except those that require use of a secondary Game Boy Advance slot.

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I`ve pre-ordered pilot wings for mine :D

TEmpted by a nintendogs game as well though
A resounding meh.

Pilotwings looks great, but the rest of the lineup looks like the usual crowd have seen a new console and gone through the unimaginative motions. Nintendo can claw some back with their N64 offerings, but until they bring out something genuinely brilliant, no thanks.
Your forgetting the return of kid icarus :D
Your forgetting the return of kid icarus :D

This is true and it looks awesome, but at least with the original DS, the gameplay was genuinely novel so you could excuse the weird games like Rub Rabbits.

To be honest, my love for Nintendo died when they gave up the GBA slot - my DS Lite will never be sold! I still don't see why they couldn't let GBC games work on the DS/Lite. Heck there's homebrew software that'll let you play GB games (not kosher, chaps!) so it's not like the hardware isn't up to scratch.