The lights are on
The 3DS goes on sale March 27, but until now Nintendo's been mum about what games will be accompanying its North American launch. That changed this morning, with the reveal of the complete launch lineup. In addition to first-party games Pilotwings Resort, Steel Diver, and Nintendogs + Cats, shoppers will have 15 more third-party games to choose from.
Here's the complete 18-game lineup:
• Pilotwings Resort (Nintendo)• Steel Diver (Nintendo)• Nintendogs + Cats (Nintendo)• Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition (Capcom)• The Sims 3 (EA)• Madden NFL Football (EA Sports)• Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D (Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.)• LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (LucasArts)• RIDGE RACER 3D (Namco Bandai)• Super Monkey Ball™ 3D (Sega)• BUST-A-MOVE UNIVERSE (Square-Enix, Inc.)• SAMURAI WARRIORS: Chronicles (Tecmo Koei)• Asphalt 3D (Ubisoft) • Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D (Ubisoft) • Rayman 3D (Ubisoft) • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Shadow Wars (Ubisoft)
As you can see, Ubisoft is once again a strong backer of Nintendo at launch. The strategy certainly paid off for the company during the early days of the Wii. While other company's scrambled to release games on the system following its surprise success, Ubisoft was preparing its second wave of games. We'll have to wait and see if the 3DS will capture mainstream attention in the same way or if possibility of glasses-free 3D is a persuasive selling point for consumers.
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