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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awwww I was hoping for a super awesome nintendo produced game with launch...tho I'm not complaining about half of these as they sound pretty nice for an opening lineup in general
I was hoping that the Zelda and Resident Evil game would come out release but I will be too busy with the rest of the launch games!
Who cares about the games, they are 3D!!!!
Well, I'm getting this at launch, and I think I'll just get Pokemon White. Or Rayman 3D.
Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition is the only game I'm planning to get at launch. Future realeses I plan to get, Ocarina of TIme 3D, Star Fox 64 3D, Kid Icarous Uprising, Mario Kart, and Paper Mario.
Of course I'll be getting a 3DS! Just not the day it comes out. And maybe a few weeks after the release date, too.
Wow... Uh... I'm not gonna cancel my reserve or anything, but this list sure puts a damper on my excitement. I'd like to hear more about the Ghost Recon game, but I really thought Nintendo would have stronger day one support from their own stable.
i thought star fox and OoT were gonna be launch titles too
No reason to get 3ds yet. It was a false alarm!
Bought for myself, Nintendogs and Samurai Warriors. Then surprised my brother with Ridge Racer...