Monday, January 10, 2011

Nintendo 3DS 2011 software lineup

Written by pikaby

3DS hardware support continues to pour in droves. Whether it's good games, mediocre games or those that you know are plain crap even by just one look, Nintendo looks like it's finally getting the real 3rd party support it deserves, even more so than Wii. Check the video above! Not more than five of the games shown there are minigame collections!

Release date quoted is for Japanese version. Shown in order:

-nintendogs+cats (Nintendo) / February 26 2011
-Steel Diver (Nintendo) / Spring 2011
-Winning Eleven 3D Soccer (Konami) / February 26 2011
-Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition (Capcom) / February 26 2011
-Kingdom Hearts 3D (Square Enix) / TBA
-Super Monkey Ball 3D (Sega) / Spring 2011
-BlazBlue Continuum Shift II (ArcSystem Works) / Spring 2011

-Resident Evil: Revelations (Capcom) / TBA
-Dr. Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights (Konami) / Spring 2011
-Shanghai 3D Cube (Sunsoft) / Spring 2011 (great, just what every Japanese guy dreams of. Mahjong cubes)
-Pro Baseball Family Star 2011 (Bandai Namco Games) / Spring 2011
-Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D (Ubisoft) / February 26 2011 (No! Bad Ubisoft, bad!)
-Dead or Alive: Dimensions (Koei Tecmo) / Spring 2011
-Bomberman (working title) (Hudson) / 2011
-Rabbids Time Travel (Ubisoft) / Spring 2011
-Tales of the Abyss (Bandai Namco Games) / Spring 2011
-Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars (Ubisoft) / Spring 2011
-Sengoku Musou Chronicle (Koei Tecmo) / Spring 2011
-Driver: Renegade (Ubisoft) / Spring 2011 (Ubisoft's shitstorm is the worst of any 3rd party dev ever)
-Deca Sports 3D (Hudson) / Spring 2011
-Paper Mario (working title) (Nintendo) / TBA
-Starfox 64 3D (Nintendo) / 2011
-The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo) / Spring 2011
-Tetris Axis (working title) (Hudson) / Summer 2011
-Resident Evil Mercenaries (Capcom) / Spring 2011
-Runabout for Nintendo 3DS (working title) (Rocket Company) / Spring 2011 (what.)
-Cubic Ninja (working title) (AQ Interactive) / Spring 2011
-Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D (Ubisoft) / Spring 2011
-Sudoku and 3 Puzzles (Hudson) / Spring 2011 (Meh. Sudoku in 3D is still just Sudoku)
-One Piece Unlimited Cruise SP (Bandai Namco Games) / Spring 2011
-Touch!! Double Pen Sports (Bandai Namco Games) / 2011
-Animal Resort (working title) (Marvelous Entertainment) / Spring 2011 (God save me)
-Gundam: The 3D Battle (Bandai Namco Games) / Spring 2011
-Tobidasu! Puzzle Bobble 3D (Square Enix) / February 26 2011
-Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle (Level-5) / February 26 2011
-Asphalt 3D Nitro Racing (Konami) / Spring 2011
-Fish On (working title) (ASCII Media Works) / Spring 2011
-Clash of Heroes 3D (Acquire) / TBA
-Naruto Shippuden Action Project (working title) (Takaratomy) / Spring 2011
-The Sims 3 (Electronic Arts) / 2011
-Ridge Racer 3D (Bandai Namco Games) / February 26 2011
-Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater (Konami) / 2011
-Animal Crossing (working title) (Nintendo) / TBA
-Pilotwings Resort (Nintendo) / Spring 2011
-Mario Kart (working title) (Nintendo) / TBA
-Kid Icarus Uprising (Nintendo) / 2011

Few surprises, the biggest of them all being the announcement of BlazBlue Continuum Shift II, also bound for PSP. All its prequels sold decently well and were great fun to boot, so Nintendo gamers just scored another good game!

A lot of the rest sound like enthusiastic 3rd party developers excited to try out some game-making on the fresh new 3D console (who needs ANOTHER fishing game?). Whether or not they'll succeed will depend on the success of 3DS itself and how Nintendo handles piracy on the system, and how long the 3D gimmick will last (for some reason publishers who produce steaming piles of crap will somehow stubbornly cling on to the console). There will come a time when the magic disappears (like Wii's motion controls). We'll see how many loyal supporters Nintendo will have gained by the end of its first year.
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