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Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Nintendo’s 3DS Finally Has A Date

nintendo 3ds 300x210 Nintendos 3DS Finally Has A Date

After ages and ages and what has seemed AGES AND AGES, we finally have a release date and pricing (kind of) for the Nintendo 3DS.

We had stated in a previous post (though unofficially) that we got a launch date of November in Japan and next Spring for everywhere else... Well we couldn't have been more wrong but to be honest we don't mind, seeing as how great the 3DS is supposed to be, especially with the line up of launch titles that will also be on offer (which we've included some of here).

As officially announced at the Tokyo press event, the 3DS will be arriving (in Japan) February 26th, 2011at around USD$300. In case you were wondering, the new handheld will be reaching European and North American shores sometime thereafter but unf0rtunately nothing concrete as of yet, only around March 2011.

What do know for certain also, is that the Nintendo 3DS will be coming in "Aqua Blue" and "Cosmo Black".

For obvious reasons, the fact that this handheld will bring gaming to 3D is a major selling point. But the reign of brand-spanking new hardware either rises or falls depending on the software available. Thankfully though, with the a huge number of fantastic looking launch titles on offer as well, this shouldn't really pose too much of a threat.

For starters we have the games from Nintendo themselves (Lists via theredshell.com):

  • Kid Icarus: Uprising, the long-awaited franchise follow-up to the NES classic
  • Mario Kart, which shows off the potential of driving and tossing bananas in 3D
  • Nintendogs + cats, a new version of the best-selling nintendogs franchise that lets players interact even more with their virtual puppies - and kittens
  • PilotWings Resort, a flying simulation that lets players soar above Wuhu Island
  • Animal Crossing, a new installment of the charming community-building franchise
  • StarFox 64 3D, a game that demonstrates the true distance and depth of outer space using Nintendo's well-known franchise
  • Steel Diver, a new submarine-navigation game from Nintendo
  • Paper Mario, which brings paper-based 2D environments to life

Nintendo 3DS also comes to market with the strongest third-party support of any video game system in Nintendo history. Third-party games on display at the Nintendo booth at the E3 Expo include:

  • DJ Hero 3D from Activision
  • Resident Evil Revelations from Capcom
  • The Sims 3 from Electronic Arts
  • Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D "The Naked Sample" from Konami
  • Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracles (name not final) from LEVEL-5
  • Ridge Racer (name not final) from Namco Bandai Games
  • Kingdom Hearts franchise game from Square Enix
  • Dead or Alive 3D (name not final) from Tecmo Koei Games
  • Samurai Warriors 3D from Tecmo Koei Games
  • Battle of Giants: Dinosaur Strike from Ubisoft
  • Hollywood 61 (name not final) from Ubisoft

Other planned 3ds game titles:

  • Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition (name not final) from Capcom
  • Madden NFL and FIFA Soccer games from Electronic Arts
  • CODENAME: Chocobo Racing 3D
  • Final Fantasy franchise game and from Square Enix
  • Ninja Gaiden (name not final) game from Tecmo Koei Games
  • Saint's Row: Drive By from THQ
  • Assassin's Creed Lost Legacy
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory from Ubisoft
  • Batman game from Warner Bros

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