I think any Nintendo fan that read Wootini's last two articles feels a little bit of envy. Not only were fans like him given the opportunity to sample the 3DS and its unique features, but they were able to play a lot of demos for their upcoming titles. Well, the good news is the rest of us won't have to wait too long to play all those great games. Today Nintendo revealed an official list of the twelve titles that
will be coming out with the system on March 27 and believe me, the list is impressive. (UPDATE: Nintendo representatives have clarified that this is not a list of 'launch titles' - the titles released are 'launch window titles' that are slated to arrive near to the 3DS launch, but not necessarily simultaneously. -tiny)
I love fighters, but they don't seem to do so well on handheld systems. But seeing Street Fighter IV 3D as one of their
launch launch window titles gives me hope. The gaming experience should be awesome and even if you turn off the 3D effects, you're still left with a great fighter you can play on the go with the world. Also don't forget about Dead or Alive! It's coming back too.
Nintendogs + Cats also looks like a great casual title and the 3D effects actually might make it a lot more fun than its DS predecessor. Resident Evil: The Mercenaries also looks like another great multiplayer game that will play nicely thanks to the fact that the 3DS will only use one friend code for all its games. Sweet.
launch launch window titles look solid as well and they offer great variety for different gamers. For the sports fans, there is Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D and Madden NFL. For the speed enthusiasts, there is Asphalt 3D and Ridge Racer 3D. The 3DS also will get some unique titles including Steeldiver, a game that has you manning submarine missions, and Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D that has you battling with dinosaurs in an RPG-like setting. LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars also gives us some family-friendly Lego action in 3D. Finally, the Pilotwings franchise gets a modern facelift with Pilotwings Resort.
Nintendo also announced that there should be over thirty titles before E3 in June. Titles that are currently in the works include The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Star Fox 64 3D, Kid Icarus: Uprising, and new installments of Mario Kart, Animal Crossing, and Paper Mario. Some third-party titles also coming out soon for the system include Super Monkey Ball 3D>, Thor: God of Thunder, Bust-A-Move Universe, Rayman 3D, and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon.
Knowing that these familiar and successful titles will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS makes me super happy. Almost giddy, even. Even if the 3DS didn't have 3D elements, I'd still want it. Which titles are you giddy with excitement for?