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Nintendo 3DS - Full Software Line-up Unveiled

posted 15 Jun 2010, 12:43 by Billy White   [ updated 15 Jun 2010, 14:02 ]
Following their hugely successful E3 show, Nintendo have revealed a list of upcoming titles for it's 3DS handheld, from a variety of different publishers. Some of the titles, such as Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D (EEEEP!!) were already made clear during the show itself, but some of them are completely new. We've highlighted some of the most notable titles from the list below.

  • Activision - DJ Hero 3D
Should be interesting to see how this is implemented via the touch screen instead of the deck accessory.
  • AQ Interactive - cubic ninja
  • Atlus - Etrian Odyssey, Shin Megami Tensei, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor
  • Capcom - Resident Evil Revelations, Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition (working title)
A new Resident Evil game is big news, even if their quality isn't always guaranteed. Scares in 3D should be awesome. Also great to see Super Street Fighter IV make it to a Nintendo console finally - even more, a Nintendo handheld to play SSFIV on the move.
  • Electronic Arts - FIFA Soccer, Madden NFL, The Sims 3
  • Gameloft - Asphalt GT
  • Harmonix - Music game
  • Hudson Soft - Bomberman, Deca Sports, Kororinpa
Whilst it's always good to see Bomberman on the DS, Monkey Ball-variant Kororinpa should be awesome with the tilt-sensitivity that the 3DS is going to offer.
  • Konami - Baseball, Contra, Frogger, Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D "The Naked Sample", Pro Evolution Soccer/Winning Eleven
I'm not sure I really need to explain why Metal Gear Solid should be awesome. Just think about it: Snake. In 3D. On a Nintendo console again. And on a handheld. AWESOME.
  • Level-5 - Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle (working title)
It's Layton. Once again, we really shouldn't have to explain why these things should be amazing. Whilst puzzles in 3D are nothing revolutionary, it should still be great to have that extra layer of depth in the game.
  • Majesco - BloodRayne: The Shroud, A Boy and His Blob, Face Racers: Photo Finish, Lion's Pride: Adventures on the Serengetti, Martha Stewart, WonderWorld Amusement Park
Not necessarily because of the 3DS' features this time, and more because the game should be awesome by itself: A Boy and His Blob on the DS has some great potential.

  • Marvelous - Bokujyoumonogatari 3D (working title)
  • Namco Bandai - Dragon Ball, Gundam, Pac-Man & Galaga, Ridge Racer, Super Robot (all working titles)
  • Nintendo - Animal Crossing, Kid Icarus Uprising, Mario Kart, nintendogs+cats, Paper Mario, PilotWings Resort, Star Fox 64 3D, Steel Driver
The Animal Crossing world in widescreen 3D? Yes please. Kid Icarus revival in widescreen 3D? Yes please. Mario Kart in widescreen 3D with improved Wi-Fi connectivity and motion sensitivity? Yes please. 3D Kittehs? Yes please. Paper Mario in widescreen 3D? Yes please. Return to the world of Pilotwings in widescreen 3D with motion sensitivity? Yes please. Star Fox in widescreen 3D? Yes please. Steel Driver in widescreen 3D? Ye-wait, what?
  • Rocket - Crash-City GP, VS-robo
  • SEGA - Sonic, Super Monkey Ball (working titles)
2D side-scrolling handheld Sonic in widescreen sounds good enough already, although obviously details here are slim (I mean, since when does the word "Sonic" alone bring happiness into the hearts of gamers?). And, for the same reason as mentioned with Kororinpa above, the motion sensitivity should be great for Monkey Ball. Keyword: should. We're watching you, Sega.
  • Square Enix - Codename: Chocobo Racing 3D, Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts
Once again, we shouldn't have to explain why the highlighted titles are gonna be awesome. Just hearing any of those Square Enix series' names should be enough to make true core gamers excited.
  • Take-Two - Carnival Games
  • Tecmo Koei - Dead or Alive 3D, Dynasty Warriors, Ninja Gaiden, Samurai Warriors 3D (all working titles)
Gameplay aside for one moment, imagine the girls of Dead or Alive in 3D. Softcore-geek-pr0n ahoy.
  • Tomy - Lovely Lisa 3D, Naruto Shippuden Action
  • THQ - de Blob 2, Kung Fu Panda Kaboom of Doom, Marvel Super Hero Squad Infinity Gauntlet, The Penguins of Madagascar, Puss N Boots, Saints Row: Drive-By
de Blob was highly acclaimed by critics upon it's original Wii release, and with the DS' motion controls and 3D capabilities, anyone that doesn't get motion sickness should be highly anticipating the handheld sequel.
  • Ubisoft - Assassin's Creed: Lost Legacy, Battle of Giants: Dinosaur Strike, Driver Renegade, Hollywood 61 (working title), Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
Whilst they might not end up amazing, it's great to see big names such as Splinter Cell, Driver and Assassins Creed hitting the 3DS, and hopefully their gameplay won't disappoint fans.
  • Warner Bros. - LEGO Batman