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Nintendo Unveils Western 3DS Launch Lineup

| 22 Feb 2011 14:54
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If the idea of playing with a puppy after a few hours of being a submarine commander sounds appealing, then the 3DS is probably the handheld for you.

Nintendo has revealed the definitive launch lineup for the 3DS in the West. Whereas previously there was an ill defined "launch window," with some games available at the same time as the hardware and others coming not long after, Nintendo has now finalized the list of games that will be on shelves at the same time as the 3DS.

There are three first party titles launching the with the device: Pilotwings Resort, the submarine game Steel Diver, and the pet-simulator, Nintendogs + Cats. There are also a number of other Nintendo-made games due out later this year, like 3D remakes of Ocarina of Time and Star Fox 64, and new Kid Icarus and Mario Kart titles.

As well as the three first party games, Nintendo has secured a number of games from third party publishers like EA, Ubisoft, and Konami. The list includes:

  • Super Street Fighter 4 3D Edition
  • The Sims 3
  • Madden NFL Football
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D
  • Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars
  • Ridge Racer 3D
  • Super Monkey Ball 3D
  • Bust-A-Move Universe
  • Samurai Warriors: Chronicles
  • Asphalt 3D
  • Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D
  • Rayman 3D
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars

Nintendo said that there would be a "steady and diverse" stream of content for the 3DS, and that around a dozen more games would come out before E3 in June. Nintendo has also confirmed the suggested retail price for 3DS games will be a penny short of forty bucks.

The 3DS launches on March 27th in North America, and March 25th in Europe.

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