news\ Sep 27, 2011 at 4:17 pm

3DS Launch Lineup for North America Confirmed


Nintendo has confirmed the full list of games that will be available for the 3DS when it arrives on North American store shelves on March 27. Along with the news, they also announced the official price for first-party 3DS games, placing the number at $39.99. Here's the complete list of 16 games that will be available on launch day:

  • Pilotwings Resort
  • Steel Diver
  • nintendogs + cats
  • Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition
  • The Sims 3
  • Madden NFL Football
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D
  • LEGO Star Wars III: 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

    It's not the strongest lineup ever, but there are enough solid titles in there that early adopters will be occupied while Nintendo's “launch window” continues. 2011 will see titles like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Star Fox 64 3D, Mario Kart 3DS, and Kid Icarus: Uprising. Hopefully Pilotwings, Street Fighter, and Monkey Ball will tie us over until then.

    As for pricing on third-party releases, it seems that publishers are sticking to the model Nintendo has established. Retailers are listing games like Super Street Fighter IV and Samurai Warriors: Chronicles at the same $39.99 price tag. While regular DS games often dipped below that price, it's good to see that no one used the new tech as an excuse to jump into the $49.99 price territory.

    Are you buying a 3DS on launch day? What games will you get? Tell us in the comments.


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