3DS US day-one launch lineup confirmed

Steel Diver, Pilotwings Resort, Nintendogs + Cats, Madden, The Sims, Ghost Recon, Ridge Racers, Super Street Fighter IV will all be immediately available on March 27.

When Nintendo confirmed the 3DS's launch date in North America as being March 27, it promised that more than 30 games would launch before the Electronic Entertainment Expo in June. Today, the company revealed that 18 of those would be available from day one.

Super Street Fighter IV 3D will be a 3DS launch title.

A trio of first-party titles will be available at launch. They include: The airborne adventure Pilotwings Resort, which will feature planes, hang gliders, and rocket belts in a variety of missions; Steel Diver, a submarine sim that will feature undersea combat; and Nintendogs and Cats, which will feature a virtual kennel full of simulated puppies and kittens. All three games will cost $40, the standard price point for first-party titles.

The 3DS also comes preloaded with two titles: Face Raiders, which lets players shoot at photos of their faces, and Mii Maker, which automatically creates Miis from photos.

Some 15 third-party games will be available at launch, including miniaturized, 3D versions of some of gaming's biggest franchises. For sports fans, Madden NFL Football and Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D will be on tap, with Ridge Racer 3D available for racing fans. Fighting fanatics will get Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition while Sims fans will get the Sims 3. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Shadow Wars, Rayman 3D, and Super Monkey Ball 3D are among the other titles available on March 27. No prices were given in today's announcement, but online retailers are listing the games as also costing $40 each.

3DS DAY ONE LAUNCH LINEUP: FIRST PARTY
Nintendogs + cats
Pilotwings Resort
Steel Diver
Face Raiders (preloaded on 3DS)
Mii Maker (preloaded on 3DS)

3DS DAY ONE LAUNCH LINEUP: THIRD PARTY
Asphalt 3D (Ubisoft)
Bust-A-Move Universe (Square Enix)
Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D (Ubisoft)
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (LucasArts)
Madden NFL Football (EA Sports)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D (Konami)
Rayman 3D (Ubisoft)
Ridge Racer 3D (Namco Bandai Games)
Samurai Warriors: Chronicles (Tecmo Koei)
Super Monkey Ball 3D (Sega)
Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition (Capcom)
The Sims 3 (EA)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Shadow Wars (Ubisoft)

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danielmbg
danielmbg

@kamichamadude For you it's easy, but in the country I live in it will be extremely expensive, and I really don't want to spend a lot of money on something that I will have to trade in 6 months.

ronnieo54
ronnieo54

Street Fighter and Samurai Warriors.

sebetai
sebetai

I'm planning on getting Street Fighter and Nintendogs Golden Retriever and friends. I'm also thinking Samurai Warriors to have a different game from the other two on the 3DS. i was debating another one, Steel Driver. Wondering if i should get that. The first Two or three I'll reserve but Steel Driver, I'd get it when it's out.

GunGriffin
GunGriffin

Bad launch line up? Are U all nuts? The fallowing are great games here: Ghost Recon SHadow Wars, Super Monkey Ball 3D, Super Street Fighter 3D, Lego Star Wars 3 The Clone Wars, Asphalt 3D, and Rayman 3D are all great games........... U only got a month before more killer titles hit the shelves for the system, IE Splinter Cell, Metal Gear Solid, Mario Kart 3DS, A new Metroid game........ StarFox 64 3D! Buy day one, and be happy with the games U will own, I for one plan on getting the fallowing: Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars, Super Streetfighter 5 3D, and Ghost Recon Shadow Wars.......... Those can hold me for a month then I can get Splinter Cell, for the love of god man, they are pouting a Pokemon Colusim game, and a Medal of Honor title, plus ready for this? A new Kurby, and Donky Kong game! Read up! All true!

Dragard_Kaos
Dragard_Kaos

No games I'm interested in at all... Already played Super Street Fighter IV on the PS3, and I have Marvel vs Capcom 3 for my fighting needs anyways. Maybe Samurai Warriors? Meh, they all look... Crappy >_> I think I'm just gonna wait until Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked comes out. Also waiting for Kingdom Hearts [Dream Drop Distance].

Canadian-Fury
Canadian-Fury

pfft im only really looking forward to Zelda: Ocarina of Time so i will just wait for that

fon1988
fon1988

There's only two games I want on this entire list, Rayman 3D and Street Fighter 4. Other than that I guess Im just gonna have to wait for the better games to come out.

Shadow-Elite
Shadow-Elite

I want to get it on launch but the lineup looks kinda weak. Only game I want is Street Fighter...

cayne_phoenix
cayne_phoenix

oh dang, i thought that resident evil was also a release title...

windmaster42
windmaster42

man why can't we get professor layton as well

Deathstalker83
Deathstalker83

I'm just going to get the 3DS on launch day and wait for the good games to come out.

drumma1
drumma1

@dawnofhero Since when does Nintendo announce that there will be an updated version of a system before the original is even released? They wouldn't sell any of the original 3DS. And although I believe it's a weak launch lineup, I am looking forward to games like Metal Gear Solid, Star Fox, and others that are coming soon.

dawnofhero
dawnofhero

@drumma1 There are currently no plans for a 3DS Lite, i, or iXL. Even Nintendo admits that. And just because the launch window isn't super exciting doesn't mean you ditch the system. There will be better-looking games come summer/autumn.

Fayt1986
Fayt1986

im a bit skint at the moment so gunna wait for a couple more games befor i dive in.

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

Don't worry people this is just the first few weeks and than DOA comes out the 7th and after that more games will be shown to us and you will be so happy and glad that you have a 3DS. I am gonna spend th 27th playing SF and maybe ridge racer only to pick up DOA a few days after. No complaints there.

method115
method115

@danielmbg They probably will make a lite or whatever but who wants to wait for that? Especially since I'm sure game stop will have deals allowing you to trade in your old one.

TheRealLisaAnn
TheRealLisaAnn

I wonder how many addicted 3DS players went 10+ hours on the 3DS on Day One? How many of them checked into emergency hospitals? +_+

method115
method115

First day at gamestop Im going to be in the store trying this thing out. I've never wanted a handheld (except for the massive rpgs released on them). A hand held with 3D changes everything though.

jello_flouride
jello_flouride

The only thing I'm even slightly interested in is the Samurai Warriors game. And that could have wound up on any system for me to buy it. I am not impressed Nintendo.

fastlane1893
fastlane1893

Dear Nintendo, I will not buy your new system until I have Zelda. Thank you.

raghraghragh
raghraghragh

One of the worst console launches in recent memory. Awful.

hanzpumpsYOUup
hanzpumpsYOUup

Pilotwings resort has me sold. If it weren't for this long awaited sequel I would probably wait it out until more interesting titles came along. Its coming up on 15 years since the last pilotwings... Not sure why it took such a long time?

drumma1
drumma1

@kamichamadude You do have a point, the 3DS is a very impressive system from what i can see. I just can't decide if it's worth buying right away, considering the launch is weak and a new version will come out eventually.

tyco_ex
tyco_ex

Such a small and uninteresting lineup. Reminds me of the psp's launch titles...

AnimeKen15
AnimeKen15

These launch titles are not exactly what I expected. They are pretty much a let down. I will just get Pokemon White if I get my 3DS around launch time.

Mindlord90
Mindlord90

surely the first and third party seems to lack of some fan games but it can conpense while waiting for the BIG games to come like the legend of zelda ocarina of time or resident evil the mercenaries or even resident evil revelations that myself i would buy! either way im buying the nintendo 3ds blue at first day lunch on a pre order

kamichamadude
kamichamadude

@drumma1 @danielmbg Oh I know they will I'm just saying that it wont be for a while just because they did so many things right with the system already. So it's not worth using in an argument that you are going to wait for the successor to the unreleased DS successor. @soraisthekey734 Yes it just gets annoying hearing the same thing over and over. But... WOOT KINGDOM HEARTS 3D!!!! and Kid Icarus and Metal Gear Solid XP

soraisthekey734
soraisthekey734

@kamichamadude THANK YOU! I like where you are coming from and i too (as you can tell from my username and pic) can't wait for kingdom hearts 3d and Kid icarus etc. Nice to see i am not the only one who has noticed all of these same old rants over and over.=)

xboxgamer5
xboxgamer5

I agree with UndeadxSpartan, Zelda, Mario, and Resident evil. I also might get professor layton and Street fighter. I will probably get even more later on.

Kris664
Kris664

hmmm... well.... i wonder what i should choose.... street fighter 4 3d edition?? nintendogs and cats??... or rayman 3d?

drumma1
drumma1

@dawnofhero @kamichamadude I didn't literrally mean a 3DSi lite. What i ment was that Nintendo will most likely release another version of the 3DS in the future, just as they have done with the past DS versions (DS, DS lite, DSi)

UNDEADxSPARTAN
UNDEADxSPARTAN

I'm mostly getting the 3DS for Mario, Zelda, and Resident Evil games but none of them are coming out on the release date :( ... I was really wanting Zelda Ocarina of Time and Resident Evil the Mercenaries on the release date

danielmbg
danielmbg

@kamichamadude I Think they will have to make a 3DS Lite version, not just because of the size. But every system has some hardware problems at the beginning. And the battery longs just 5 hours, it's almost nothing. They will have to fix it. And as you know almost all consoles made a Slim version of the previous one. They will do this too, just don't know when. And the games look nice, but nothing spectacular. They should start with the best Nintendo game, POKEMON. Pokemon in 3D you be really amazing.

OoSubaruoO
OoSubaruoO

People are being stupid. Who cares if the lineup is horrible. If you have DS games, play those until a game you want comes out. Using that as an excuse not to get a 3DS is just ugh.

kamichamadude
kamichamadude

Oh and... @drumma1 It's smaller than a DSi, and larger than a DS Lite, it has 3 Cameras and a webshop and browser.... The only thing Nintendo could do is 3DS LL/XL

kamichamadude
kamichamadude

@soraisthekey734 Obviously someone on this site does their research. Iwata has already stated their will be no short-term plans for a 3DS Lite/3DSi. He said that Nintendo had learned what to, and what not to do with this system. Everytime I hear someone saay I'll wait for the 3DS lite, I just giggle and say to myself, "haha while you sit their with your DS I'll be playing Mario Kart, Kid Icarus, Kingdom Hearts 3D, and a bunch a great games" Point... Don't use Nintendo's past to predict their future. oh and... @ poopinpat SSIV 3D E, as well as a few others are great launch games, and the only reason their are so few is because Nintendo wanted the 3DS out before E3 to let it soak in so people would understand the power come E3 and huge developers announce High Budget games w/o skepticism about if the 3DS actually works... Which it does... Rant over...

poopinpat
poopinpat

and i am a long time nintendo fan boy

poopinpat
poopinpat

i think its hilarious that the best looking launch title is sf4 and its not even an original title. thumbs down for 3ds from me.

dawnofhero
dawnofhero

@drumma1 Yeah, in your dreams Nintendo will make a 3DSi Lite. If that were the case for some odd reason, the system would be as thin as a piece of cardboard! I mean seriously, what's to thin down? The 3DS is slightly shorter than the DSi for crying out loud, so there is no reason for it to get any smaller!

soraisthekey734
soraisthekey734

I agree the lineup isn't that impressive but, I'm still not canceling my pre-order. I'm sick of people who probably still on their rinky-dink ds or ds lite posting that it is not "impressive enough". WELL THEN STICK WITH YOUR CRAP AND DON'T TALK! You obviously can't afford the 3ds if you are gonna keep saying the other generations are better which believe me do not EVEN COME CLOSE! Oh, and guys on another note i'm not a nintendo fanboy. I actually see where u guys are coming from. Also, there WILL BE NO "3dsi" or "3dsixl". Stop saying that "we all are expecting it" becuz nintendo said themselves that it's its OWN SYSTEM. *Sigh* Sorry to be a bit harsh but this is the truth. Anyway, definately gonna get Super Street Fighter 4. It looks like the most promising launch title.

renji4eva
renji4eva

at leats street fighter comes out on day 1

Rasu89
Rasu89

Even though I have preordered the 3ds, I still plan to keep my ds lite. Even if they come out with a new version of the 3ds, I feel my decision was for the best, at least for me.

drumma1
drumma1

unfortunately, this isn't an intriguing starting lineup to me. plus, in a year or so, the 3DSi lite will have been announceed, so i might as well just wait

andalore
andalore

I loved Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs on the Original DS, Suddenly the 3DS has become interesting for me, Shame there isn't a Mario game in there though.

Pantherbyte
Pantherbyte

I will buy it as soon as I see Advance Wars 3DS.

SANDMAN201
SANDMAN201

@packtop Thanks, I was wondering what the difference was.

jasongm
jasongm

This system is really gonna have to sell me their products if I'm gonna spend almost 300$ worth. If they somehow miraculously announce a Monster Hunter 3d or Elder Scrolls 3d.. I will pick this game up at launch, so far the games seem "eh" at most. Nintendo has to pick my investment on this, so far I'm better off with my DS Lite.

Flint247
Flint247

I am definitely NOT waiting until after launch of the 3DS. After the Wii and DS shortages in the past, I know to get my 3DS at launch if I can! These launch games should be good enough to last me a while until more games come out.

riariases
riariases

Im thinking samurai warriors or pilot wings resort. i liked the plane flying in wii sports resort but in pilot wings youre flying around the exact same island so that might make it boring.