Aussie 3DS launch titles announced

Super Street Fighter IV 3D and Ridge Racer 3D among the first wave of games for Nintendo's new handheld.

As has become the fashion for Nintendo 3DS details, the company overnight announced launch titles for just about every region, except Australia. Thankfully, Nintendo Australia has quickly followed its international counterparts by confirming release titles for the new gadget's first day on sale Down Under.

Compared to offerings in other territories, Australia's 3DS lineup looks quite slim. Nintendo has confirmed that the only two games that will be available when it launches on March 31 will be Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition and Nintendogs + Cats. GameSpot AU spoke with various Australian publishers and can confirm that Pro Evolution Soccer 3D, Ridge Racer 3D, and LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars will also be launching alongside the stereoscopic hardware.

When pushed for details on Ubisoft's launch titles, the publisher remained coy, saying that the company's titles would release "a week before, or after" the console's street date. These games include: Rayman 3D, Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars, Asphalt 3D, Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time, and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D.

Nintendo Australia has also announced that first-party 3DS software will be available from A$69.95.

At the time of publication, EA was unable to confirm whether The Sims 3 would join the launch party, while Sega's Super Monkey Ball 3D was also missing in action. Stay tuned to GameSpot AU for more details on these releases as information becomes available.

For the full list of games launching alongside the Nintendo 3DS on March 31, check out the list below:
Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition
Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog & New Friends
Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends
Nintendogs + Cats: Toy Poodle & New Friends
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D
Ridge Racer 3D
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars
Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time
Rayman 3D
Asphalt 3D: Nitro Racing
Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D

[UPDATE] Ubisoft has since confirmed that all of its games mentioned above will be available on March 31.

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20 comments
Lozzi933456
Lozzi933456

I have a question 'bout Nintendogs + Cats! Do one of them contain Chihuahua

Lozzi933456
Lozzi933456

NO MARIO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT CAN'T BE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vanyelk
Vanyelk

Here I was wondering how I was going to have to budget to afford to buy it and now I don't have to! Every game I wanted to buy it for are not coming out during the lauch.

SuprSaiyanRockr
SuprSaiyanRockr

Would be nice if it were a new Rayman game. Rayman 2 was awesome, but it's been milked to hell with remakes already. What is this, the third, fourth?

Sillygostly
Sillygostly

Guys, ease up. This is merely the list of launch titles that Nintendo were able to confirm themselves on short notice. They cannot vouch for third parties. I'm certain that a number of Ubisoft games (including the new entries in the Rayman, Rabbids and Ghost Recon series) as well as The Sims 3 will too be available at launch (among others).

CamoBullo
CamoBullo

Seven games. Come on. I mean, that's cool that we are getting Street Fighter at launch but I'm disappointed that Super Monkey Ball won't be out on the day. It's good to know that they aren't gonna up the price of the games, also.

tjmic1
tjmic1

Not only do they charge us significantly more for the hardware than anywhere else in the developed world, but they give us only 2 games - granted, street fighter will be amazing, but it is disgraceful.

qubeley
qubeley

As usual, it is a budget launch. Probably will wait for it to come down in price with more software available. Still think that it is ridiculous to have a handheld more expensive than the Wii

zaprct
zaprct

This is the first time I won't be buying a major hardware release in years. Very disappointing. I also don't want to be burned like I was with the amount of DS iterations with vast improvements, so might wait for their second generation version.

Angel_Belial
Angel_Belial

So basically just 5 games, then? With The Sims unconfirmed. Not the most impressive launch lineup Nintendo's ever done, that's for sure.

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

Makes no sense why Pilotwings isn't there.

dachase
dachase

I'll buy one when i see a Resident Evil, Mario Kart, Metal Gear or Zelda on the shelves. 3DS just took the crown from PS3 as worse launch line up IMO

Taasi23
Taasi23

SSFIV 3D does look awesome, but it alone is not enough to justify making the 3DS a day one purchase for me. Have Nintendo call me when I can get a good price for a 3DS Snake Eater Bundle. :)

mystic_knight
mystic_knight moderator

@illmatic87 the french bulldog version should be rated M, those are some pretty savage creatures. anyway Golden retriever is a beautiful dog so i think its GR>FB>>>>>> joke dog

illmatic87
illmatic87

French Bulldog > Golden Retriever > Toy Poodle THAT IS THE ONLY WAY.

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

That is a pretty weak list imo. The games that are the most worth playing are just 3D ports of existing games

SpinoRaptor24
SpinoRaptor24

Quite an abysmal list. The only game that looks decent is Street Fighter. Oh well. At least I'll have the DS's massive library to keep me occupied until say Zelda releases.

mystic_knight
mystic_knight moderator

Awesome the poodle gets to play football in 3d