Nintendo tabs 10 titles for 3DS launch window

Spring 2011 software lineup in Japan features Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Pilotwings, Super Street Fighter IV; Mega Man Legends 3 Project and Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D revealed.

Now that Nintendo has nailed down a February 26 release for the 3DS in Japan, potential owners of the handheld can start planning out which games they'll want to pick up at launch. The console maker offered a little help on that front today, as it tacked a "spring 2011" Japanese release window onto 10 different first- and third-party titles.

Mercenaries 3D is the second Resident Evil game announced for the 3DS.

Just as the original DS launched with Super Mario 64 DS, the 3DS will get its own Nintendo 64 classic rerelease with Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. Nintendo also has Nintendogs + Cats, Pilotwings Resort, and Steel Diver in the pipe for the first few months of the 3DS's Japanese release. The third-party spring 2011 lineup is spearheaded by Capcom's Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition, Namco Bandai's Ridge Racer 3D, and Level-5's Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle. (The Professor Layton series is published by Nintendo internationally.)

Only two other titles were confirmed for 2011: Nintendo's original 3DS showpiece Kid Icarus and Konami's Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D - The Naked Sample. The rest of the games featured in Nintendo's 3DS press briefing have not been given launch windows. That assortment includes the 3D remake of Star Fox 64; new 3DS installments of Paper Mario, Mario Kart, and Animal Crossing; and Capcom's newly announced pair, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D and Mega Man Legends 3 Project.

Inspired by the Resident Evil game modes of the same name, The Mercenaries 3D will have players trying to beat each other's zombie kill counts in timed rounds. Specific missions from Resident Evil 4 and 5 will be included, along with new modes and additional characters. The game will also feature global online cooperative play.

First teased during Keiji Inafune's Comic-Con 2010 appearance, Mega Man Legends 3 Project was officially announced by the developer in a short video clip. Inafune gave no details on the project but assured fans that nobody has been looking forward to the game more than he has, calling it his dream. However, he also stressed that he wants to take the time to make it "good, really good" and wants to be more deeply involved in it than his usual games.

The 3DS launch windows detailed at the Nintendo conference follow below:

Spring 2011
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D--Nintendo
Nintendogs + Cats--Nintendo
Pilotwings Resort (working title)--Nintendo
Pro Baseball Spirits--Konami
Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle--Level 5
Ridge Racer 3D--Namco Bandai
Samurai Warriors Chronicle--Tecmo Koei
Steel Diver--Nintendo
Super Monkey Ball (working title)--Sega
Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition--Capcom

Unspecified 2011
Kid Icarus: Uprising--Nintendo
Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D - The Naked Sample--Konami

To Be Announced
Chocobo Racing 3D (working title)--Square Enix
Star Fox 64 3D--Nintendo
Animal Crossing (working title)--Nintendo
Dead or Alive: Dimensions--Tecmo Koei
Paper Mario (working title)--Nintendo
Mario Kart (working title)--Nintendo
Resident Evil: Revelations--Capcom
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D--Capcom

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176 comments
TheRealLisaAnn
TheRealLisaAnn

I really loved StarFox, one of the few games I'm excited about.

donalbane
donalbane

I'll get it when Snake Eater comes out probably, but no sooner... none of the other games sound appealing to me.

lordqarlyn
lordqarlyn

Don't worry irsteve, Sharp doesn't make a 3D LCD panel that size yet.

crimsonfoxm1911
crimsonfoxm1911

@RabidBurp it is highly possible that it will as the mercenaries is about 70-80 % percent complete and will be releasing about a month or 2 after the 3ds release but the exact date is still tba but they said they r trying 4 a release soon after the 3ds

RabidBurp
RabidBurp

@irsteve Highly doubt it. What could they do: release a 3DS XLi? lol Not a chance. The 3DS is fully loaded as it is, so no need to worry. Also, I hope RE: Revelations gets a 2011 launch date too! I really can't wait to play it!

irsteve
irsteve

I forgot to mention the ds light

irsteve
irsteve

Totally stoked, but I'd be pretty mad if they put out a new model of the 3ds a few months after putting out the first one; Just like with the DS, DSI and the DSI XL.

Nintenddo
Nintenddo

Kid Icarus sequel looks awsome

nicragon
nicragon

ocarina check kid icarus double check paper mario HOLY HELL IT IS GOING TO ROCK!!! and all of you are complaining about the price, but nintendo lowers the price a bit in the u.s

AntonSaidWhat
AntonSaidWhat

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XxParasite
XxParasite

@tennis12master: I know what price the Wii launched at in the US. But you may have missed my point: the Wii launched in Japan (without a pack-in game) for the same price that Nintendo has stated for the 3DS: ¥25,000. (About $200 in 2006, about $300 now.) In this case, the Japanese price is driven up by media licensing that we likely won't be getting at launch.

tennis12master
tennis12master

@XxParasite: Actually, the Wii launched in North America at $250. But, hopefully 3DS will be the same price or cheaper. I don't want to pay too much for a portable system, even if it's as awesome as 3DS!

MC_Bally_Who
MC_Bally_Who

PILOTWINGS!? I didnt read that before.... *faints*

MC_Bally_Who
MC_Bally_Who

Christ on a bike, the words 'Ocarina' 'of' and 'Time' in the same sentence makes me want to throw my wallet in the direction they are spoken from :D

XxParasite
XxParasite

To anyone saying that the system will be $300: Nintendo never said that. They said that it would be ¥25,000. Yes, that's about $300 nowadays, but it was also the launch price of the Wii.

G_gglypuff
G_gglypuff

This system has potential, but it seems it will take some time for it to get explored.

TheWickedEnd101
TheWickedEnd101

SNAKE EATER!!! now im gunna have to get this so i can finally finish MGS!!

tyranitaronweed
tyranitaronweed

Okay, to all the people that are hating on the 3DS. Go to Wikipedia, type in 3DS, read the whole article, then come back and tell me EXACTLY what part about it you don't like, without saying "3D is a fad" because that's your personal opinion, not a fact, or "it costs too much" because it's a 3D video game system, it's gonna cost a lot.

Nozizaki
Nozizaki

Damn... It's so amazing, but $300 price tag... :/

GunGriffin
GunGriffin

To fix my statement and to not be insaulting this time: 3DS top screen rez: 800x240 IE to allow for 400 pixels per eye when in 3D mode (Still higher then SD which runs at 640x480 for most small devices) 3DS bottom screen rez: 320x240 This means we will have better feedback and more responsive touch screen gameplay on the 3DS because the other DS systems use a lower rez screen. Cart sizes at launch: Cartridge slot for both 3DS and DS cards (3DS cards have a 2GB capacity "at launch", suggesting larger sizes to come) / SD memory card slot. Looks like they increased the space for the new models games as well, plus with the "At launch item" that means games could become at least 8GBs in size if not bigger by the time the platform is into it's 2nd year. A great move on Nintendos part to allow developers to make even bigger games, and use more power as the platform grows. Wi-fi specs: 2.4ghz / 802.11 wi-fi / Can communicate with other consoles or internet when in sleep mode / wireless can be switched off to preserve battery life. This means that it supports N class wi-fi and means I will get one for sure, stupid PSP only dose B/A class, same with the current DSi and it at least dose G class wi-fi, now Nintendo is yet agian at the top of the food chain! Source: http://kotaku.com/5564518/check-out-the-3ds-hardware-specs

JixHedgehog
JixHedgehog

aw drat.. no Animal Crossing on release. May have to hold out on the 3DS until then

necronaux
necronaux

Wonder how clean the images will be. There are currently 'glasses-less' trading cards, CD & DVD packages, etc., where the images move, or are in 3-D (lenticular lens technology), but the lines/graphics are blury, at best.

sankid
sankid

This system is pretty amazing. Cant wait tell it comes out.

majoramask_2000
majoramask_2000

i tryed to tell alot of people that nintendo will come out with something amazing!!!! all hail the nintendo!!!! nintendo and sony mmmm

CamoBullo
CamoBullo

Ocarina of Time 3D is a launch title. I'm sold. HURRY UP, 2011.

Branmuffin316
Branmuffin316

@SaltyMeatballs I own them I was just taking what that guy said literally.

riariases
riariases

It feels like this is the main reason for the 3DS's launch date being sometime next year instead of this holiday. Because they want some games to be launched alongside it so maybe they're giving developers some time to finish up their projects, instead of launching it like the DS, with barely any titles to go along with it.

SaltyMeatballs
SaltyMeatballs

@Branmuffin316: Those were just a straight port, crappy framerate and all remained. It was exactly the same game. Zelda on 3DS is a remake, a lot of things will be added; improved; refined. Etc. A better experience overall.

SaltyMeatballs
SaltyMeatballs

@ZIVX: Well that clears up the "launch" mess, as they might not all be available day one. However, Gamespot's list doesn't say they will be available at day one. Personally I will be very happy if OOT a launch game :D

ZIVX
ZIVX

OoT won't be a port but a remake with better graphics and a fixed water temple and probably more additions

Branmuffin316
Branmuffin316

@guyguyguy1234 sorry to burst your bubble but Nintendo's ported OOT to GC an Wii already.

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

I read Starfox and I was sold on this console. Man it's gonna be mint

KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

@GunGriffin Interesting specs there. Any source for the same ??? I'm just curious to read more !!!

mrzisawesome
mrzisawesome

I can't believe Rockman DASH 3 won't be on the PSP. Or at least the DS, who wants to pay 300+ bucks for a decent Rockman game... And OOT is so over-rated its insane. How about releasing Triforce of the Gods AKA alttp in 3D, a GOOD Zelda game.

Zangan_Zack
Zangan_Zack

I'd love to see some new original RPGs on the 3DS. Can't wait to see what else they do with it.

JustPlainLucas
JustPlainLucas

I know Ocarina of Time is a much beloved game, but honestly, Nintendo, you should have given us a new one. You're creating a poor trend here by rereleasing old content in 3D, when you should be giving us NEW games. I realize you're in a pinch here to fill up your launch library, but this is just cheap. I mean, look at Sony. Final Fantasy VII was about as beloved as OoT, but they didn't launch the PS2, PS3 or PSP with it... I'm sold on the 3DS, but I'll be damned if I buy a game I still own over again... :|

Franzkill
Franzkill

As long as a Sonic game is announced and hopefully some sort of Nintendo achievement system then I'm completly sold on the 3DS. Sonic Adventure 2 would be pretty funky in 3D on this thing! :)

gozyaj
gozyaj

That's AWESOME!!! I have to get this (period).

guyguyguy1234
guyguyguy1234

Ocarina of Time sold me on the 3DS. You have no idea how long I have dreamed of an Ocarina of Time port. A super smash bros 3DS and I would be in heaven.

Hijackedbyganon
Hijackedbyganon

Ocarina of time!!! TWO RESIDENT EVIL GAMES (AND HUNK RETURNS!!!) METAL GEAR SOILD, PAPER MARIO!!! GODDAMN IT IM SOLD ON THE 3DS.

digi-demon
digi-demon

Nintendo-a-go-go baby! some really cool titles announced! I really hope it lives up to the hype though!

Gamingclone
Gamingclone

Great line up! To the people that think the 3DS price is $300, that is Japans price for the System, again, the other Nintendos around the world have yet to announce an actual launch date/ price. But believe me, it is not going to be more than $249.99 in the Americas. If I am able to convince my mom... and *cough* my dad (sadly he will probably say there is no point in getting it since the World is going to end some time in May), this is going to be a day one buy for me :D