LOS ANGELES--The 3DS was officially unveiled to the public just yesterday, but Nintendo already has an imposing lineup featuring some of the biggest third-party franchises in the industry. Namco Bandai's Ridge Racer was already on that list, but the publisher today detailed a full slate of five titles spanning six of its own biggest series.
Beyond Ridge Racer, Namco Bandai also confirmed new installments in its Gundam, Dragon Ball, and Super Robot franchises. And reaching further back into its catalog, the publisher revealed Pac Man & Galaga (working title), promising that the two arcade classics would be "totally reworked" for Nintendo's system, while still retaining their original play modes.
As recognizable as Namco Bandai's franchises are, there will be plenty of competition for a 3DS owner's dollars. Beyond Nintendo's own efforts (spearheaded by the return of Kid Icarus), third-party publishers are supporting the 3DS with hit franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Kingdom Hearts, Street Fighter, Resident Evil, Dead or Alive, Ninja Gaiden, Splinter Cell, Assassin's Creed, The Sims, Madden NFL Football, FIFA Soccer, Contra, Frogger, Saints Row, Batman, and more.