Pac-Man & Galaga, Dragon Ball headed to 3DS

E3 2010: Namco Bandai lineup of five titles for Nintendo's new handheld also includes Ridge Racer, Gundam, Super Robot Wars.

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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.

It's coming right at us! Look out!

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.

Discussion

23 comments
mrlaith
mrlaith

probobly origins or tag team :)

Flint247
Flint247

Yep, 3DS is a day 1 purchase for me. I never been so hyped for a new system before. :D

GunGriffin
GunGriffin

I like that Nintendo is allowing third party developers to pout their M/T rated games back on Nintendo platforms! About time! These platforms need to show they do more then just casual games. This line up of titles is insane! Metal Gear Solid StarFox 64 3D Mark Kart Kid Icarus Resident Evil Galaga Final Fnatasy Kingdom Hearts Street Fighter Ninja Gaiden Splinter Cell Assasin's Creed Saints Row Batman Thats a great list! I just hope they don't all do what they did on the DS/DSi and make them all cartoons, and 2D crap games. The 3DS can do full 3D games now without poor performance, and even optional 3D without 3D glasses. If developers don't half ass the games and release games that take advantage of the 3DS MPU and new online features I think this platform might just be the biggest platform launch ever done. Currently vary few DSi/DS titles use those systems to their full potential. I just need to hear that a new Metorid is going to hit and I will be vary happy....... It will make me buy on Day one if there is a killer Metroid title like the one going to hit Wii.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

I'm expecting a lot of info on the 3DS by the end of Summer.

TokyoRed
TokyoRed

This is good news. I will keep my eyes on Pac Man 3DS, especially with the new Pac Man animated 3D television show on the horizon.

alexweile
alexweile

Nintendo's 3D are really going to revolutionize gaming. More than PS3 3D

MSG-Deathscythe
MSG-Deathscythe

i guess i'll be owning a 4th DS version. i think i won't regret this one though since the new features that they showed on E3 seem to be a true update of the DS. it even seem like a totally new handheld. kudos to you nintendo. now, if Namco Bandai will release Super Robot Spirits with the ORIGINAL Japanese mechs and not change them with generic ones that resemble the original, then they got my money and the money of at least 20 of my die hard anime friends. wow! nintendo rocked E3 big time.

leeko_link
leeko_link

We got a Street Fighter game in there but no Mortal Kombat. C'mon Ed Boon try your magic on this handheld too.

soulless4now
soulless4now

Galaga? Now I'm really interested to hear more.

Ironwolf89
Ironwolf89

?!?!?!?!! GUNDAM!??!! tell me the DS is region lock free, because recently all gundam games have been Japanese and Asian release only

teknicz
teknicz

A portable Super Street Fighter IV. Mmmm... *drools*

abcdwakwak
abcdwakwak

I just hope it's not over 200 dollars like some other copycat.

Gamingclone
Gamingclone

Amazing, I hope Nintendo announces with in the next week when the 3DS is being released.

Neo-ganon
Neo-ganon

yay gundam! lets hope for wifi multiplayer support!

zzamaro
zzamaro

Let's see, 3DS is not out yet and it's already getting all that 3rd party support? All I can say is: AWESOME.

C8M
C8M

If I could get a 3D Pac-Man Championship Edition I would be in heaven.

mbv401920150
mbv401920150

All the old games will takes a new life... 1UP!

hm360
hm360

3DS is going to be in another league. So many games confirmed. I think 73 is the total count. And we don't even know when it's going to be out!