E3 2010: Kid Icarus, PilotWings, Mario Kart, Nintendogs, Animal Crossing, StarFox, and Paper Mario all in the works for new handheld; standard DS to get new Professor Layton, Pokemon Ranger, Mario vs. Donkey Kong.
LOS ANGELES--At its E3 media briefing this morning, Nintendo stressed that the new 3DS system would launch with ample third-party support. That's not to suggest the company is slacking on first-party development, as Nintendo has already announced a lineup for the system that will see many of its biggest franchises given the 3D treatment.
Leading the charge will be Kid Icarus: Uprising, the first new game in the angelic action series since 1991's Game Boy sequel Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters. Another dormant Nintendo franchise will be receiving a revamp, as the company confirmed it is working on PilotWings Resort, a flying sim that will see the series featured for the first time since 1996's PilotWings 64 for the Nintendo 64.
Speaking of games from Nintendo's last cartridge-based console, StarFox 64 will be making its way to the 3DS, as will Paper Mario. New installments of Animal Crossing, and Mario Kart are in the works as well, and Nintendo is making a new version of its best-selling DS pet sim with Nintendogs + Cats. For those wanting something entirely new, the company has Steel Diver, a "submarine-navigation game" in development for the 3DS. (A Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle game was also announced for the 3DS, though Nintendo considered it part of its third-party software lineup.)
Even though the 3DS commanded the focus of Nintendo's press conference, the company hasn't forgotten its soon-to-be legacy handheld platform. In addition to Golden Sun: Dark Dawn--which was featured in the media briefing--Nintendo confirmed new installments in a trio of its franchises for the original dual-screened portable. Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs will launch in North America this fall, followed in the holiday season by Professor Layton and the Unwound Future and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Miniland Mayhem.
Mario Kart, Pilotwings, Star Fox, Nintendogs, Ocarina of Time, and a 3DS (of course)...Well I have my list :D
I was considering getting a new DS, (my other two are busted) but after seeing all the new games being prepared for this one, I think I'll wait for it. It's time for a new Paper Mario. :D
If Nintendo announced that all these game would come out on launch date I would have a heart attack. Nintendo probably realized that they would LITERALLY kill the crowd if the announced any more awesomeness in one session. So they announced/revealed a few more titles afterwords. Nintendo won E3. YAYS. Going to go broke if I don't start saving.
Can't wait to get my hands on this and the many games it will launch with. Darn now I must start saving my money again.
@manga777 I don't give a damn about 3D either, but this is supposed to be a successor to the DS, not just a revision. You can expect a huge leap in graphics quality on this system, some say it even comes close to the Wii. Of course there aren't that many details yet, but I believe that it will be worth the price, even without interest in the 3D (I sure as hell will be turning it off on every game except Star Fox 64).
Yes, the 3DS definitely appears promising, I hope after E3, the Big 'N' starts allowing preorders of the unit itself with the game. Paper Mario's a definite plus, but Kid Icarus' return is what has hooked me to the unit.
Mario Kart has to be the big one for me but Paper Mario is good to. Not to bothered by the remakes but I am happy with the line up they have.
Will these games only work with a 3DS or can I just not spend 200 dollars for a new ds? 3d is good but I don't know if it is worth it unless it is necessary. @Ovirew I think they sadly are ports because it says star fox 64 instead of just star fox but the paper Mario may be new and I hope I'm wrong
Paper Mario!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dude, that was the only thing that was missing for me from Nintendo's E3. And I just got it! Nintendo= Awesomeness :D
i really hope these aren't ports of starfox 64 and paper mario. We want brand new games. And the 3DS is capable of handling more powerful graphics than the N64 so...
My question is when will the 3DS be coming out? Frankly it looks like it may not come out for another year.
Not too keen on 3D at all my only experiences with it has left me with a headache so bad it feels as though ive smashed my head against a concret wall multiple times. That said I will try it out when someone I knows gets 1
3DS is really the highlight of today and maybe of this E3! With all the games announced: Starfox, Pilot Wings, Paper Mario,The Legend of Zelda etc... and all the first/third party support it will get it just shows how much potential Nintendo's new hand-held system has. And I just can't wait to get my hands on it :D !
@blankshore: Are you sure that's Ocarina of Time? I will scream if it is. I missed out on Master Quest or whatever it's called and have really been itching to play OoT again.
@ mariostar0001 The DS has 2 Advance Wars games. Advance Wars: Dual Strike and Advance Wars: Day of Ruin. Or did you mean you hope it gets another?
@nevryn If you look at the screenshots on Nintendo's E3 website it's clear that it's a brand new Paper Mario, and not just a remake :D And once again, OCARINA OF TIME: http://e3.nintendo.com/images/ctr/othergames/zelda/3.png
You forgot the remake of Ocarina of Time! http://e3.nintendo.com/images/ctr/othergames/zelda/3.png
The thing this doesn't mention is if the new takes on the old franchises are just remakes or are actual new games. For example, I loved Paper Mario back in the day, and I'd love a new one, but if it's just a 3D remake, meh. I can live without. Anyone know which it is? It is nice to see though that it appears the 3DS will have a number of games ready when it comes out, rather than just being an empty system.
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