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.

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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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