At its New York event in January, Nintendo wasn’t as clear as we hoped it would be about the 3DS’ game launch line-up. Instead, it opted to throw around the loose term “launch window” when talking about upcoming titles set to grace the portable in its first few months of release. Now, though, we have a clearer picture: Nintendo has announced a total of 16 games that will be available on March 27--the day the 3DS hits. The list is as follows:
- Asphalt 3D
- Bust-A-Move Universe
- Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D
- LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
- Madden NFL Football
- Rayman 3D
- Ridge Racer 3D
- Samurai Warriors: Chronicles
- The Sims 3
- Steel Diver
- Super Monkey Ball 3D
- Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars
Here's a look at some of those titles in action.
Take note of the missing titles here. As we were correctly led to believe, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Star Fox 64 3D, Kid Icarus: Uprising, and Mario Kart won’t hit on day one. But according to today’s press release, they’re all still slated for 2011. As for the first-party titles we’ll actually see on launch, those are the aforementioned Pilotwings Resort, Nintendogs Plus Cats, and Steel Diver.
Not the strongest stable of titles out of the gate, right? But are you still interested in grabbing 3DS and some games on launch day?