Pilotwings Resort Nintendogs + Cats Steeldiver Dead or Alive Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D Madden NFL Super Street Fighter IV 3D Asphalt 3D Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D Ridge Racer 3D Resident Evil: The Mercenaries LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
EDIT: What! Might not be accurate! Aaaaah Destructoid curse you Jim Sterling
@anandxxx I bought the GBA for Advance Wars, Mega Man Zero, and um... I forget what my other early games were. Wario Ware? Well, I bought it late so there was a ton out by the time I got around to it.
DS I held off on until Advance Wars Dual Strike came out. At which point I found out that my brother had secretly bought a DS at launch and hadn't told anyone because he didn't buy any games for it... lol? Anyway so I found this out because I walk in one day and he is just sitting there playing the new Advance Wars on DS like nothing is out of the ordinary and I'm like WHEN THE FUCK DID THIS HAPPEN?! So I didn't have to buy my own copy, and I bought Kirby and Meteos instead, I think?
If this was past me I'd probably hold off on 3DS, but present me is spending $12,000+ a year to go to school, so in that context $250 seems like pocket change. I spend that much on books sometimes. (Ok not really, I usually try very hard to get through classes without buying books...)
I don't see much on that list that interests me, unfortunately. Maybe Pilotwings, but I really do wish the game took place in a brand new world to explore rather than WuHu Island again.
I think I'll wait for a 3DS at this point. I didn't buy a DS in 2004 because there were no games I wanted. It wasn't until the summer of 2005 that I bought one on sale, and by then there were games I wanted, like Canvas Curse and Meteos. It'll be tough to resist the 3DS, though.
I'm wondering just how official this list is. I'm really surprised that Super Monkey Ball is no where to be seen. They've been a launch title for the Gamecube and the Wii. With a launch this big, I'm surprised it too isn't on there.
No Mario, No Zelda, No Kid Icarus, No eShop, none of this at launch. They are definitely relying on 3rd parties to get things started. Perhaps this will make 3rd parties feel like Nintendo isn't the sole provider of their systems or something. Especially on the handheld side of things I don't see why companies still feel that way, but they do.
Of those I'm definitely getting Pilot Wings and Steel Diver, Maybe RE: Mercs although it's pretty lame to sell a single "extra" mode from from RE4/5 for the full price of a game.
Oh and I have a soft spot for Ridge Racer, it's the first PSP game I bought and it's still one of my favorites. If Bandai Namco put any effort at all into updating the game engine and adding some extra cars/tracks/modes ect. I might not be able to resist picking it up...
EDIT: Aw who I am kidding, I'm gonna get "plus cats" too, I mean, it's PLUS CATS, they're so cute!
I'm a bit surprised that none of the N64 ports are making it for launch, but at the same time I think it's a good thing. I mean it would be like if Pikmin's sales suffered because Nintendo released Ocarina of Time alongside it. Would really hurt :(
Still intrigued about Steel Diver. Nintendogs & cats will really depend on whether they are adding a lot more to the game aside from 3D and cats. It was a fun game, but I need something fresh to really inject some new life into the series. I'm fearing an Animal Crossing syndrome with this series.
As the other thread shows Dead or Alive Dimensions probably won't even be at launch.
Street Fighter IV looks pretty awesome on the 3DS actually and the features are really great for the handheld. That said maybe I'll be happy with the home console version as I don't think 3D Edition adds too much outside of being portable and all the neat features that come with it
That said it seems that the idea of a killer app for launch has been going by the wayside for a while. PS3 didn't really have a killer app and neither did the 360. Both were trying to get by primarily through the hype of their technology. Wii had Wii Sports despite what detractors say. And the DS... well... let's just say it's a true demonstration of how the short term isn't representative of the long. The PSP had a decent launch lineup but even that didn't have a killer app either.
Nowadays it seems like the killer app will only arrive on a system that has something to prove. There was Halo for the Xbox when MS was trying to break into the industry and there was Wii Sports for the Wii to demonstrate and sell motion controls and to reinvent Nintendo, and the gaming industry itself, in front of the world.
Seriously, that's it? No Zelda or Paper Mario? All we get from Nintey is another Nintendogs I'll never play or consider playing? UUUUUUUGGGGH
And Steel Diver and Pilotwings . Not to mention Zelda and Paper Mario will be out long before any update if they both release this year (definitely for OoT, possibility for Paper Mario since it's 2011 for Japan).
Steel Diver looks to be a title that looks terrible but actually is really really fun. I'm surprised at the Pilotwings at launch too, hopefully it's not just a tech demo with Miis. I gotta be honest, I'm probably not going to get a 3DS until this holiday season.
After seeing some of the features like the 3D camera and the cool stuff that will be on the 3DS-Ware or whatever you call it, I'm happy to wait a bit for other games I want. Plus I have a bunch of DS games to get through still, now on a prettier screen. :)
If Pilotwings has unlockables like the frog jumper, I'll buy it. If it doesn't, I may wait for a sale.