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Nintendo 3DS US launch titles revealed! (games confirmed to be $40)
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February 22, 2011, 17:48:48
Source from the link, the list itself is below.

* PilotWings Resort
* Steel Diver
* Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition
* Nintendogs + Cats, available in three editions: Poodle, Golden Retriever and Bulldog.
* Ridge Racer 3D
* Samurai Warriors: Chronicles
* The Sims 3
* Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D
* Super Monkey Ball 3D
* Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars
* Rayman 3D
* Asphalt 3D
* Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
* Bust-a-Move Universe
* Madden NFL 11
* Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D

...as well as Face Raiders and the AR Cards, etc.

So, what do you think?

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Posted: 02/22/11, 17:48:48  - Edited by 
 on: 02/22/11, 22:40:59    
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Hey, that's kind of a lot better than Japan (which is next week, right?)! It's not just 'launch window'?

Pretty sweet. I'll probably get PilotWings and Steel Diver, and possibly grab Ghost Recon, SSFIV, Nintendogs, and Ridge Racer 3D. Bust-a-Move and Monkey Ball are the dark horses. I wonder if anyone will have good deals on launch week?

Posted by 
 on: 02/22/11, 17:55:02
Yep, it's launch day, as evidenced by the linked article on NOA's official site. For some reason, they say it's 18 titles when it's actually 16, but maybe they were including the built-in stuff as well. EDIT: Oh right, Nintendogs, duh.

I was kind of expecting Mercenaries to not be there since Capcom said that'd likely be a Summer release, but of note is the missing Dead or Alive Dimensions. Might be a good idea not to compete with SS43D on day one...or maybe they're just not ready.

All in all though, not as bad a lineup as I feared. There're a few games that I've got my eye on, but for pretty much all of them, I'm still waiting for reviews, impressions, and more info. Since my brother is picking up SS4, here are the ones that have me interested:

-Pilotwings Resort
-Steel Diver
-Super Monkey Ball 3D
-Rayman 3D
-Bust-a-Move Universe

The last three are pretty much up in the air, but if they turn out really good then they're maybes too. I like what I've seen of Steel Diver but the fact that the guy says "FIRE" every time you shoot seems extremely grating to me. Repetitive voice samples in games are usually really detrimental to the experience. Pilotwings might be my game of choice when all is said and done, as long as there's enough to do. I'm kind of excited about Rayman 3D, but when was the last time Ubi Soft gave anyone a decent port?

Posted by 
 on: 02/22/11, 18:03:28  - Edited by 
 on: 02/22/11, 18:20:49
I'm pretty much set for Pilotwings Day 1 with the system itself, but I also want to know more about Rayman 3D because I heard good things about the original and never played it.

A decent launch, I suppose. Not great, but not as bad as the original DS one :P

Posted by 
 on: 02/22/11, 18:11:02
Good to know. I'll be picking up Pilotwings Resort and Super Monkey Ball 3DS. These things all $40 or is that just confirmed to be the new standard. $40 for Bust a Move for example seems ridiculous.

Posted by 
 on: 02/22/11, 19:10:22
I really hope Monkey Ball is a good 'un because I'm finding myself wanting it.

Posted by 
 on: 02/22/11, 19:14:05
For real? This is much meatier than the initial launch speculation seemed to be pointing at.

For me...

PilotWings Resort

Steel Diver
Super Monkey Ball 3D (please make another good Monkey Ball someday Sega!!!)
Rayman 3D

Posted by 
 on: 02/22/11, 19:15:40  - Edited by 
 on: 02/22/11, 19:16:03
I am really considering Lego Star Wars 3 here in the UK at launch, apparently its really good. We are not getting steel diver over here at launch.

Posted by 
 on: 02/22/11, 19:40:37  - Edited by 
 on: 02/22/11, 19:43:01
Opps missed this and made a thread about same thing.

Posted by 
 on: 02/22/11, 19:42:33
None of those are must-own games for me. Launch games rarely get me excited. Nintendo is holding back the good stuff to show off at E3.

Posted by 
 on: 02/22/11, 19:44:00
$40 games will be a $10 reduction in game prices for my main console (the 3DS will be supplanting anything for the forseeable future), so I view this as budget gaming from the get-go.

EDIT- Yeah, ummm, did NOT know Rayman 3D was a launch title. Nor did I know Super Monkey Ball was going to make launch. Hmmm. Honestly, I'm going to wait for reviews before biting on an opening title now; I'm really pulling for those two to be great!

Posted by 
 on: 02/22/11, 19:45:14  - Edited by 
 on: 02/22/11, 19:49:48
At least the PR confirms Mario Kart for 2011. That's my killer app.

Posted by 
 on: 02/22/11, 19:46:20
I'm definitely getting SSFIV (it's already payed off, along with the system). I might get Pilotwings. I'm still thinking about that one.

Posted by 
 on: 02/22/11, 20:22:30
I'm definitely getting Pilotwings Resort and Super Street Fighter IV 3D. I may get Bust-a-Move Universe for my wife.

Posted by 
 on: 02/22/11, 21:13:58
Can't wait to buy SUPER Street Fighter IV for the third time!

... I'm not even kidding.

Posted by 
 on: 02/22/11, 21:55:46
Deerock69 said:
$40 games will be a $10 reduction in game prices for my main console (the 3DS will be supplanting anything for the forseeable future), so I view this as budget gaming from the get-go.

That's an awesome perspective! I came in to complain about $40 games, but you're totally right. The 3DS is my new "main console" for at least a few years, which makes games cheaper from the start. Thanks for that concept!

Posted by 
 on: 02/22/11, 22:35:40
That's a good release list for Day One.

Prices aren't too bad either.

I'm most interested in Sims 3 and Ghost Recon.

Posted by 
 on: 02/22/11, 22:40:10
Not a bad launch lineup at all. Some really good stuff there.

Posted by 
 on: 02/22/11, 22:44:56
Don't forget guys that Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars is a turn-based tactical strategy game!

That's easily my most-wanted game out of the launch lineup. Bust-A-Move Universe also sounds cool, and I'd get Rayman 3D if I didn't already own it on N64 and PS2.

Posted by 
 on: 02/22/11, 22:56:21
X-pert74 said:
Don't forget guys that Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars is a turn-based tactical strategy game!


My interest just cranked up to 11.


Posted by 
 on: 02/22/11, 22:59:34
I hope this trend does not continue of game prices rising by $10 each gen.

It 4 gens I do not want to be paying $80 for a handheld game.

The launch window does not really interest me. However, I always wait a year to buy a new console so hopefully by then there will be some great games to play!

Posted by 
 on: 02/23/11, 00:51:25
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