Nintendo Confirms 3DS Launch Titles, Including Zelda and Street Fighter

Was reading a news article about Nintendo’s 3DS’s line-up.

The launch titles are

  • Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D from Nintendo
  • Nintendogs + Cats from Nintendo
  • Pilotwings Resort (working title) from Nintendo
  • Pro Baseball Spirits from Konami
  • Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle from Level 5
  • Ridge Racer 3D from Namco Bandai
  • Samurai Warriors Chronicle from Tecmo Koei
  • Steel Diver from Nintendo
  • Super Monkey Ball (working title) from Sega
  • Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition from Capcom

And the games scheduled for the later half of 2011 are

  • Chocobo Racing 3D from Square Enix
  • Star Fox 64 3D from Nintendo
  • Animal Crossing from Nintendo
  • Dead or Alive: Dimensions from Tecmo Koei
  • Paper Mario (working title) from Nintendo
  • Mario Kart (working title) from Nintendo
  • Resident Evil: Revelations from Capcom
  • Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D from Capcom

Notice anything about those titles? They are a litany of disappointments…

So many of them are merely 3-D versions of existing 2-D games. I know that it takes time before people fully exploit a platform but I don’t see even 1 game that takes advantage of 3D to make a brand new type of game. I might think that I’m harsh on Nintendo but you have to remember that they had Virtual Boy back in 1995 so one would think that they would have had 1 original idea for a 3D game in 15 years…

Even worse is that some of the Nintendo sourced games are remakes from a previous generation of consoles (i.e. the N64)! C’mon, don’t you have any cool games from the current generation that you’d like to showcase your new portable console with? Remember that Nintendo sourced games are usually the strongest titles for their platform.

The only two games that interest me in the above are non-Nintendo sourced games. Professor Layton and Resident Evil:Revelations, the latter only because I’m a huge RE fan and the former because I like puzzles (not sure they’re going to exploit the 3D nature of the platform though).

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