Nintendo's 3DS Launch Titles
When the Nintendo 3DS handheld gaming console launches in Japan on February 26th, eight games will be available for it. Surprisingly, the anticipated Kid Icarus: Uprising is not among them. The eight launch titles show varying prices that mostly range between the yen equivalent of $60 – $70.
Nintendo’s Japanese hardware launches typically come earlier than their American counterparts, but the pricing and titles available are not always indicative of what North American consumers — or even European consumers, for that matter — will see on launch day a few months later.
The official Japanese 3DS launch list includes:
- Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D
- Nintendogs + Cats
- Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle
- Ridge Racer 3D
- Samurai Warriors Chronicle
- Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition
- Tobidasu! Puzzle Bobble 3D
- Winning Eleven 3D Soccer
In addition, Nintendo released a 5-minute video demonstrating the 3DS’ capabilities, including the software that comes included with the device and the simplicity of Mii creation. Be warned: the video is entirely in Japanese; still, it gives you some solid views of the console in action, which hasn’t really been seen until now. The overall aesthetic used by the 3DS is very similar to what’s used on the Wii.