January 22, 2011

3DS Sugar Guide – Launch Titles

Filed under: — Jamie Love @ 6:42 pm

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Nintendo has announced that more than 30 games will be available for the 3DS between the launch window on March 27th and the 2011 E3 Expo, which runs June 7th – 9th.

This list will be updated as more information becomes available.

Team Ninja’s fighting series brings the fight to the 3DS, offering storylines and rivalries spanning the series history from DOA to DOA 4 as well as new content. DOA Dimensions brings signature stages and more than 20 fighters with modes including Arcade and Survival and new modes such as Tag Challenge and Throwdown.

DEAD OR ALIVE Dimensions

Release Date – TBA
Publisher – Tecmo Koei
Developer – Team Ninja
Players – 1-2

Suggested Retail Price – TBD

DOA Evolved
-Experience all the high-octane DOA action you know and love, in full 3D and ready to take on the go! This is DOA like you’ve never seen it before.

Multiplayer Anywhere
-When you’re done testing your chops against the CPU, take on a new challenge through multiplayer available through Local Play or battle fighters from around the world through Internet Play.

Fight Alone or Team Up
-Fans can now take on the world of DOA with a partner, so more experienced fighters can help newcomers learn the ropes first-hand. Team up with a friend and take on a Tag Challenge together.

The Comprehensive DOA Experience
-Relive the DOA storyline, spanning from the original to the latest console installment of DOA 4. Chronicle Mode covers all of these storylines and more; filling in parts of the story that no DOA game has covered previously.

A Championship Roster
-Fight with fan favorites like Kasumi, Ryu Hayabusa, Hayate and Jann Lee from a roster of more than 20 DOA fighters. Fans will also be able to experience new playable fighters, as well as new stages.

A Fighter for Rookies or Pros
-Also new to the series will be an interactive Move List, utilizing the Touch Screen of the Nintendo 3DS. Character combos and move input commands will show up on the Move List, reminiscent of arcade cabinets where moves are listed for quick reference. Touching any combo will perform that move, so entire fights can be controlled through the Touch Screen alone!

The DS title that won over so many gamers comes to the 3DS, bringing kittens into the mix. Multiple breeds are available along with accessories for both puppies and kittens and the ability to train both to compete in challenges and activities.

nintendogs + cats

Release Date – March 27, 2011
Publisher – Nintendo
Developer – Nintendo
Players – 1

Suggested Retail Price – $39.99

More than 20 breeds to choose from
– Each puppy and kitten has unique coloring and personality possibilities.
– Breed choice depends on game version. These include French Bulldog, Toy Poodle and Golden Retriever.

Puppies and kittens come to life
– Adorably life-like puppies and kittens react to your touch and your voice using the built-in camera, touch screen and microphone. The facial-recognition technologies on the Nintendo 3DS even let puppies recognize their owners.
– You can take pictures of your puppies and kittens by simply tapping the camera icon on the screen, which you can save to your album and share with your friends.

Share your experience with friends and other players
– Exchange your Mii characters, puppies and kittens, and presents with other nearby players over a wireless connection (StreetPass).
– Seamlessly hop online and download new game content such as new Mii characters and items such as pet accessories (SpotPass).

Play with your puppies and kittens in your world
– You will be able to walk with your puppy and have your steps counted by the built-in pedometer on the Nintendo 3DS system when you have the game inserted and in sleep mode.
– The Journal feature will keep track of your daily activities in the game. You can view other players you’ve encountered with StreetPass, view your pedometer data, etc.

The latest edition to the Pilotwings series is coming to the 3DS and providing a new visit to Wuhu Island.

Pilotwings Resort

Release Date – March 27, 2011
Publisher – Nintendo
Developer – Nintendo
Players – TBD

Suggested Retail Price – $39.99

Soar through the skies in this classic Nintendo franchise
-Soar through the skies over the tropical Wuhu Island in a hang glider, rocket belt or plane, each with its own unique controls, distinct feel of flight and new game play.

Hours of high-flying fun
– Mission Mode and Free Flight Mode offer a wealth of activities, challenges and game play for gamers of all tastes. Leisurely soar around Wuhu Island and explore and catalog points of interest, or fly competitively in missions that are based on time and points.

Take control of an amazing 3D flying experience with your Mii characters
– Pilotwings Resort pulls your personal Mii character from the Mii Maker application, and features the Mii as the star of this adventure.

Share the fun with family and friends
– You can snap photos of postcard-perfect locales on Wuhu Island with the hang glider in Free Flight Mode and as part of select challenges in Mission Flight Mode.
– Photos of your aerial adventures on Wuhu Island may be saved to the Nintendo 3DS photo album and shared with your friends and family.

Originally surfacing as a tech demo for the Nintendo DS, Steel Diver submerged from sight until its sudden return as a 3DS launch title. Touch screen controls for submarine combat joins gyroscope features as players engage enemy ships and sea creatures.

Steel Diver

Release Date – March 27, 2011
Publisher – Nintendo
Developer – Nintendo
Players – 1-2

Suggested Retail Price – $39.99

-Use touch-screen controls to guide submarines through lush, undersea 3D environments.
-Branching paths, split-second decisions and attacks from enemy ships make for a thrilling undersea adventure.

Multiple ways to play
– Missions: Players manipulate control panels on the touch screen to control the sub’s speed, depth and pitch, and to fire torpedoes as they make their way toward the end of each level. If the sub takes damage and starts taking on water, players can use the stylus on the touch screen to stop the leak. There is also a time attack mode that challenges the player to get through levels as quickly as possible.
– Periscope Strike: The gyroscope for the Nintendo 3DS system allows players to control the periscope view by rotating their bodies. Players use the touch screen to fire a well-placed torpedo and take enemies out.
– Steel Commander: In this two-player strategy mode, a local wireless connection pits player against player. The game is a top-down, turn-based “chess-like” game that puts players in command of a fleet of ships and a sub. Once players locate a ship, they enter Periscope Mode and blast it out of the water.

Immersive undersea graphics
– The 3D in Steel Diver makes players feel like they are peering into an aquarium, with the action unfolding right before their eyes.

Capcom’s long running fighting series comes to Nintendo’s new handheld vowing to bring the console experience with 35 playable characters and new features to challenge fighters around the world via wi-fi.

Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition

Release Date – March 27, 2011
Publisher – Capcom
Developer – Capcom
Players – 1-2

Suggested Retail Price – $39.99

Online / Local WiFi Multiplayer
– Fight your friends around the world or in the same room with the only title to utilize the full capabilities of Nintendo’s online network at launch.

35 Playable Characters
– Play as a huge array of fighters ranging from classic world warriors like Ryu, Ken, Guile and Chun Li to the newly added Hakan and Juri.

Figurine Mode
– The collectible meta-game features figurines of iconic characters in a brand-new addition to the Street Fighter franchise. When passing by another Nintendo 3DS owner, your chosen figurines will automatically battle via StreetPass. Next time you play the game you can view the results and collect your loot.

3D Mode
– A new over-the-shoulder camera option has been added, offering an exciting new perspective of the action.

Game Sharing
– Play a game with a friend using the ever-popular Ryu, even when they don’t have a cartridge!

Be A Spectator
– With the Spectator Mode, use your own Nintendo 3DS to watch your friends battle it out live.

Lite/Pro Control Modes
– By utilizing a customizable touch screen interface, two new optional control schemes have been added to allow new players to pull off challenging moves with ease (Lite) and veterans to better access button combinations such as throws and three punches (Pro).

Asphalt 3D

Publisher – Ubisoft
Developer – Gameloft

Release Date – March 27, 2011

“Developed by Gameloft and published by Ubisoft, Asphalt 3D brings all the excitement and speed of the Asphalt franchise to stereoscopic 3D, featuring more than 40 licensed vehicles, 17 exotic track locations and complete StreetPass functionality.”

Bust-a-Move Universe

Publisher – Square-Enix
Developer – Square-Enix

Release Date – March 27, 2011

Combat of Giants Dinosaurs 3D

Publisher – Ubisoft
Developer – Ubisoft

Release Date – March 27, 2011

“This 3D take on the popular kids’ franchise mixes exploration and customization with real-time combat. Players ages 7 to 10-years old will be immersed into a cataclysmic universe and live the ultimate 3D fighting experience. ”

Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

Publisher – LucasArts
Developer – Traveller’s Tales

Release Date – March 27, 2011

“Players will enjoy brand new game mechanics allowing them to create, control, and explore in a galaxy far, far away like never before. Promising breathtaking visuals as well as new characters and levels, the game also features the signature tongue-in-cheek humour from the LEGO universe. With more than 10 story-based missions and lots of bonus content spanning the entire Clone Wars era, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars will allow fans to endlessly explore and laugh their way through the Star Wars galaxy in the most humorous, accessible, and action-packed LEGO game to date.”

Madden NFL Football

Publisher – Electronic Arts
Developer – EA North

Release Date – March 27, 2011

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011

Publisher – Konami
Developer – Konami

Release Date – March 25, 2011

“PES 2011 3D puts you at the heart of every pass, through-ball and shot, with its unique ‘Player’ camera shadowing the user’s every movement, right in the middle of the unfolding match. Thus, players can see their teammates making runs in the channels and moving into space, meaning PES 2011 3D makes the player an integral part of a successful team. Using the 3D capabilities of the Nintendo 3DS, the camera views also allow the user to visually ascertain how far away a teammate is, which allows for more instinctive long passes and dynamic movement.”

Rabbids Travel in Time

Publisher – Ubisoft
Developer – Ubisoft

Release Date – April 2011

“Rabbids are bwaaaaaack and this time they have an infallible plan to invade the human world: conquer history in their first platform adventure developed exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS.”

Rayman 3D

Publisher – Ubisoft
Developer – Ubisoft

Release Date – March 27, 2011

“One of the most popular franchises of all time lands on Nintendo 3DS with an outstanding platform experience that will take advantage of the Nintendo 3DS specifications with impressive graphics, stunning 3D effects and full use of the Circle Pad. An adaptation of the acclaimed Rayman 2 The Great Escape original game on Dreamcast, Rayman 3D will feature major updates on key game play elements such as accessibility, progression and learning curve.”

Ridge Racer 3D

Publisher – Namco-Bandai
Developer – Namco-Bandai

Release Date – March 27, 2011

The Sims 3

Publisher – Electronic Arts
Developer – The Sims Studio

Release Date – March 27, 2011

Super Monkey Ball 3D

Publisher – Sega
Developer – Sega

Release Date – March 27, 2011

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Shadow Wars

Publisher – Ubisoft
Developer – Ubisoft

Release Date – March 27, 2011

“The first tactical, turn-based Ghost Recon game, featuring eye-popping 3D cut scenes and in-game effects, deep team management options and a 1vs1 multiplayer mode on the same console.”

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell

Publisher – Ubisoft
Developer – Ubisoft

Release Date – March 2011

“Sam Fisher is back in this masterpiece of the stealth/action genre, mixing the tension and realism that makes the essence of the franchise with unprecedented immersion and accessibility thanks to the stereoscopic 3D and innovative controls of the Nintendo 3DS.”

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