Nintendo 3DS Launch Lineup RevealedNintendo has finally announced the launch-day lineup of 18 titles in North America for the 3DS. Three of the lot are first-party Nintendo titles, while 15 are from third party efforts. The press release also indicated that gamers will be seeing a total of 30 titles on shelves between launch day and E3 in June of this year.

The suggested price for those first party Nintendo games ? $39.99. Going by third party prices from last generation, one can guess that software from companies aside from Nintendo will check in at $35.

Nintendo provided their three games launching with the unit and a brief description of each. From the press release:

  • Pilotwings Resort, an aerial adventure featuring airplanes, hang gliders and rocket belts. Players soar above tropical Wuhu Island in 3D as they complete missions or snap pictures.
  • Steel Diver, a submarine game that involves strategy and combat. The 3D visuals give players the sensation that they are looking into a miniature aquarium as they control the sub's speed, depth and pitch, and fire torpedoes.
  • nintendogs + cats, a game that lets players interact with realistic puppies – and kittens – in a variety of fun ways. There are three versions of the software, each with different starting breeds: French bulldog, toy poodle and golden retriever. But in each version players can unlock and enjoy more than 20 different breeds.

The release also included the list of third party efforts arriving on launch day:

  • Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition from CAPCOM
  • The Sims 3 from EA
  • Madden NFL Football from EA SPORTS
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D from Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
  • LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars from LucasArts
  • RIDGE RACER 3D from NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
  • Super Monkey Ball 3D from SEGA
  • BUST-A-MOVE UNIVERSE from Square-Enix, Inc.
  • SAMURAI WARRIORS: Chronicles from TECMO KOEI AMERICA Corp.
  • Asphalt 3D from UBISOFT
  • Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D from UBISOFT
  • Rayman 3D from UBISOFT
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Shadow Wars from UBISOFT

Nintendo has indicated that gamers will see other major franchises during 2011: "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Star Fox 64 3D, Kid Icarus: Uprising and new installments in the Mario Kart series."

The system is set to launch in North America on March 27th, 2011. I'm in for Pilotwings and possibly Super Monkey Ball 3D. Anything in the list tickle your fancy, or are you going to hold off?

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