3DS US launch games finally announced

With the 3DS launch a little more than a month away, it’s about time Nintendo’s US branch at last revealed what games will be available when March 27 rolls around. 16 total games are hitting retail the same time as the new handheld, but are all of them winners?

Pilotwings Resort

Steel Diver

Nintendogs + Cats

Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition

The Sims 3

Madden NFL Football

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D

LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

Ridge Racer 3D

Super Monkey Ball 3D

Bust-A-Move Universe

Samurai Warriors: Chronicles

Asphalt 3D

Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D

Rayman 3D

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Shadow Wars

Perhaps you’re disappointed that some high profile games aren’t on this list, like Dead or Alive Dimensions or Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. Well, it’s probable those titles will be coming out in the “launch window,” a generous phrase Nintendo uses to describe the time between March 27and E3 in early June.

Meanwhile, the UK launch line-up, which was revealed a couple weeks ago, has seven fewer games, but if it’s any consolation to our friends across the pond, you do get the system two days before us. Here’s the UK launch list.

Nintendogs + Cats
Super Monkey Ball 3D
Asphalt 3D
Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars
Super Street Fighter IV 3D
Rayman 3D
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Shadow Wars 3D
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D
Pro Evolution Soccer 3D

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  • Unoriginal - February 22, 2011 6:46 p.m.

    Kinda weak launch. Both things I like are remakes of old dtuff I already played :/ I'm coming down from the hype high I was in.
  • erreip199 - February 22, 2011 6:46 p.m.

    it anoys me how ubisoft keeps porting Rayman 2 the great escape over and over again...
  • KaiokenKid - February 22, 2011 6:51 p.m.

    ugh, guess im only getting strett fighter then. I might rent pilot wings.
  • beaver10666 - February 22, 2011 6:52 p.m.

  • MrDuracraft - February 22, 2011 6:53 p.m.

    I might get Street Fighter, but maybe I'll just get Okamiden and Pokemon Black to satisfy my handheld needs until more 3DS exclusives come out.
  • Fuzunga - February 22, 2011 7:06 p.m.

    Waiting for Cave Story. That's supposed to come out in the launch window, right?
  • deathman00789 - February 22, 2011 7:08 p.m.

    Ohh i want a sengoku basara 3DS game win
  • thefreakysurgeon - February 22, 2011 7:16 p.m.

    not the best launch line-up, but i seriously cannot wait for the after-launch games. OCARINA OF TIME 3D AND PAPER MARIO 3D!!!!!
  • SillyPigeon - February 22, 2011 7:22 p.m.

    The UK is also getting Pilotwings Resort at launch according to the major retailers anyway
  • metroid2099400 - February 22, 2011 7:28 p.m.

    Come on, Nintendo! There's nothing on here that I'm too excited over, but I'll still be playing Pokemon and Okamiden, so I guess I can wait for Mario Kart, Paper Mario, and Ocarina of Time.
  • Jdub9064 - February 22, 2011 8:19 p.m.

    No DOA at launch, me so sad now. I'll probably end up getting Pilotwings Resort and Maybe Asphalt 3D.
  • P0LARCLAW - February 22, 2011 8:26 p.m.

    Looks like I'm not getting a 3DS at launch.
  • xxbrothawizxx - February 22, 2011 8:42 p.m.

    No DoA really sucks. Wish more games had online
  • JLThatshilarious - February 22, 2011 9:01 p.m.

    DAMMIT NO MERCS. Oh well, I'll get . . . ooh . . . uh. Slim pickins.
  • AlpineGuy - February 22, 2011 9:17 p.m.

    Umm, how come the only ones I'd actually get are ports? (Rayman 2 and SSFIV) Looks like I'm getting the 3DS in the summer rather than at launch, just so the library has a chance to grow.
  • Ravenbom - February 22, 2011 9:26 p.m.

    Like unoriginal said, this kind of killed my hype high.
  • WTeen8 - February 22, 2011 9:32 p.m.

    SSF43D Rayman 3D The only 2 I care about. (The other games though, I care about, LoZ and Kid Icarus! Also, does anyone know what Gasider is? I'm suppsoed to do that to algebra, according to my reCaptcha.
  • 510BrotherPanda - February 22, 2011 9:41 p.m.

    I've never seen an Albertosaurus with such pronounce dorsal ridges before. This launch lineup, other than SSFIV, looks like BS. I'm glad I can't afford it.
  • Cyberninja - February 22, 2011 10:07 p.m.

    =( now street fighter is the launch game i am getting because everything else looks boring but i wanted DoAD )=
  • bonerachieved - February 22, 2011 11:39 p.m.

    Rayman 3D... Maybee... I still think I'm going to wait to get one.

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