Time to start harvesting those unnecessary organs. If the 3DS launches with even half the potentially awesome games unveiled at E3, then our wallets are truly f*cked. Kid Icarus, Zelda, Snake Eater, Star Fox, PilotWings. If they all live up to the legacy set by their console counterparts, then Nintendo’s third dimension-pwning handheld could have the most incredible launch line-up ever. Anyone looking for a spare kidney? We’ve got a few ones on the go. Only fairly significant to significant alcohol damage to each.
Kid Icarus: Uprising
19 years. That’s how long Pit has been away. To put things in perspective, in that time we’ve had eight proper Mario games and nine Zelda titles. And bugger our eyes with voodoo 3D wizardry if the wait doesn’t look like it's been worth it. Exhilarating flight sections, screen-filling bosses, graphics that look up to the standard of a top tier Wii title: WANT.
We’d guess the game’s shooting system will be controlled via the stylus, with Nintendo promising a streamlined experience. Frankly, if this isn’t amazing, we’ll rip those kidneys out with our bare hands and give them to the first friendly hobo we see.
Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater
3D “The Naked Sample”
Kojima, you magnificent, sly son of a woman of ill repute. If you had any doubts about the power the 3DS has under it's sleek hood, just watch this Snake Eater footage. Incredible, eh? Hornets that appear to be floating right in front of your face, foliage so rich you'd swear you're standing in a greenhouse, visuals that beat the PS2 original: this could be the definite version of Snake's Cold War adventure. Peace Walker who?
Resident Evil Revelations
If the screens doing the interweb rounds are in-game, this could be the purdiest handheld game ever. While we're still slightly suspicious that the shots might be from pre-rendered cut-scenes, we want to believe they represent the visuals the 3DS is capable off.
The game itself looks like it takes place around the Resi 5 era, with both Jill and Chris appearing. The historic survival horror series doesn't exactly have the best handheld track record. But we're hopeful this is the game that can put that right. We can believe we've typing this, but we'd now kill to have Doctor Salavador and his rusty chainsaw in our pocket.
Mario Kart 3DS
The 7th official melding of the overweight Italian tradesman and go-karts could be something very special indeed. We wish we could show you 3D screens on the net, because from all the buzz from the show floor, this looks stunning. With three courses already revealed, including a track that rounds Peach's castle (complete with falling petals that appear to float out of the screen) this could yet redefine how we view our surroundings in racing games.
Star Fox 64 3D
Slipping Toad in three glorious dimensions. Now that's what we're talkin' about. A remake of Lylat Wa... eh, we mean Star Fox 64, this promises to update the original's chunky visuals, with smooth Gamecube-esque textures. As long as Nintendo keep the dialogue exactly the game, and we mean every God awful syllable from the N64 title, this will be every bit as brilliantly camp and thrilling as ever. Do a shitting glorious 3D barrel roll!