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E3: Nintendo Reveals 3DS, Upcoming Titles

E3: Nintendo Reveals 3DS, Upcoming Titles

June 15, 2010 | By Eric Caoili

June 15, 2010 | By Eric Caoili
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Nintendo has debuted the Nintendo 3DS, its glasses-free 3D followup to it popular Nintendo DS handheld, featuring a 3.5-inch widescreen display, an analog controller, a 3D camera, and more.

The most visible change to the new hardware is the top screen, comprised of a 3.5-inch 3D-capable display -- bigger than the standard DSi's 3.25-inch screens but smaller than the DSi XL's 4.25-inch displays. The bottom display isn't widescreen or 3D-capable, but still acts as a touchscreen.

For gamers worried about eye strain that might occur with the handheld's 3D graphics (or for those who just prefer to play without 3D), the system will include a slider that will allow users to turn off the 3D effects in games.

The 3DS features multiple cameras, bumping the number up to three from DSi's two. The top lid of the system incorporates two cameras that allow owners to take 3D photos, which they can also view in 3D with the system.

Other new additions to the portable include the ability to display 3D feature films. The company said How To Train Your Dragon, Legend of the Guardians, and Tangled will be demonstrated on the system at E3.

The device is outfitted with an improved tag mode feature, which allows gamers to exchange and unlock content while the system is in sleep mode.

The 3DS will feature backwards compatibility with previous DS and DSi releases.

Nintendo showed off several titles planned only for for the new 3DS, including Kid Icarus: Uprising, a new entry in the long-dormant Kid Icarus series, developed by Smash Bros. designer Masahiro Sakurai's team Project Sora.

Nintendo also announced a new Nintendogs title that introduces cats, as well as several upcoming third-party projects, including a Metal Gear Solid game, an original Resident Evil title, DJ Hero 3D, a Kingdom Hearts release, and many others.

The company has yet to reveal pricing or a release date for the Nintendo 3DS, though it's expected to launch before the end of Nintendo's fiscal year that ends March 31st, 2011.

The full list of publicly-announced games in development for Nintendo 3DS is as follows:

Activision
DJ Hero 3D

AQ Interactive
Cubic Ninja

Atlus
Shin Megami Tensei
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor

Capcom
Resident Evil Revelations
Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition (name not final)

EA
EA FIFA Soccer
Madden NFL
The Sims 3

Gameloft
Asphalt DS

Harmonix
Music Game

Hudson Soft
Bomberman franchise
Deca Sports franchise
Kororinpa franchise

Konami
Baseball franchise
Contra franchise
Frogger franchise
Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D "The Naked Sample"
Pro Evolution Soccer franchise / Winning Eleven franchise

Level-5
Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle (name not final)

Majesco Entertainment
BloodRayne: The Shroud
A Boy and His Blob
Face Racers: Photo Finish
Lion's Pride: Adventures on the Serengeti
Martha Stewart
WonderWorld Amusement Park

Marvelous
Bokujyoumonogatari 3D (name not final)

Namco
Dragon Ball franchise (name not final)
Gundam franchise (name not final) PAC-MANTM & GALAGATM (name not final)
Ridge Racer (name not final) Super Robot franchise (name not final)

Nintendo
Animal Crossing Kid Icarus: Uprising
Mario Kart
nintendogs + cats
Paper Mario
PilotWings Resort
Star Fox 64 3D
Steel Diver

Rocket
Crash-City GP
VS-robo

Sega
Sonic (name not final)
Super Monkey Ball (name not final)

Square Enix
CODENAME: Chocobo Racing
3D Dragon Quest franchise
Final Fantasy franchise
Kingdom Hearts franchise

Take-Two Interactive
Carnival Games franchise

Tecmo Koei
Dead or Alive 3D (name not final)
Dynasty Warriors (name not final)
Ninja Gaiden (name not final)
Samurai Warriors 3D (name not final)

TOMY
Lovely Lisa 3D
Naruto Shippuden Action

THQ
de Blob 2
Kung Fu Panda
Kaboom of Doom
Marvel Super Hero Squad
Infinity Gauntlet
The Penguins of Madagascar
Puss N Boots
Saints Row: Drive-By

Ubisoft
Assassin's Creed
Lost Legacy
Battle of Giants: Dinosaur Strike
Driver Renegade Hollywood 61 (name not final)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory

Warner Bros
Batman franchise
LEGO franchise


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