Coming straight from a PR email (posted here, among other places), Nintendo has finally named 18 (16, really) 3DS titles from both itself and third-party publishers that are "ready to go" on March 27th in North America.
- Pilotwings Resort
- Steel Diver
- nintendogs + cats (3 versions; french bulldog, toy poodle, and golden retriever)
- Aphalt 3D
- BUST-A-MOVE UNIVERSE
- Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D
- LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
- Madden NFL Football
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D
- Rayman 3D
- Ridge Racer 3D
- SAMURAI WARRIORS: Chronicles
- Super Monkey Ball 3D
- Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition
- The Sims 3
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Shadow Wars (footage at 1:50)
Gotta say, thanks again to the free service from G4 for the heads up on this one. I was out running when I saw a brief text speaking of 18 launch 3DS titles, and I knew I had to rush home to see what they were (I don't have a data plan that includes internet usage on my phone).
Glad to finally get a hard list of games to expect day one and that there are as much as there are, but I'm really not glad that Nintendo opted for $40 games. I was really expecting a base price of $35 for "normal" first-party titles, and then "premium" titles would go for $40. Steel Diver and PilotWings don't really seem like "premium" titles to me. No proper indication of what prices to expect from third-parties, but if Nintendo starts at $40, I can pretty much guarantee that third-parties won't trend lower in general. Super Street Fighter IV 3D, LEGO Star Wars 3, and Nintendogs + Cats are the only things of this launch list that stand out to me as being titles with content to match a $40 asking price, and Street Fighter likely won't be $40, based on it's budget price in Japan.
I should be getting my 3DS on the 29th if Amazon (UPS or FedEx, really) doesn't let me down, and as I've said, I've got DS titles to finish up and finally buy so that will keep me busy, but I think I'll at least grab PilotWings Resort. I'm very interested in one of the fighters (Dead or Alive: Dimensions, or the launch Street Fighter), Shadow Wars, and Super Monkey Ball, and I would like to get one of the racers (Ridge Racer or Asphalt), but I need to hear more about them. I've got an eye on Steel Diver, but I'm not at all sure about getting it yet.
Which of these do you guys plan on buying when you grab a 3DS? Or maybe you don't at all plan to grab a 3DS, and I'd love to hear your thoughts on that.