Nintendo 3DS Launch Window Game Lineup Looks Like This

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The Nintendo 3DS hardware is very impressive, but all the fancy bells and whistles will be meaningless without good games to play. Fortunately, it looks like Nintendo is putting together a solid roster of both first- and third-party games to get the system off and running with (even if the vast majority are 3D-makes of older titles). More than 30 games are scheduled to be released during the 3DS ‘launch window,’ which will be between the system’s launch on March 27th and E3 in early June, and these are the games that have been confirmed for this launch period so far.

Check out this list from back at last year’s E3 for a full list of games said to be in development for the 3DS.

Nintendo:

Pilotwings Resort
nintendogs + cats
Steel Diver

*The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Star Fox 64 3D, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Mario Kart 3D (tentative title), Animal Crossing 3D (tentative title) and Paper Mario 3D (tentative title) are also in the works, but Nintendo has yet to confirm any of these for the launch window.

Atlus USA:

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked

Capcom:

Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D

*Mega Man Legends 3 and Resident Evil: Revelations also in the works, but release schedules have yet to be announced.

EA:

Madden NFL Football
The Sims 3

*My Garden was announced as a launch game back in September, but there has been no news of its status since.

Konami:

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D

LucasArts:

LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

Namco Bandai:

Ridge Racer 3D
Dual Pen Sports

Sega:

Super Monkey Ball 3D
Thor: God of Thunder
CRUSH 3D

Square Enix:

Bust-A-Move Universe

Tecmo Koei:

Samurai Warriors Chronicles
Dead or Alive Dimensions

Ubisoft:

Asphalt 3D
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Shadow Wars
Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell 3D
Rayman 3D
Rabbids Travel in Time
James Noir’s Hollywood Crimes
Driver Renegade

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