A month ahead of the launch of its latest portable console, Nintendo has announced the launch line-up for the 3DS.
The company says 18 titles will be available for the March 27 3DS release, with three coming from Nintendo itself.
Pilotwings Resort, the sequel to the 1996 Nintendo 64 title, will be joined by the submarine gameplay-based Steel Driver and nintendogs + cats, the second entry in Nintendo's pet simulator series.
But Nintendo's first-party titles are far outnumbered by offerings from third parties, who pick up the slack with 15 of the 18 games.
For quantity, France-based Ubisoft tops the list, with four titles, including entries in its Rayman and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon series. Titles from Capcom, EA, Square-Enix and SEGA round out the 3DS's third-party offerings.
Notably absent from the launch line-up are the highly-anticipated 3D remakes of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Star Fox 64. Nintendo plans to release the titles, in addition to Kid Icarus: Uprising and Mario Kart, by the end of 2011. Nintendo says that more than 30 DS games will be available before June.
Nintendo is pricing their 3DS titles at $39.99, five dollars higher than the average MSRP of games for the Nintendo DS.
nintendogs + cats,
Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition
The Sims 3
Madden NFL Football
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
RIDGE RACER 3D from Games America Inc.
Super Monkey Ball 3D
TECMO KOEI AMERICA
SAMURAI WARRIORS: Chronicles from Corp.
Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Shadow Wars