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Full Japanese 3DS Release Schedule

by Karlie Yeung - January 7, 2011, 11:11 pm PST
Total comments: 14 Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/software/summer2011....

All announced games for this year with seasonal timings.

Nintendo's Japanese website has been updated with a full release schedule covering announced Nintendo 3DS games for this year. Game titles and releases are subject to change, and titles that are yet to be announced may still appear this year. Additionally, many of the titles are series that have only been released in Japan.

Full Japanese 3DS Release Schedule
February 26:
nintendogs + cats (Nintendo)
Ridge Racer 3D (Namco Bandai)
Winning Eleven 3DSoccer (Konami)
Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition (Capcom)
Samurai Warriors Chronicles (Tecmo Koei)
Puzzle Bobble 3D (Square Enix)
Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D (Ubisoft)
Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle (Level-5)

Spring 2011:
Steel Diver (Nintendo)
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo)
PilotWings Resort (Nintendo)
Cubic Ninja (AQ Interactive)
Asphalt 3D: Nitro Racing (Konami)
Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights (Konami)
Professional Baseball Spirits 2001 (Konami)
Blazblue Continuum Shift II (Arc Systemworks)
Space Force Training (tentative) (IE Institute)
Fish On (tentative) (ASCII Media Works)
Resident Evil 3D The Mercenaries (Capcom)
Samurai Warriors Chronicle (Tecmo Koei)
Dead or Alive Dimensions (Tecmo Koei)
Shanghai 3D Cube (Sunsoft)
Puzzle Bobble 3D (Square Enix)
Super Black Bass Fishing (Starfish S-D)
Super Monkey Ball 3D (Sega)
NARUTO-Naruto - Shippuden Emaki solid Tsutae Shinobu! Strongest Shinobi Battle! (Tomy)
EST (tentative) (D3 Publisher)
Fishing (tentative) (D3 Publisher)
Han Hao Mature Bikkuriman (Nippon Ichi Software)
Sudoku Puzzles and Three of Puzzle Variety Nicoli (Hudson)
Deca Sports 3D Sports (Hudson)
Gundam the 3D Battle (Namco)
Tales of the Abyss (Namco)
Pro Baseball Famista 2011 (Namco)
Ridge Racer 3D (Namco)
One Piece Unlimited SP (Namco)
Animal Resort (tentative) (Marvelous Entertainment)
Tank Beat 3 (tentative) (Milestone)
Right Brain Training DS: Shichida Form - Adult Speed Reading Training 3 (Milestone)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Shadow Wars (Ubisoft)
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D (Ubisoft)
Driver Renegade (Ubisoft)
Rabbids Travel Time (Ubisoft)
Runabout for Nintendo 3DS (tentative) (Rocket Company) 

Summer 2011
Surprise! Tobidasu! Magic Pen (tentative) (GAE)
Earthpedia (tentative) (Ken Satoru Educational Publishers)
Pichi Lemon Idol Debut (tentative) (Culture Brain)
Grand strategy for Nintendo 3DS (tentative) (SystemSoft Alpha Corp.)
Axis Tetris (tentative) (Hudson)
Crow 3D (Milestone)

Fall 2011
ZAOO (Digital Works Entertainment)
Death Demon (Digital Works Entertainment)

Winter 2011
Take the A Train 3D (tentative) (Artdink)

Year 2011
Kid Icarus Uprising (Nintendo)
Starfox 64 3D (Nintendo)
Project Love Plus for Nintendo 3DS (tentative) (Konami)
Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater (Konami)
Hakuouki 3D (tentative) (IDEA)
Devil Survivor Overclock (Atlus)
Cute Puppy 3D (tentative) (MTO)
The Sims 3 (EA)
Gardens (EA)
Virus Shooter XX (Dorasu)
Omega Five (tentative) (Hudson)
Kororinpa Series (tentative) (Hudson)
Bonk (tentative) (Hudson)
Bomberman (tentative) (Hudson)
Touch! Double Pen Sports (Namco)
Kyaba Joppi for Nintendo 3DS (Level-5)
Fantasy Life (Level-5)
Medabots for Nintendo 3DS (tentative) (Rocket Company)

Year 2012
RPG Simulation Project (tentative) (Image Epoch)


RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDGE RACER!  A console launch wouldn't be the same without it.

I swear, every Ridge Racer game is the "training wheels" project that Namco uses to learn the ropes on a new system.  That's painfully obvious now.

EnnerJanuary 08, 2011

It makes sense since racing games tend to be great ways to show off a system's power. Speed and beauty packed in an easy game to understand (and probably make).

That said, the PSP did receive a Ridge Racer sequel. I should know since I have it. The title never had a North American release.

TJ SpykeJanuary 08, 2011

No mention of Paper Mario? Guess we won't be playing it anytime soon.

ShyGuyJanuary 08, 2011

That seems like a lousy launch selection.

Layton + SSFIV would be enough for me until that Spring lineup hits.

steveyJanuary 08, 2011


Spring 2011:

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo)

Interesting that this isn't a launch game, maybe Nintendo is going to go the extra mile and fix everything wrong with OoT and expand it. GOTY confirmed!

Killer_Man_JaroTom Malina, Associate Editor (Europe)January 08, 2011

Quote from: TJ

No mention of Paper Mario? Guess we won't be playing it anytime soon.

I was also going to ask about that. Paper Mario 3D has been, relatively speaking, one of the more exposed 3DS titles in terms of coverage. Of course, as stated at the top of the list, this schedule is subject to change. I think, as more games are revealed (there are probably quite a few still under wraps), the list will grow.

Also no mention of Animal Crossing, which is a disappointment for me because as much as I'd like to get the hardware Day 1, I still haven't identified any games I actually want on it.

SilverQuilavaJanuary 08, 2011

what about Paper Mario? Come ON! I have to know about Paper Mario!!! i really dont care about the other games at all. Just Paper Mario. I'd get Paper Mario before any other game.

KDR_11kJanuary 10, 2011

And when will we get a pricedrop to reasonable levels?

Most of the NWR E3 attendees agreed that it didn't look like Nintendo had the software to support a 2010 launch line-up. This pretty much confirms it. This is a really weak line-up. Professor Layton and Nintendogs +cats are clearly the flagship titles in Japan at least, neither of which I'm terribly interested in. Heck, the only game in the Spring timeframe that I'm interested in is Pilotwings Resort.

I really want an excuse to buy a 3DS at launch, but this is pathetic. To be honest, it feels more like a Sony console launch, with its steep price point and no definitive have-to-have game. Nintendo doesn't seem ready to release its bigger games yet, so I question how rushed the third party launch titles will be. I suppose the DS launch wasn't very good either, with Super Mario 64 as the big title, but fortunately for Nintendo I like Mario a lot.

EnnerJanuary 11, 2011

All system launches can't be the Dreamcast (or so I frequently read). I think it has become the MO that console launches suck. Make me more comfortable in waiting a few years for the system and its software to mature. Not only will there have been a price cut or two, but there will most likely be a great number of good games to play at discounted prices!

BlackNMild2k1January 11, 2011

The system will sell out at lauch regardless of the launch line up and launch games will sell ok due to being all thats available, so why it gives all teh good games time to get polished for the rest of us that have to wait.

I doubt I'll be getting one at launch at this point, but I will own one as soon as either the price is right or a game I must have now is released (& on sale ;)). No rush for me this time around. I'm very interested in what a 3DS lite might be like, so I might be able to wait.

TJ SpykeJanuary 11, 2011

Quote from: KDR_11k

And when will we get a pricedrop to reasonable levels?

In Japan, who knows. I think we want to know what the price will be for the rest of us. I think the launch titles are pretty good, there are 2 or 3 I would seriously consider getting. I am sure the US launch will be better.

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