Nintendo details 3DS launch lineup for Japan

Nintendo is holding a special “Nintendo World” 3DS event in Tokyo right now and the handheld’s launch is starting to become a little bit clearer. First, the hardware maker revealed that the 3DS’ battery will last between 3-8 hours. According to Nerd Reactor, playing a 3DS game on the dim backlight setting will give you 3-5 hours of playtime, on average. Swapping in a regular DS cartridge will allow players to reach the upper end of the playtime limit, with the 3DS’ battery lasting between 5-8 hours. These are just averages and turning the backlight off (or cranking it up to high) will obviously alter the battery life. It might be a good idea to keep a lamp handy… at least until the 3DS Lite arrives (you know Nintendo is working on one).

Now then, on to the good stuff. In addition to revealing the battery life, Nintendo used the event to announce the 3DS’ Japanese launch lineup. The American launch lineup will be revealed at a similar event in New York on January 19th, but here’s what the people of Japan will be able to play on the 3DS on February 26 (thanks Kotaku):

  • Battle of the Giants: Dinosaurs 3D
  • Nintendogs & Cats
  • Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle
  • Puzzle Bobble 3D (US Title: Bust-A-Move 3D)
  • Ridge Racer 3D
  • Samurai Warriors: Chronicle
  • Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition
  • Winning Eleven Soccer 3D (US Title: Pro Evolution Soccer 3D)
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