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The first official commercial for the Nintendo 3DS in North America is complete and shows some of the launch content for the handheld in action. Ryu takes on Chun Li in Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition and Nintendo shows off those cool little alternate reality cards which you can interact with as if the stuff on screen was real (trust me, it makes sense in the video). They even try to make Steel Diver look like a fun game.
Are you ready for the Nintendo 3DS this March 27?
The recent earthquake in Japan has severely hurt the country. Not to downplay the gravity of the devastation, but the gaming market has been affected as well. New Marvel vs. Capcom 3 DLC, Yakuza: Of the End, and Motorstorm: Apocalypse have been delayed, the last two of which focus heavily on the aftermath of cities being destroyed. Disaster Report 4, the first entry of the series to hit the PlayStation 3, has been flat out cancelled. The game begins with an earthquake hitting Japan.
Nintendo has also delayed Steel Diver, their submarine simulator for the 3DS. It’s unknown if this delay will affect the game’s March 27 release in the US.
Many services have also been affected. Square Enix has temporarily shut down the servers for its MMO’s Final Fantasy XI and Final Fantasy XIV. PlayStation Info and Repair centers have been halted for now and PlayStation Network access may be iffy. If you’re in Japan right now, your focus should obviously be on getting safe, but we’ll keep up with the news on how these games and services fare throughout the crisis.
With the 3DS’ March 27th release date a little over a month away, Nintendo has unveiled the 18 titles that will be available on day one alongside the handheld’s launch.
Nintendo themselves plans to release three games on March 27, although heavy hitters like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Star Fox 64 3D, Kid Icarus: Uprising and Mario Kart 3DS will be released “later in 2011.”
Instead, gamers will be able to get their hands on Nintendogs + Cats, Pilotwings Resort and Steel Diver, each of which has been priced at $39.99.
“Seeing 3D visuals without the need for special glasses is just one aspect of Nintendo 3DS,” said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. “The real test of any system is whether the games and applications draw you in and keep you engaged. Through the launch window and beyond, Nintendo 3DS delivers.”
Third party publishers will add an additional 13 games to the launch day lineup including the very impressive Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition and these other titles:
- Asphalt 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
- The Sims 3
- Super Monkey Ball 3D
- Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars
The final two games will come pre-installed on the 3DS: Mii Maker, which is just what it sounds like, an application to make Miis; and Face Raiders, a game that makes use of the 3DS’ camera.