Turns out all those game announcements were just the calm before the storm at Nintendo’s E3 press conference today as the company’s fabeled 3DS finally made its debut at the end of the show. Mr. Nintendo himself, Satoru Iwata triumphantly took to the stage to tell all on what he’s been working on.
Iwata revealed that the system comes with a number of improvements past the new dimension; the top screen is larger, the graphical power is greatly improved, a slider lets you adjust the strength of the 3D image and it can take pictures and show movies in 3D too. Yeah, this thing is pretty kitted out.
Of course what we were all interested in really were the games, and they didn’t disappoint. Kid Icarus, a franchise long rumored to make a comeback was first up in the form of Kid Icarus: Uprising, a 3D (as in the gameplay itself) action game. The iconic main character, Pit asked “Kept you waiting?” as he swooped onto the screen, wowing the audience with just how good his new adventure looks.
It may have been the only game we really got to see, but the hits just kept on coming after the Uprising trailer had finished and Iwata moved onto 3rd party publishers. Along with the impressive list of companies lined up to develop like Capcom, EA, Konami, Ubisoft, and Square Enix, was an even more impressive list of games. In about the space of a minute big names like Kingdom Hearts, Assassin’s Creed, Resident Evil, and even Metal Gear Solid were flashed before us.
Later press releases from the likes of Ubisoft splashed out a bit more info on games like Assassin’s Creed Lost Legacy, which takes Ezio on yet another adventure, and a new Ghost Recon title. Honestly, there’s just too many to talk about, so we’ll throw the rest into a big list down below.
DJ Hero 3D, Professor Layton, Saints Row, Madden and FIFA from EA, Ninja Gaiden and other Tecmo Koei games, Super Street Fighter IV, Samuri Warrirors, a Batman game from WB, Ridge Racer, Hollywood 61, Battle of Giants: Dinosaur Strike, Driver Renegade, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, and Pilot Wings Resorts.
Still with me? I know, my head’s spinning a little too. And that’s only the titles we know about just after the show finished. If you want to have a chance of getting this thing on day one (not that we know when that is), you might have to get in line like… now.