If You Haven’t Heard: Nintendo Announced 3DS Release Date, Pricing And A Bazillion Games

While we may be a little late to the party by announcing this now some of you may find this as news! Less than a week ago Nintendo held a 3DS press event with promises to blows us away. Fortunately for you, they blew us ALL away. Gamers will soon have Nintendo’s beautiful 3DS in their hands by February 26 in Japan and a less cemented release date of “March” in Europe and North America. Nintendo claimed they were aiming for a 2010 release but feared there would be too big of a shortage to meet gamer’s demands, not that you should expect to get the 3DS day 1 anyways.

Release date not good enough for you? Good thing they announced a price (for Japan anyways).  The retail price will be around ¥25000 (about $300) on day one, dwarfing the price of past Nintendo handhelds. While this may seem like a lot (and it definitely is a lot according to my wallet), past handheld releases have held a higher price point in Japan compared to the rest of the world, here’s hoping this trend continues. Although, seeing gamers initial reaction to the 3DS I wouldn’t be too surprised if it stays within this price range.

As for the games, it seems Nintendo is once again breaking away from it’s casual market and pushing more towards their core audience. Hit the jump to read the massive list

The list of games announced include:

  • Metal Gear Solid 3DS: Snake Eater
  • Mega Man Legends 3 (FINALLY)
  • LovePlus 3DS
  • Super Street Fighter IV 3D
  • Resident Evil: The Mercenaries
  • Resident Evil: Revelations
  • Puzzle Bobble
  • Kids Icarus: Uprising (about time)
  • Super Paper Mario 3DS
  • Driver 3D
  • Super Monkey Ball
  • Chocobo Racing
  • Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle
  • Asphalt 3D
  • Cubic Ninja
  • Fish On
  • Animal Resort
  • Profesional Baseball Spirit Series
  • Splinter Cell 3D
  • Combat of Giants Dinosaur 3D
  • Ghost Recon Tactics
  • Deca Sports Extreme
  • Double Pen Sports
  • Tales of the Abyss
  • Pilotwings Resort
  • Steel Diver
  • RIIIIIIIDGE RACER
  • Starfox 64
  • Mario Kart
  • Dead or Alive Dimensions
  • Dynasty Warriors Chronicle
  • Nintendogs + Cats

If that’s not enough you can head over to GoNintendo to replay the entire press event. Any of these announcements make you as excited as I am? I’ve already begun financing for this puppy.

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