E3 2011: Nintendo 3DS New Lineup

I am hard-pressed to say that the Nintendo 3DS launch needs a “shot in the arm,” since, quite frankly, the lineup has been pretty much DOA since the system launched.  Nintendo must know this too, since Reggie Fils-Aime came out to tout their new 3DS lineup first, and it looks like they’re giving people what they want.

UPDATE: We’ve gotten our hands on some new titles and some assets, and we’re happy to share them with you here!  We’ve added new details where appropriate, but, for the most part, Nintendo has only released the news that these titles exist — nothing about release or other pertinent info. 

Hit the jump for all of the details and screen shots!  Animal Crossing 3DS, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Kirby Mass Attack, Luigi’s Mansion 2, Mario Kart 3DS, and more!

  • Animal Crossing 3DS
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising
    • Each stage starts as an on-rails shooter, as Pit flies through the air.
    • After the initial flight, the game switches to a third-person shooter.
    • Support for multiplayer with up to six players. Divided into two teams, players must take away all of their opponents points. When one team loses all points, the player that just died gets revived as Angel Pit in a last ditch effort for his team.
    • Uprising recognizes AR functionality. When certain AR cards are scanned via the 3D cameras, the characters will come to life and battle each other.
    • Releases Holiday 2011.
  • Kirby Mass Attack
    • Platforming RTS-style game. Control up to 10 different Kirbys to defeat enemies and find treasure. Collected treasures and medals unlock different mini-games for you to play.
    • Control your Kirbys on the touch screen by flicking the stylus up to make your pink buddy jump, or flick forward to make another one dash forward.
    • Releases September 19, 2011.
  • Luigi’s Mansion 2
    • Use the Poltergust to suck in ghosts that have been stunned with a new strobe, or use it to suck away wallpaper and reveal hidden areas and treasures.
    • New puzzle mechanics, as Luigi must find out how to defeat new and different ghosts that hide secrets.
    • Releases in 2012.

  • Mario Kart 3DS
    • Karts can now sprout wings when a big jump launches them in air and propellers appear when drivers find themselves under water.
    • Kart customization lets players cater their vehicles to the map. For example, large tires are good for off-road driving and small tires are better for city courses.
    • Mario Kart lets your race as your Mii!
    • Supports SpotPass and StreetPass and is online enabled for up to 8 players race in ad hoc local wireless connections or over broadband connections.
    • Releases Holiday 2011.

  • Paper Mario 3DS

  • Pokedex 3D

  • Starfox 64 3DS
    • The classic N64 game is back, remastered in full 3D.
    • Two control modes supported: classic N64 controls or 3DS gyroscopic controls.
    • Four player multiplayer supported via local wireless, with only 1 game cart needed.
    • The camera will record the faces of your and your opponents to show on the screen as you battle.
    • Releases September 11, 2011.

Reggie announced some serious third-party support, too, but no dates or info about these titles:

  • Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D
  • MGS: Snake Eater 3D
  • Cave Story
  • Tekken 3D

As we get even more information, we’ll be sure to share it with you!

Written by: Dwight Tejano

Dwight is the founder of Open the Fridge, which he started in 2008 and rebooted in 2010. Due to the nature of early adopting, his bank account is normally empty. He likes to sing in world-renown choruses to forget such things.

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