3DS First Party Game Screens and Info

You’ve seen the system and heard the price. Let’s start looking at the games!

By Carter Fagan. Posted 01/19/2011 20:03 2 Comments     ShareThis

3DS Media Event Live Coverage & Reactions
Today wasn’t only about the consoles, it was about the games, too. We have a smattering of video, images, and tidbits about some of your most anticipated games from the 3DS’ launch window, and today we are happy to share these with you! On this page, we share with you Nintendo’s first-party marquee titles. Read/look away!


  • More than 20 breeds to choose from, breed choices once again depend on version bought
  • “Life like” puppies and kittens look better than ever in 3D
  • Facial recognition allows a pet to easily identify its owner
  • Share puppies and kittens using StreetPass
  • AR feature allows your pet to do things such as walk on a table or in your hand

PilotWings Resort

  • Soar through the skies of tropical Wuhu Island in a plane, rocket belt, or hang glider
  • “Hours of high flying fun” with mission mode and free flight mode
  • Mii support
  • Save photos to 3DS photo album and share with others
  • Promises a “feel and style of play never seen in an aerial sports game”

Steel Diver

  • Use touch screen controls to move through undersea, 3D environments
  • Missions and time attack mode
  • “Periscope Strike” allows you to control the periscope by rotating your body (take that, Kinect!)
  • 2 player local competitive multiplayer, called “Steel Commander”

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

  • Ocarina of Time. In 3D. In your hands. Do we really need to tell you any more?
  • Fine.
  • Inventory at bottom screen, now touch based
  • First person view (boomerang, bow and arrow, etc) now can be controlled using gyro sensor
  • Updated visuals, of course. Seriously, compare these screens to the original.

Kid Icarus: Uprising

  • Kid Icarus returns in this 3D adventure
  • Gameplay “easy to pick up but incredibly deep,” promising to satisfy novices and longtime fans alike
  • Weapons, items, and upgrades allow for a deep experience
  • Player can choose between blades, claws, and an orbitar weapon
  • Blades well-balanced, claws have limited distance but increase running speed, orbitars can shoot two shots that increase in power over distance

Star Fox 64 3D

  • The N64 classic, updated in 3D
  • New multiplayer dogfight mode, over local wireless
  • New score attack mode
  • New unspecified features “allow first-time players to enjoy the excitement of Star Fox”

Animal Crossing (pending title)

  • Houses!
  • Tom Nook!
  • Animals!
  • Wi-Fi!

Paper Mario (pending title)

  • Paper!
  • Mario!
  • RPG elements!

Mario Kart (pending title)

  • Mario characters!
  • Racing in vehicles!
  • Some kind of multiplayer!

Up next: third party titles, hardware photos, trailers, system demos, and other teasers! Stay tuned!

2 Responses to “3DS First Party Game Screens and Info”

  • 1332 points
    Andrew Hsieh says...

    Star Fox 64 for the 3DS confuses me, a little bit, because all signs point to Kid Icarus being the new Star Fox (and Sin & Punishment) type of game– especially with this new departure from his platforming roots. Part of me wishes that Fox took Pit’s game, but then again, it’ll be nice to have Pit in the limelight again.

    • 702 points
      Matthew Tidman says...

      look at it this way, if Kid Icarus Uprising were rebranded as a StarFox game people would expect the on-foot mission to completely blow. At least this way they won’t have that preconceived notion.

      Honestly I get more of a Sin & Punishment vibe from Uprising than I get a StarFox vibe. I’m really just glad to see Pit get some love after all these years.

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