Nintendo Confirms Upcoming 3DS & DS Games

Published 3 years ago by , Updated April 13th, 2011 at 4:09 pm,

3DS and DS Games Coming Out in 2011

It’s hard to believe that both the Nintendo 3DS and Pokemon Black and White launched just last month, but since those Nintendo-made time-killers are officially in the past. That just leaves one question, what games are coming out soon that we should look forward to playing? It’s a question that many have been wondering for the past few weeks and fortunately, Nintendo has sent out an official press release that lists off every title coming to a Nintendo handheld within the next three months.

The list is not very impressive on the DS side of things, but 3DS owners will be getting a few solid titles before Summer rears its Vitamin D-filled head. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is one of the games confirmed to appear this June on the 3DS, and it is sure to be a mega-hit for Nintendo. Other big games for the Nintendo 3DS include a handheld debut for a classic fighting franchise called Dead or Alive Dimensions, while the indie-hit Cave Story 3D will also be making an appearance.

You can check out a full list of titles and release dates for new games coming to the DS and 3DS below.

Nintendo DS

  • Rio – May 12
  • Squinkies – April 12
  • Paws and Claws: Pampered Pets 2 – April 19
  • Match 3 Madness – May 3
  • Thor: God of Thunder – May 3
  • Loving Life with Hello Kitty and Friends – May 10
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s World Championship 2011 – May 10
  • Picture Puzzle Collection May 10
  • Kung Fu Panda 2 – May 24
  • Cake Mania Main Street – May
  • LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game – May
  • Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters – June 7
  • Hollywood Files – June 14
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon Autobots – June 14
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon Decepticons – June 14
  • LEGO Battles: Ninjago – Spring
  • Cars 2: The Video Game – Summer
  • Duke Nukem: Critical Mass – Second Quarter

Nintendo 3DS

Those are all of the games that owners of Nintendo’s handhelds have to look forward to for the next little while anyway, and for the most part they are dissapointing. The DS lineup of games has never been jaw-droppingly awesome, but the fact that there are only two or three 3DS games that seems promising is a little bit of a bummer. Ocarina of Time 3D should help tide over anxious gamers for a little while (even though its the N64 game), but hopefully some bigger games will come onto the scene in as soon as possible.

Be sure to stay tuned to Game Rant for news on new games coming to both DS and 3DS in the near future.

What do you think of the list of upcoming handheld games? Will you be purchasing any of them?

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TAGS: 3DS, Cave Story 3D, Dead or Alive Dimensions, DS, Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, Nintendo, Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions, Rabbids Travel in Time 3D, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D, Transformers Dark of the Moon

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  1. Lego Pirates could be fun. Cave Story 3D has the potential to be awesome.

  2. Zelda release date is wrong. The release date is 17th June…

    • Not according to the official North American press release – which I just triple checked. lol
      It’s June 17th in the UK though ;)

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