Top 5 3DS games to look forward to.
When the first rumours started emerging of a new 3D DS, I was skeptical to say the least. It seemed Nintendo was just trying to cash in on the “3D revolution”, but when they unveiled their new piece of hardware at E3 it blew my expectations out of the water. However, flashy new 3D technology is not what is going to make or break the system. It’s the games. So here is what I consider to be the crème de la crème of upcoming 3DS titles.
5. Final Fantasy 3DS
There aren’t any details on the game yet, but I mean it’s Final Fantasy, isn’t that enough?
4. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is a “revival” of the PS2 game, it will be along the same lines as the original but will include many new features to keep the game fresh. It has been said that the game will borrow heavily from Metal Gear Solid Peacewalker on the PSP. One thing that the 3DS has over the PSP is the touch screen, which if implemented correctly could make weapon swapping etc much easier. It seems like this title will be on par with, or even superior to Peacewalker if it is as good as it appears to be.
3. Super Street Fighter 4 3D Edition
Well if logging hundreds of hours into Super Street Fighter 4 on your console just isn’t enough, then Capcom has you covered. The screenshots tell us that this game is a graphical powerhouse and showcases the true potential of the 3DS in terms of visuals. The screenshots reveal some of the fighters on the roster including Cammy, Guile, Zangief, Blanka, Ken, Chun-Li, Crimson Viper, Sagat, Ryu and many more. However, one of the most innovative things being done to the game is the use of the touch screen. There are 4 hotkeys that you can assign different moves to, ranging from your special moves to the ultra combos. With this feature the game becomes a whole lot different, as many of these techniques can be hard to pull off. If the roster is as robust as it is on the console version, well balanced and with some sort of multiplayer, then this could be the best way to get your fighting fix on the go.
2. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3DS
In 1998 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was released on the N64 and blew fans of the series away with its breathtaking 3D environments and almost flawless level design. Nintendo has announced a remake for the 3DS. The graphics, whilst similar to the original, have had quite the overhaul with many tweaks to the looks of this great game. For example, Link’s shield does not appear flat anymore, and the bottom screen is used to navigate through Link’s inventory. This game could prove to not only be a faithful remake but an improvement on the original.
1. Paper Mario 3DS
Most people will probably disagree, but to me the Paper Mario series is one of the best turn based RPGs ever made (excluding the Wii version). Now that you’ve forgiven me for that statement let’s take a look at the game. For those of you who don’t know, the classic turn based Paper Mario’s were on the N64 and Gamecube. Then the Wii version was made and it threw all of that out the window going for a more traditional Mario platformer. Luckily the 3DS version goes back to its turn based, RPG roots. The game has the same aesthetics as its predecessors and looks set to improve upon the battle system. Screenshots show one of Mario’s partners being a Chain Chomp suggesting that we will see the return of characterized team mates.
Now this was just my personal favourites of the upcoming titles for this system. Some honourable mentions go to Resident Evil, Ninja Gaiden, Kingdom Hearts, Kid Icarus, Mario Kart (NO WAY), Shin Megami Tensie, Dragon Quest and Star Fox 64 3D. We also have Nintendogs + Cats, Kung Fu Panda Kaboom of Doom and The Penguins of Madagascar to …….. look forward to. For the full list of developers on board and all the upcoming game visit Wikipedia