At E3 Nintendo decided to give the 3DS its own limelight and announce a separate showcase from the main E3 press conference. Nintendo has already shown off what’s to come for the WiiU, now its the 3DS’s turn. They gave a taster of title at their E3 press conference but this was the main chunk of the steak. We watched it and have the whole round-up of all the games below.
Up first is a third part title from Konami in the form of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate. Developed by MercurySteam and set 25 years after the events of the original game. Gameplay will switch between one of four characters within the game at different points. Players will be able to utilize the hardware second touch screen to view maps and take notes. The game has the traditional gameplay sidescrolling action with some 3D environments and some epic boss fights.
Next up was Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, another third part title. Revealed back at E3 2010 the game serves as the seventh instalment in the series. Players take control of Sora and Riku and continues on from the events of Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded. The game continues its RPG elements in game and is an exciting edition to the 3DS’s line-up. Dream Drop Distance will also make use of the 3DS add on, the circle pad pro, as well as AR cards to get additional content.
Scribblenauts Unlimited is the next title on the showcase. Also announced for the WiiU, Scribblenauts Unlimited brings another handheld experience to the table and features impressive gameplay that improves upon previous titles.
Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion is next in line. Developed by Dreamrift, the game continues from the events of the first Epic Mickey on Wii and sees the Castle of Illusion being transported to the wastelands with Mickeys friends inside. Gameplay is a sidescrolling affair this time around with the paint thinner mechanics from the Wii version staying put. The ones due out later this year.
From there we next have a big title from Warner Bros. in the form of LEGO Batman 2. Also coming to other platforms the game serves as a sequel to the first LEGO Batman and sees the infamous Joker join forces with Lex Luther. Developed by famed LEGO games developer, Trallver Tales, the game features classic LEGO gameplay with the player being tasked to do what Batman does best.
Other titles that graces the showcase was Transformers Prime: The Game, Rabbids Rumble, and Heroes of Ruin.
Some great titles there and some are sure to be great time wasters while the next Zelda game is being cooked up. It shows off that the console does indeed have some play worthy games and we’re sure more titles are to come.