The 3DS release is pretty close. Just early next year doesn't make it seem so long to me. Regardless, Nintendo and third parties have already unleashed a load of software for the little handheld that could possibly sell out all over the world. The following list is my top five picks for 3DS games that most interest me. Let's check some of them out.
5) Star Fox 64 3D
Take to the skies all over again with Fox McCloud and crew as he wages war on the evil Andross. Andross won't have his way with him! Choose your path wisely through the Lylat System as different planets and sectors hold different challenges. Each planet or sector is its own level full of various obstacles, bosses, and baddies. But now the fun's in 3D to make your flight all the more enjoyable.
4) Kid Icarus: Uprising
For the first time in almost twenty years, Pit, better known from his appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl (even supporting the same model), is back to star in his own video game. This 3DS exclusive puts you in the sandals of young Pit, on a goal to once again take down the evil Medusa and her dark forces. Fly or do battle on the ground in this multi-focused title. It's rumored that this might make launch. Cross your fingers.
3) Mario Kart 3DS
Little is known or seen of this title except for a brief teaser trailer showing off Mario and Luigi racing through rolling hills, forests, approaching Peach's castle, and through pipe-infested valleys. We know the visuals are pretty good, but there's little else to go on save for promised online play which is always a nice treat. Will it show off Nintendo's new online strategy? Once again, we'll have to wait for Nintendo for those answers.
2) Animal Crossing 3DS
Animal Crossing is back and looks better than ever. It already looks vastly different than past installments due to 1) your character is now longer and leaner, and 2) you're supposedly now the mayor of your villager. Goodbye, Tortimer! I'll miss the old tortoise. With beautiful visuals, online play for up to four players, and the good old fashioned charm the series always possesses, Animal Crossing 3DS looks like a title to watch out for.
1) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
My favorite video game of all time is now being remade with 3D as the focus. The visuals have been greatly improved, and Link looks better than ever. All we know is the game is a remake of the 1997 Nintendo 64 classic, and not much else is known. Will there be a new dungeon or two thrown in to make this title even more enticing to consumers, or will it be a straight port save for 3D? Your guess is as good as mine as we await more information from Nintendo.
Runners-up include Mega Man Legends 3, Resident Evil: Revelations, Pilotwings Resort, Nintendogs + Cats, Paper Mario 3D, and Super Street Fighter 4 3D. What are your most anticipated 3DS games, if any?