Here's the confirmed US third party line-up:
Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition The Sims 3 Madden NFL Football Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars™ RIDGE RACER 3D Super Monkey Ball 3D BUST-A-MOVE UNIVERSE SAMURAI WARRIORS: Chronicles Asphalt 3D Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D Rayman 3D Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Shadow Wars
The Australian line-up? Well, according to Nintendo's press release, we're getting the three Nintendogs + cats SKUs and Super Street Fighter IV.
We gave Nintendo a call, because we thought we'd misread the release - and this is where things get a little confusing. Apparently all the other third party releases, the games being released day one in the US, will be released during the "launch window", which Nintendo are saying is between March 31 and June. This means that, at this stage all of those other games could come at any time within that launch window. We are expecting, however, to see most of the above US titles to also be available day one. At the moment the confirmed third party launch titles, in addition to Super Street Fighter are...
Super Monkey Ball 3D Ridge Racer 3D Rayman 3D Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D LEGO Star Wars III The Sims 3 LEGO® Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D Asphalt 3D Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Rabbids Travel In Time 3D Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D
The big surprise is that Pilotwings has just been slated for '2011', which we suspect means that the game won't be released during the 'launch window'. All is not lost, however. Nintendo tend to be very strict when it comes to release dates and are quite literally terrified of getting release dates wrong. There is a chance that game may make it to Australia before June, it's just not confirmed yet and Nintendo is simply playing it safe with the dates.
So what's your view on the launch titles? Are you more or less convinced on the 3DS? Let us know in the comments below.