2012 is going to be a great year for those of us that have a 3DS. The list of quality titles coming out this year is quite impressive. Resident Evil: Revelations, Tales of the Abyss, TEKKEN 3D Prime Edition, Metal Gear Solid 3D Snake Eater, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure, Heroes of Ruin, Animal Crossing, Paper Mario, Luigi's Mansion 2, and KINGDOM HEARTS 3D Dream Drop Distance. Although the last four on that list do not yet have firm release dates they are believed to be releasing this year. My guess is that the announcement will come at this year's E3. One look at that list should have every 3DS owner drooling and those that don't yet have a 3DS seriously considering a purchase. So, what I have here is my 3DS wish-list. Most of these games will probably never be released but consider it wishful thinking.
I recently contacted Supergiant Games to inquire about the possibility of Bastion on the 3DS. They stated that they currently had no plans on it but the possibilities for the future is wide open. While that might not mean Bastion exactly, I remain hopeful for anything that comes from the same studio of one of my favorite games of all time. Bastion was a masterpiece of style and I firmly believe it would be brilliant with a little 3D and a few additions.
A portable Smash Brothers title has been on my wish-list since the DSi and it doesn't change with the 3DS. But, unlike the DSi, the 3DS is fully capable of providing a stellar Smash Brothers experience complete with online play. Now, with the Circle Pad Pro, there really is no reason we shouldn't be getting the first portable game in the flagship series.
The Binding of Issac
Much like Bastion, The Binding of Issac shows the quality that Indie developers are capable of delivering. With its simplistic but addictive gameplay and warped sense of humor, TBoI would be great on the go. Sadly, there is no chance (Or is there? See the comments below.) it'll ever be on the 3DS but one can hope. Right?
Just imagine the things that Valve could do with the 3D effect on a Portal title. It would provide all new ways of thinking with Portals. There is no doubt that Portal will never come to the 3DS but just thinking about it opens all kinds of giddy nerd feelings.
Hey, if games like Order & Chaos Online are possible with the limited resources of an iwhatevers and Android whatevers then there is absolutely no reason what-so-ever that it wouldn't be possible on the 3DS given the increased power of the handheld. I've played Order & Chaos and while it's certainly not in the same league as its big MMO brothers, it's also not bad either. It runs really well, looks pretty good for what it is, and it actually plays well given its control limitations. A big name MMO would draw in a whole new crowd of 3DS owners and with Nintendo's announcement
of the Nintendo Network, the framework for Free To Play MMO micro-transactions would be in place.
Thanks to a Reddit
post, I have now seen how Nintendo can just write blank checks because this would print millions of dollars in mere seconds. It's Pokemon: Type Wild
, a fan-made fighting game in its beta stage and it is gorgeous. Make this happen Nintendo! read