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3DS Titles Raise Excitement and Batteries Raise Eyebrows
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Issues have simmered to the surface even before the launch has materialised. Nintendo have released a spec sheet on their most anticipated product for years, however not only has it raised expectation, but it’s also raised angst around the battery life.

In the statement released by Nintendo it noted the charge time from drained to fully charged is 3.5 hours, which is great, however it only lasts about that long to empty during play. With the screens backlighting reduced you can extend that up to 5 hours playing full 3D capable games. This can be maxed up to 8 – 10 using an original non-3D DS title.

The titles being released are, on the flip side raising excitement. The list below shows the launch titles.

Nintendogs & Cats

Winning Eleven Soccer 3D

Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition

Samurai Warriors: Chronicle

Puzzle Bobble 3D

Ridge Racer 3D

Battle of the Giants: Dinosaurs 3D

Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle

Other titles currently in development include:

Assassin’s Creed: Lost Legacy


Bomberman 3DS

DJ Hero 3D

Final Fantasy

FIFA Soccer

Madden NFL 3DS

Kingdom Hearts 3D

Mario Kart 3DS

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 3D

The Sims 3

…and many more.

Things are looking good for the Nintendo 3DS, if they could only make the battery last a little longer.

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