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
DJ Hero 3D
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.