Five Biggest Third Party 3DS Games Of 2012
Explore a jungle, battle monsters aboard a giant ship and train to become a Keyblade Master in these potential must have titles.
Nintendo has a wonderful lineup of 3DS games slated for 2012, but as we know, the big N can't rule the handheld market alone.
Thankfully, a bunch of third parties have stepped up to the plate with a variety of titles that should make great use of the dual screen handheld. In fact, you can expect a bunch of big time franchises, along with a promising action RPG that could change the way we view portable games.
With that, we chose the five biggest third party games of 2012.
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Square Enix's immensely popular series (essentially a crossover between Disney and the company's own Final Fantasy franchise) will make a grand debut on 3DS, letting fans interact with a variety of characters from such hit films as Pinocchio and the Hunchback of Notre Dame. What's more, the game lays the groundwork for Kingdom Hearts 3, as both Sora and Riku attempt to become Keyblade Masters in preparation for the final showdown. We expect great things from Dream Drop Distance.
Tekken 3D: Prime Edition
After Capcom kicked off the 3DS launch with the excellent Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, we have a feeling Namco Bandai will seek to top its rival by any means necessary with Tekken 3D: Prime Edition. The upcoming brawler has a roster with 40 plus combatants, 60 frames per second action (even with glasses free 3D turned on) touch screen maneuvers and the added bonus of the animated film, Tekken: Blood Vengeance. Barring some developer slip, this will give the 3DS library a significant boost.
Resident Evil: Revelations
Much like Resident Evil: Code Veronica, Revelations chronicles events that occur between major entries in Capcom's franchise. In this case, Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5. A full-fledged survival horror adventure, the developers hope to raise plenty of scares with terrifying creatures, big surprises and a conspicuous lack of ammo. Expect this to be one of the 3DS' most popular offerings.
Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater
Up next is Konami with a wonderful looking port of the 2004 PlayStation 2 classic, Snake Eater. Set in the Cold War, gamers take control of Naked Snake and skillfully sneak through a dense jungle, crawling within tall grass and then popping out to silently kill a bunch of guards. This version includes gyroscope controls, glasses free 3D and the ability to use the 3DS cameras to design camouflage.
Heroes of Ruin
Square Enix and n-Space hope to attract millions of players with this impressive adventure that features four-player support, drop-in/drop-out co-op and thousands of weapons and items for limitless customization. Bottom line, Heroes of Ruin has a ton of potential that should pay dividends shortly following its release, so long as the parties involved deliver a quality experience.