Nintendo presented its upcoming 3DS lineup during a showcase in Japan today. The presentation played host to some major announcements, including Monster Hunter 4, a new Square Enix role-playing game, and other titles.
Fire Emblem (working title) was the first of the system’s major announcements. Due out in spring 2012, it’s an all-new game featuring two-player co-op.
Tecmo Koei and Omega Force are bringing the 15 year-old Dynasty Warriors series to 3DS with Dynasty Warriors VS, which supports four-player competitive online. It will launch in 2012.
Square Enix announced an original role-playing game, titled Bravely Default: Flying Fairy. It is a classic-style Japanese RPG with character designs by Akihiko Yoshida. It will also have some augmented reality features. It’s due out in 2012.
SD Gundam G: Generation 3D was announced. It is a Gundam AGE product, and is out on December 22, 2011.
Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai was revealed. It uses Nendoroid-style characters and features augmented reality concerts. It’s due out in March 2012.
A few titles were given release windows. Resident Evil: Revelations will launch in early 2012; Ace Combat 3D: Cross Rumble will release this winter; Tekken 3D: Prime Edition will release this winter; Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy will launch this winter; Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime 3 will launch on November 2; and Kid Icarus: Uprising will launch in January 2012.
Closing the show, Capcom announced the development of Monster Hunter 4, the first Monster Hunter game with platforming elements, for 3DS. A gameplay clip—which saw the player character swiftly battling monsters Tigrex and Rathalos in a large, open environment—was shown on stage. See images of the clip at Famitsu.
Monster Hunter Tri G was confirmed for a December 10 launch. It’ll cost 5,800 yen.