These 12 Games Are Coming to Nintendo 3DS

Alexa Ray Corriea

During the most recent Nintendo Direct video presentation, Nintendo revealed new titles for the Nintendo 3DS, as well as finally shared release dates for some we already knew about. Here is what 3DS owners can expect to get between now and early 2018:

Minecraft New Nintendo 3DS Edition  – Out now

Minecraft is finally coming to the New Nintendo 3DS. The game is available now on the Nintendo eShop, with a physical version coming later.

Metroid: Samus Returns – Sept 15

This side-scrolling adventure game is bringing back a beloved Nintendo heroine and will be available later this week.

Pokémon Gold and Silver – September 22

These two classics from 2000 (1999 if you were in Japan) are coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop shortly before the release of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. These two blasts from the Game Boy Color past introduced the series’ now often-used real-time in-game clock, as well as added the ability for Pokémon to carry items and new versions of Poké Balls.

Yo-kai Watch 2 Psychic Specters  – Sept 29

The latest in the ghost-collecting Yo-kai Watch series will launch this fall. If you’ve played the previous games, this story will pick up right where the others left off.

Mario & Luigi SuperStar Saga Remake + Bowser’s Minions  – October 6

This remake of a Mario RPG classic will launch with a brand new storyline called Bowser’s Minions. In addition to a graphical update to make it a little prettier, the game will accompany the launch of two new amiibo that can be used in tandem — a Koopa Troopa and a Goomba.

Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy – October 6

The inaugural adventure for Professor Layton’s daughter launched earlier this year for mobile devices. This fall she makes her debut on 3DS.

Fire Emblem Warriors – October 20

This Dynasty Warriors spin-off featuring beloved Fire Emblem characters will get a release on 3DS along its Switch counterpart.

Mario Party The Top 100 – November 10

Nintendo has curated the top 100 mini-games from every Mario Party game EVER and distilled them into one collection for 3DS. Up to four players can play together via the Download Play feature, so you need only one copy of the game and you and your friends are good to go.

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney – November

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This November, Phoenix Wright’s trusty partner in law will get his own starring game. The game initially launched on Nintendo DS in 2008.

Three Atlus RPGs – early 2018

The Alliance Alive — a new title, as well as a localization of Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux and old classic Radiant Historia will be available on Nintendo’s handheld early next year. Exact timing was not shared.

Alexa Ray Corriea
Alexa Ray is Fandom's Senior Editor for Games, with a borderline unhealthy interest in Kingdom Hearts (she literally wrote the book on it) and all JRPGs, with a more healthy affinity for the anime. When she's not gaming, she's obsessing over Star Wars, all things Disney, and Taiwanese glove puppets.
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