Nintendo 3DS Reviving ‘Kid Icarus,’ ‘Star Fox’ And ‘PilotWings’

Nintendo pulled away the curtains from its portable 3DS platform at E3 today, and in addition to announcing support for 3-D movies and a long lineup of third-party developers, they also began rolling out names of classic in-house franchises coming to the device. “Kid Icarus,” “StarFox” and “PilotWings” will all be among them.

The full rundown of Nintendo-made titles includes “Animal Crossing,” “Kid Icarus: Uprising,” “Mario Kart,” “Nintendogs + Cats,” “Paper Mario,” “Pilotwings Resort,” “Star Fox 64 3D,” and “Steel Diver,” according to a list published on Kotaku.

They’ll be accompanied by a heft roll-out of third-party game like “DJ Hero 3D,” “Resident Evil: Revelations,” “Super Street Fighter 4 3D” and a Metal Gear Solid title from Konami and Hideo Kojima.

Software-wise “Star Fox” was the one franchise above all others I wanted to see announced with the 3DS, and my heart sank just a bit when the only encouraging hint I got from Nintendo’s E3 media event involved a tiny ship flying out of 3DS with a pile of coins and shells.

Seeing as how the most recent talk of a Kid Icarus game I’d heard involved a hypothetical release for the Wii, Nintendo scored some bonus points with me by pulling that one out of their pocket.

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