Just recently we published a list of five Nintendo 64 games we'd love to play on 3DS, inspired by the recent arrival of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and its remastered predecessors, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and Star Fox 64 3D.
Having recently kicked off our time with Xenoblade Chronicles 3D and being rather impressed by its performance on the New Nintendo 3DS, we thought it'd be a fun weekend activity to summarise five titles we'd love to see arrive as ports / remasters exclusively on the new hardware. With a meatier CPU and amiibo support included, the scope widens from Nintendo 64 to the more recent home console generations of GameCube and Wii. Monster Games has done such as good job with Monolith Soft's huge RPG that we're certainly excited by the prospect of further arrivals from those systems.
In terms of the criteria here, we've ignored Wii games that have already been confirmed or seem very likely for the Wii U eShop, as we find it unlikely that Nintendo would double-dip. That's brought GameCube onto the agenda, too, and we've tried to go for interesting and relatively feasible options. It's a bit of light-hearted wishing, ultimately, as it's not clear whether Nintendo will release many more New Nintendo 3DS-exclusive games, and if it'd even opt for more ports / remasters. It's nice to dream though, right?
So, below are five games we'd like to see on New Nintendo 3DS and XL that could logically - even if it's only a sliver of logic - be ported to the hardware.
It's interesting that Pandora's Tower has already been confirmed for the Wii U eShop while this remains unannounced - out of the two we certainly feel that The Last Story is the superior game (Nintendo published this title in Japan and Europe). Directed by Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, it employs some wholehearted storytelling and pushed the scope of the Wii with an impressive adventure; it's a memorable experience. If Xenoblade Chronicles is considered a good fit for the new portable, then this should also be considered.
There have been unsubstantiated rumours about this getting the remake treatment, possibly in HD, though we've included this as it would certainly look terrific in 3D. In reality a GameCube title ported to Wii, we can't envisage it being beyond the capabilities of the New 3DS hardware, and physical inputs instead of waggle - with some gyroscope aiming when needed - would in our view sharpen up this adventure. A bit of a longshot as it'd mean three Zelda remakes in the portable family, it could nevertheless be a worthy send-off for the New Nintendo 3DS when its lifespan ends.
There was a time, 3-4 years ago, when the ongoing mystery around Pikmin 3 combined with the release of the 3DS to bring rumours that Miyamoto-san's long-awaited title would shift to the handheld. The inclusion of Pikmin in system transfer animations and as an early 3DS demonstration animation at E3 2010 added fuel to the fire, and it's not inconceivable that the franchise could work on a portable; heck, we've even had to stare at Pikmin art as silhouettes on amiibo marketing materials in recent months, too. Camera control could utilise the stylus or C-Stick to match two of the control options in the current Wii U title, and the GameCube titles could certainly run on the hardware. Bringing both games together on the New 3DS would familiarise more gamers with the franchise, and would be a neater purchasing option than the messily-released and separate Wii ports that made little impact in the last generation.
We're pretty desperate for F-Zero, any F-Zero, so this was always going to be included. This GameCube entry and its Nintendo 64 predecessor always spark off entertaining debates in Nintendo Life HQ over which is the better game, with some preferring this rather difficult, but technically impressive, Sega-developed effort. Whichever side of the fence you're on, we reckon this would be welcome nevertheless - any F-Zero remake, port or new game will do, Nintendo.
Nintendo keeps renewing its trademark for this franchise, doing so again late last year; our hope may be unfounded, but it's there nevertheless. Nintendo's not averse to using ports or remasters to gauge interest in IPs - that was reportedly the logic for Star Fox 64 3D - and the New 3DS could be a neat fit for this title. A pair of headphones and immersive stereoscopic 3D would fit this, and would fill a gap in terms of bringing a deep, intriguing horror experience to the portable's library.
Those are some suggestions, and naturally with such broad scope this list could go absolutely anywhere. Let us know what games you'd like to see ported to utilise the extra power of the New Nintendo 3DS, and vote for your choice from our list in the poll below.
Which game on this list would you most like to play on New Nintendo 3DS / XL? (557 votes)
- The Last Story18%
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess24%
- Pikmin 1 + 2 Collection17%
- F-Zero GX23%
- Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem18%
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It's way too early to remake Twilight Princess. Wait until next gen.
I voted for Pikmin 1+2 Collection because F-Zero GX should be on Wii U, not 3DS and that's not even considering the very likely case that even the New 3DS is not powerful enough for a GX remaster. I personally think that spot should've been given to Fire Emblem Path of Radiance.
If they want to remaster Twilight Princess it will need to be on a home console, not handheld.
@Ron1212 Yeah but then they remade DKCR and are currently doing Xenoblade, both are far more recent. I'd like to see TP, especially as I never played the GC version without the tacked on motion controls.
I wouldn't like to see Pikmin 1+2, we already had them on Wii with improved controls. I don't feel they would benefit from another release on New 3DS.
Even though I would prefer to have Twilight Princess on a console, I wouldn't want to to play with that right hand only crap they pulled with TP and SS.
I think Pikmin would be better on Wii U, but I would buy all of these whether is was N3DS or Wii U
I'd love to see Pikmin 1 and 2 remade and support the gamecube adapter-- so people can see how a REAL pikmin game plays.
I'm sorry but Pikmin 3 was a huge disappointment.
@Baker1000 Those are different franchises. Zelda remakes don't come that often. Plus, why remake it for the 3DS and not Wii U? Xenoblade was remade because it's near impossible to get it on Wii for normal price, for hype for Xenoblade X, and as a buying factor for the New 3DS. Twilight Princess literally has no reason to be remade. You can still play it on your Wii U. You couldn't do that with Wind Waker, that's why they remade it.
Long overdue for an F-Zero remake!
Three remastered zelda titles this gen and people still overwhelming vote zelda. Geeeez. Last story would be the better choice and a good way to further cement relations between ninty and the developer. It also has online play.
Oh man Pikmin on 3ds! That would be awesome
Of all of those, I'd probably be most interested in Twilight Princess, but none of them really interest me that much. Any game ported from the Gamecube or Wii to the 3DS is more of a demake than a remake or remaster, since the resolution on the 3DS is only just over half the lowest definition supported by the Wii or Gamecube. The 3D will look nice, but generally games with less detail will translate better. For that reason, and because I love the game, I'd choose Chibi Robo from the Gamecube. I'd also be interested in Cubivore, but I've never played it.
All that said, I think Pikmin 1 and 2 would look pretty terrible on the 3DS. Pikmin has always had beautiful, detailed graphics which wouldn't translate well on the 3DS. I would be interested in a 3DS Pikmin, but, like Smash Bros, it would probably need different graphics.
This was a tough choice between The Last Story and Pikmin 1+2, but I went with Pikmin in the end. I can get a Wii version of The Last Story much more easily than Pikmin 1 and Pikmin 2.
None of the above. I think Super Mario Sunshine could be a good fit though, even without the analogue shoulder buttons.
I'm alright with putting Twilight on the N3DS. The last story for n3ds would be a nice addition. Pikmin 1 and 2 for Wii U
Pikmin Remastered would make me buy a New 3DS.
I desperately want a genuinely good new F-Zero game but I had to vote for Eternal Darkness here.
I'm surprised Luigi's Mansion isn't on this list, Dark Moon did a good job of showing what the 3DS can do so imagine what a New 3DS could do with the original Luigi's Mansion.
Pikmin just wouldn't work screen is far too small for how hectic the game can get.
Baten Kaitos please.
A handheld version of Twilight Princess would be a great injustice. That game deserves a proper HD remake a la Wind Waker.
I don't see why any of these games wouldn't work on a normal 3ds.
Even though I've played all the games on that list I think the last story is the one I'd like to see on the new 3ds
I would have to say, The Last Story, F-Zero GX and particularly Eternal Darkness need a remaster for N3DS. The fact is, these games are incredible and need more exposure to the gaming audience. I love Zelda and Pikmin as the next gamer, but the other 3 deserve better recognition.
These games would need to be heavily dumbed down in order to play on a NN3DS.
Skies of Arcadia Legends. . .that's all I'm going to say.
@Ron1212 They are not remakes, they are ports.
I'm fairy sure I once read somewhere that Miyamoto had Pikmin running on 3DS hardware, but didn't like the look/feel of it so decided against it. Which is a shame.
I dont WANT to buy a new 3DS, i love nintendo, but i just dont want to buy that console when there next gen handheld is coming out like next year
Can we be clear here these would not be remasters or remakes of any sort, these would be ports, plain and simple.
voted last story but i would like to see all of those really.
I personally would prefer Baten Kaitos on the 3DS.
There is rumors that Twilight Princess is being ported into the 3DS.
F-Zero GX. I need SOME new F-Zero to play already, damnit! Even if it's 'just' a remake.
I'd like these games in HD on Wii U more than I would in 3D and on the go on 3DS, that's just me, though.
@97alexk Very doubtful, even if you mean "redesign," you N3DS should still be okay to play those games on. If you do mean next generation, you're probably about 2.5 or 3 years too early, Nintendo handhelds usually last a while.
The Last Story and Eternal Darkness because I have no interest in them and I don't have a N3DS.
I doubt Twilight Princess can run on a 3DS.
There is no way Pikmin would work on a tiny screen. It would be hell! So on that basis, The Last Story gets my vote. Hey, they can do Pandora's Tower as well and I'd buy both
My top two choices were The Last Story and Eternal Darkness. I'm hoping TLS gets remade for the N3DS with a revived online mode. I'd totally max my credit for that.
These are all great picks, and I'd love to see Twilight Princess get an HD remake, but I'd rather see that happen on the Wii U.
So People just want the New 3DS to just have remakes and remastered's? And nothing else?Wow good thing i didn't buy one,if i wanted to buy a system that will only have remastered's then i would buy a PS4.Not the 3DS that Nintendo don't know what to make for it.
I had to say The Last Story. It isn't a long game, the controls could ranslate fairly well, and it just seems like it would still work on a portable. F-Zero GX, as good as it is, would be terrible on the 3DS. A big screen and high framerate are both important for competent play. Twilight Princess has absolutely no need for a remake/port. Pikmin sounds like a disaster on 3DS, considering the size of the Pikmin relative to the screen alongside the 3DS's low resolution. I haven't played Eternal Darkness, and no basically nothing about it, so I can't make a call there.
@midnafanboy Isn't that kind of the whole point of upgrading from your regular 3DS though? Why would you even bother getting it if you're just going to get the same games you would on a regular 3DS?
Although I voted for Eternal Darkness, The Last Story would also get my vote. The problem Eternal Darkness would have is that it doesn't lend itself well to replayability. Because once you see the Sanity Effects once, they lose a lot their luster. Whereas The Last Story could have renewed online co-op, which could really increase it's replayability.
I don't think the tiny buttons and circle pad would cut it for F-Zero GX, and the screen resolution is not really ideal for Pikmin. Any Twilight Princess remake/remaster should wait until the next generation if they bother at all.
I haven't played The Last Story yet, but RPGs tend to do well on Nintendo handhelds.
Eternal Darkness might be the best fit though, with an episodic structure better suited to shorter play sessions, slower paced gameplay that those tiny buttons can handle, and tons of new opportunities for insanity effects that take advantage of the 3DS hardware.
Definitely not interested in The Last Story. I was extremely disappointed in the way it dashed my hopes for it on the Wii. Eternal Darkness is my pick here as I've not played it. Definitely more interested in new games than ports of console games. If we have to venture into the remake category then I think it would be more interesting to reach back to some N64 games and give them an update. Ogre Battle 64 for instance I would love to have available on the go or the Castlevania games.
Super Mario Sunshine could work quite well.
No. Please. I don't want any if these games ported to the 3DS. They don't fit a portable vibe. F-Zero GX could work (though it would have to be neutered), but I'd be much happier with a simple straight Wii U port/VC release. Eternal Darkness did come to mind, but I still don't feel that it offers much for a portable experience. That said, the 3D effect could be excellent and if it were the harbinger of a new entry (a la Xenoblade) that would be fantastic.
I would gag if they decided to port Twilight Princess to the 3DS... Even the thought of it is too much. That game would benefit greatly from an HD release and I don't think the 3DS is capable of the improvements it could use. Any framerate issues would immediately render this port useless. Besides, a new entry in the vein of ALBW is too obvious to pass up.
I still want to play The Last Story. Thankfully it's still cheap on Amazon, but I'd always prefer a 3DS version.
None of the above. Zak & Wiki
"A bit of a longshot as it'd mean three Zelda remakes in the portable family, it could nevertheless be a worthy send-off for the New Nintendo 3DS when its lifespan ends."
Longshot-pun intended, NintendoLife?
3D Classics: SNES Star Fox and Super Metroid.
Full-blown, ground-up remake: FF5+FF6.
Port with simple enhancements: FF9 (which I know would never happen but hey, I can dream).
I would love to see last story get the call and turn the servers back on for online play or do what you need to, to get it working online again. it had a nice online dynamic. it was like Call of Duty with Final Fantasy thrown in. it had a wonderful online play. it felt smooth and was very easy to get going. Very underrated online play for Last Story. it could have used more levels but it was alot of fun especially the co-op. Not to mention the single player campaign was outstanding. I still think its one of the prettiest Wii games ever made with a really cool battle system
@Dipper723 Yeah, Xenoblade is much larger and it can run on it.
Eternal Darkness 'cus it's the only I've never had.
Also, just imagine the posibilities of the lack of sanity effects! The 3ds menu, the cameras, the 3d, the eshop...
@Ron1212 From a graphical standpoint, Xenoblade is weaker than Twilight Princess, which is why Xenoblade can run on a 3DS.
The only one I'd like is a compilation of both Pikmin games. I think all the other games look terrific even to this day, we don't need a port of them. I'd rather get a remake, kind of like what happened with both N64 Zelda games. A remake of F-Zero X would be amazing, a remake of DK64 would fit the portable perfectly, or maybe a remake of Kirby 64. My dream would be a remake of both Castlevania games for the N64, THAT would be worth it!
I think Twilight Princess will be saved for whatever the 3DS's successor's going to be (HDS?). Imagine that as a launch title, remastered for HD as I would imagine the successor will offer HD gaming on the go.
Then we can start demanding a HD remaster for Skyward
But selfish of me but I voted twilight princess because it's the game I least want to see on the Wii u!! It bothers me that Nintendo don't like releasing remakes on handheld and home consoles, since I don't have a 3ds I wouldnt vote to reduce games I want to play
Nintendo needs to wait until they have an HD handheld. I would buy them for sure then, but not in the SD screen they have now.
Too early for TP.
Kind of off topic, but wouldn't it be awesome if they rebuilt the first 3 mario parties in an hd collection for the wii u
Come on, Pikmin3 is on the Wii U. They should bring 1&2 on the Wii U through HD or Wii VC to complete the trilogy. And do you really think it'll be good to play with those tiny Pikmin on a little 3DS screen?
Also Pikmin 3 is glorious in HD. The gamepad controls works well. I voted Zelda on the choices. But I prefer if they remaster DK64 instead.
I voted Eternal Darkness because I already own GX and if it were to get remastered I'd want to see it on Wii U...That and Twilight Princess sucks and has always sucked
Pikmin 1+2 plz
TP doesn't suck.
I would rather they do something new with those franchises instead of just milking past memories.
@Grumblevolcano Seeing the console Fire Emblem games go the route of using the FE:A/if engine would actually be quite the interesting experience. I'd actually think that would be all the better to push the N3DS to its limits.
Gotta go with Eternal Darkness because I've never played that game.
I would love to play eternal darkness
@Grumblevolcano Yea, I'd love to finally get a chance to play Path of Radiance.
I think Pikmin 1/2 & Twilight Princess should be in HD for Wii U only. Been wanting HD Ports for awhile now. However I do think Twilight Princess could work on the New3DS. But not Pikmin 1 & 2. 100 Pikmin on the low resolution of the 3DS just wouldn't loo good. Also as great as the 3DS Zelda games are. I would love to see HD Ports for the Wii U. I think Nintendo could be making some money between releases with HD Updates.
None of these are gonna happen...
I like remastered titles as much as anyone else, but new titles for some neglected IP's would be very welcome news.
How about Paper Mario or Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door? I'd prefer TTYD, but these two are definitely on my top favorite games.
Gotta say, F-ZERO GX would look fantastic in 3D.
F-Zero X or GX on 3DS would be greatly appreciated.
I've been playing GC Twilight Princess on dolphin with https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFiU1VQmX20
It's great, but I'd rather them put all their effort into the new zelda
Twilight Princess would be fantastic, but there has been so much Zelda love lately and im far far more thirsty for F-Zero. So i had to choose F-Zero over Twilight Princess. It was an epic struggle.
Wild Arms, Fatal Frame, Xenosaga, New Breath of Fire . . . Just sayin.
@xPH03N1Xx86 Oh that game would shine in 3D.
I would love viewtieful joe on 3DS or maybe Metal Gear sonic: Twin Snakes
I second this motion.
Eternal Darkness is the game I want. We already have so much Zelda remakes this gen, that we'll probably have franchise fatigue after the latest one gets released.
Eternal Darkness deserves another chance. Not only was the game relatively obscure, it came at a time when the GC was on its last legs. They need to port this. That or give it an fresh HD remake and slap it on the Wii U. The only problem is, are gamers willing to buy that game?
@Ron1212 It seems you answered your own question. the reason they didn't remake it for Wii U is because you CAN already play it on Wii U. You cant play it on 3DS so it would be interesting!
It's a hard choice but I would choose F zero since I didn't play that version, would be swell if it had online multiplayer!
Eh, most of what would excite me wouldn't happen: PN03, SSX3, Super Mario Strikers, and especially Starfox Adventures. Some of my favourites from the Cube.
@SomeBitTripFan and know not no get back to school numpty!
Instead of remastered versions of those games, I rather prefer new sequel for all of them whether for New 3DS and/or Wii U.
The Last Story already ran pretty poorly on Wii. Can't imagine it doing better on 3DS. It'd probably also have lower textures like Xenoblade on New 3DS.
Still, I'd love to see them try. Really loved The Last Story and how it managed to pull off so many effects on Wii that I didn't think were possible (even at the expense of framerate).
Meh, not really feeling this list. I could go for Twilight Princess, but that's about it, I don't care for any of the other games on this list. Where's Mario or Metroid or Kirby or something like that?
I wouldn't mind seeing Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn remade for the New 3DS.
No option for "none"? Or even "something else"?
Seriously, why would I need any of these on the 3DS? What would that add? What would it benefit from? If I just wanted to play The Last Story, I'd pop in the disc I already own or could easily purchase from Gamestop for less than Nintendo would ever charge me. Same with Pikmin, though I understand Pikmin 2 got rare, but I'd rather they just do the "Wii VC" they started recently. It'd cost the same and they'd be utilizing superior control methods.
Eternal Darkness I could see maybe doing something cool, but why does it have to be a re-release? I don't the original developer even exists anymore. May as well just do a full sequel.
F-Zero GX would be terrible on a portable. I can't stand racing games in 3D - it's the only time I ever get motion sickness, and in F-Zero's case, it may be difficult to hold a steady framerate with 3D on considering the amount of cars and the size of the tracks.
man I was expecting stuff like Golden Sun. seriously F Zero?
Never played a Pikmin game but I have to say that those games would benefit from a remake.
@Rapido Nintendo doesn't own the rights to Xenosaga, Namco Bandai does.
Baten Kaitos 1+2 pl0x! Of the ones mentioned last story would be my choice even though I own the Wii version. Heck I own xenoblade (all 3 op. Rainfall titles proudly actually) and Im double dipping and would def double dip again. I totally agree Twilight Princess deserves a Wind Waker HD treatment On Wii U
Why? Why bring them to a useless dinky little handheld? Upscale them and bring them to Wii U.
dear lord pikmin 1 and 2 for 3ds would be the greatest thing that ever happened. much better than that worthless release of them on wii. now as nice as wind waker HD was, it would have been super great to finally get it on a handheld like the 3ds. oh well, perhaps in another generation or two it will finally happen.
I'm surprised that The Last Story isn't in the lead. I played it & it was SO amazing! I'm not real big on RPGs, but this one was absolutely amazing. I dare say it surpasses most Final Fantasy games! I got this game as a gift, I didn't think too much about it, 'till I actually played it. I was SO invested, i beat it in 3 plays! THREE! If you haven't played it, go remedy that immediately by any means necessary. (PS, this is the first time a game has made me write such a long comment. PPS, Pandora's Tower would be cool too.)
@CAM290 Love your avatar!
@BarryDunne A Super Mario Sunshine remake?If Nintendo is planning on doing that,then they should save it for the Wiiu.Cause sunshine would look gorgeous in HD!
@BarryDunne I don't know another remake for the New 3DS?That makes Nintendo look like they have no ideas for a game for the New 3DS. And none of the 3D Mario games would look good on the 3DS in my opinion,they would look dumb down.
Overatted Zelda... I did enjoy Twilight Princess, but please no...something else.
I voted for GX out of sheer F-Zero deprivation.... I rather it not get remade of the 3DS however as the circle pad won't work well for it. Plus, would rather play on a console that's in HD and all that fluff.
Eternal Darkness and The Last Story are my picks. I missed out on the online for TLS, so it be nice...
Since I haven't played The Last Story yet, I would like to see that remastered
I am not trolling. What is so great about f zero? I hadn't played it back in the day, but I downloaded it during Nintendo's 30 cent deal. I really didn't like it. It was like the first Mario Kart but without the fun.
Since Luigi's Mansion 2 is on 3DS, I want Luigi's Mansion GC remastered on 3D too!
1000 year door. Just imagine it in 3D for just a little bit.
I'd rather have all of these on the Wii U, personally. But if to choose, The Last Story was such a wonder I'd love to have the online play back!
Pokemon Coliseum or Pokemon XD would be nice GameCube remakes.
It's a very acquired taste. Most people love it for the breakneck speed and challenge. Also it one of the few Nintendo developed racers that relies purely on skill and not dumb luck.
@Dipper723 if Xenoblade Chronicles does, why not Twilight Princess?
Not that I'd want TP anyway. Terrible game. My vote would be for Mario 64. The DS one was a huge disappointment - so it needs to be done properly.
Well honestly if f zero gx and twilight princess were to get a remake I think it would better for them be on a home console. Plus the 3ds has gotten a lot of remakes. I know it's been out longer than the wii u but I think it's time the wii u got some remakes cuz so far we have only had one and its wind waker. And the 3ds has like 5 or more remakes like ocarina of time, majoras mask, DK country, pokemon omega ruby and sapphire. Plus the new one is getting xenoblade chronicles and possibly other wii ports. The Wii u needs some luv. Remakes I'd like to see for the 3ds though are fire emblem radiant dawn cuz everyone seems to say it's good and I'v never had a 3ds befor so I haven't tried the FE series yet. I'd also like to see a super mario 64 remake so I can finally play it. For wii u skyward sword, TP, super mario sunshine and I'd really like to see fire emblem path of radiance cuz let's face it games like fire emblem path of radiance and TP looked great when they came out but now days they aren't really all that impressive. But I'd like path of radiance remade since not very many people have it, I've heard the characters and story are great and the character ike is my all time favorite character in smash bros.
Its too much to see another Zelda remake this gen, but we will se TP and SS remakes next gen, and I hope we will see them on home console, I would like Pikmin collection too for home console.
I'd vote for WTF but I can't see the option.Who needs downgraded ports?
Give the Wii and GC games some HD and a budget price and they would sell tons of them for the WiiU.
None of these games should be on handeld. So I don't want any of these games on the new 3DS.
Nintendo just needs to put them on Virtual Console for Wii U.
@NESlover85 The F-Zero games available on the Wii U eshop do not do the franchise justice. To properly experience how great the series is you need to play F-Zero X (N64) and F-Zero GX (GCN).
@IronMan28 They do, but based on last gen the DSi came out a lil over a year before the 3DS was announced at E3 2010, so not all that long and I can personally understand why many would want to wait to see if a new handheld really is coming soon before getting the N3DS, which I wouldn't be surprised at all if one did get announced this year or next. I said announced, not released btw.
@outburst and I want a patch that gives Dark Moon proper dual stick controls but thats not going to happen.
The correct answer is none! But remastered and on wii u then I'd like to f-zero, last story!
I would like to play a Nintendo racer without some of the cheap losses of Mario Kart. I really wish Nintendo would bring Gamecube games to the Wii U eshop. I would give F Zero GX a try.
F-Zero GX seems like a good fit. A 3DS port would mean low development costs, which would be a necessity because Nintendo are reluctant to invest resources into a new installment apparently.
Pikmin games, while novel, would not work simply because the Pikmin are so tiny. Even Smash Bros on 3DS suffers from gameplay that can be incredibly difficult to follow because of the system's limited screen size(s) and their low resolution, even on the XL models. Pikmin would be many times worse.
@Ron1212 was it too early to remake Xenoblade too then? Twilight Princess was released before Xenoblade... by 3 and a half years.
I have a feeling we will see a 3DS Pikmin game at e3, or possibly a teaser for Pikmin 4.
Metroid Prime, please. I'd love to play that on the go and in 3D.
Whilst I love JRPG's I'm not a fan of when they take grandiose home console JRPG's and put them to the small screen.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D may play very well (heck I have preordered it) but I highly doubt it'll be able to recreate the jaw dropping, awe inspiring moment when the piano intro kicked in when I first played it, nor the mixture of satisfaction, happiness and tears I had during the ending theme song. Not with the 3DS' speakers at least.
So I went with F-Zero GX cos we need one and I think short, sharp and very very fast races would work on a portable in 3D.
Honestly, one of the only games I'd like to see get released on the New Nintendo 3DS XL is the original Chibi-Robo for Gamecube! That gane looks so fun, but I know it will never happen.
@AugustusOxy you're kidding right? I never played the original, but I hated Pikmin 2. So much so that I would have never tried 3 had it not been for the fact that it was the only game I didn't have of the Mario Kart 8 free game options. I tried it "just to confirm that I don't like Pikmin" but I absolutely LOVE Pikmin 3!
I'm not very interested in any of the above choices.
I love the idea of Pikmin on 3DS, but having just finished Pikmin 3 for the first time last weekend, I think the first two titles would be a problematic port. I honestly don't know if the 3DS microprocessors can deal with the number of moving objects needed for those games to work, and more troublesome is how difficult it might be to actually SEE the various Pikmin on the small screen.
Personally, I'd be thrilled if any of the games you mentioned came to 3DS.
@Ron1212 Maybe not. I've had my HD Re45 remaster for 4 years now, and even Last of Us has a remaster. Twilight had a Gamecube version, so it was pretty far back.
Oh! Agreeing on Path of Radiance! They should really take advance on Fire Emblem hype that started with Awakening (No, I am not one bit upset I didn't buyt that game when it was still available cheap used, Radiant Dawn I did manage to buy new and cheap)
I feel like F-Zero could probably be done even without the New hardware, but the rest of the list is pretty solid!
I'm basically against the constant remakes and ports that this industry is lamely over-dependent on, and Nintendo is one of the worst at this, constantly remaking and porting everything, particularly if it has "Zelda" in the title. It wastes resources that should be spent on making new games, expanding the library, and appealing to a wider variety of consumers.
That noted, I would definitely support a revival of Eternal Darkness in almost any form, simply to have the franchise make a return. Granted, I think Eternal Darkness benefits more from a powerful surround sound system, but some good headphones and 3D? That'd be hard to pass up.
But while Nintendo has no problem endlessly remaking the same Zelda games over and over again, they still have no idea at all how to make or support M-rated franchises, so I'm sadly confident that we'll never see Eternal Darkness return. I really hope I'm wrong about that, but given Nintendo's history and focus, it won't happen. They'll port Twilight Princess to a third platform first because Nintendo fans have shown that they are more than willing to pay full price for games that are already easily available, so long as they're called Zelda or Mario or Donkey Kong Country. But rare games without those titles? They don't sell.
Of the games I have played (Pikmin and Twilight Princess), I don't want either of them on 3DS. They are both experiences that beg for HD.
OMG a re-release of F-Zero GX for 3DS would be awesome! The customization and Streetpass potential would be ridiculous. I wouldn't mind Last Story either but this could just as easily be done via VC on the WiiU.
Nintendo should release Pikmin 1 & 2 as DLC for Pikmin 3.
Pretty much all of the first party games from N64 and Gamecube would be welcome remakes for me on either console but I'd prefer they just made new versions or ultimate versions like F-Zero X + GX online and the same with Waverace, 1080 and Pilotwings
@Ron1212 But then going by that logic, DKCR never had a reason to be remade either. It doesn't matter if Zelda games don't get remade often, because recently they have been. One reason would be that any people never played it without the motion controls. It was released for GC a week later than Wii, so almost no one opted to wait a week when they had an exciting new console to play it on. It would definitely be worth releasing on 3DS with button controls, but I'd even like to see a full HD remake for Wii U with buttons too. I'd certainly pick TP over The Last Story or Pikmin as the next remake to go to handheld.
The Last Story for sure. One of the best RPGs I've ever played and I play them all. I'd love tons of my favorite games on the go especially Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, Metroid Other M and the Prime series but it really is a waste of a port when you have to cut it down to run on inferior hardware. Its similar to Persona 3 Portable. It was a killer game but after seeing P4 Golden you realize how much they had to compromise and how much better it would've been going up to hd instead down. DKC Returns was the same way. Still a great game but a lesser version of a great game. Xenoblade deserved an HD remake for WiiU or their next handheld IMO. It will be amazing to play on the go but not the glorious hd remake it deserved.
I'll vote for Last Story, but to be honest, I really want to see it remastered on the WiiU rather than the 3DS.
I've said it before and I'll say it again....Super Mario Sunshine should be the first Gamecube game getting the remake treatment. Or better still, a sequel (hey, Luigi's Mansion got the sequel treatment) It's surprising how much Nintendo seem to have largely forgotten about it in recent years.
I agree with every game on this list, but for the Wii U. Not the New 3DS.
F-Zero GX FTW!
...Because I've never played it before...
If the GCN can handle GX I'm pretty sure the much more powerful N3DS can handle it.
@faint Definitely the Last Story. It would make up for the poorly coded Xenoblade 3D port.
@TrueWiiMaster 3DS's resolution is horizontally higher than the GCN.
@Monado_III The GCN ones would work on the normal 3DS. The Wii ones must be ported to the new one, though.
@DHW How considering the more horse power the N3DS has over these consoles?
Considering it ran Ironfall at a higher framerate I'm pretty sure it can run a dinky game like that.
@CrimSkies97 Why? Xenoblade needed the n3ds likely solely because of the huge open world, DKCR3D worked just fine on the normal 3ds.
The system specs suggest room for potential upgrades, There's hardly an excuse for the way Xenoblade 3D looks. DKCR3D isn't much better. Other Wii-OG 3DS ports have seen some upgrades like framerate.
N3DS is not a number. The Wii is more powerful than a N3DS, the clock speed is slower, its ARM not PPC. It had more Ram but that doesn't matter that much when both numbers are pretty low, the N3DS also has a much lower res.
@Monado_III Closck speed means very little if your architecture is ancient which is the case with the Wii. The ARM11 in the N3DS is much newer and has faster architecture, better pipelines, more transistors, smaller nm, wider bus, more cache, more Gflops, 4-core, etc. GPU is also better but Capcom already established that. Not only is the (V)RAM FCRAM(making it much faster than the Wii's), but there more of it too. Only the resolution is lower, at 800x240 in 3D. Overall the N3DS is stronger. There is little excuse for such a lackluster port.
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@CrimSkies97 AFAIK the n3ds has a dual-core and PPC pipelines are better than ARM11 ones. But man, looking up these specs make both consoles look horrendous considering the RPi 2B has an ARM11 quad core that can be over clocked to 1ghz (reg is 0.9 ghz), four times as much RAM etc and is like 1/10 the price of a n3ds.
Starfox Adventures would be amazing, but we will probably never see that game re-released since it was co-developed by Rare (who has been bought out by Microsoft). So I imagine it will suffer the same fate as Donkey Kong 64.
Technically, but only with the 3D on. Without the 3D on, it's 400x240. The Gamecube had 640x480. The 3DS has a more widescreen ratio, but its horizontal resolution is still lower. While the 3D looks great on the 3DS, it doesn't add detail. It just makes what's there look like it's 3D.
That's because Nintendo has not looked kindly on the GameCube as, prior to the Wii U, it was the low point for the company. They once said of the Wii or DS (I forget exactly which) that if it sold below the GameCube, they would consider it a failure.
While the company has apparently grown a sense of humor about the Virtual Boy, they have not concerning the GC, and the perceived failure of the console is what led them down the shaky path they're now on. They lost confidence in their ability to compete with MS and Sony, desperately tried to find a new market with the Wii, got temporarily lucky, and then lost direction hard with the Wii U.
With rare exception (a Luigi's Mansion sequel, Wind Waker remade), Nintendo seems to have little interest in reminding the world that they made the GameCube. And the same thing will be true of the Wii U.
@Monado_III No offense, but that was ignorant. Its a well know fact that the N3DS is a Quad-core, a hacker found the specs and even IGN and Wikipedia gave in and has them listed as such. Again, the ARM11 has better, newer pipelines. Don't make the argument that because the PPC has only one fetch stage makes it better. The Xbox 1 has two fetch stages and is still hailed as superior architecture to the PPC.
@TrueWiiMaster The higher resolution in 3D mode adds detail to what is otherwise 2D mode. 2D mode is 400x240, 3D mode is 800x240. More detail is displayed to the eyes because both framebuffers are activated, showing the same scene at differing angles, displaying different levels of detail per image, per eye.
Xbox 1 isn't an architecture, it's a console that uses an x86 CPU. jeez, I wasn't stating a fact, I read on several places that the n3ds had a dual core, I made a mistake, get over it. And it can only use three cores since one is entirely dedicated to the OS. And that same hacker found that the GPU is likely the same or very similar.
Why not punch out wii?
With more fighters(PizzaPasta,BobCharlie,Captain Falcon),better multiplayer,and a mario ref.
If nothing else, I want to see Twilight Princess flipped back to its proper, GCN orientation.
But yeah, all this, and for The Last Story in particular its Nintendo Wi-Fi functionalities back in.
@thehoppypoppy Why not the Dreamcast library then?
Like, all of it, pretty much, needs a re-release.
No really dude all those games can almost run on PC by then. You know what forget it. I voted EDarkness because it is the most original game of all. Nintendo wrecked Zelda for original fans.
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