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10 of the best Nintendo 3DS games

The 3DS games we're looking forward to the most...

Nintendo recently held a special event in Japan called Nintendo World. As you'd expect, the star of the show was the 3DS, and we were treated to a whole host of new information on many of the countless games heading to Nintendo's brand new 3D handheld..

Here are our ten choices for the games you should already be saving your precious Star Coins for...

RESIDENT EVIL: REVELATIONS

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It's still a while away yet, but already Resident Evil: Revelations is looking the business. It's a completely original 3DS-exclusive game set on a spooky cruise ship, among other locations. From what we've seen of it so far, it seems that our favourite elements of all the Resident Evils will be combined, mixing the old-school zombie shocks and suspense from the first three Resi games with the new control system from Resi 4 and 5.

Add to this the incredible graphics and the inevitability that you'll have loads of manky, gory monsters jumping out of the screen at you as you play, and you've got a game Resi fans would sell their soul for. We'll buy that at a high price.

RESIDENT EVIL: THE MERCENARIES
Take the frantic Mercenaries mini-games from Resident Evil 4 and 5, slap their stages and characters into one package, add some more stages and characters to keep things interesting, make it all 3D and, hey presto, you've got Mercenaries on the 3DS.

While we clearly can't wait for Resident Evil: Revelations, it's fair to say that Mercenaries will probably be better suited to the handheld because it's designed to provide quick bursts of gameplay, and so will be perfect to get stuck into for ten minutes on the train.

Players can play the game co-operatively, and then upload their highest score to an online leaderboard. If it's frantic action you're looking for, this could be the one for you.

METAL GEAR SOLID 3: SNAKE EATER 3D

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Hideo Kojima is still keeping sneakily tight-lipped on this 3DS remake of the fantastic PS2 gem Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. He still refuses to show any more of the game just yet, but he did tease Nintendo World visitors with some new information.

According to Kojima-san, the game will use the 3DS's StreetPass feature, as well as its gyroscope and other motion-sensing abilities. Given how clever the series has been with the use of hardware in the past (who could forget Psycho Mantis's memory card mind trick from the first game?) we've got every faith that Kojima-san will deliver a cracker here.

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: OCARINA OF TIME 3D
This remake of the Nintendo 64 classic is looking better every time we see it. Producer Eiji Aonuma has promised that Ocarina 3D will not only look better, but will also improve some of the niggles from the original version of the game.

This means the famously annoying Water Temple will now be much less fiddly (instead of having to pause and go to an inventory screen to change Link's boots every minute or so, you can now just tap them on the touch screen), aiming will be more accurate (you can use the 3DS's motion sensing abilities to aim your catapult by tilting the system) and Navi will, thankfully, be less annoying too (if she wants your attention she has to wait until you tap her on the touch screen now). This is going to be a welcome blast from the past.

SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV: 3D EDITION

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We're amazed Capcom has managed to get such a great-looking port of Super Street Fighter IV on a handheld in the first place, let alone all the new features that have been crammed in there too.

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