The New Nintendo 3DS comes built with a new C-stick located in the right-hand side of the bottom screen. The new analog has the same functionality as the Circle Pad Pro as you can use it to adjust the camera, aim your weapon and other functionalities. So what are the best New Nintendo 3DS compatible games that will be enhanced with the new C-stick? Find out in our newest rankings below.
5. Resident Evil Revelations
Resident Evil Revelations is still one of the most technically impressive games on the 3DS. Similar to the most recent games in the series, the handheld release takes place from a third-person perspective. You will often need to gun down enemies and aim at specific parts, which is much easier when using the C-stick of the New Nintendo 3DS. If you are a fan of the survival-horror genre, then you should play the spin-off release.
Resident Evil Revelations on the 3DS was released on the 7th of February in 2012. Buy it now with this page on Amazon.
4. Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D
A lot of Metal Gear Solid fans still consider the third main installment the best in the series as it marked the origin story of Big Boss. In the 3DS version, you have the ability to use the handheld’s camera lens to create your own camouflage. Because sneaking around is key, the C-stick is a crucial factor to your enjoyment as it gives you control over the in0game camera, which will otherwise be cumbersome. If you haven’t played Metal Gear Solid 3 yet, make sure to give it a try on the New Nintendo 3DS.
Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D came out on the 21st of February in 2012. Purchase the game here.
3. Kid Icarus: Uprising
Masahiro Sakurai, decided to revive the Kid Icarus franchise in between Super Smash Bros. installments. Kid Icarus: Uprising is an action game that features on-rail flying sections along with the more traditional ground sequences. Without the Circle Pad Pro, however, left-handed players will have a hard time playing as you need to use the stylus to aim and the left analog to move. Thankfully, the latest hardware revision comes with the right analog C-stick, which should make this great exclusive playable for gamers who are left-handed.
Kid Icarus: Uprising came out on the 23rd of March in 2012. Order the title via this link.
2. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
Nintendo was able to secure the exclusive handheld releases of the Monster Hunter series after the games became quite popular on the PSP. In both Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, the camera (which works a lot better with the C-stick) is essential as you have to dodge attacks and target specific parts of gigantic enemies. While the two localized versions are great, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has full online functionalities so that you can play cooperatively with your friends and others.
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate launches on the same day as the New Nintendo 3DS. Preorder the compatible game with this page.
1. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
Nintendo finally announced The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D earlier this year after numerous fan requests. If you haven’t been playing the classic, you have been missing out as Majora’s Mask features the most fully realized world in the series. The 3D remaster also comes with some welcomed changes such as the ability to permanently save your progress without having to reset the 72 hour time loop. There are also other changes that keep the experience fresh even if you played the original version to death. Of course, you now have full control of the camera from the third-person perspective thanks to the C-stick.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D is also a launch game for the New Nintendo 3DS. Preorder the new iteration of the classic title here.If you haven’t purchase the Circle Pad Pro for the regular 3DS or 3DS XL, you should definitely buy the New Nintendo 3DS if you want to get the best experience when playing the above mentioned top games for the platform.