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3D Classics series

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3D Classics
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Creator: Arika
First game: 3D Classics: Excitebike / 3D Classics: Xevious (2011)
Latest game: 3D Classics: Kid Icarus (2012)
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3D Classics is a series of classic NES and arcade games rebuilt with stereoscopic 3D visuals, released for Nintendo 3DS. The games were developed by Arika with assistance from Nintendo.


Development on the series started with a 3D version of the Namco Bandai's Xevious in 2009, as some of the earliest Nintendo 3DS software. Games were selected based on their status and how good they looked in 3D.[1] The Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS would open with 3D Classics: Excitebike and 3D Classics: Xevious as launch titles, the former available for free for a time to commemorate the launch of the Nintendo eShop.

Some time after the release of the final 3D Classics title, Sega and M2 would begin to develop their own "Sega 3D Classics" series, unrelated to the Nintendo series.


Game JP release NA release EU release AUS release KOR release Platform
3D Classics: Excitebike 2011 2011 2011 2011 N/A Nintendo 3DS
3D Classics: Xevious 2011 2011 2011 2011 N/A Nintendo 3DS
3D Classics: Urban Champion 2011 2011 2011 2011 N/A Nintendo 3DS
3D Classics: TwinBee 2011 2011 2011 2011 N/A Nintendo 3DS
3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure 2012 2011 2011 2011 N/A Nintendo 3DS
3D Classics: Kid Icarus 2012 2012 2012 2012 N/A Nintendo 3DS


  • A "3D Classics" version of Tennis was attempted because of the game's perspective, but the developers found that it looked unimpressive in 3D and that they would need to recode the collision detection from scratch.[1] In addition, at E3 2011, Shigeru Miyamoto stated that he was interested in a 3D Classics version of The Legend of Zelda.[2]

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Iawata Asks : Nintendo 3DS : Classic Games in 3D. Nintendo. Retrieved August 6, 2016.
  2. E3: Miyamoto Interested in Zelda 3D Classics Remake. 1Up (June 7, 2011). Retrieved September 17, 2016.

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