These days, those of us who are fans of Japanese video games are in a constant state of hope - hoping that a cool looking Japanese game will be brought to our shores. In the case of 3DS games, Nintendo is hoping to be a driving force in bringing some of those titles to new continents.
At Nintendo's third quarter financial results briefing, president Satoru Iwata mentioned that third-party developers in Japan have been assigning their top teams to 3DS projects, and that Nintendo will be working with them to release their games overseas.
“Among those third-party titles both developed and published in Japan, there have been some games which Nintendo published in Europe, including the Professor Layton series. We will increase the number of such games for the U.S. market as well as in Europe. We are also willing to flexibly assist third-party developers in distributing their valuable games overseas.”
Iwata also mentioned at the briefing that Nintendo will be releasing ten titles of their own "in order to change the Nintendo 3DS system from a handheld device just to play the Mario series to the one to enjoy a variety of games".