German paper offers date for Nintendo 3DS launch

A few weeks back a Tweet from a designer that claims to have designed some accessories for the coming Nintendo 3DS pegged the Japanese launch date for the portable consol at November 11. Today a German newspaper has offered up its own launch date intel.

According to German paper Bild, the 3DS will land in Japan on November 11 and then go on sale in Europe in the spring of 2011. That launch date for Europe isn't as firm according to the publications as the Japanese launch date.

The paper also claims that at launch the games for the 3DS will include Mario Kart 3D, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, and Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle. As Kotaku points out though, this publication is known for printing some stuff that is not true so take the launch dates with a grain of salt.