Nintendo has announced that the Nintendo 3DS will be releasing in Europe on the 25th of March, 2011. This means it will be arriving a few days before the North American release, which is scheduled for the 27th of March.
Many games will be released alongside the console, and it will also come with packed-in software, like a 3D camera and a pedometer.
The Nintendo press conference in Europe was hosted by Jonathan Ross, and there was no mention of Metroid 3DS. However, Kid Icarus: Uprising, PES 2011 3D and Dead or Alive: Dimensions were all shown.