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Nintendo Europe's 2012 3DS Release Schedule Is In

Posted by James Newton

What's on the cards?

Nintendo Europe's seemingly never-ending list of games due out in 2012 includes this list of gems on the way to 3DS in the next 12 months.

As well as confirming Professor Layton for 3DS in 2012 and a March release date for Kid Icarus: Uprising, there are a few more gems in here to make 2012 look like a bright year of gaming indeed.

Bear in mind Nintendo says these are "just some" of the upcoming games, so if your most anticipated 2012 release isn't on there — let's say Animal Crossing, for instance — don't panic.

Here's the list as sent over by Nintendo for you to start planning your next year's spend.

Nintendo 3DS Software for 2012

Resident Evil™ Revelations (Capcom) — 27th January 2012
Nintendo 3DS Circle Pad Pro — 27th January 2012
CRUSH™ 3D (SEGA) — January 2012
3D Game Collection (Mastertronic) — January 2012
VVVVVV [Download] (Nicalis) — January 2012
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™ (SEGA) — February 2012
One Piece Unlimited Cruise Special (NAMCO BANDAI Games S.A.S.) — 10th February 2012
SpeedThru: Potzol's Puzzle [Download] (Nintendo) — February 2012
Kid Icarus™: Uprising (Nintendo) — March 2012
Landwirtschafts-Simulator 2012 (astragon Software GmbH) — 31st March 2012 (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
Metal Gear Solid®: Snake Eater 3D (KONAMI) — Winter
PAC-MAN™ Party 3D (NAMCO BANDAI Games S.A.S.) — Q1 2012
BEN 10™ Galactic Racing (NAMCO BANDAI Games S.A.S.) — Q1 2012
TEKKEN™ 3D Prime Edition (NAMCO BANDAI Games S.A.S.) — Q1 2012
Crash Time 4 (PQube) — Q1 2012
3D Classics: Kid Icarus™ [Download] (Nintendo) — Q1 2012
Colors! 3D [Download] (Collecting Smiles) — Q1 2012
Dillon's Rolling Western™ [Download] (Nintendo) — Q1 2012
Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! [Download] (Shin’en Multimedia) — Q1 2012
Mutant Mudds™ [Download] (Renegade Kid) — Q1 2012
Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure™ (SEGA) — Early 2012
Mario Tennis™ [Tentative] (Nintendo) — 2012
Luigi’s Mansion™ 2 [Tentative] (Nintendo) — 2012
Professor Layton 5 [Tentative] (Nintendo) — 2012

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User Comments (21)

NX01Trekkie1992

#2

NX01Trekkie1992 said:

man, I really wish NoA gave us lists like these, even though they're not definitive, would be nice to know

Djrr-ific

#3

Djrr-ific said:

NoE is really the best with release information, as usual.. (:

And a bit dissapointed Mighty Switch Force isn't on the list...
But of course, there is a slight chance we will get it this year...

sc100

#4

sc100 said:

I'm still believing in a first half release for Animal Crossing.

NintyMan

#6

NintyMan said:

No vague release date for Luigi's Mansion 2 or Mario Tennis, huh? I think both will come out in spring, such as April and May. Judging by the word, "tentative" next to those two games, they have working titles.

BenAV

#10

BenAV said:

Good list.
Goes well with those three great Wii games on the way.
Gonna be a busy gamer!

misswliu81

#11

misswliu81 said:

great line-up there. i think 3DS game and console sales are going to pick up even more! :-)

SimonB79

#13

SimonB79 said:

there's atleast 5 or 6 games i want from that list ... tekken, mario tennis, metal gear solid, resident evil etc etc .... great stuff! ... love me 3DS (unlike the wii ... which i wouldn't inflict on my worst enemy but thats a different topic 4 a different day LOL)

Geonjaha

#16

Geonjaha said:

Hmm.

Getting:
3D Classics: Kid Icarus™ [Download] (Nintendo) — Q1 2012 (FREE)
Dillon's Rolling Western™ [Download] (Nintendo) — Q1 2012

Maybe Getting:
VVVVVV [Download] (Nicalis) — January 2012
Colors! 3D [Download] (Collecting Smiles) — Q1 2012
Mutant Mudds™ [Download] (Renegade Kid) — Q1 2012
Mario Tennis™ [Tentative] (Nintendo) — 2012
Luigi’s Mansion™ 2 [Tentative] (Nintendo) — 2012

FonistofCruxis

#17

FonistofCruxis said:

Out of those, I plan on getting Mutant Mudds, 3D classics: Kid Icarus, Resident evil: revelations, Rhythm thief and the emperor's treasure, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Luigi's mansion 2, Professor Layton 5 and I might get Mario tennis 3DS. I'm disappointed about Animal crossing 3DS not being there as thats my most anticipated game for the 3DS.
@Gamepopper Nanostray and its sequel took a while to come out in Europe after their American releases so it could be the same with Nano assault. Even if it takes a while like its predecessors, I hope we get it too as it looks awesome.

LEGEND_MARIOID

#20

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

Tekken Prime, Kid Icarus, Luigi's Mansion 2, Prof Layton 5 and all 3DSware

Yeah, where is Paper Mario? Prof Laytin v Pheonix Wright? Rodea the Sky Soldier?

eviLaTtenDant

#21

eviLaTtenDant said:

From the retail titles i'm looking forward to: Resident Evil Revelations > Luigi’s Mansion 2 > Kid Icarus: Uprising > Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure > Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D > Mario Tennis > Professor Layton 5 > CRUSH 3D
If other titles from the list can be a nice surprise all the better. :)

Other promising titles that were announced but are not on the list: Paper Mario, Kingdom Hearts, Rollercoaster Tycoon, Monster Hunter 3G, Contra 3D, Fantasy Life, Rodea, Heroes of Ruin, Rayman Origins, WRC 2011, Beyond the Labyrinth, Bravely Default, Nano Assault, Centipede, Layton vs. Ace Attorney (some only announced for Japan yet though)
While altogether these are quite good prospects for games on the 3DS something in form of great 2D platformers and good ol' point & click adventures is missing so far. I'm especially looking at you Samus, Kirby and Donkey Kong. Here's to hoping there will be more announcements like this at E3. (All these LucasArts classics just have to come to a Nintendo console someday! But it's alright if you're just waiting for 3DS / WiiU connectivity, LA. ;) )

@gamepopper (5.): Keep in mind that a European 3DS won't play games from Japan or America by default.
@6ch6ris6 (9.): I'm quite positive that means before the end of March 2012. :)
@shoopdawoop70 (18.): In Europe too ?

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