Nintendo of Europe president Satoru Shibata just confirmed two much-anticipated Nintendo 3DS titles, Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem: Awakening, will not reach 3DS until next year.

Nintendo had previously announced Fire Emblem for 2012, but Shibata said Nintendo wants to work hard on developing the best games possible. Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem are now due to reach Europe in the first half of 2013, which means there is a maximum one-year wait until you can play these titles in Europe.

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed Fire Emblem will reach North America in 2013. He didn't have anything to say about Animal Crossing.