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E3 2012: Every 3DS Game Announced So Far

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Plus three Pokémon DS games

We're yet to have a genuine 3DS fix at this year's E3, with the handheld only having the briefest of mentions in the main press conference. It does have its own showcase lined up, but until that arrives we have full list of confirmed titles for you. Check them out below.







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User Comments (77)



NintyMan said:

My wishlist:
1. New Super Mario Bros. 2
2. Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion
3. Paper Mario: Sticker Star
4. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon



Megumi said:

Capcom is keeping quiet....they better say something tomorrow....>_>
Y'all know what I'm talking about.



PuzzleMaster7 said:

Here's my 3ds list for tomorrow:
*Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
*Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney
*Professor Layton 5
*Pikmin 3
*New Zelda
*New Metroid



TLink9 said:

@Eureka Yes I can tell what you are talking about also you are right never really heard a whisper from Capcom.
@KodyWB-98 I totally forgot about Professor Layton games for 3ds



pariah164 said:

Looks like Squenix is getting most of my money, along with Lego City and Virtue's Last Reward.



Djrr-ific said:

By the way,

Are those e-shop games also for 3DS?
That can't be true right? (except 1001 spikes..)



dizzy_boy said:

there`s a few eshop games i might keep an eye on, but the list of retail games looks pretty dire to me. new mario bros 2 is the best of the bunch in my opinion.




9 retail games I'm interested in. Need a revw for about a couple of them. The LEGO games I'll prob get on the Wii. EShop, need revws for all. Rhythm Thief I already have and it is bangingly good



Bobhobob said:

in all seriousness, I agree with @Andrewroxsox.. WHERE'S FLIPNOTE MEMO?
Also, where's Animal Crossing? and I didn't know Adventure Time was gonna be on the 3DS... cool.



SageofShadow said:

Not to necessarily derive from the fact that the list has some strong titles, but this is a pretty weak list for the rest of the year, in my opinion. I'm not too ecstatic about it.

The 3DS needs titles that promote online multiplayer, social gaming communication, and a better for of interacting with friends.



hendie001 said:

thank god for the 3ds now thats what im talking about some good games wish the wii u had some apps like this



MikeDanger said:

I hate delays. Unchained Blades was supposed to release in spring, now they've changed it to summer? and still no announced date??? I'll be expecting this in November.... FU Xseed..



Tsuchinoko said:

They don't list regions here, so I'm assuming this is NA? I like like, 75% of these won't come to Japan, since they're mostly licensed titles anyway.



Chris720 said:

@#20 I think I heard somewhere that Flipnote Memo turned into the SwapNote application. I think it was said by Satoru Iwata... can't remember where now... I'll get back to you on that...

I cannot find it anywhere, so regard what I said as rumour...



TheBaconator said:

No Professor Layton localization yet? That's the most disappointing thing to come out of this E3 thus far.



HandheldGuru97 said:

Thank you for reminding me, please show up tomorrow night Layton. Also Disney why on Earth are you making a Finding Nemo game, 10 YEARS AFTER THE MOVIE CAME OUT! I had Finding Nemo on my Gameboy Advance. Just because you release the movie in 3D does not mean you have to remake the game.



RR529 said:

confirmed that I want:

  • Paper Mario Sticker Star
  • New Super Mario Bros 2
  • Code of Princess
  • Kingdom Hearts: DDD
  • Aban Hawkins & the 1000 spikes (eShop)
  • Cave Story+ 3D (eShop)
  • Night Sky (eShop)
  • Unchained Blades (eShop)

Wants fo tomorrow:

  • new Zelda
  • new Metroid
  • new Soulcalibur
  • new Dead or Alive (Dimensions was sweet)
  • Etrian Odyssey IV
  • Fire Emblem Awakening
  • Guild 01
  • E.X. Troopers
  • Project X Zone
  • Bravely Default


zdyoshikpl said:

What is this Finding Nemo game? Could you please get us more information nintendolife staff?



Undead_terror said:

what i want:
cave story +
unchained blades
new super mario bros 2
luigis mansion 2
speedx 3d
heros of ruin
and maybe code of princess



metafaniel said:

@Bobhobob Belive it or not, I'm excited for Hello Kitty: Picnic!! Of course it wouldn't be for me (I'm excited for Castlevania, the Marios, even Castle of Illusion maybe... CaveStore + maybe) My girlfriend just looOOOooove Hello Kitty, so this one will be a day one buy for us!
And yes, Flipnote Memo has been lost in the dark for so much....................



Chunky_Droid said:

Alright, can someone let me know when 'holiday' is? I'm from Australia so I haven't got a clue lol



shinobi88 said:

STILL no 1st person shooters...somethin fishy going on here. No Metroid for Wii U...Prime Hunters 2 for 3DS announced tomorrow???



Uri_Civ said:

I counted 15 games for the 3DS that I'm personally interested in playing. The 3DS has been delightful since the announcement of the Ambassador Program.



Radixxs said:

If there is no release date for Animal Crossing tomorrow, this will be the worst E3 ever.

That may be a tad melodramatic, but there are more eShop games that I am excited for than retail games. That's not good.



XCWarrior said:

@Radixxs Seriously dude? The year Wii Music was the main attraction was the worst by far. This one is bad, don't get me wrong.

Only a few new 3DS titles are interesting. I guess I got time to dent my backlog a bit. Weak E3 all around on all systems.



DraculaX said:

Hitman Absolution, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Code of Princess, and Castlevania Mirror of Fate are all coming out at around the same time! My wallet better prepare to take a big hit during the 2nd half of the year.



WolfRamHeart said:

I'm not too worried about the line-up of 3DS games. What has been announced so far is pretty impressive so I feel confident that there is going to be a lot more on the way. The Wii U on the other hand is the one that I am worried about.



Tsuchinoko said:

Well, other than Luigi's Mansion, there's nothing really that I want. We're still waiting on a Bravely Default release date over here in Japan, even though we've had the demo for a while.
Bravely Default, Luigi's Mansion, Monster Hunter 4, and Layton vs. Ace Attorney are definite buys for me.

Also for you guys, there's a DS game called Guild01 that I'm buying soon here. You guys should check it out. I think a lot of western players would like it too.



GTWarrior77 said:

I'll probably get the following:
Paper Mario
Epic Mickey

Cave Story+

With some of the games (like lego batman 2 and lego city), I'll rather go the home console route. Rayman origins just looks so much better on a big hd screen compared to the 3DS demo.



kyuubikid213 said:

On my Wishlist:
1. Paper Mario
2. Luigi's Mansion
3. Heroes of Ruin
4. Kingdom Hearts
5. Code of Princess
6. Pokemon White 2



cc-plus said:

Getting Theatrythm and Paper Mario for sure. There are about 4 other games there that are on my maybe list. Fire Emblem would really round out my 3DS collection though. I know I can get it from Europe in the future but just one little teaser during the 3DS show would make my day.



hYdeks said:

gotta wait till 9pm this years e3 is all over the place, I feel like a journalist instead of a fan



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KoiTenchi said:

Is this list compiled by Nintendo Life or from some sort of officially E3 release from Nintendo? I didn't see a source and I'm particularly wondering because everything before this pointed at the Adventure Time game being on normal DS.



Moshugan said:

Again, all of these games are coming THIS year! They just decided not to talk about games coming in 2013 or later.



abINC4L said:

Damn, only Pokemon Conquest is coming out this month. Rhythm Thief, Thearhythm, Kingdom Hearts 3D and Heroes of Ruin are all coming out in July DX, my poor bank account.



Shworange said:

I watched the 3DS conference thinking, "Animal Crossing must be next!". No dice... That's frusterating. There are many games on this list that I want but after seeing the first trailer and downloading it a year ago, it sucks for it to be placed on the back burner. Hopefully they are adapting it to the Miiverse and making it really great! But I just want to fish man! Ya know?




Five retail titles I'm interested. Will probably download most of the eShop titles depending on reviews. Also, Pokemon Conquest and Pokemon Black Vers 2. I love having my games budget focused on Nintendo consoles, much easier than the old days.



SmashYoshi123 said:

What I Want That's Confirmed
Code Of Princess
LEGO Lord of The Rings
Rabbids Rumble (Am I The Only One Who Wants This?)
Heroes of Ruin
Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion
Unchained Blades (eShop)
Lego City Undercover (3DS Version)
Spy Hunter
Scrriblenauts Unlimited
Bomb Monkey (eShop)
Paper Mario: Sticker Star

Not Confirmed That I Want
Kirby 3DS (It's Not Annouced Yet, But It'll Get Annouced Eventually)
Guild 01
Project X Zone
King of Pirates



UnseatingKDawg said:

Let's see... I'd like the following:
1. New Super Mario Bros. 2
2. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
3. Paper Mario: Sticker Star
4. The US release of Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
5. The US release of Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters
6. It'd be nice if the rest of the NES titles were updated
7. It'd also be nice if the GBA VC titles were also updated

Can't think of much else other than this. Whatever comes along, I guess.



TheDreamingHawk said:

I just want Cave story and Night sky and all of those summer games to come out in the next 3 weeks or so. I can't wait!

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