Nintendo of America has issued details on a number of upcoming games on the way to North America in the next few months. While there aren't necessarily any real surprises, we have a few solid dates.

The headline news for the Wii U eShop is the confirmed release date of Ron Gilbert's The Cave, a platform adventure title led by one of PC gaming's most revered development figures of the 1990s. Rather than arrive with the rest of the downloads on a Thursday, it'll arrive on 22nd January. Most other releases have vague Q1 dates, but you can't win them all.

Wii U eShop download software

BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien - Q1
Puddle - Q1
The Cave - 22nd January
Toki Tori 2 - Q1
Zen Pinball 2 - Q1

Wii U retail download

Fist of the North Star®: Ken’s Rage 2 - 7th February

The 3DS list isn't packed with surprises, but does include Q1 window releases for a number of games that are full of promise. Capcom and Ubisoft are also releasing older retail titles for download.

3DS eShop download software

Bloody Vampire - 31st January
Witch’s Cat - 31st January
Coaster Creator 3D - Q1
Ikachan - Q1
Guxt - Q1
Tokyo Crash Mobs - 17th January
Fire Emblem Awakening DEMO - 17th January
Brain Age: Concentration Training DEMO - 24th January
ATV Wild Ride 3D - Q1
Jewel Master: Cradle of Egypt 2 - 19th March
Nano Assault EX - Q1

3DS retail downloads

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Shadow Wars - 24th January
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell 3D - Q1
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D - Q1
Disney/Pixar Finding Nemo: Escape to the Big Blue - Jan. 17
Deer Drive Legends - 17th January

Let us know which of these stand-out for you in the comments below, and what you think of the overall line-ups.