Code of Princess ushered in a brave new world of download only "retail" games for 3DS, arriving packed full of content and a price point that would be expected of a boxed game in stores. Its October arrival in North America excited hack n' slash gaming fans — as well as those with some retro sensibilities and a love of hand-drawn graphics — while bringing hours and hours of single player, online co-op and competitive online matches to Nintendo's handheld. We certainly liked it, awarding 9/10 in our Code of Princess review.

After a rather long wait with limited details, Nintendo of Europe boss Satoru Shibata took the opportunity during Nintendo Direct to confirm that the title will arrive in the region this Spring; while a precise date would have been nice, that window does at least place release within the next few months.

To celebrate the announcement Nintendo UK has released a new trailer, below. How many of you in Europe plan to pick this up, or are you in North America and yet to take the plunge? Check out the footage and let us know what you think.