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Nintendo Announces Release Dates for Q1 2013 Wii U & 3DS Games

Nintendo today has released their usual quarterly press release detailing launch dates for many upcoming games for Wii U, 3DS, DS and Wii. In normal fashion, some games finally get an exact date while some remain ambiguous. Unfortunately, the Wii U’s Q1 lineup is a bit weak but at least backed by some strong exclusives like Rayman Legends, Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate and Lego City: Undercover. One noticeable announcement that came out of this press release is the eShop-exclusive release of Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2, which before was only announced for Japan and Europe.

Wii U

Amazing Spider-Man Ultimate Edition – March
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct – March 26

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate – March 19

The Croods: Prehistoric Party – March 19

Need For Speed: Most Wanted – March 19

Lego City: Undercover - March 18th

Aliens: Colonial Marines – Q1

Wii U eShop

Gaijin Games
BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien – Q1

Puddle – Q1

The Cave – January 22

Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 – February 7 

Zen Tribes
Zen Pinball 2 – Q1


The Croods: Prehistoric Party – March 19

Talking Stick Games
Kids Learn Pets and Vets Bundle - March 12

Xseed Games
Pandora's Tower - Spring

Nintendo 3DS

Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan - February 26
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers - April 16 

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate - March 19

The Croods: Prehistoric Party - March 19

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate - March 5
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 3D - February 12 

Little Orbit
Monster High Skultimate Roller Maze - March 13

Namco Bandai
Naruto Powerful Shippuden - March 5

Brain Age: Concentration Training - February 10
Fire Emblem Awakening - February 4
Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins - April 21
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon - March 24
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - March 24

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed - February 12

Nintendo 3DS eShop

Bloody Vampire - January 31
Witch's Cat - January 31

Big John Games
Coaster Creator 3D - Q1

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D - Q1

Disney Interactive
Disney/Pixar Finding Nemo: Escape to the Big Blue – January17

Maximum Games
Deer Drive Legends - January 17

Ikachan - Q1
Guxt - Q1

Tokyo Crash Mobs - January 17
Fire Emblem Awakening DEMO - January 17
Brain Age: Concentration Training DEMO - January 24

Renegade Kid
ATV Wild Ride 3D - Q1

Rising Star Games
Jewel Master: Cradle of Egypt 2 - March 19

Nano Assault EX - Q1

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars - January 24
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D - Q1

Nintendo DS

The Croods: Prehistoric Party! - March 19

Talking Stick Games
Kids Learn Animals Bundle - February 26
Kids Learn Math and Spelling Bundle - February 26
Kids Learn Pets and Horse Bundle - March 26

With the exception of Pandora’s Tower’s vague Spring release, this list only focuses on titles that release between now and April, which means we can assume that other big titles like Pikmin 3 and Bayonetta 2 are not going to launch until May at the very earliest. 


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