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Nintendo Announces 2012 3DS and Wii Titles

Posted By:Staff
Tue, 12/13/2011 - 14:42

Press Release

 

GET READY FOR A BUSY 2012


Nintendo 3DS and Wii software lineup announced

 


 

13th December 2011 – As the nights get longer and the year draws to a close, Nintendo looks ahead to what is shaping up to be a packed 2012 for all game lovers. Whether you own a Nintendo 3DS™ or Wii™, there will be an adventure to put a spring into your step in 2012. 

Mario’s had a busy end to the year. Whether he’s been racing through the air, across the land or at the bottom of the sea in Mario Kart™ 7 which launched on 2nd December 2011 or donning his favourite Tanooki Suit to master a mixture of new and classic abilities on his quest through the Mushroom Kingdom in SUPER MARIO 3D LAND™ which launched on 18th November2011. Mario isn’t finished there, however; he will be picking up a tennis racket in Mario Tennis™*  and heading to the 2012 London Olympic games with Sonic in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™(SEGA),  both launching in 2012 for Nintendo 3DS.

It is not just Mario fans who will be busy this month and into the New Year. The end of 2011 will see Nintendo 3DS owners fighting for the supremacy of the skies in Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy (NAMCO BANDAI Games S.A.S.), racing in exotic locations across the globe in Formula One™: F1 2011™ (Codemasters) and playing football against some of the biggest teams on the planet in PES 12 (KONAMI).

Moving into 2012 Nintendo will be keeping it in the Mario family; fans and newcomers alike will be thrilled to hear the buzz of a vacuum cleaner on the horizon - Mario’s brother, Luigi, is back in a brand new adventure, looking to suck up some ghosts. Luigi’s Mansion 2* launches in 2012 and sees you helping Luigi to rid the large mansions of the ghosts and ghouls who are lurking in the corners, under the tables and in the cabinets. Explore the mansions and collect coins as you go but use Luigi’s trusty flashlight wisely – you never know who you’ll need to stun.

Fan of puzzles? Missing your favourite professor? Fear not, as Professor Layton and his trusty companion, Luke, is back in 2012 with the launch ofProfessor Layton 5*. Set across two time periods, Luke and Professor Layton explore a mysterious town where strange happenings are taking place. Who is the Miracle Gentleman and why do people keep being transformed into horses and stone statues?

The wait is almost over, as Kid Icarus™: Uprising is soon to be in the hands of fans who are chomping at the bit to spend some quality time with the angelic protagonist, Pit. Flying through the air, after being granted the ‘Miracle of Flight’ by Palutena, Pit battles the forces of Medusa who has been reborn and seeks to wipe out mankind.  Help Pit to fly to different worlds to take on an array of terrifying monsters.

The words Resident Evil  strike fear into the hearts of fans across the world and you can now look forward to playing the latest offering from Capcom exclusively on your Nintendo 3DS when Resident Evil Revelations(Capcom) launches on 27th January 2012. Packed with terrifying moments and an intense canon storyline, all in stunning 3D, this game heralds a return to the classic Resident Evil gameplay.

Fans of serious, story driven action will be pleased to know that Hideo Kojima's legendary Metal Gear series steals onto Nintendo 3DS in the form ofMetal Gear Solid®: Snake Eater 3D (KONAMI) in 2012. This classic stealth action title now comes with stunning updated 3D visuals and the Nintendo 3DS outer cameras and gyroscopic motion sensor are used as integral elements in the gameplay.  

Other Nintendo 3DS games to look forward to in early 2012, include the fighting epic from Namco Bandai, TEKKEN™ 3D Prime Edition (NAMCO BANDAI Games S.A.S.),   and SEGA’s officially licensed Olympic-themed video game Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™ (SEGA), launching in February 2012. With over 50 exciting events, including football, equestrian, athletics and aquatics, there are plenty of ways to compete for a coveted gold medal.   

Below are just some of the upcoming games which will be launching across Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS  family of consoles and Wii in 2012.

Nintendo 3DS

Release Date


Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom)

27th January 2012


Nintendo 3DS Circle Pad Pro

27th January 2012


CRUSH™ 3D (SEGA)

January 2012


3D Game Collection (Mastertronic)

January 2012


VVVVVV (Nicalis)

January 2012


Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™ (SEGA)

February 2012


One Piece Unlimited Cruise Special (NAMCO BANDAI Games S.A.S.)

10th February 2012


SpeedThru: Potzol's Puzzle (Nintendo)**

February 2012


Kid Icarus: Uprising (Nintendo)

March 2012


Landwirtschafts-Simulator 2012 (astragon Software GmbH)

31st March 2012 (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)


Metal Gear Solid®: Snake Eater 3D (KONAMI)

Winter


PAC-MAN™ Party 3D (NAMCO BANDAI Games S.A.S.)

Q1 2012


BEN 10™ Galactic Racing (NAMCO BANDAI Games S.A.S.)

Q1 2012


TEKKEN™ 3D Prime Edition (NAMCO BANDAI Games S.A.S.)

Q1 2012


Crash Time 4 (PQube)

Q1 2012


3D Classics: Kid Icarus™ (Nintendo)**

Q1 2012


Colors! 3D (Collecting Smiles)**

Q1 2012


Dillon's Rolling Western™ (Nintendo)**

 

Q1 2012


Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! (Shin’en Multimedia)**

Q1 2012


Mutant Mudds™ (Renegade Kid)**

Q1 2012


Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure™ (SEGA)

Early 2012


Mario Tennis* (Nintendo)

2012


Luigi’s Mansion 2* (Nintendo)

2012


Professor Layton 5* (Nintendo)

2012

Nintendo DS family of consoles 

Release Date


Antipole (Saturnine Games)***

5th January 2012


Doodle Fit (Gamelion Studios)***

January 2012


Hidden Object Show (Intenium Console GmbH)

January 2012 (Benelux)


Inazuma Eleven ® 2 Firestorm * (Nintendo)

Q1 2012


Inazuma Eleven ® 2 Blizzard * (Nintendo)

Q1 2012


Amoebattle (Grab)***

Q1 2012


Flip the Core™ (Engine Software)***

Q1 2012


VICTORIOUS™ : Hollywood Arts Debut (NAMCO BANDAI Games S.A.S.)***

Q1 2012

Wii

Release Date


Boom Street (Nintendo/Square Enix)

6th January 2012

(Spain, Germany, Portugal, Italy - 23rd December 2011)


The Last Story  (Nintendo)

24th February 2012


Mario Party™ 9 (Nintendo)

March 2012


PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond (Nintendo)

March 2012


Winter Sports 2012 (PQube)

Q1 2012


We Sing Pop (Nordic Games Publishing AB)

Q1 2012


We Sing 80's (Nordic Games Publishing AB)

Q2 2012


La-Mulana (Nicalis)****

Q1 2012


Pandora’s Tower  (Nintendo)

Q2 2012


Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise™ (Nintendo)

2012

** Available to download from the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

*** Available to download from the Nintendo DSi Shop on Nintendo DSi and from the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

**** Available to download from the Wii Shop Channel.

About Nintendo:

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.8 billion video games and more than 610 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi™ XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo® 64 and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™.  A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.http://www.nintendo-europe.com/