Nintendo 3DS Retail Release Dates Announced

What’s the new year release line up for Nintendo? Kid Icarus: Uprising for the Nintendo 3DS and so much more.

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Release dates, release dates, release dates! If that’s what you want, bearing in mind that you’re an owner of a Nintendo product of course, you’ve come to the right place. The Big N has loosely set in stone it’s own release schedule for the first half of 2012, and happily, it contains quite a few hot names on it, say Kid Icarus: Uprising for the Nintendo 3DS as an example.

Let’s start at the beginning though with February, which sees the GameStop exclusive release of the Circle Pad Pro, or as I like to call it “Big Bertha,” on the 7th. The Circle Pad Pro is the second analog-stick attachment that clings onto the 3DS; which for $19.99, is only supported by two games currently, Resident Evil: Revelations (also available on Feb. 7) and Metal Gear Solid 3D Snake Eater.

Heading into March with flapping wings and arrows targeted on baddies, it’s Kid Icarus: Uprising on the 23rd. Lead designed by Super Smash Bros. and Kirby creator, Masahiro Sakurai, it’s Pit’s long awaited return to the Nintendo 3DS, as the little fly-boy battles the forces of a reborn Medusa who seeks to destroy mankind — yeah, that old parlor trick, I know.

Now, as for the rest of Nintendo’s release dates, they are all listed below, nice and tidy. Some games I should point out are still missing they’re full retail date, so you’ll just have to stay tuned if you’re interested in Funky Barn or Karaoke Joysound (please tell me you’re not. Seriously, like, waste your time on this Star Wars escalator or these awesome Star Wars snowflakes — much better alternatives.)

Nintendo 3DS

Nicktoons MLB 3D – March 2012
Resident Evil Revelations – February 7
Metal Gear Solid 3D Snake Eater – First Quarter 2012
Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 – January 2012
TEKKEN 3D Prime Edition – February 2012
Tales of the Abyss – February 14
Nintendo Kid Icarus: Uprising – March 23
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games – February 14
CRUSH3D – First Quarter 2012
NCIS The Video Game – March 6
Horses 3D – March 6
Funky Barn – First Quarter 2012
Rayman Origins –  First Quarter 2012

Nintendo eShop

Colors! 3D – First Quarter 2012
VVVVVV – First Quarter 2012
NightSky – First Quarter 2012
Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword – First Quarter 2012
Rolling Western – First Quarter 2012
Block Ball – First Quarter 2012
Mutant Mudds – First Quarter 2012
Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH – First Quarter 2012
Jett Rocket Super Surf – First Quarter 2012
Mighty Switch Force – First Quarter 2012
Zen Pinball – First Quarter 2012

Nintendo Wii

MLB 2K12 – March 6
Country Dance Special Edition – February 1
Karaoke Joysound – First Quarter 2012
Rhythm Heaven Fever – February 13
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond – February 27
Mario Party 9 – March 11


La Mulana – First Quarter 2012

Nintendo DS

MLB 2K12 – March 6
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 – February 2012
Silverlicious – March 20
Xia Xia – March 20
Gogo’s Crazy Bones – March 20
Mentor Interactive Chess for Kids – February 14
NARABA: The Labyrinth of Light – February 21
NARABA: The Mysterious Palace – February 21

Nintendo DSiWare

Cosmigo Box Pusher – First Quarter 2012
Cypronia Cake Ninja – First Quarter 2012