Slew Of New Wii U And 3DS Release Dates Confirmed

January 17, 2013 by

Now that the holiday season is over, Nintendo is turning attention to their next line up of games, set to be released in the near future for the Wii U and 3DS.

Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing had this to say about their upcoming releases:

During the holidays we saw new players respond positively to new game-play experiences using the Wii U GamePad controller and the true 3D of Nintendo 3DS.”

He then continued,

With such a diverse lineup of games on the horizon, people will experience a variety of ways to play, whether they’re using the GamePad to scan for criminals or seeing ghosts in 3D on the Nintendo 3DS screen.”

With so many exciting releases coming out, Nintendo fans are sure to find something fun to play.

Noteworthy Upcoming Titles For Wii U

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The Wii U marked the largest lineup of launch games in Nintendo console history. They look to continue that trend with Lego City: Undercover, in stores on March 18th, 2013. In this Wii U exclusive title, gamers take on the role of police officer Chase McCain as he hunts down the ruthless criminal mastermind Rex Fury.

On March 19th, 2013, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate makes its way to the Wii U (and 3DS).  Gamers will be able to customize their character, hunt monsters and participate in more than 200 difficult missions.

Game & Wario, The Wonderful 101, Pikmin 3 and Wii Fit U are now all set to arrive on the Wii U in the first half of 2013, with more info to be revealed in the upcoming future.

Furthermore, Nintendo will be releasing a new Wii U GamePad accessory set to ensure gamers get the best quality out of their controller. The pack will retail for $12.99 and will include a screen protector, an extra-large stylus and a cleaning cloth.

Noteworthy Upcoming Titles For 3DS

The Nintendo 3DS looks to roll into 2013 with the February 4th, 2013 release of Fire Emblem Awakening. On the same day, Nintendo is also releasing a bundle that includes a cobalt blue 3DS emblazoned with Fire Emblem artwork, a 4GB memory card and Fire Emblem Awakening pre-installed. The bundle will retail for $199.99. More info can be found here.

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Brain Age: Concentration Training hits the 3DS on February 10th, 2013, with a demo arriving in the eShop on January 24th, 2013.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow- Mirror of Fate makes its way to the 3DS on March 5th, 2013. Set out to destroy Dracula with the Belmont clan in this fully 3D action adventure video game.

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Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon is set to hit store shelves on March 24th, 2013. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon places you in the role of Mario’s brother as he travels through mansions and captures spooky ghosts with his Poltergust 5000.

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon isn’t the only game to make its way to the 3DS on March 24th though. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity is also set to be released that day. Gates to Infinity will make the most of the 3DS’ features, such as using the system’s camera to open Magnagates (portals to new Mystery Dungeons in the real world).

April 21st, 2013 marks the release of Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins, a prequel to the Wii U Lego City game. Gamers step into the shoes of Chase McCain as a rookie cop.

Here is a partial list of launch dates for upcoming Wii U, Wii, 3DS, eShop (Wii U and 3DS) and DS titles:

Wii U
PublisherTitleAvailable
ActivisionThe Amazing Spider-Man Ultimate EditionMarch
The Walking Dead: Survival InstinctMarch 26
CapcomMonster Hunter 3 UltimateMarch 19
D3PublisherThe Croods: Prehistoric Party!March 19
Electronic ArtsNeed For Speed Most WantedMarch 19
NintendoLEGO® City: UndercoverMarch 18
SEGAAliens: Colonial MarinesQ1
UbisoftRayman® LegendsFeb. 26
 Nintendo eShop for Wii U
Gaijin GamesBIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm AlienQ1
NekoPuddleQ1
SEGAThe CaveJan. 22
TECMO KOEI AMERICA Corp.Fist of the North Star®: Ken’s Rage 2Feb. 7
Two TribesToki Tori 2Q1
Zen StudiosZen Pinball 2Q1
 Wii
D3PublisherThe Croods: Prehistoric Party!March 19
Talking Stick GamesKids Learn Pets and Vets BundleMarch 12
XSEED GamesPandora’s TowerSpring
 Nintendo 3DS
ATLUS (Index Digital Media, Inc.)Etrian OdysseyIV: Legends of the TitanFeb. 26
Shin Megami Tensei®: Devil Summoner®: Soul HackersApril 16
CapcomMonster Hunter 3 UltimateMarch 19
D3PublisherThe Croods: Prehistoric Party!March 19
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of FateMarch 5
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 3DFeb. 12
Little OrbitMonster High Skultimate Roller MazeMarch 13
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.NARUTO® Powerful ShippudenMarch 5
NintendoBrain Age: Concentration TrainingFeb. 10
Fire Emblem AwakeningFeb. 4
LEGO® City Undercover: The Chase BeginsApril 21
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark MoonMarch 24
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to InfinityMarch 24
SEGASonic & All-Stars Racing TransformedFeb. 12
 Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS
Agetec, Inc.Bloody VampireJan. 31
Witch’s CatJan. 31
Big John GamesCoaster Creator 3DQ1
CapcomResident Evil®: The Mercenaries 3DQ1
Disney InteractiveDisney/Pixar Finding Nemo: Escape to the Big BlueJan. 17
Maximum GamesDeer Drive LegendsJan. 17
NicalisIkachanQ1
GuxtQ1
NintendoTokyo Crash MobsJan. 17
Fire Emblem Awakening DEMOJan. 17
Brain Age: Concentration Training DEMOJan. 24
Renegade KidATV Wild Ride 3DQ1
Rising Star GamesJewel Master: Cradle of Egypt 2March 19
Shin’enNano Assault EXQ1
UbisoftTom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Shadow WarsJan. 24
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® 3DQ1
Nintendo DS
D3PublisherThe Croods: Prehistoric Party!March 19
Talking Stick GamesKids Learn Animals BundleFeb. 26
Kids Learn Math and Spelling BundleFeb. 26
Kids Learn Pets and Horse BundleMarch 26
 

What do you think of the upcoming games for 3DS and Wii U? Disappointed by any release dates? Sound off in the comments below.

About Christian Miller

Christian is a lover of the three R’s: reading, writing, and RPG’s. He lives in a historic town in northern Utah where he loves playing video games and trying humorously to become an author. When he isn’t spending time with his family or writing, you can probably find him battling Darkspawn, trying to catch em all, or attempting to get a headshot on a Chimera.