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Mario Party 9, Kid Icarus: Uprising Release Dates Announced

By Pete Haas 2011-12-13 17:46:58 discussion comments
Today Nintendo announced the 1Q 2012 software lineups for the Wii and DS. The winter will see the release of several first-party games, including Kid Icarus: Uprising, Mario Party 9 and PokÚPark 2: Wonders Beyond.

3DS owners have the most to look forward to. In the coming months they'll receive not only Icarus but also Resident Evil Revelations, Metal Gear Solid 3D Snake Eater, and TEKKEN 3D Prime Edition. In other words, the handheld will finally be receiving a lot of the "hardcore" titles that people have been waiting for.

The Wii and standard DS are obviously a bit older so their software lineups aren't so star-studded. In fact, the JRPG Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 is probably the only bright spot on the DS' radar. It's perhaps a not-so-subtle hint that you should upgrade your handheld...or hit up the bargain bin.

The full release schedule, broken down by platform, is below.


Nintendo 3DS

2K Play
Nicktoons MLB 3D - March

Capcom
Resident Evil« Revelations - Feb. 7

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
METAL GEAR SOLID 3D Snake Eater - Q1
Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 - January

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
TEKKEN 3D Prime Edition - February
Tales of the Abyss - Feb. 14

Nintendo
Kid Icarus: Uprising - March 23

Published by SEGA of America
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games - Feb. 14

SEGA of America
CRUSH 3D - Q1

Ubisoft
NCIS The Video Game (Based on the TV Series) - March 6
Horses 3D - March 6
Funky Barn - Q1
Rayman Origins - Q1

Nintendo eShop

Collecting Smiles
Colors! 3D - Q1

Nicalis
VVVVVV - Q1
NightSky - Q1

Nintendo
Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword - Q1
Dillon's Rolling Western - Q1
Kirby's Block Ball - Q1

Renegade Kid
Mutant Mudds - Q1

Shin'en Multimedia
Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH - Q1
Jett Rocket Super Surf - Q1

WayForward
Mighty Switch Force - Q1

Zen Studios
Zen Pinball - Q1

Wii

2K Sports
MLB 2K12 - March 6

GameMill Entertainment
Country Dance Special Edition - Feb. 1

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
Karaoke Joysound - Q1

Nintendo
Rhythm Heaven Fever - Feb. 13
PokÚPark 2: Wonders Beyond - Feb. 27
Mario Party 9 - March 11

WiiWare

Nicalis
La Mulana - Q1

Nintendo DS Family

2K Sports
MLB 2K12 - March 6

ATLUS
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 - February

GameMill Entertainment
Silverlicious - March 20
Xia Xia - March 20
Gogo's Crazy Bones - March 20

Mentor Interactive
Chess for Kids - Feb. 14
NARABA: The Labyrinth of Light - Feb. 21
NARABA: The Mysterious Palace - Feb. 21

Nintendo DSiWare

Cosmigo
Box Pusher - Q1

Cypronia
Cake Ninja - Q1

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