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Mario Party 9, Kid Icarus: Uprising Release Dates Announced

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 PokéPark 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


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


Kid Icarus: Uprising - March 23

Published by SEGA of America

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games - Feb. 14

SEGA of America



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



NightSky - Q1


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


Mighty Switch Force - Q1

Zen Studios

Zen Pinball - Q1


2K Sports

MLB 2K12 - March 6

GameMill Entertainment

Country Dance Special Edition - Feb. 1

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.

Karaoke Joysound - Q1


Rhythm Heaven Fever - Feb. 13

PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond - Feb. 27

Mario Party 9 - March 11



La Mulana - Q1

Nintendo DS Family

2K Sports

MLB 2K12 - March 6


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


Box Pusher - Q1


Cake Ninja - Q1

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.