Nintendo Reveals Dates For Kid Icarus: Uprising, Mario Party 9 And More In Early 2012

It finally seems like the 3DS has gotten its legs underneath it, even as the Wii's glory days fade further into the rear view. But there's an unspecified while yet until the Wii U hits retail shelves and Nintendo's still got a bunch of software coming on the home console and handheld fronts. The company's released a partial list of games that will be out in early 2012 and highlights include Kid Icarus: Uprising, Resident Evil Revelations and Rhythm Heaven Fever. They're also announcing that the Circle Pad Pro will be available in the United States on February 7 for $US20.

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

Which games on the list are must-buys for you?


    Would love to see a release schedule for the Virtual Console. The drip feed of mediocre games is starting to kill me.

    Well for one that doesn't like Ninty mascot games looks like my Wii/3DS are going to be wanting besides a couple games well into next year.

    Is it worrying that the game I'm most excited for out of that entire list is VVVVVV?

    These definitely look like US release dates - as an example, Tales of the Abyss for 3DS came out here on November 24th because we got it ahead of the US release.

    Is this post just missing the little US flag that used to appear on cross-posts from American Kotaku, or are you guys not doing those flags anymore?

      Yeah, you're right.
      Same deal with the NCIS game, I remember seeing that already.

    I don't usually look forward to Mario Party, but when i play them..they're always great. My and my old house mates played the shit out of Mario Party 8.

    I've had a damn 3DS for under a month and I'm already starved for games (clocked Mario 3D, Zelda, Mario Kart, Rayman, Sonic, Ghost Recon) and I desperately need some more titles.

    Kid Icarus is such an unknown quantity at this point, but it looks nice at least.
    Rayman Origins mos def, especially if It's as pretty as the console versions (I never got around to playing the Wii version but I assume it'll be a port of that)
    Resident Evil fer sure.
    Snake Eater also fer sure. It was my favorite ps2 game ever and I would love to experience it again.

    Want Mario Party and Luigis Mansion 2 3DS release dates!

    A damn shame Fire Emblem 12 isn't on that list.

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