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Nintendo Blurts Out an Absurd Number of 3DS, Wii, DS Release Dates

Want to know when Skyward Sword and Super Mario 3DS are coming out? Too bad. But we know about some other stuff now!

The Wii U may still be a ways off from having any sort of concrete release date or identifiable games beyond the tech demo-y amusements shown at E3, and the third-party ports we still know little-to-nothing about, but that doesn't mean Nintendo ain't got some games coming over the course of the next year. After all, the console-maker does still have the 3DS, DS, original Wii, and various digital platforms still hanging around, ready to play some damn video games.

I was really worried I wouldn't get my required dose of Kirby-brand cuteness this year. Color me relieved (and pink).
I was really worried I wouldn't get my required dose of Kirby-brand cuteness this year. Color me relieved (and pink).

Nintendo has released the upcoming release schedule for all of its various platforms, at least insofar as it's currently known. Plenty of big titles, such as The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and Super Mario 3DS, still have semi-nebulous "Holiday" release dates. However, a few biggies now have firmer dates, the highlights of which I'll run down for you before sending you off into the barely navigable wasteland of Nintendo's full lists.

On the 3DS front, Star Fox 64 has now been locked into the admittedly awkward release date for a flight-based game of September 11th. That's the only Nintendo-published game to get a firm release at this juncture, but multiple third-party titles, such as Shin Megami Tensei :Devil Survivor Overclocked (August 23rd), James Noir's Hollywood Crimes (August 30th) and Rayman Origins (March 13th, 2012) have been locked in.

On the regular ass regular DS, Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 has settled on an August 28th release, while Kirby Mass Attack will drop on September 19th.

Not a ton to report on the Wii front, though feel free to scribble down on your calendar that Ubisoft plans to release Smurfs Dance Party to stores on July 19th, and, in a clear effort to tap into the too-long-ignored "unemployed shut-in with an unhealthy addiction to the Game Show Network" audience, will drop both Family Feud and Price is Right games on September 27th. Also, a company called Game Mill Publishing is releasing a game called Country Dance 2 on November 1st. I can't confirm or deny whether this is the same Game Mill that released Big Rigs, but regardless, I totally expect to see a copy of that mailed overnight to me from the Whiskey San Francisco offices, with a note attached that reads "DO THE JOB."

If you'd like to see an insanely long list of things nebulously listed as "HOLIDAY" or "2012" and sometimes even "TBA," go ahead and check out the full list of dates below. I've attempted to reformat this into semi-readable text (and even put Nintendo's first-party business up top, defying their rigid alphabetical formatting), but even still, I can barely deal with this list. For serious guys, it's super long.

== TEASER ==

Nintendo

3DS:

  • The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™ 3D June 19
  • Star Fox 64™ 3D Sept. 11
  • Kid Icarus™: Uprising Holiday
  • Mario Kart™ Holiday
  • Super Mario™ Holiday
  • LEGO® City Stories™ 2012
  • Luigi's Mansion™ 2 2012
  • Animal Crossing™ TBA
  • Paper Mario™ TBA

Wii:

  • Wii Play: Motion -- June 13
  • Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident -- June 27
  • Kirby Wii -- Fall
  • Fortune Street -- Holiday
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword -- Holiday
  • Mario Party 9 -- TBA
  • Rhythm Heaven -- TBA

DS:

  • Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 -- Aug. 28
  • Kirby Mass Attack -- Sept. 19
  • Professor Layton and the Last Specter -- Fall
  • Super Fossil Fighters -- Holiday

2K Play

Wii:

  • Nicktoons MLB -- August
  • Nickelodeon Dance -- November

DS:

  • Nicktoons MLB -- August
  • Dora and Kai-Lan's Pet Shelter -- November
  • Team Umizoomi -- November

Activision

3DS:

  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon™ June
  • Skylanders Spyro's Adventure™ Oct. 16
  • Generator Rex: Agent of Providence October
  • Spider-Man™: Edge of Time Fall

Wii:

  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon -- June
  • Skylanders Spyro's Adventure -- Oct. 16
  • Generator Rex: Agent of Providence -- October
  • Spider-Man: Edge of Time -- Fall
  • X-Men: Destiny -- Fall

DS:

  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon -- June
  • Generator Rex: Agent of Providence -- October
  • Zoobles -- November
  • X-Men: Destiny -- Fall
  • Spider-Man: Edge of Time -- Fall
  • Wappy Dog -- Holiday

Aksys Games

3DS:

  • BIT.TRIP SAGA End of Q3

ATLUS

3DS:

  • MAHJONG CUB3D™ July 19
  • Shin Megami Tensei® :Devil Survivor Overclocked™ Aug. 23

DS:

  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 -- Q1 2012

Capcom

3DS:

  • RESIDENT EVIL®: THE MERCENARIES 3D June 28
  • RESIDENT EVIL: Revelations TBA

D3 Publisher

3DS:

  • Angler's Club: Ultimate Bass Fishing™ 3D Summer
  • BEN 10™ GALACTIC RACING Fall

Wii:

  • Ben 10 Galactic Racing -- Fall

DS:

  • Ben 10 Triple Pack -- Summer
  • Ben 10 Galactic Racing -- Fall

Deep Silver

Wii:

  • Winter Stars -- Q4 2011

Disney Interactive

Wii:

  • Cars 2: The Video Game -- June 21
  • Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension -- Aug. 2
  • Disney Universe -- Fall

DS:

  • Cars 2: The Video Game -- June 21
  • Phineas & Ferb: Across the Second Dimension -- Aug. 2

Electronic Arts

3DS:

  • Need for Speed™ The Run Nov. 15
  • FIFA Soccer 12 Fall
  • The Sims™ 3 Pets Fall

Wii:

  • Madden NFL 12 -- Aug. 30
  • FAMILY GAME NIGHT 4: The Game Show -- October
  • FAMILY GAME NIGHT Fun Pack -- October
  • MONOPOLY Collection -- October
  • TRIVIAL PURSUIT Bet You Know It -- October
  • Need for Speed The Run -- Nov. 1

DS:

  • Madden NFL Football -- March

GameMill Entertainment

Wii:

  • Country Dance 2 -- Nov. 1

DS:

  • Moxie Girlz -- Nov. 1
  • Pillow Pets -- Nov. 1

Konami

3DS:

  • Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights Summer
  • Frogger 3D Fall
  • Nikoli Pencil Puzzle Fall
  • METAL GEAR SOLID 3D SNAKE EATER Winter

Wii:

  • DanceDanceRevolution II -- Fall
  • Karaoke Revolution Glee: Volume 3 -- Fall

DS:

  • Beyblade Metal Masters -- Fall

Majesco Entertainment

3DS:

  • Face Racers Photo Finish Sept. 6
  • The Hidden Oct. 4
  • Cooking Mama 4 Kitchen Magic Oct. 11
  • Pet Zombies Oct. 11
  • Nano Assault Nov. 15

Wii:

  • Zumba Fitness 2 -- Nov. 8

DS:

  • Camping Mama Outdoor Adventures -- Sept. 6

Mentor Interactive

Wii:

  • ThinkSMART Crazy Machines -- June 7
  • DS:
  • ThinkSMART Crazy Machines -- June 7
  • ThinkSMART Labyrinth -- June 7
  • ThinkSMART Scotland Yard -- June 7
  • ThinkSMART Chess for Kids -- September
  • ThinkSMART NARABA: The Labyrinth of Light -- October
  • ThinkSMART NARABA: The Mysterious Palace -- October

Namco Bandai

3DS:

  • ACE COMBAT® 3D (working title) 2011
  • DualPenSports™ 2011
  • PAC-MAN® & GALAGA® DIMENSIONS 2011
  • PAC-MAN Party™ 2011
  • Tales of the Abyss ® TBA
  • TEKKEN ®3D (working title) TBA

Wii:

  • Go Vacation -- Fall
  • Power Rangers Samurai -- Fall 2011

DS:

  • Power Rangers Samurai -- Fall 2011

NIS America

3DS:

  • Cave Story 3D Aug. 9

Sega

3DS:

  • CRUSH™ 3D Sept. 6
  • Shinobi™ September
  • Captain America™: Super Soldier™Fall
  • Thor™: God of Thunder Fall
  • Sonic Generations™ November
  • Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™ February 2012
  • Square Enix, Inc. Heroes of Ruin™ Early 2012

Wii:

  • Captain America: Super Solider -- July 19
  • Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games -- November

DS:

  • Captain America: Super Soldier -- July 19

Tecmo Koei

Wii:

  • Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey & Gallop Racer -- Q4 2011

Telegames

DS:

  • Ultimate Card Games -- Q4
  • Ultimate Brain Games -- Q1 2012

Tetris Online, Inc.

3DS

  • Tetris® October

THQ

3DS:

  • WWE®'12 Nov. 22

Wii:

  • UFC Personal Trainer -- June 28
  • WWE 12 -- Nov. 22

Ubisoft

3DS:

  • Cubic Ninja™ June 14
  • Petz Fantasy™ 3D June 21
  • Driver® Renegade Aug. 30
  • James Noir's Hollywood Crimes™ Aug. 30
  • Puzzler Mind Gym (working title) Sept. 6
  • Imagine® Fashion Designer Oct. 11
  • Cute Puppies Oct. 25
  • Horses 3D Oct. 25
  • Imagine® Babyz 3D Oct. 25
  • Michael Jackson The Experience Oct. 25
  • NCIS (working title) Oct. 25
  • Raving Rabbids® 5 (working title) Nov. 1
  • Farm (working title) Nov. 15
  • The Adventures of Tintin (working title) Dec. 6
  • Rayman® Origins (working title) March 13, 2012

Wii:

  • The Smurfs Dance Party -- July 19
  • Family Feud 2012 (working title) -- Sept. 27
  • The Price is Right Decades -- Sept. 27
  • Just Dance 3 -- Fall
  • The Adventures of Tintin (working title) Dec. 6

DS:

  • The Smurfs -- July 19

WB Interactive

3DS:

  • Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters June 7
  • Happy Feet Two™: The Videogame Fall
  • LEGO® Harry Potter™ : Years 5-7 Holiday

Wii:

  • Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters -- June 7
  • Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover! -- Summer
  • Happy Feet Two – The Videogame -- Fall

DS:

  • Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters -- June 7
  • Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover! -- Summer
  • Happy Feet Two – The Videogame -- Fall
  • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 -- Holiday

eShop

Gameloft

  • Let's Golf! 3D Summer

SEGA

  • Columns™ Summer
  • Dragon Crystal™ Summer
  • Shinobi™ Summer
  • Sonic Drift™ 2 Summer
  • Sonic The Hedgehog: Triple Trouble™ Summer
  • Nintendo Picture Lives! TBA
  • The Rolling Western™ TBA

WiiWare

  • La-Mulana -- Summer
  • MotoHeroz -- Summer

DSiWare

  • AfterZoom -- July 14
  • Pro Jumper! Chimaki's Hot Spring Tour Guilty Gear Tangent -- June 23
  • Moto eXtreme -- June 30
  • Zoonies -- Escape from Makatu -- Summer
  • House, M.D. -- Blue Meanie -- August
  • House, M.D. -- Skull & Bones -- November
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