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access_time January 17, 2013 at 9:57 AM in Nintendo by Justin Weinblatt

Nintendo Dates And Details Lego City Undercover, Luigi’s Mansion 2 and Q1 2013 Line-up


We’ve been waiting for Nintendo to give solid dates for their upcoming lineup, and finally Nintendo has done just that.

Nintendo is starting the 3DS’s 2013 lineup with a double whammy targeting both casual and hardcore gamers.  For the hardcore sect, Fire Emblem launches on February 4th, and comes with a swanky 3DS XL hardware bundle.  A week later on the 10th, Nintendo will play to the casual market with the release of Brain Age: Concentration training, which promises to help gamers block out life’s various distractions.  A demo of the game will be available on the 24th of January.  Moving along, March 5th will see the release of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow- Mirror of Fate, a game that will combine the classic 2D Castlevania style with the 3D style of Lords of Shadow.  On March 24th the long awaited sequel to Luigi’s Mansion will hit the 3DS with new mansions to explore and more ghosts to vacuum.  Luigi’s Mansion won’t be making the trip to retail alone, as it will be accompanied by Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates To Infinity.  Gates To Infinity will use the 3DS’s camera to unlock new dungeons by taking pictures in the real world.  Finally, Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins will make its 3DS debut on April 21st.  The game will be a prequel to the Wii U version and will follow Chase McCain’s exploits as a rookie cop.

Speaking of Lego City Undercover, the Wii U version will hit stores on March 18th allowing players to take control of Chase McCain to stop the evil Rex Fury.  Lego City Undercover will be followed closely by Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate which brings all of the monster hunting action you’ve come to love in HD.  Nintendo reconfirmed that The Wonderful 101, Game and Wario, Pikmin 3, and Wii Fit U would hit the Wii U in the first half of the year, but hasn’t provided concrete dates at the time.

Even the Wii will get a little bit of love.  Xseed has taken it upon themselves to publish the eagerly anticipated localization of Pandora’s Tower.  The game will be released sometime in the spring.

Below is a partial list of upcoming launch dates in the United States and Canada. Note that game titles and launch dates are subject to change.

Wii U
Publisher Title Available
Activision The Amazing Spider-Man Ultimate Edition March
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct March 26
Capcom Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate March 19
D3Publisher The Croods: Prehistoric Party! March 19
Electronic Arts Need For Speed Most Wanted March 19
Nintendo LEGO® City: Undercover March 18
SEGA Aliens: Colonial Marines Q1
Ubisoft Rayman® Legends Feb. 26
Nintendo eShop for Wii U
Gaijin Games BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Q1
Neko Puddle Q1
SEGA The Cave Jan. 22
TECMO KOEI AMERICA Corp. Fist of the North Star®: Ken’s Rage 2 Feb. 7
Two Tribes Toki Tori 2 Q1
Zen Studios Zen Pinball 2 Q1
D3Publisher The Croods: Prehistoric Party! March 19
Talking Stick Games Kids Learn Pets and Vets Bundle March 12
XSEED Games Pandora’s Tower Spring
Nintendo 3DS
ATLUS (Index Digital Media, Inc.) Etrian OdysseyIV: Legends of the Titan Feb. 26
Shin Megami Tensei®: Devil Summoner®: Soul Hackers April 16
Capcom Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate March 19
D3Publisher The Croods: Prehistoric Party! March 19
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate March 5
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 3D Feb. 12
Little Orbit Monster High Skultimate Roller Maze March 13
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. NARUTO® Powerful Shippuden March 5
Nintendo Brain Age: Concentration Training Feb. 10
Fire Emblem Awakening Feb. 4
LEGO® City Undercover: The Chase Begins April 21
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon March 24
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity March 24
SEGA Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Feb. 12
Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS
Agetec, Inc. Bloody Vampire Jan. 31
Witch’s Cat Jan. 31
Big John Games Coaster Creator 3D Q1
Capcom Resident Evil®: The Mercenaries 3D Q1
Disney Interactive Disney/Pixar Finding Nemo: Escape to the Big Blue Jan. 17
Maximum Games Deer Drive Legends Jan. 17
Nicalis Ikachan Q1
Guxt Q1
Nintendo Tokyo Crash Mobs Jan. 17
Fire Emblem Awakening DEMO Jan. 17
Brain Age: Concentration Training DEMO Jan. 24
Renegade Kid ATV Wild Ride 3D Q1
Rising Star Games Jewel Master: Cradle of Egypt 2 March 19
Shin’en Nano Assault EX Q1
Ubisoft Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Shadow Wars Jan. 24
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® 3D Q1
Nintendo DS
D3Publisher The Croods: Prehistoric Party! March 19
Talking Stick Games Kids Learn Animals Bundle Feb. 26
Kids Learn Math and Spelling Bundle Feb. 26
Kids Learn Pets and Horse Bundle March 26


  • Ramon Aranda January 17, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    I got to play Luigi’s Mansion 2 yesterday…will have a preview up next week! Kinda pumped about Lego City: Undercover lol.

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