News: The Year of Luigi, featuring Luigi’s Mansion 2, Mario & Luigi 4, and Luigi-themed NSMBU DLC

new_super_luigi_uFollowing Mario’s starring role in an assortment of Nintendo 3DS and Wii U titles last year, 2013 marks the year of Luigi – which is kickstarted next month by the release of Luigi’s Mansion 2.

Hot on the ghost game’s heels, Camelot is developing Mario Golf: World Tour, which will heavily feature the green sibling; whilst a fourth game in the Mario & Luigi handheld RPG series – Mario & Luigi: Dream Team – will also release this summer.

And perhaps most interestingly, Nintendo is also working on “large scale downloadable content for New Super Mario Bros. U” – entitled New Super Luigi U – which will see the green plumber take a starring role in a re-skinned update to the Wii U launch title.

News: Full List of Confirmed Nintendo 3DS Games Revealed

If you thought the Wii U’s got a lot of games on the way before Christmas, just wait until you see the 3DS’s line-up… unless you’ve already scrolled down and skimmed through the list already, in which case we’re sure you’ll agree that the 3D handheld has a lot going for it heading into the Christmas period.


Activision Publishing

The Amazing Spider-Man June 26
Moshi Monsters Moshlings Theme Park October
Transformers Prime October
Skylanders Giants Fall


Code of Princess Fall


Madagascar 3: The Video Game June 5th
Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game November 20th
Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?! Fall
Ben 10: Omniverse Fall

Disney Interactive Studios

Disney Pixar Finding Nemo September
Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure September
Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion Fall

GameMill Entertainment

Hotel Transylvania September 18th

Konami Digital Entertainment

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate Fall

Majesco Entertainment

Hello Kitty Picnic October

Maximum Games

Myst July
50 Classic Games October
Junior Classic Games October
Jett Tailfin November

Natsume Inc.

Harvest Moon: A New Beginning Q4


Paper Mario: Sticker Star Holiday
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon Holiday
New Super Mario Bros. 2 August 19th
LEGO City: Undercover (working title) TBA


Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure July 10th
Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed Holiday

Square Enix

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy July 3rd
Heroes of Ruin July 17th
Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] July 31

Storm City Entertainment

Chevrolet Camaro Wild Ride August
Old Skool Classics September
Word Wizard 3D September

Telegames, Inc.

Classic Games Overload: Card and Puzzle Edition November


Imagine Babyz October 23rd
Imagine Fashion Life October 23rd
Petz Countryside November 6th
Rayman Origins Q3
Rabbids Rumble Holiday

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes June 19th
LEGO Lord of the Rings Fall
Spy Hunter Fall
Scribblenauts Unlimited Holiday


Big John Games

Coaster Creator Fall

Gamelion Studios

SpeedX 3D Fall

Ignition Entertainment

Order Up!! June
Planet Crashers June


Cave Story+ Summer
NightSky Summer
Alban Hawkins & the 1,001 Spikes Fall


Pokédex 3D Pro Fall
Pokémon Dream Radar Fall

Renegade Kid LLC

Bomb Monkey Summer


Prince of Persia Q2


Unchained Blades Summer

Nintendo DS


Pokémon Conquest June 18th
Pokémon Black Version 2 Fall
Pokémon White Version 2 Fall

It’s worth bearing in mind that this is the American line-up, so don’t be confused when some titles release a little earlier or later than is slated in this list over here in Europe. It’s also worth noting that Pokémon Conquest still hasn’t been confirmed for a European release, Rhythm Thief released over here a few months back, and Heroes of Ruin has been delayed in America.

All in all, though, not a bad line-up for the 3DS this year, with the exception of Ubisoft’s Petz and Imagine games after its phenomal support for the Wii U thus far.

News: Nintendo Reveals Pre-E3 First Party Release Schedule

Nintendo has confirmed the release dates for its upcoming first-party Nintendo 3DS, Wii and DS titles prior to E3, where it’ll undoubtedly be showing off some brand new games. Here’s Europe’s line-up of upcoming Nintendo games:

Nintendo 3DS

Mario Tennis Open: 5/25/2012
Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir: 6/29/2012
New Super Mario Bros. 2: Aug. 2012
Luigi’s Mansion 2: 2012
Professor Layton 5: 2012
Animal Crossing: TBD
Paper Mario: TBD


Project Zero 2: Wii Edition: 6/29/2012
Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise: 7/6/2012

Nintendo DS

Pokémon Black Version 2: Fall 2012
Pokémon White Version 2: Fall 2012

How many of these games are you interested in? Do you think the Wii schedule needs more games, or will the 3DS’s offerings keep your Nintendo cravings under control until the Wii U?