A Partial List Of Upcoming Nintendo 3DS Games (Rhythm Thief Included)

By Ishaan . June 5, 2012 . 8:23pm

We haven’t heard a squeak out of Sega about Rhythm Thief and the Emperor’s Treasure, but apparently, the Nintendo 3DS rhythm game will arrive in North America next month, as indicated by a list of upcoming 3DS games that Nintendo of America published today.


You can view the list below, but remember, it’s a partial list, so if you see something that’s announced but missing, don’t flip out.





The Amazing Spider-Man – June 26

Moshi Monsters Moshlings Theme Park – October

Transformers Prime – October

Skylanders Giants – Fall


Aksys Games:

Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward – Fall



Code of Princess – Fall


D3 Publisher:

Madagascar 3: The Video Game – June 5

Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game – November 20

Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?! – Fall

Ben 10: Omniverse – Fall



Disney·Pixar Finding Nemo – September

Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure – September

Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion – Fall



Hotel Transylvania – September 18



Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate – Fall



Hello Kitty Picnic – October


Maximum Games:

Myst – July

50 Classic Games – October

Junior Classic Games – October

Jett Tailfin – November



Harvest Moon: A New Beginning – Q4



Paper Mario: Sticker Star – Holiday

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – Holiday

New Super Mario Bros. 2 – August 19

LEGO City: Undercover (working title) – TBA



Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure – July 10

Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed – Holiday


Square Enix:

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy – July 3

Heroes of Ruin – July 17

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 23

Imagine Fashion Life – October 23

Petz Countryside – November 6

Rayman Origins – Q3

Rabbids Rumble – Holiday


Warner Bros.:

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes – June 19

LEGO The Lord of the Rings – Fall

Spy Hunter – Fall

Scribblenauts Unlimited – Holiday



Coaster Creator (Big John Games) – Fall

SpeedX 3D (Gamelion Studios) – Fall

Order Up!! (Ignition Entertainment) – June

Planet Crashers (Ignition Entertainment) – June

CaveStory+ (Nicalis) – Summer

NightSky (Nicalis) – Summer

Aban Hawkins & the 1,001 Spikes (Nicalis) – Fall

Pokédex 3D Pro (Nintendo) – Fall

Pokémon Dream Radar (Nintendo) – Fall

Bomb Monkey (Renegade Kid) – Summer

Prince of Persia (Ubisoft) – Q2

Unchained Blades (Xseed Games) – Summer


Update: Aksys reminded us that Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward is coming this Fall as well! We’ve added the game to the list.

  • Aww, they forgot one~

    Zero Escape Vol. 2 Virtue’s Last Reward :3

    • Just for you, Bobo, I will add that. Wanna give us a release date? :P

      •  yes give us please :3

      •  oh snap, investigative reporting.

      •  Aww, thanks ;D

        Unfortunately I can only say Fall for now, until Marketing announces otherwise XD

      • TheSquishyTanker

         IIRC, Amazon says October 24.

    • I couldn’t decide whether I should get it on 3DS or Vita…
      … so I just have it reserved for both. Hope that’s cool. =P

    • Julien_N

      I don’t know if you are able to answer my questions, but…is there something planned for a PAL release? I know the Aksys staff made a statement according to which we should ask Ghostlight and/or RSG, and we did, but how is the situation now? Did they contact you, did something happen? RSG partnered with Aksys to release Akai Katana in NA, so does that mean something on our side of the Atlantic Ocean?

      Thanks in advance. I loved 999 (Not as much as Ever17 but it is still awesome in its own right) and I am looking forward to playing this sequel, so do plenty of Europeans/Australians I guess. ^^

  • Shadowman

    Cool. I might get some of these games including Code of Princess.

  • AlteisenX

    New Super Mario Bros. 2 isn’t Holiday… It’s August something.

  • Herok ♞

    Good list

  • Jacob Denton

    Wait a tick. Finding Nemo? That’s weird.

    •  I believe it’s getting a 3D theatre re-release. Blu ray also comes out later in the year.

  • July will be a nice month..

  • Anesia Hunter

    Unchained Blades (Xseed Games) – Summer <– Still no exact date?

  • Jungo

    I know you said don’t be worried, but I’m really hoping against hope now that Fire Emblem will get announced tomorrow. I really don’t want to have to buy a Japanese 3DS to play it, but if it isn’t localized I just may have to…

    • kylehyde

      I know how you feel, but if is not announced tomorrow I think that we are going to suggest some titles to be included on the Operation Rainfall.

  • Hoshi星

    1. Can anyone tell me what’s up with Rhythm Thief’s delay? It’s been out in Europe for months now. I want to play this game but it’ll be overshadowed by Theatrhythm which gets release a week earlier.

    2. I don’t see any Fire Emblem on the list. I still have hope for FE.

    3. Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward & Code of Princess > YES!

    • kylehyde

      This is my supposition, but I think that the delay in  Rhythm Thief could be product of SEGA’s unstable situation, so much, that they are going to limit the number of localizations, other game that appeared afected was anarchy reigns, which suddenly changed their release date on the west.
      2.- Same here. If is not announced tomorrow, then is going to began to suggest another batch of games for Operation Rainfall.
      3.- God Save Atlus and Aksys.

  • z_merquise

    Ctrl+F -> Fire
    (0 matches)

    Aww. Still no Fire Emblem?

    • Showmeyomoves

      Ctrl+F -> Monster
      (1 match)

      *heart skips a beat*

      Awww, that’s not Monster Hunter. Dammit…

    • puchinri

      Apparently, it’s been confirmed for US, but when is a different question.

  • zeta

    WTH Thanks for making em all close release dates Ill be broke this July T____T.

  • PersonaSpace

    Lack of Style Savvy 3DS makes me sad.

  • neetyneety

    Oh goodie, seems like I’ll finally have a reason to go back to my beloved 3DS~! Now the only adversary that stands in my way is money….

  • usagi_san

    Since this is for the US, I hope it indicates that EU/PAL will be getting Zero Escape and Code of Princess.

    My debit card thought it wouldn’t see another purchase until 2013… This list has just proved it wrong. This is its… living hell. *cue thunder* 

    • Julien_N

      I also hope so. These two games, along with Unchained Blades, are the only ones in that list I am looking forward to playing. %)

      • usagi_san

        Same here. I forgot to mention Unchained Blades. :D

    •  Zero escape would be a dream come true…but since the original never made it’s way to the PAL regions, I really don’t know. Knowing it’s a direct sequel, that draws heavily from the first game (Heck, it has a returning character and a very…special character you see in one of the game’s endings [can’t say much without spoiling it]), I really don’t know. But damn, 999 is one of my favorite adventure games of all time, and the sequel looks amazing!

      If only aksys released it on the e-shop and then Nintendo got the game on the EU e-shop as well somehow….

      • usagi_san

        I still need to pick up 999, but since it came out on the DS it easier to obtain. 

        I just hope this comes to the PAL region it’s not like we can just import it from the States, we need an actual localization. I feel that, once Vita has a good stream of games, I can see it doing better than the 3DS. I would like to think, that, people who buy a 3DS buy it for the 1st party titles and what ever 3rd party titles are being developed in Japan, more so than what is in the west.

        Whether physical or digital, I hope it does get a release.  

  • fayt255

    So far the only game I’m interested in is Theatrhythm FF, and Unchained Blades. I want to buy a 3DS but my problem is I don’t know Japanese and the games I want no one wants to localize! 

  • ZEROthefirst

    I want me some Fire Emblem.

  • eduperondi

    Where’s Animal Crossing? I WANT IT SO BADLY!!!

  • Eeee, I’m most excited for Virtue’s Last Reward. <3 So much waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaant

  • Solomon_Kano

    Code of Princess, Adventure Time, Power of Illusion, Mirror of Fate, Paper Mario, Luigi’s Mansion, Rhythm Thief, Scribblenauts, KH, and Theatrhythm. Whew. That’s 10 games this year on 3DS alone. My wallet is going to be in serious pain.

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