Release Dates For Nintendo 3DS And Nintendo eShop Games Coming This Year

By Ishaan . August 13, 2012 . 9:47am

Nintendo of America have put out a list of Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo eShop games headed to North America from now until the end of the year, along with their release dates (or timeframes). You can view the list of titles below, but keep in mind that it isn’t a complete list.





Angry Birds Trilogy – October

Bratz: Fashion Boutique – October

Lalaloopsy: Carnival of Friends – October

Moshi Monsters Moshlings Theme Park – October

Skylanders Giants – October 21st

Transformers Prime – October 30th

The Trash Pack – October

Wipeout 3 – October

Wreck It Ralph – October



Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward – October 23rd


Atlus (Index Digital Media):

Code of Princess – October 9th


D3 Publisher:

Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game – November 20th

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


Disney Interactive:

Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion – November 18th

Disney Pixar Finding Nemo – September

Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure – September


Electronic Arts:

FIFA 13 – September


GameMill Entertainment:

Hotel Transylvania – September 18th


Majesco Entertainment:

Hello Kitty Picnic – October


Maximum Games:

50 Classic Games – October

American Mensa Academy – October

Junior Classic Games – October

Jett Tailfin – November



Harvest Moon: A New Beginning – Q4



New Super Mario Bros. 2 – August 19th

Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone! – October 1st

Crosswords Plus – October 1st

Style Savvy: Trendsetters – October 22nd

Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask – October 28th

Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive! – November 5th

Paper Mario: Sticker Star – November 11th



Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed – November 20th


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



Rayman Origins – Q3

Imagine Babyz – October 23rd

Imagine Fashion Life – October 23rd

Petz Countryside – November 6th

Rabbids Rumble – Holiday


Warner Bros.:

LEGO The Lord of the Rings – Fall

Spy Hunter – Fall

Scribblenauts Unlimited – Holiday


NINTENDO ESHOP: (and Virtual Console)


Vector Racing – August 23rd

Fractured Soul – Q3

Speed X – Q4

Gradius – Q4

Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon – Q3

Cave Story – Q3

Nightsky – Q4

Pokémon Dream Radar – October 7th

Sparkle Snapshots 3D – October 18th

Pokédex 3D Pro – November 8th

Fluidity: Spin Cycle – Q4

Wario Land II – Q4

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link – Q4

Spirit Hunters Inc. – Q4

Crazy Chicken: Pirates 3D – August 16th

Johnny Impossible – Q3

Unchained Blades – Q3

  • James Beatty

    Some pretty awesome games coming this year. Too bad about luigi’s mansion though

  • The only one on this list that I want is Code of Princess…

  • MrOrpheus

    So, should I get Virtue’s Last Reward for 3DS or Vita? Is there any difference between the two?

    There’s actually quite a number of games on there that I’m hopefully getting, and a few others I’m curious about. At any rate, the 3DS release calendar looks much more interesting now compared to this time last year.

    • Well there are subtle differences. Nothing too drastic though. The conversations work a bit different and I believe PS Vita might have a bit high quality models. I might be wrong. Case in point being there isn’t a whole lot different.

    • Herok♞

       I would say that the only difference is for puzzles they are just the bottom screen for 3DS and they are the whole screen for vita.

    • SteveThompson1

      I don’t think there is a huge difference. I’d buy on either really.

  • I see quite a few games. ;-; Poor wallet. And then I see a couple more with multiplat release that I am getting on the other plat. Gosh darn it my wallet is crying. :(

  • keithmaxx

    Despite (or maybe precisely because of) the impending Wii U launch, this 3DS lineup isn’t bad either. I’m looking forward to the rest of the year on Nintendo platform!

  • “Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward – October 23rd
     Code of Princess – October 9th
     Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion – November 18th
    Harvest Moon: A New Beginning – Q4
     Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask – October 28th
    Paper Mario: Sticker Star – November 11th

     NINTENDO ESHOP: (and Virtual Console)
    Cave Story – Q3
    Unchained Blades – Q3”

    Here we go.  Nice lineup I would say.  On the horizon I want to play Luigi’s Masion and Fire Emblem.  Hopefully Atlus has Soul Hackers Q1 too.

    • kylehyde

      Nice list. Definitely I’m going to be purchase those games, with the exception of cave story since I already have a version of it and I will add “Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’s you steal our garbage” and maybe Hotel transylvania (considering that is developed by wayforward).

  • thats a ton of games, and more than a few of them are on my “list”. not bad!!!

  • LunarKnite

    And this is why I bought my 3DS.

  • riceisnice

    I guess this cements that Animal Crossing 3DS isn’t coming out this year in NA.

    • Shane Guidaboni

      Been waiting and waiting. 

      • piichan

        I am dissapoint

  • miju

    My goodness, October.

  • A week between Zero Escape and Prof. Layton?! AHHHH. Okay, I’m excited!
    Still upset about Animal Crossing though, but what can we do :/

  • Joseph Santee

    I’m REALLY EXCITED for Professor Layton! Epic Mickey and Paper Mario look to be ridiculously awesome, too. Hopefully my wallet will survive to see Fire Emblem’s or  Soul Hackers’s release dates. (SH WILL come out here. If it doesn’t TEMPER TANTRUMS will happen.) :D

  • RaikageV

    Cool, I don’t want any game from that list, so I’ll safe much money. :D

  • Bakuryukun

    The big one for me in this list is Paper Mario, I love that series.

  • Day one for Imagine Babyz. Can’t wait.

    •  Man, and here I had you pegged as a Hello Kitty Picnic kind of guy.

  • darkfox1

    ATLUS PLS!…..

  • I’m going to very poor on my birth month. :)) Kind’na sad that Natsume still didn’t announce the release date for Harvest Moon. :(

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Code of Princess and Last Virtue is going to take all my money for October.^_^

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