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Nintendo of America’s Q1 2012 Schedule Reveals Kid Icarus: Uprising Release Date


Nintendo of America shot out a schedule for the first quarter of 2012 this morning that encompasses all their systems. The first thing that jumped out at us was a release date for Kid Icarus: Uprising. That game is slated for March 23rd in North America. Scrolling down a bit further down the list, we noticed a game titled Kirby’s Block Ball for the Nintendo eShop, slated for sometime in Q1. This is a Virtual Console title, originally released for the Game Boy.


Other eShop games from third-party publishers such as Mighty Switch Force, VVVVVV, Zen Pinball 3D and Mutant Mudds are slated for a Q1 release as well. As previously reported, Dillon’s Rolling Western and Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword fit into this timeframe as well.


On the Wii side of things, PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond (titled PokéPark 2: Beyond the World in Japan) is scheduled for a February 27th release. Mario Party 9 will follow shortly thereafter on March 11th.


Nintendo 3DS


2K Play
Nicktoons MLB 3D – March


Resident Evil: Revelations – Feb. 7


Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater – Q1
Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 – January


NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
Tekken 3D Prime Edition – February
Tales of the Abyss – Feb. 14


Kid Icarus: Uprising – March 23


Published by SEGA of America
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games – Feb. 14


SEGA of America
Crush3D – Q1


NCIS The Video Game (Based on the TV Series) – March 6
Horses 3D – March 6
Funky Barn – Q1
Rayman Origins – Q1


Nintendo eShop


Collecting Smiles
Colors! 3D – Q1


NightSky – Q1


Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword – Q1
Dillon’s Rolling Western – Q1
Kirby’s Block Ball – Q1


Renegade Kid
Mutant Mudds – Q1


Shin’en Multimedia
Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH – Q1
Jett Rocket Super Surf – Q1


Mighty Switch Force – Q1


Zen Studios
Zen Pinball – Q1



2K Sports
MLB 2K12 – March 6


GameMill Entertainment
Country Dance Special Edition – Feb. 1


Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
Karaoke Joysound – Q1


Rhythm Heaven Fever – Feb. 13
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond – Feb. 27
Mario Party 9 – March 11




La Mulana – Q1


Nintendo DS Family


2K Sports
MLB 2K12 – March 6



Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 – February


GameMill Entertainment
Silverlicious – March 20
Xia Xia – March 20
Gogo’s Crazy Bones – March 20


Mentor Interactive
Chess for Kids – Feb. 14
NARABA: The Labyrinth of Light – Feb. 21
NARABA: The Mysterious Palace – Feb. 21


Nintendo DSiWare

Box Pusher – Q1


Cake Ninja – Q1


Update: Kirby’s Block Ball isn’t a new eShop title, it’s a Virtual Console release of a Game Boy game from 1995. We’ve updated the article to reflect this.

Ishaan Sahdev
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Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.