NINTENDO TAKES A LOOK AHEAD INTO 2013

Dec 21, 2012 / News

Nintendo announces Wii U and Nintendo 3DS software line-up for early 2013

Following the release of Wii U Nintendo looks ahead at what new software is on the horizon for Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL players to enjoy this Christmas, into the new year and beyond. With a diverse range of games for both platforms soon to launch there will be something for every Nintendo 3DS and Wii U owner to enjoy.

Those Wii U players who just want to carry on the party season into 2013 can do so with SiNG PARTY which launches on 19th January 2013. SiNG PARTY is an all-new singing and dancing game that lets singers face the crowd and will create an instant party in your living room thanks to the Wii U GamePad. Players will be able to continue their Wii U experience as they take on the role of ace cop Chase McCain and use a mixture of parkour skills, special undercover disguises and the unique functionality of the Wii U GamePad to investigate a huge open world as LEGO City: Undercover makes its way to Australia and New Zealand in early 2013. If you want to take a sneak peak into Q2 then only one word is needed….Pikmin. Pikmin 3 is on its way to Wii U in Q2 2013, so keep an eye out for more news in the near future.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will launch on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS simultaneously, in March 2013. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is the most expansive Monster Hunter yet, with more than 2000 new weapons and pieces of armour to collect as well as many new monsters to hunt. With the Wii U version supporting 1080p Full HD and online multiplayer and the Nintendo 3DS version utilising 3D visuals and providing local multiplayer there will be a unique and stunning world for players familiar with the series or new to it to explore and enjoy. Players who own a copy of each version can even carry their save data from one version to the other and vice versa.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star launched at the start of this month for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL players to enjoy before Christmas. Fans won’t have to wait too long before Mario’s brother Luigi makes an appearance as in March 2013 Luigi’s Mansion 2 will make its debut. It’s up to Luigi, armed with his ghost-grabbing Poltergust 5000 vacuum cleaner, to explore a number of spooky mansions and capture all types of ghosts that run amok. These ghosts won’t give up without a fight though and there are some fiendish puzzles to solve along the way. 

Taking a sneak peak into Q2, two games which have proved popular in Japan are making their way over to Australia and New Zealand. Animal Crossing (Temp name) for Nintendo 3DS and Fire Emblem: Awakening will be launching in Australia and New Zealand in Q2 2013, so continue to keep an eye out as more details on these games will be revealed.

Aside from the games available in retail outlets, there will also be a number of new games launching for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS owners to enjoy via Nintendo eShop.

Check out the table for a look into some of the games coming soon for Nintendo 3DS & Wii U.

 

Nintendo 3DS
 

  • Paper Mario: Sticker Star - Nintendo - Out Now
  • Super Black Bass - Rising Star Games - 15th  February 2013
  • Viking Invasion 2 – Tower Defense - Bigben Interactive - 8th March 2013
  • Imagine Champion Rider 3D - UBISOFT - February 2013
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed - SEGA - February 2013
  • Jewel Master: Cradle of Egypt 2 - Rising Star Games - March 2013
  • The Hidden - Majesco Entertainment Europe - 13th March 2013
  • Pet Zombies - Majesco Entertainment Europe - 13th March 2013
  • Face Racers - Majesco Entertainment Europe - 13th March 2013
  • Nano Assault - Majesco Entertainment Europe - 13th March 2013
  • Hello Kitty Picnic with Sanrio Friends - Majesco Entertainment Europe - 13th March 2013
  • Monster High: Skultimate Roller Maze - Little Orbit Europe Ltd - 13th March 2013
  • Mystery Murders: Jack the Ripper - Avanquest Software Publishing Ltd - 15th March 2013
  • Funfair Party Games - Avanquest Software Publishing Ltd - 15th March 2013
  • Midnight Mysteries: The Devil on the Mississippi - Avanquest Software Publishing Ltd - 15th March 2013
  • Luigi’s Mansion 2 - Nintendo - March 2013
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate - Capcom (Distributed by Nintendo) - March 2013
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate  - Konami -  March 2013
  • The Croods: Prehistoric Party - NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe - 29th March 2013
  • ATV Fever - Enjoy Gaming Ltd - Q1 2013
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening - Nintendo - April 2013
  • Animal Crossing (temp name) - Nintendo - Q2 2013

 

Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo eShop software

 

  • The “DENPA” MEN: They Came By Wave (Nintendo 3DS Download Software) - Genius Sonority - Out Now
  • CRIMSON SHROUD (Nintendo 3DS Download Software) - Level-5 International America, Inc. - Out Now
  • Hydroventure: Spin Cycle (Nintendo 3DS Download Software) - Nintendo - Out Now
  • Super Mario Bros. : The Lost Levels (Virtual Console – NES) - Nintendo - 27th December 2012
  • escapeVektor (Nintendo 3DS Download Software) - Nnooo - December 2012
  • Nano Assault EX (Nintendo 3DS Download Software) - Shin’en Multimedia - December 2012
  • Ghosts’n Goblins (Virtual Console – NES) - Capcom - 3rd January 2013
  • Tokyo Crash Mobs (Nintendo 3DS Download Software) - Nintendo - 17th January 2013
  • Fractured Soul (Nintendo 3DS Download Software) - Endgame Studios - January 2013
  • PICROSS e2 (Nintendo 3DS Download Software) - JUPITER - January 2013
  • NightSky (Nintendo 3DS Download Software) - Nicalis Q1 2013
  • ATV Wild Ride 3D (Nintendo 3DS Download Software) - Renegade Kid - Q1 2013
  • HarmoKnight (Nintendo 3DS Download Software) - Nintendo - March 2013
  • Harvest Moon (Virtual Console – Game Boy Color) - Natsume - Q1 2013
  • Legend of the River King (Virtual Console – Game Boy Color) - Natsume - Q1 2013
  • Pinball: Revenge of the Gator (Virtual Console – Game Boy) - Nintendo - Q1 2013
  • MEGA MAN 2 (Virtual Console – NES) - Capcom - Q1 2013
  • Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (Virtual Console – NES)-  KOEI TECMO - Q1 2013

 


Wii U

  • SiNG PARTY (with Microphone) - Nintendo - 19th Jan 2013
  • Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth - UBISOFT - February 2013
  • NBA2K13 - Take Two - 11th Feb 2013
  • Rayman Legends - UBISOFT - 28th Feb 2013
  • F1 Race Stars - Codemasters Software Limited - 1st Mar 2013
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate - Capcom (Distributed by Nintendo) - March 2013
  • The Croods: Prehistoric Party  - NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe - 29th March 2013
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines - SEGA - Q1 2013
  • LEGO City: Undercover - Nintendo - Early 2013
  • Pikmin 3 - Nintendo - Q2 2013

 

Wii U

Nintendo eShop software

  • Funky Barn (Wii U Download Software) - Tantalus - Out Now
  • Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition (Wii U Download Software) - WayForward Technologies, Inc. - Out Now
  • Toki Tori 2 (Wii U Download Software) - Two Tribes - Out Now
  • Zen Pinball 2 (Wii U Download Software) - Zen Studios - December 2012
  • BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (Wii U Download Software) - Gaijin Games - Q1 2013
  • Mutant Mudds Deluxe (Wii U Download Software) - Renegade Kid - Q1 2013
  • The Cave (Wii U Download Software) - SEGA - Q1 2013

 

For further details:
Wii U website http://wiiu.com.au   
Nintendo  3DS website http://www.nintendo3ds.com.au
Nintendo 3DS Guided Tour http://gamesites.nintendo.com.au/nintendo-3ds-video-tour/
Nintendo Direct website http://www.nintendo.com.au/nintendodirect
Nintendo Australia on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/nintendoau

 

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