Nintendo Wii & 3DS 2012 Video Game Line Up
As some people hunker down for a long winter's nap, Nintendo is getting things fired up. The first quarter of 2012 offers great new installments in popular franchises for both the Nintendo 3DS™ system and the Wii™ console. Nintendo has something for everyone, from family fun to three-dimensional adventure. On the Nintendo 3DS system, Capcom's Resident Evil?Revelations launches on Feb. 7. In a new chapter of the hit survival-horror franchise, players fight a new enemy and virus in 3D without the need for special glasses. METAL GEAR SOLID?3D Snake Eater from Konami arrives in the first quarter of 2012. The game is a re-interpretation of METAL GEAR SOLID 3: Snake Eater, and offers a rich jungle world with customizable stealth and camouflage options. On March 23, the epic odyssey Kid Icarus™: Uprising soars into stores and lets players help the winged warrior Pit fight Medusa and her Underworld Army. The Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS will also be busy with a variety of downloadable offerings. Dillon's Rolling Western™ brings tower-defense strategy and touch-screen driven action to the Old West. Armadillo ranger Dillon defends pioneer villages against waves of attacking rock monsters using gun towers, defensive structures and his own exciting attack abilities. In Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword™, players travel to ancient Japan and guide a young warrior as he battles waves of enemy soldiers. Players must identify the enemy's attack, dodge and counter-attack with the mystical Sakura Sword to win the battle. The critically acclaimed VVVVVV and NightSky from Nicalis, mind-bending action of Mighty Switch Force from WayForward and immersive 3D visuals of Mutant Mudds™ from Renegade Kid™ round out a diverse selection of downloadable games. On the Wii console, Rhythm Heaven™ Fever arrives on Feb. 13 at a suggested retail price of $29.99 in Canada. The game asks players to test their rhythm in more than 50 easy-to-learn, tough-to-master minigames to prove they've got the groove. Two weeks later on Feb. 27, Pok?ark™ 2: Wonders Beyond lets players take on the role of Pikachu™ and his Pals — Oshawott™, Snivy™ and Tepig™ — as they try to make it through Pok?ark and discover the secrets of a mysterious new world. On March 11, Mario™ and friends reunite for a new party game adventure in Mario Party™ 9, which introduces new game-play elements to the series such as boss battles and vehicular travel across a wide assortment of stages. Below is a partial list of upcoming games for Nintendo systems. Note that game titles and launch dates are subject to change. Nintendo 3DS 2K Play Nicktoons MLB 3D - March Capcom 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 Nintendo Kid Icarus: Uprising - March 23 Published by SEGA?of America Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™ - Feb. 14 SEGA?of America CRUSH™3D - Q1 Ubisoft 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 Nicalis VVVVVV - Q1 NightSky - Q1 Nintendo 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 WayForward Mighty Switch Force - Q1 Zen Studios Zen Pinball - Q1 Wii 2K Sports MLB 2K12 - March 6 GameMill Entertainment Country Dance™ Special Edition - Feb. 1 Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. Karaoke Joysound - Q1 Nintendo Rhythm Heaven Fever - Feb. 13 Pok?ark 2: Wonders Beyond - Feb. 27 Mario Party 9 - March 11 WiiWare™ Nicalis La Mulana - Q1 Nintendo DS™ Family 2K Sports MLB 2K12 - March 6 ATLUS 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™ Cosmigo Box Pusher - Q1 Cypronia Cake Ninja - Q1 Remember that Wii and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wii and http://www.nintendo.com/3ds. For more information about Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.ca.