Paper Mario and Professor Layton Headline Nintendo’s Remaining 2012 3DS Lineup


My, what a nice 3DS lineup you have for 2012’s remaining months, Nintendo!

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon may have been pushed back to 2013 (boo!), but Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask is coming out on October 28th, Paper Mario: Sticker Star arrives November 11th, and Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion tags along a week later on November 18th. Oh yeah, and New Super Mario Bros. 2 and the 3DS XL both land on store shelves next week. Fun times ahead!

Plenty more is on tap for Nintendo 3DS, both retail and eShop, as 2012 approaches the end of summer and the beginning of the all-important holiday shopping season. Sure, there’s a lot of licensed shovelware, but unfortunately that stuff comes with any Nintendo platform.

Here is an updated list of the games to look forward to through the rest of the year.

Nintendo 3DS

Publisher Title Available

Activision Publishing, Inc. Angry Birds Trilogy – October
Activision Publishing, Inc. Bratz: Fashion Boutique – October
Activision Publishing, Inc. Lalaloopsy: Carnival of Friends – October
Activision Publishing, Inc. Moshi Monsters Moshlings Theme Park – October
Activision Publishing, Inc. Skylanders Giants – Oct. 21
Activision Publishing, Inc. TRANSFORMERS PRIME – Oct. 30
Activision Publishing, Inc. The Trash Pack – October
Activision Publishing, Inc. Wipeout 3 – October
Activision Publishing, Inc. Wreck It Ralph – October
Aksys Games Localization, Inc. Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward – Oct. 23
ATLUS (Index Digital Media, Inc.) Code of Princess – Oct. 9
D3Publisher Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game – Nov. 20
D3Publisher Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?! – Fall
D3Publisher Ben 10: Omniverse – Fall
Disney Interactive Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion – Nov. 18
Disney Interactive Disney·Pixar Finding Nemo – September
Disney Interactive Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure – September
Electronic Arts FIFA 13 – September
GameMill Entertainment Hotel Transylvania – Sept. 18
Majesco Entertainment Hello Kitty Picnic – October
Maximum Games 50 Classic Games – October
Maximum Games American Mensa Academy – October
Maximum Games Junior Classic Games – October
Maximum Games Jett Tailfin – November
Natsume Inc. Harvest Moon: A New Beginning – Q4
Nintendo New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Aug. 19
Nintendo Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone! – Oct. 1
Nintendo Crosswords Plus – Oct. 1
Nintendo Style Savvy: Trendsetters – Oct. 22
Nintendo Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask – Oct. 28
Nintendo Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive! – Nov. 5
Nintendo Paper Mario: Sticker Star – Nov. 11
SEGA Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed – Nov. 20
Storm City Entertainment Chevrolet Camaro Wild Ride – August
Storm City Entertainment Old Skool Classics – September
Storm City Entertainment Word Wizard 3D – September
Telegames, Inc. Classic Games Overload: Card and Puzzle Edition – November
Ubisoft Rayman Origins – Q3
Ubisoft Imagine Babyz – Oct. 23
Ubisoft Imagine Fashion Life – Oct. 23
Ubisoft Petz Countryside – Nov. 6
Ubisoft Rabbids Rumble – Holiday
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment LEGO The Lord of the Rings – Fall
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Spy Hunter – Fall
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Scribblenauts Unlimited – Holiday
XSEED Games Unchained Blades – Summer

Nintendo eShop

Publisher Title Available

Arc System Works Vector Racing – Aug. 23
Endgame Studio Fractured Soul – Q3
Gamelion Speed X – Q4
Konami Gradius – Q4
Konami Mystical Ninja starring Goemon – Q3
Nicalis Cave Story – Q3
Nicalis Nightsky – Q4
Nintendo Pokémon Dream Radar – Oct. 7
Nintendo Sparkle Snapshots 3D – Oct. 18
Nintendo Pokédex 3D Pro – Nov. 8
Nintendo Fluidity: Spin Cycle – Q4
Nintendo Wario Land II – Q4
Nintendo Zelda II: The Adventure of Link – Q4
nnooo Spirit Hunters Inc. – Q4
Teyon Crazy Chicken: Pirates 3D – Aug. 16
UFO Interactive Johnny Impossible – Q3
XSEED Games Unchained Blades – Q3

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