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Nintendo Reveals Early 2012 Lineup for Nintendo 3DS, Wii, DS; Kid Icarus Release Date, New Pokémon Title Announced

New Kid Icarus, Pokémon, Rhythm Heaven and Mario Party Games Are on the Way.

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– 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.

Nintendo is also introducing an optional accessory that gives Nintendo 3DS owners a second analog stick to control compatible games. The Circle Pad Pro will launch in the United States on Feb. 7. It will be sold through GameStop stores and online at http://www.gamestop.com at a suggested retail price of $19.99. The Circle Pad Pro is a comfortable cradle that holds the Nintendo 3DS system while adding an analog Circle Pad on the system’s right side. The attachment also adds additional shoulder buttons to give it a feel more akin to traditional console controllers. It is designed as an optional accessory and is compatible with Resident Evil Revelations and METAL GEAR SOLID 3D Snake Eater.

On the Wii console, Rhythm Heaven Fever arrives on Feb. 13 at a suggested retail price of $29.99 in the United States. 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, PokéPark 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 PokéPark 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

Publisher
Game
Available

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
CRUSH3D
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

Publisher
Game
Available

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

Publisher
Game
Available

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

PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
Feb. 27

Mario Party 9
March 11

WiiWare

Publisher
Game
Available

Nicalis
La Mulana
Q1

Nintendo DS Family

Publisher
Game
Available

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

Publisher
Game
Available

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.

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Date: December 14, 2011

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