Luigi's Mansion 2 screenshot
Luigi's Mansion 2 screenshot

Nintendo has announced a string of new 3DS titles and also dated some of the platform's biggest titles coming your way over the next few months.

First off Nintendo confirmed a March 28 release date for Luigi's Mansion 2, but also showed off a number of other games featuring the evergreen plumber. A new Mario & Luigi RPG, Dream Team, is coming this summer to 3DS, as is Mario Golf: World Tour from Camelot. Then there's New Super Mario Bros. U DLC, New Super Luigi U, which transforms the Wii U title with over 80 new courses designed to be tackled by Luigi.

A UK release date for Animal Crossing: New Leaf has been set for June 14, a month after Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity is launched on May 17. The summer will also see two Inazuma Eleven games come to 3DS.

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, a 3D remake of the Wii title, has also been announced for release on 3DS this summer. Nintendo will release a 3DS trailer via 3DS later today.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate console bundles for both 3DS and Wii U will launch alongside the regular game releases on March 22. 3DS XL players may also wish to buy the Circle Pad Pro XL which hits stores on the same date.

Fire Emblem fans will be excited by the European exclusive Limited Edition 3DS XL Fire Emblem: Awakening bundle, set for release on April 19 alongside the game.

Finally, the Google-powered Wii Street U is now available to download for free from the Nintendo eShop.

Source: Nintendo Direct

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Woffls's Avatar


Nintendo's idea of DLC sounds a bit like what we called expansion packs a decade ago i.e. better for consumers.

Releasing DKCR on 3DS is a great idea, though I'm not sure where the 3D value is. Oh well. I never got around to playing it on Wii, and I do like 2D platformers on handhelds, so I might buy this depending on what my commute is like at the time... at the moment it's 10 minutes on a bus so not really worth it.
Posted 10:51 on 16 February 2013
MJTH's Avatar


Splash and Crash, Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move!, Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger (all for 3DS Eshop), and an Eshop sale to start at some point, were also announced.
Posted 16:46 on 14 February 2013
munkee's Avatar


Mario Golf 3D.. Excellent!
Posted 16:21 on 14 February 2013

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