Nintendo has officially announced the release dates for a number of upcoming 3DS titles in 2012.

The release dates are for the game's North American launches, but this still gives us some indication of when they will arrive in Europe. Most notable are Paper Mario: Sticker Star, which arrives on November 11 and Skylanders Giants on October 21.

Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle will release on October 28 and Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion November 18.

Notable absentees are Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate, suggesting they have been pushed back to 2013.