After disappointing results at the end of 2011, it seems that Japan’s foremost game company Nintendo is set on a course of re-confirming their spot as one of the number one game suppliers in the world.
A new product release… erm… release has been… well I guess RELEASED by the company, and a massive line up of all-new titles from old and new game franchises alike has swarmed the internet, with pages upon pages of top-notch games for the Wii, DS, DSi and 3DS ranges alike.
The early stages of 2012 will see a torrent of new titles for the (some consider) failing 3DS, including Ubisoft’s much ignored and impeccably designed Rayman: Origins, a Tekken title from Namco Bandai, as well as Resident Evil: Revelations and Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater from Capcom and Konami respectively.
On top of these, more titles for the Nintendo eShop for the 3DS, with marginal Kirby involvement (the pink one) slated for around Q1 2012. In other news the elusive retcon of the 3DS’s design dubbed the ‘Circle Pad Pro’, which attaches another analogue stick to the side of the console, is also pinned for an early 2012 release on February the 7th.
As for Wii offerings, the release shows that several more notable titles such as PokePark 2: Wonders Beyond and Mario Party 9 are coming to the older motion-controlled console, and as for its successor, the Wii U, no signs came from Nintendo in the product release release (repeat to fade) at all as to its impending release.
Below is a more concise list of what you can expect from Ninty next year.
Resident Evil™ Revelations (Capcom) – 27th January 2012
Nintendo 3DS Circle Pad Pro – 27th January 2012
CRUSH™ 3D (SEGA)
3D Game Collection (Mastertronic)
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™ (SEGA)
One Piece Unlimited Cruise Special (NAMCO BANDAI Games S.A.S.) 10th February 2012
SpeedThru: Potzol’s Puzzle (Nintendo)
Kid Icarus™: Uprising (Nintendo)
Landwirtschafts-Simulator 2012 (astragon Software GmbH) 31st March 2012 (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
Metal Gear Solid®: Snake Eater 3D (KONAMI)
PAC-MAN™ Party 3D (NAMCO BANDAI Games S.A.S.)
BEN 10™ Galactic Racing (NAMCO BANDAI Games S.A.S.)
TEKKEN™ 3D Prime Edition (NAMCO BANDAI Games S.A.S.)
Crash Time 4 (PQube)
3D Classics: Kid Icarus™ (Nintendo)
Colors! 3D (Collecting Smiles)
Dillon’s Rolling Western™ (Nintendo)
Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! (Shin’en Multimedia)
Mutant Mudds™ (Renegade Kid)
Rest of 2012
Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure™ (SEGA)
Mario Tennis™* (Nintendo)
Luigi’s Mansion™ 2* (Nintendo)
Professor Layton 5* (Nintendo)
Antipole (Saturnine Games) 5th January 2012
Doodle Fit (Gamelion Studios)
Hidden Object Show (Intenium Console GmbH)
Inazuma Eleven ® 2 Firestorm * (Nintendo)
Inazuma Eleven ® 2 Blizzard * (Nintendo)
Flip the Core™ (Engine Software)
VICTORIOUS™ : Hollywood Arts Debut (NAMCO BANDAI Games S.A.S.)
Boom Street™ (Nintendo/Square Enix) 6th January 2012 (Spain, Germany, Portugal, Italy – 23rd December 2011)
The Last Story ™ (Nintendo) 24th February 2012
Mario Party™ 9 (Nintendo)
PokéPark™ 2: Wonders Beyond (Nintendo)
Winter Sports 2012 (PQube)
We Sing Pop (Nordic Games Publishing AB)
We Sing 80′s (Nordic Games Publishing AB)
Pandora’s Tower ™ (Nintendo)
Rest of 2012
Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise™ (Nintendo)