Nintendo releases first quarter release schedule; 3DS Circle Pad, Kid Icarus dated

Nintendo sent out its release schedule for the first quarter of 2012 today, revealing release dates for the 3DS Circle Pad Pro add-on, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Tales of the Abyss and more.

Interestingly, Nintendo also says that the 3DS Circle Pad Pro will only be sold at GameSpot both at retail and online. Earlier this month, Nintendo announced a similar deal with Xenoblade Chronicles‘ release in North America.

Even if you’re not interested in the Circle Pad, there’s still quite a few titles in store for the Nintendo 3DS – but not so much for the Nintendo Wii and the regular ol’ Nintendo DS. To see the full release calendar, see below.

Nintendo 3DS

  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (January)
  • Resident Evil: Revelations (February 7)
  • Tales of the Abyss (February 14)
  • Mario & Sonic at the 2012 London Olympic Games (February 14)
  • Tekken 3D Prime Edition (February)
  • Nicktoons MLB 3D (March)
  • Horses 3D (March 6)
  • NCIS The Video Game (March 6)
  • Kid Icarus Uprising (March 23)
  • Metal Gear Solid 3D Snake Eater (Q1)
  • Rayman Origins (Q1)
  • CRUSH 3D (Q1)
  • Funky Barn (Q1)

Nintendo eShop

  • Colors! 3D (Q1)
  • VVVVVV (Q1)
  • NightSky (Q1)
  • Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword (Q1)
  • Dillon’s Rolling Western (Q1)
  • Kirby’s Block Ball (Q1)
  • Mutant Mudds (Q1)
  • Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH (Q1)
  • Jett Rocket Super Surf (Q1)
  • Mighty Switch Force (Q1)
  • Zen Pinball (Q1)


  • Country Dance™ Special Edition (February 1)
  • Rhythm Heaven Fever (February 13)
  • PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond (February 27)
  • MLB 2K12 (March 6)
  • Mario Party 9 (March 11)
  • Karaoke Joysound (Q1)


  • La Mulana (Q1)

Nintendo DS

  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 (February)
  • Chess for Kids (February 14)
  • NARABA: The Labyrinth of Light (February 21)
  • NARABA: The Mysterious Palace Feb. 21
  • MLB 2K12 (March 6)
  • Silverlicious (March 20)
  • Xia Xia (March 20)
  • Gogo’s Crazy Bones (March 20)

Nintendo DSiWare

  • Box Pusher (Q1)
  • Cake Ninja (Q1)