3DS Release Date Scramble
Join us as we attempt to map out 2012. Luigi's Mansion 2 in October? Sounds good.
A couple of days ago, we highlighted 3DS games that don't have release dates. These titled represent the best the system has to offer throughout 2012 (so far), but we have no idea when they'll arrive.
On that note, we gathered those games (and a few more) and predicted when we think they'll drop. No, we don't have the 4-1-1 from Nintendo and various third parties. Instead, we employed some good old-fashioned guess work. Then, as the year progresses, we can go back to this article to see how spot on (or way off) we were.
Mario Tennis 3DS: May 2012
This game just has spring written all over it. Nintendo could use a solid first party title, and Mario Tennis seems like a great fit for this time of year.
Heroes of Ruin: June 2012
Square Enix and n-Space's action RPG has had quite some time to cook. Expect a summer launch.
Professor Layton and the Mask or Miracle: September 2012
Mario and Co. kick off the 2012 holiday gaming season with a mind bending 3D puzzler starring everyone's favorite top-hat wearing prof.
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance: October 2012
This Kingdom Hearts 3 prequel ripens just in time for the fall.
Luigi's Mansion 2: October 2012
Luigi's ghost busting adventure arrives just in time for Halloween.
Monster Hunter 3G: October 2012
Before dropping Monster Hunter 4 in Japan, Capcom will release Monster Hunter 3G (Tri G overseas) in the U.S., giving 3DS players a chance to team up to slaughter towering beasties.
Paper Mario 3DS: November 2012
Nothing like a Mario game near Thanksgiving to warm our hearts, especially one with adorable 2D cutouts.
Fire Emblem 3DS: November 2012
Time to strategize with the latest entry in the Fire Emblem franchise, a game with 3D battles, a huge world map and co-op play. November works, since Nintendo needs to localize it.
Animal Crossing 3DS: December 2012
Nintendo ends the year on a high note, with the highly anticipated life sim. And the award for best mayor goes to...
What do you think? Are we out of our minds?