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Nintendo announces one of their most barren schedules yet

10:30 AM on 07.26.2012 // Chris Carter
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Nintendo of America has just released their first party US release schedule for everything but the Wii U (DS, 3DS, and Wii). Although the games themselves are probably going to be released to critical acclaim and high sales (Kirby's Dream Collection is already doing very well in Japan), many of them don't have any actual release dates, or even targets.

The Wii has a whopping one first party US release, seemingly before it dies: Kirby's Dream Collection. The DS has two, but they're essentially the same game, in Pokemon Black and White 2.

The 3DS is by far their strongest US presence, but again, there is only one actual hard release date: August 19th for New Super Mario Brothers 2. Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem, and Smash Bros. are all reconfirmed for the 3DS, none of them have even have release windows at the current time.

Of course, in light of this paltry schedule, make sure you don't discount the Wii U, which hasn't officially revealed any release dates at all. Provided you're willing to drop a yet-to-be-revealed sum of money on it, you should be good to go in terms of Nintendo love this Holiday season.

Nintendo Of America Announces A Rough Release Schedule [My Nintendo News]

3DS

Nintendo 3DS XL — 8/19/2012

Animal Crossing (temp title) — TBD
Art Academy (temp title) — TBD
Fire Emblem (temp title) — 2012 2013
Lego City: Undercover (temp title) — TBD
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon — Holiday
New Super Mario Bros. 2 — 8/19/2012
Paper Mario: Sticker Star — Holiday
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask  — Nov. 2012
Super Smash Bros. (temp title) — TBD

DS

Pokémon Black 2 — 10/7/2012
Pokémon White 2 — 10/7/2012

Wii

Kirby’s Dream Collection Special Ed — 9/16/2012




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