Nintendo pushes Pikmin 3 out of spring line-up

If you've been waiting with bated breath to feed Pikmin 3Game & Wario, and The Wonderful 101 into your Wii U's disc drive, well, keep waiting. Nintendo's pushed all three, as well as Wii Fit U, out of the November-to-March "launch window" and into sometime in the first half of 2013.

It's not all bad news, though. Lego City: Undercover will arrive on Wii U come March 18, and we honestly don't know how to measure that against its previous date set in "the first part of [2013]." That's the idea, we suppose. Its 3DS prequel, Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins, will release on April 21.

Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate's release on Wii U and 3DS has been narrowed down to March 19, and both Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity will land the week after on March 24.

Here's the full list for your perusal:

Wii U

Rayman® Legends - Feb. 26
The Amazing Spider-Man™ Ultimate Edition - March
LEGO® City: Undercover - March 18
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate - March 19
The Croods: Prehistoric Party! - March 19
Need For Speed Most Wanted - March 19
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct - March 26
Aliens™: Colonial Marines - Q1

Wii U eShop

The Cave™ - Jan. 22
Fist of the North Star®: Ken's Rage 2 - Feb. 7
BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien - Q1
Puddle - Q1
Toki Tori 2 - Q1
Zen Pinball 2 - Q1


The Croods: Prehistoric Party! - March 19
Kids Learn Pets and Vets Bundle - March 12
Pandora's Tower™ - Spring

Nintendo 3DS

Fire Emblem Awakening - Feb. 4
Brain Age™: Concentration Training - Feb. 10
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed™ - Feb. 12
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 3D - Feb. 12
Etrian Odyssey™IV: Legends of the Titan - Feb. 26
Shin Megami Tensei®: Devil Summoner®: Soul Hackers - April 16
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate - March 5
NARUTO® Powerful Shippuden - March 5
Monster High™ Skultimate Roller Maze™ - March 13
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate - March 19
The Croods: Prehistoric Party! - March 19
Luigi's Mansion™: Dark Moon - March 24
Pokémon™ Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - March 24
LEGO® City Undercover: The Chase Begins - April 21

Nintendo 3DS eShop

Tokyo Crash Mobs™ - Jan. 17
Fire Emblem Awakening DEMO - Jan. 17
Deer Drive Legends - Jan. 17
Disney/Pixar Finding Nemo: Escape to the Big Blue - Jan. 17
Brain Age™: Concentration Training DEMO - Jan. 24
Bloody Vampire - Jan. 31
Witch's Cat - Jan. 31
Jewel Master: Cradle of Egypt 2 - March 19
ATV Wild Ride 3D - Q1
Coaster Creator 3D - Q1
Ikachan - Q1
Guxt - Q1
Resident Evil®: The Mercenaries 3D - Q1
Nano Assault EX - Q1
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon® Shadow Wars - Jan. 24
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell® 3D - Q1

Nintendo DS

Kids Learn Animals Bundle - Feb. 26
Kids Learn Math and Spelling Bundle - Feb. 26
The Croods: Prehistoric Party! - March 19
Kids Learn Pets and Horse Bundle - March 26


  • Lolo - January 18, 2013 4:21 p.m.

    3ds launch deja vu. You'd think I'd learn but no.
  • brickman409 - January 17, 2013 8:09 p.m.

    this is all I have to say
  • Sjcolianni - January 17, 2013 2:50 p.m.

    Have had a Wii U since release and it still sits in my closet unopened for lack of any games to play. Only games I am currently interested in is wonderful 101 and monster hunter. So looks like it can sit for another 2 months. Seriously, the Wii U launch has been garbage b/c of lack of games, no one likes rehashed bullshit and 60 minigames (tank! tank! tank!).
  • shawksta - January 17, 2013 8:38 p.m.

    You call it garbage, but do realize it was much better than the 360 and Ps3's launch. It depends on your preferences, but you should just stop highering your standards and play a damn game.
  • talleyXIV - January 17, 2013 2:21 p.m.

    I sit here and try to act like I can wait for Pikmin 3, but after almost 7 years of waiting I just want to yell in the face of the fuck who delayed it. Do we want it to be perfect, yes? But let's not turn this into Duke Nukem Forever and work on it for 6,000 years and turn it into a mess. QUIT SETTING RELEASE DATES AND TEASING US
  • ParagonT - January 17, 2013 1:41 p.m.

    Is it because of the new consoles being released I suppose?
  • Boonehams - January 17, 2013 11:35 a.m.

    "Pandora's Tower™ - Spring" Did... Did I just read that right? That game's actually coming out?
  • Marteo Broter - January 18, 2013 1:42 p.m.

    Yup. They announced it was coming out a few days back, I believe.
  • shawksta - January 17, 2013 10:13 a.m.

    I don't mind one bit about Pikmin 3, Miyamoto is really into it and making sure it's within standards (which frankly I'm shocked to think he thought Pikmin 2 was too casual).

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