Nintendo pushes Pikmin 3 out of spring line-up

If you've been waiting with bated breath to feedPikmin 3,Game & Wario, andThe Wonderful 101into your Wii U's disc drive, well, keep waiting. Nintendo's pushed all three, as well asWii 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

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.