Lego City Undercover due March 18

Nintendo's spring software lineup includes Traveller's Tales' open-world game for Wii U, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on March 19.

Nintendo today announced its spring 2013 release plans for North America, scheduling Lego City Undercover to arrive March 18 for the Wii U, followed by Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate a day later on the Wii U and 3DS.

In addition, a second entry in the Lego City series--Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins--will come to the 3DS April 21. That game is a prequel to the Wii U game and follows the efforts of Chase McCain during his early years on the force.

Other Wii U titles getting release dates today include The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (March 26), Need for Speed: Most Wanted (March 19), and Rayman Legends (February 26). The Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines will be available by the end of March.

Nintendo also divulged release dates for the 3DS games Brain Age: Concentration Training (February 10), Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (March 24), and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (March 24).

On top of revealing release dates for various Wii U and 3DS games, Nintendo today announced it will launch a Wii U GamePad Accessory Set February 4. This pack will include a screen protector for the GamePad, an extra-large stylus, and a cleaning cloth. It will sell for $13.

Below is a list of Nintendo's spring 2013 releases, broken down by category. All launch dates are subject to change.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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47 comments
perfect_chao
perfect_chao

Only Lego City and Luigi's mansion interest me out of all those 3DS games listed.. too bad the slide pad sucks ass, you can't even hold one direction for more than 10 seconds before your thumb just slowly slips off it.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Lego City undercover just makes the launch Window for the Wii u. Will the wait for this game be worth it? It is the first original Not based on a movie or Superhero's Lego game in a long time. Since Lego Racers way back on the Nintendo 64.

AlexFili
AlexFili

Can't wait for Walking Dead

Flint247
Flint247

Great list. I hope to pick up a Wii U by my birthday in March or later. :)

Arbalon
Arbalon

Dang... thats a lot of games..


kavadias1981
kavadias1981

MH3U, LCU, A:CM, RL, SMT:DS, C:LoS, NPS, FEA and LM:DM for me. My Wii U and 3DS will be getting a good workout in the coming months. 

StarkJJ
StarkJJ

Monster Hunter comes out a day after my birthday!  But, no Bayonetta 2 news?

kabalzer0
kabalzer0

so when is The Wonderful 101 getting a release date???

kekejefferis
kekejefferis

Pandoras tower is an excellent game, I got it when it came out in the UK spring 2012, glad its coming out in the US finally. Dont let this game pass unoticed it derserves your time.

Lego city looks like a really fun game but sadly it dosnt justify buying a WiiU yet.

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

Aww man, come to ps3, 360, pc baby please D':

armodillo17
armodillo17

Hm... no Wonderful 101 or Pikmin 3 release dates yet. I was hoping for those.

armodillo17
armodillo17

Ok, so Pandora's Tower, which is one of the higher profile games that NA fans have been clamoring for, finally gets a surprise announcement that it's coming to NA at last, and it doesn't even get mentioned in the article. Are you serious!? What... the...

CamoBullo
CamoBullo

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate -- my body is ready for you.

logicalfrank
logicalfrank

I have a feeling that the Lego City Undercover: The Chase for 3DS is going to be yet another Lego game that lacks the open world element on handhelds. At least they changed the title and are not trying to pass it off as the exact same game this time though. Baby steps!

I'm most excited for the new Fire Emblem out of those games listed.

Bangerman15
Bangerman15

all these games in just a few months span :/

leeko_link
leeko_link

Yes, Pandora's Tower coming to NA at last, damn and 3DS got all the good games: Etrian Odyssey IV, Soul Hackers, Luigi's Mansion IV, Fire Emblem 13, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. Also so glad Rayman Legends and Aliens: Colonial Marines got release dates too.

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

And Rayman Legends and The Cave look cool, too.

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

It's about time we got some news about release dates on Wii U games, not to mention 3DS games! I'm looking at Lego City Undercover, Monster Hunter, Castlevania, and Luigi's Mansion. Can't wait!

Allicrombie
Allicrombie moderator moderator

yeah baby, Lego City!

elbauto
elbauto

Only for Wii U and 3ds?fuck, looked interesting,,,

X_Colbert_X
X_Colbert_X

MH3U, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Rayman Legends, Lego City: Undercover, Castlevania Mirror of Fate, AND Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon are all coming out within ~3-4 weeks of each other?

Well, there goes what little free time I have.

Kenshin0011
Kenshin0011

Looking forward to it! Still curious though about how the 3DS game will actual be played....and I'm going to be picking up spider man because I didn't play it on the other consoles, and this time around I hope they fix some bugs to make it even better

TheOnlyConan
TheOnlyConan

Oh my. Did they already release the Wii U? Because everyone I know does not own one and almost every game has skipped Wii U. So I figured it did not come out yet.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

Lego will own the video game industry inside of 5 years.

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

The most interesting game on the Wii U, at least for me, is Rayman Legends.

braqoon
braqoon

Aliens and Lego City is a must buy for me. Even if there is no much differences x-platform in Aliens, I'm not really keen on Xbla Gold renewal for some multilayer.

93ChevyNut
93ChevyNut

Nice to see a fellow DT fan.  Portnoy FTW!! (even though he's not with them anymore)

Mayleene
Mayleene

Maybe you should get out more.

perfect_chao
perfect_chao

@djmaster1994 @perfect_chao 

No it means the slide pad sucks ass, the vita is much better and that doesn't happen on the control sticks. Vita has rounded sides as well, the 3DS is disappointing because its a bit cheaply made.. though it has good games.

Try going back to school so you can learn how to spell, idiot.

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

@93ChevyNut Indeed, he's my favorite drummer, and I definitely miss him in the band. However, I had a chance to meet him not too long ago that I do not believe would have happened if he was still in the band. He was a cool guy, and was happy to sign the stuff I had with me. It will be interesting to see what the next album will sound like with Mangini being included in the writing, though!

djmaster1994
djmaster1994

@nintendoboy16 Yet that lead to PS2 outselling PS3

leaving PS3 in dust because of that. 
Nintendo drops it support on it current console when they coming with a new one. 

This isn't anything new. 

armodillo17
armodillo17

@nintendoboy16 I think that's a pretty narrow minded view, personally. Besides, Wii games can be played on the Wii U, so people who got rid of their Wii's when getting a Wii U can still play it.

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

@jflkdjs Maybe you do (nothing wrong with that of course), but I don't see the general sales of the game be even passable for XSEED's standards, especially after what was said about the Wii, which wasn't positive reception at all.

It's not like when the PS2, which to date is received as one of the best consoles of all time, got God of War II and Rogue Galaxy when the PS3 came out. Most everyone (especially here on Gamespot) pretty much WANTED the Wii to end.