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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.

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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

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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