A white Wii U.

2012 was a notable year for Nintendo. The Nintendo 3DS began to grow in amount of games. Nintendo also released the Nintendo 3DS XL, Wii Mini (RVL-201), and Wii U in 2012. A few DS games were also released. Nintendo Power magazine ceased publication after nearly 24 years, December marked its final issue.

Important Events

  • April 21 - New Super Mario Bros. 2 was announced.
  • April 28 - The original Nintendo 3DS was released in South Korea.
  • June 5 - New Super Mario Bros. U was announced.
  • June 5-7 - E3 2012 happened.
  • June 21 - The Nintendo 3DS XL was announced.
  • July 28 - The Nintendo 3DS XL was released in Japan, Europe, and UK.
  • August 19 - The 3DS XL was released in North America.
  • August 23 - The 3DS XL was released in Australia.
  • September 3 - The 3DS XL was released in Brazil.
  • September 20 - The 3DS XL was released in South Korea.
  • September 28 - The original 3DS and 3DS XL were released in Hong Kong and the Republic of China.
  • November 18 - The Wii U was released in North America.
  • November 29 - The Wii U was released in Mexico and South Africa.
  • November 30 - The Wii U was released in Europe and Australia.
  • December - The final issue of Nintendo Power is published in the USA.
  • December 7 - The 3DS XL was released as an iQue Player in China. The Wii Mini was released in Canada.
  • December 8 - The Wii U was released in Japan.

Timeline

  • June 23: Pokémon Black and White 2, the last first-party DS game, was released in Japan.
  • October 7: Pokémon Black and White 2 were released in North America.
  • October 12: Pokémon Black and White 2 were released in Europe.

Games released in 2012

Nintendo DS/DSi

Please select a region.

34 games were released in Japan. Template:DS 2012 JP

00 games were released in North America. Template:DS 2012 USA

00 games were released in Europe. Template:DS 2012 EU

DSiWare

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00 games were released in Japan. Template:DSiWare 2012 JP

00 games were released in North America. Template:DSiWare 2012 USA

00 games were released in Europe. Template:DSiWare 2012 EU

Wii

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00 games were released in Japan. Template:Wii 2012 JP

12 games were released in North America.

Title Publisher Release Date ESRB Source
Rhythm Heaven Fever Nintendo 2012-02-13February 13, 2012 03Everyone GameFAQs [1]
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond Nintendo 2012-02-27February 27, 2012 03Everyone GameFAQs [2]
Mario Party 9 Nintendo 2012-03-11March 11, 2012 03Everyone GameFAQs [3]
Xenoblade Chronicles Nintendo 2012-04-06April 06, 2012 05Teen GameFAQs [4]
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment 2012-06-19June 19, 2012 04Everyone 10+ GameFAQs [5]
The Last Story Xseed Games 2012-08-14August 14, 2012 05Teen GameFAQs [6]
Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition Nintendo 2012-09-16September 16, 2012 04Everyone 10+ GameFAQs [7]
Just Dance 4 Ubisoft 2012-10-09October 09, 2012 04Everyone 10+ GameFAQs [8]
Skylanders Giants Activision 2012-10-21October 21, 2012 04Everyone 10+ GameFAQs [9]
Wreck-It Ralph Activision 2012-100-30October 30, 2012 03Everyone GameFAQs [10]
LEGO Lord of the Rings Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment 2012-11-13November 13, 2012 04Everyone 10+ GameFAQs [11]
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Disney Interactive Studios 2012-11-18November 18, 2012 03Everyone GameFAQs [12]

00 games were released in Europe. Template:Wii 2012 EU

Virtual Console (Wii)

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00 games were released in Japan. Template:VC 2012 JP

00 games were released in North America. Template:VC 2012 USA

00 games were released in Europe. Template:VC 2012 EU

WiiWare

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00 games were released in North America. Template:WiiWare 2012 USA

00 games were released in Europe. Template:WiiWare 2012 EU

Nintendo 3DS

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00 games were released in Japan. Template:3DS 2012 JP

00 games were released in North America.

Title Publisher Release Date ESRB Source
My Pet Puppy 3D 505 Games 2012-01-24January 24, 2012 03Everyone GameFAQs [13]
Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 3D Konami 2012-02-01February 01, 2012 03Everyone GameFAQs [14]
Balloon Pop 2 UFO Interactive 2012-02-07February 7, 2012 03Everyone GameFAQs [15]
Resident Evil: Revelations Capcom 2012-02-07February 7, 2012 06Mature GameFAQs [16]
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Sega 2012-02-14February 14, 2012 03Everyone GameFAQs [17]
Tales of the Abyss Namco Bandai Games 2012-02-14February 14, 2012 05Teen GameFAQs [18]
Tekken 3D Prime Edition Namco Bandai Games 2012-02-14February 14, 2012 05Teen GameFAQs [19]
Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D Konami 2012-02-21February 21, 2012 06Mature GameFAQs [20]
Crush 3D Sega 2012-03-06March 6, 2012 04Everyone 10+ GameFAQs [21]
Nicktoons MLB 3D 2K Games 2012-03-06March 6, 2012 03Everyone GameFAQs [22]
Kid Icarus: Uprising Nintendo 2012-03-23March 23, 2012 04Everyone 10+ GameFAQs [23]
50 Classic Games 3D Maximum Family Games 2012-03-27March 27, 2012 03Everyone GameFAQs [24]
Alien Chaos 3D Giant Media Group 2012-03-27March 27, 2012 04Everyone 10+ GameFAQs [25]
Horses 3D Ubisoft 2012-03-27March 27, 2012 03Everyone GameFAQs [26]
Funky Barn 3D Ubisoft 2012-04-03April 3, 2012 03Everyone GameFAQs [27]
Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir Nintendo 2012-04-13April 13, 2012 05Teen GameFAQs [28]
Shifting World Aksys Games 2012-04-24April 24, 2012 03Everyone GameFAQs [29]
Battleship Activision 2012-05-15May 15, 2012 04Everyone 10+ GameFAQs [30]
Mario Tennis Open Nintendo 2012-05-20May 20, 2012 03Everyone GameFAQs [31]
Deer Drive Legends 3D Maximum Family Games 2012-05-29May 29, 2012 05Teen GameFAQs [32]
Madagascar 3: The Video Game D3Publisher 2012-06-05June 5, 2012 03Everyone GameFAQs [33]
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment 2012-06-19June 19, 2012 04Everyone 10+ GameFAQs [34]
Order Up!! Ignition Entertainment 2012-06-21June 21, 2012 03Everyone GameFAQs [35]
Jewel Master: Cradle of Rome 2 Rising Star Games 2012-06-26June 26, 2012 03Everyone GameFAQs [36]
The Amazing Spider-Man Activision 2012-06-26June 26, 2012 05Teen GameFAQs [37]
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Square Enix 2012-07-03July 3, 2012 04Everyone 10+ GameFAQs [38]

00 games were released in Europe. Template:3DS 2012 EU

Virtual Console (3DS)

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00 games were released in Japan. Template:3DSVC 2012 JP

00 games were released in North America. Template:3DSVC 2012 USA

00 games were released in Europe. Template:3DSVC 2012 EU

Wii U

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15 games were released in Japan.

Title Publisher Release Date CERO
Assassin's Creed III Ubisoft 2012-12-8December 8, 2012 05CERO Z
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment 2012-12-8December 8, 2012 03
C
FIFA 13: World Class Soccer Electronic Arts 2012-12-8December 8, 2012 01
A
Mass Effect 3: Special Edition Electronic Arts 2012-12-8December 8, 2012 04CERO D
Monster Hunter 3G HD Ver. Capcom 2012-12-8December 8, 2012 03
C
Musou Orochi 2 Hyper Koei Tecmo Games 2012-12-8December 8, 2012 02
B
New Super Mario Bros. U Nintendo 2012-12-8December 8, 2012 01
A
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge Koei Tecmo Games 2012-12-8December 8, 2012 05CERO Z
Nintendo Land Nintendo 2012-12-8December 8, 2012 01
A
Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition Bandai Namco Games 2012-12-8December 8, 2012 03
C
ZombiU Ubisoft 2012-12-8December 8, 2012 04CERO D
San Goku Shi 12 Koei Tecmo Games 2012-12-13December 13, 2012 01
A
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Square Enix 2012-12-20December 20, 2012 05CERO Z
Sports Connection Ubisoft 2012-12-20December 20, 2012 01
A
The Family Party (Simple Series for Wii U Vol. 1) D3 Publisher 2012-12-20December 20, 2012 01
A

37 games were released in North America.

Title Publisher Release Date ESRB
Assassin's Creed III Ubisoft 2012-11-13November 13, 2012 06Mature
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment 2012-11-13November 13, 2012 05Teen
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Activision 2012-11-13November 13, 2012 06Mature
ESPN Sports Connection Ubisoft 2012-11-13November 13, 2012 03Everyone
FIFA Soccer 13 Electronic Arts 2012-11-13November 13, 2012 03Everyone
Just Dance 4 Ubisoft 2012-11-13November 13, 2012 04Everyone 10+
Madden NFL 13 Electronic Arts 2012-11-13November 13, 2012 03Everyone
Rabbids Land Ubisoft 2012-11-13November 13, 2012 04Everyone 10+
Scribblenauts Unlimited Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment 2012-11-13November 13, 2012 04Everyone 10+
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 Ubisoft 2012-11-13November 13, 2012 04Everyone 10+
Ben 10: Omniverse D3Publisher 2012-11-18November 18, 2012 04Everyone 10+
Darksiders II THQ 2012-11-18November 18, 2012 06Mature
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Disney Interactive Studios 2012-11-18November 18, 2012 03Everyone
Funky Barn 505 Games 2012-11-18November 18, 2012 03Everyone
Game Party Champions Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment 2012-11-18November 18, 2012 03Everyone
Mass Effect 3: Special Edition Electronic Arts 2012-11-18November 18, 2012 06Mature
NBA 2K13 2K Sports 2012-11-18November 18, 2012 03Everyone
New Super Mario Bros. U Nintendo 2012-11-18November 18, 2012 03Everyone
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge Nintendo 2012-11-18November 18, 2012 06Mature
Nintendo Land Nintendo 2012-11-18November 18, 2012 04Everyone 10+
SiNG Party Nintendo 2012-11-18November 18, 2012 04Everyone 10+
Skylanders: Giants Activision 2012-11-18November 18, 2012 04Everyone 10+
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Sega 2012-11-18November 18, 2012 04Everyone 10+
Tank! Tank! Tank! Namco Bandai Games 2012-11-18November 18, 2012 04Everyone 10+
Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition Namco Bandai Games 2012-11-18November 18, 2012 05Teen
Transformers Prime: The Game Activision 2012-11-18November 18, 2012 04Everyone 10+
Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper Tecmo Koei 2012-11-18November 18, 2012 05Teen
Wipeout 3 Activision 2012-11-18November 18, 2012 04Everyone 10+
ZombiU Ubisoft 2012-11-18November 18, 2012 06Mature
Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013 Activision 2012-12-4December 4, 2012 05Teen
Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade D3Publisher 2012-12-4December 4, 2012 03Everyone
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth Ubisoft 2012-12-4December 4, 2012 05Teen
Rapala Pro Bass Fishing Activision 2012-12-4December 4, 2012 03Everyone
Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game D3Publisher 2012-12-4December 4, 2012 04Everyone 10+
007 Legends Activision 2012-12-11December 11, 2012 05Teen
Jeopardy! THQ 2012-12-14December 14, 2012 03Everyone
Wheel of Fortune THQ 2012-12-14December 14, 2012 03Everyone

28 games were released in Europe.

Title Publisher Release Date PEGI Source
Assassin's Creed III Ubisoft 2012-11-30November 30, 2012 05PEGI 18 GameFAQs [39]
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment 2012-11-30November 30, 2012 04PEGI 16 GameFAQs [40]
Ben 10: Omniverse D3Publisher 2012-11-30November 30, 2012 03PEGI 12 GameFAQs [41]
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Activision 2012-11-30November 30, 2012 05PEGI 18 GameFAQs [42]
Darksiders II THQ 2012-11-30November 30, 2012 04PEGI 16 GameFAQs [43]
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Disney Interactive Studios 2012-11-30November 30, 2012 02PEGI 7 GameFAQs [44]
Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade D3Publisher 2012-11-30November 30, 2012 02PEGI 7 GameFAQs [45]
FIFA 13 Electronic Arts 2012-11-30November 30, 2012 01PEGI 3 GameFAQs [46]
Funky Barn 505 Games 2012-11-30November 30, 2012 01PEGI 3 GameFAQs [47]
Game Party Champions Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment 2012-11-30November 30, 2012 01PEGI 3 GameFAQs [48]
Just Dance 4 Ubisoft 2012-11-30November 30, 2012 01PEGI 3 GameFAQs [49]
Mass Effect 3: Special Edition Electronic Arts 2012-11-30November 30, 2012 05PEGI 18 GameFAQs [50]
New Super Mario Bros. U Nintendo 2012-11-30November 30, 2012 01PEGI 3 GameFAQs [51]
Nintendo Land Nintendo 2012-11-30November 30, 2012 02PEGI 7 GameFAQs [52]
Rabbids Land Ubisoft 2012-11-30November 30, 2012 02PEGI 7 GameFAQs [53]
Skylanders: Giants Activision 2012-11-30November 30, 2012 02PEGI 7 GameFAQs [54]
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Sega 2012-11-30November 30, 2012 02PEGI 7 GameFAQs [55]
Sports Connection Ubisoft 2012-11-30November 30, 2012 01PEGI 3 GameFAQs [56]
Tank! Tank! Tank! Namco Bandai Games 2012-11-30November 30, 2012 02PEGI 7 GameFAQs [57]
Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition Namco Bandai Games 2012-11-30November 30, 2012 04PEGI 16 GameFAQs [58]
Transformers Prime: The Game Activision 2012-11-30November 30, 2012 02PEGI 7 GameFAQs [59]
Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper Tecmo Koei 2012-11-30November 30, 2012 03PEGI 12 GameFAQs [60]
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 Ubisoft 2012-11-30November 30, 2012 01PEGI 3 GameFAQs [61]
ZombiU Ubisoft 2012-11-30November 30, 2012 05PEGI 18 GameFAQs [62]
Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013 Activision 2012-12-4December 4, 2012 04PEGI 16 GameFAQs [63]
007 Legends Activision 2012-12-7December 7, 2012 04PEGI 16 GameFAQs [64]
Rise of the Guardians D3Publisher 2012-12-14December 14, 2012 03PEGI 12 GameFAQs [65]
NBA 2K13 2K Sports 2012-12-19December 19, 2012 01PEGI 3 GameFAQs [66]

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