ALL European release schedule - First half of 2011

After the US release schedule, we couldn't let our European visitors down: here's the European release schedule for Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS.

Hot on the heels of the European launch of the Nintendo 3DS, which launched with thirteen full-3D games on 25th March, the next few months are going to prove just as busy for 3D gaming fans!

17th June 2011 sees one of the most acclaimed instalments in Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series making its way onto Nintendo 3DS. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, is a re-mastered version of the classic Nintendo 64 title. Originally released worldwide in 1998, the game has sold over 7.6 million copies worldwide and is considered one of the most critically acclaimed games in history.

This new edition features enhanced graphics that depict the adventures of the heroic Link in captivating detail. Fans of the series can once again help Link on his quest to save Hyrule from the evil Ganondorf, by exploring many dungeons, temples and using the titular ocarina to aid him on his quest but this time all in 3D and all without the need for special glasses. The game also now takes advantage of the gyro functionality of the Nintendo 3DS console, by physically moving the Nintendo 3DS console players are enabled to explore and look around with a first person view. This edition has been localised into 5 European languages which includes English, French, German and for the very first time ever the game has also been localised into Spanish & Italian.

If you fancy some underwater action then 6th May 2011 will see the debut of Steel Diver across Europe which will bring a captivating, yet novel strategy action game to Nintendo 3DS. This game is sure to have you hooked from the start as you take control and guide your submarine through three different game modes, avoiding obstacles and dodging attacks from enemy ships. By using the inbuilt Nintendo 3DS gyro sensor in Periscope Strike, enjoy spinning around in a swivel chair and watching the 3D horizon of the sea move with you - it really is like looking through a submarine periscope, but make sure you don't forget to use your torpedoes to take out any enemy ships you encounter!

The Nintendo 3DS system will also be the first ever Nintendo platform to be home to an instalment of the world-famous fighting game franchise, Dead or Alive.

Dead or Alive Dimensions is due for European release on 20th May 2011 and exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. Containing over 25 playable characters, you also will be able to use the StreetPass feature to fight with AI controlled fighters. Make enough use of this function and you will be able to unlock prize character figurines as rewards. Fans of the Dead or Alive series will be pleased to know that they can intuitively perform complex fighting combinations utilising the Touch Screen to create an exhilarating new Dead or Alive experience - all of which performed within a fully 3D rendered environment.

If you do not have a Nintendo 3DS yet then do not fear, owners of Nintendo DSi & Nintendo DSi XL (as well as those who own a Nintendo 3DS) will be able to experience Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie, as it launches across Europe on 20th May 2011, followed by the launch of Solatorobo: Red the Hunter, when it becomes available later in the year on July 1st 2011.

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie is the sixth instalment in the long running Dragon Quest series which is a remake of a SNES turn-based role-playing game which has been translated and exported out of Japan to Europe for the very first time. You play a hero sent to defeat Murdaw, the Demon lord of Darkness, and will pit your battle across large mystical worlds. Whilst travelling across the lands, explore new towns and wander through dungeons, but look out for the many enemies which will attack you without warning. Also, look out for the Slippin' Slime mini-game, available to you in certain inns and bars in various cities you travel through. Use the Nintendo DS Touch Screen to play the slime curling mini-game and score points by sliding the stylus in front of slime to make it change direction or go faster.

In Solatorobo: Red the Hunter, players enter a world of epic fantasy action in a role-playing game set on the mythical floating islands of the Shepherd Republic. Take on the story of Red Savarin, an anthropomorphic dog with the ability to take a human form, as he does battle with giant robotic "mecha" and other enemies as he explores the floating islands. This engrossing quest is set in picturesque anime graphics produced by some of the world's leading animator and manga names.

Owners of Wii are in for a treat this year as games such as Wii Play: Motion - 12 new motion-controlled games packaged with a Red Wii Remote Plus controller, Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident - a hidden-object adventure game, Xenoblade Chronicles - an epic RPG adventure, and the ultimate motion controlled adventure - The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be making their way onto Wii in 2011.

Below is just a taster of some of the games which will launch on Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS family of consoles and Wii during Spring / Summer 2011:

Wii April 15 - Spongebob Squigglepants (THQ) 22 - Conduit 2 (SEGA) 28 - DanceDanceRevolution hottest party 4 (Konami) 29 - Virtua Tennis 4 (SEGA) XX - National Geographic Challenge! (Black Bean Games)

May 06 - Greg Hastings Paintball 2 (505 Games) 06 - Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2011 (Activision Publishing) 13 - LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (Disney Interactive Studios) XX - Let's Dance with Mel B (Black Bean Games) XX - We Dance (Nordic Games) XX - FAST - Racing League (WiiWare - Shin'en Multimedia)

June ay - Champion Jockey (TECMO KOEI EUROPE LTD.) 10 - Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters (Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment) 17 - Challenge Me: Brain Puzzles 2 (O-Games) XX - MotoHeroz (WiiWare - RedLynx)

Q2 2011 XX - Karaoke Revolution Glee: Volume 2 (Konami) XX - Attack at the Movies (505 Games) XX - Dance Sensation (505 Games) XX - ExerBeat (Namco Bandai) XX - Chrono Trigger (Virtual Console - Square Enix)

Nintendo 3DS April 21 - Puzzle Bobble Universe (Square Enix)

May 06 - Steel Diver (Nintendo) 13 - LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (Disney Interactive Studios) 20 - Dead or Alive Dimensions (Nintendo) 21 - Naruto Shippuden 3D The New Era (505 Games) 26 - Sudoku -The Puzzle Game Collection- (Hudson Soft)

June 02 - Sports Island 3D (Hudson Soft) 17 - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo) 17 - Naruto Shippuden 3D The New Era (505 Games)

Q2 2011 XX - Pac-Man and Galaga Dimensions (Namco Bandai)

Nintendo DS April 22 - Valet Parking 1989 (Nintendo DSiWare - Zordix) 29 - Thor: God of Thunder (SEGA) XX - Cradle of Rome / Cradle of Egypt Double Pack (Mastertronic)

May 06 - Plants vs. Zombies (Nintendo DSiWare - PopCap) 13 - LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (Disney Interactive Studios) 20 - Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie (Nintendo) XX - Pucca Power Up (Rising Star Games)

June 17 - Challenge Me: Brain Puzzles 2 (O-Games)

Q2 2011 XX - Zhu Zhu Classic (Activision Publishing) XX - Kung Zhu (Activision Publishing) XX - Tituef (Deep Silver) XX - Miffy's World (Pan Vision)

July 01 - Solatorobo: Red the Hunter (Nintendo)

Posted on 13-04-2011 by Dennis


  • Took them long enough to give a Dragon Quest VI release date. Annoyingly, the 20th of May is quickly becoming a very busy day for games for me, with DQ6, Dead or Alive on the 3DS, and LA Noire on the 360. At least I'll have birthday money to fritter awya on them.

    ganepark32, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • What no Driver: Renegade???

    Andrew, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • Andrew I to find it odd it nor James Noir isn't there. I still think they are going to be around launch, retail sites say either May or April but they are just guesses.

    Trent, 30-11--0001 at 00:00
  • James Noir is out in the US in early June (I forget the exact date) so that'll be out here shortly after. As for Driver: Renegade, they said Summer and I'd expect that to be July.

    ganepark32, 30-11--0001 at 00:00

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