news\ Jan 17, 2013 at 10:15 am

I can't buy my wife a birthday gift because Lego City: Undercover, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon all release in March

LEGO City: Undercover screenshot

Nintendo's 2013 is shaping up to be excellent. Through Spring, some highly anticipated games are releasing on the Wii U and 3DS -- the most notable being LEGO City: UndercoverMonster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

LEGO City: Undercover releases March 18 and puts you in the role of Chase McCain, a police officer and master of disguise. In pursuit of criminal mastermind Rex Fury, you explore a massive, open-world of LEGO City with tons of vehicles from real-life play sets. It's also the first LEGO game not based on a movie license. If you're looking for a 3DS version of this game, there is a prequel to the Wii U game called LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins. It arrives on the 3DS on April 21 and will follow the exploits of Chase McCain as a rookie cop.

The day after LEGO City: Undercover releases, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate releases on March 19 for the Wii U alongside a 3DS version. With more than 200 quests, the action RPG features more monsters and equipment crafting that fans of the series love.

Not to be forgotten, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon will release on the 3DS on March 24. The game sees Luigi travel through more mansions to capture more ghosts, because that's what Luigi does. 

Some other notable games launching on the Wii U and 3DS through Spring are:

Wii U

  • The Amazing Spider-Man Ultimate Edition  -  March
  • The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct  -  March 26
  • The Croods: Prehistoric Party!  -  March 19
  • Need For Speed Most Wanted  -  March 19
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines  -  Q1
  • Rayman Legends  -  February 26


  • Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of Titan  -  February 26
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers  -  April 16
  • The Croods: Prehistoric Party!  -  March 19
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow -- Mirror of Fate  -  March 5
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 3D  -  February 12
  • Monster High Skultimate Roller Maze  -  March 13
  • NARUTO Powerful Shippuden  -  March 5
  • Brain Age: Concentration Training  -  February 10
  • Fire Emblem Awakening  -  February 4
  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity  -  March 24
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed  -  February 12

You can follow Senior Editor Lance Liebl on Twitter @Lance_GZ. He likes talking sports, video games, movies, and the stupidity of celebrities. Email at

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