Wii U And 3DS 2014 Software Lineups, Smash Bros. Confirmed for 2014

by Kyle Hilliard on Jan 29, 2014 at 02:35 PM

Nintendo's recent financial results briefing revealed the lineup of games coming to Nintendo's consoles in 2014.

These are the titles of the game as they appear from Nintendo. This list confirms that Super Smash Bros. will be coming this year, and its presumed true titles on both 3DS and Wii U aren't very creative. Nintendo's first party games have release dates, or at least release windows, while the third-party games from assorted publishers and developers are simply listed as arriving in 2014.

Wii U
First party

  • Wii Fit U - Jan. 10
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - Feb. 21
  • Mario Kart 8 - Spring
  • Hyrule Warriors (temp.) - 2014
  • Super Smash Bros. For Wii U - 2014
  • Bayonetta 2 - 2014
  • A brand new title developed by Monolith Software - 2014

Third party

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails
  • Armillo
  • Wooden Sen'SeY Neko
  • 1001 Spikes
  • Teslagrad
  • The Lego Movie Video game
  • Lego The Hobbit
  • Shovel Knight


First party

  • Bravely Default - Feb. 7
  • Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy - Feb. 28
  • Yoshi's New Island - March 24
  • Disnley Magical World - April 11
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS - 2014
  • Kirby: Triple Deluxe - 2014
  • Mario Gold: World Tour - 2014

Third party

  • Cut the Rope: Triple Treat
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • Conception II: Children of the Seven Star
  • Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
  • Siesta Fiesta
  • ONCE PIECE: Romance Dawn
  • 1001 Spikes
  • Moon Chronicles
  • Retro City Rampage
  • The Lego Movie Videogame
  • Lego The Hobbit


Nintendo also listed the following games as releasing outside of 2014. For some, it's the first we've heard of these games in a long time.

  • Yarn Yoshi (temp.)
  • Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem (temp.)
  • The Legend of Zelda (temp.)

Noticeably absent from the list of third-party games coming to Wii U is Ubisoft's Watch Dogs. Rumors of the game's cancellation circulated online earlier this month when pre-orders were inexplicably cancelled. Ubisoft denied the cancellation, however, and retailers continue to accept pre-orders on the Wii U version of the game.

[Source: Nintendo Financial Results Briefing]


Our Take
Nintendo's third-party offering here is slim. This isn't necessarily everything coming to the Wii U and 3DS from non-Nintendo companies this year, but at the outset, this is a disappointing list of third-party games. Also, the absence of Watch Dogs is troubling. The game has not been officially cancelled by Ubisoft, but its disappearance here certainly raises an eyebrow about its future. On the plus side... Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart this year worth getting excited about.