While Nintendo’s plans for the Wii U this holiday season remain a mystery, the company’s handheld intentions have become that much clearer.  The house that Mario built has released a full list of 3DS, DS and Nintendo eShop releases through the end of the year.  Bringing along disappointments as well as concrete dates for long-awaited games, there’s something for everyone on the list.

Not every title has been nailed down, but major exclusives have received launch dates through November, so make sure to have your 3DS charger at the ready.  On the first party side of releases, New Super Mario Bros. 2 will kick things off as expected on August 19, followed by Crosswords Plus on October 1.  Only a week later, for the DS, Pokemaniacs can pick up Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2 on October 7.

Nintendo continues to roll out the big guns as the weather becomes colder, with Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask on October 28.  The final major Nintendo release comes on November 11 in the form of my most anticipated title on the list, Paper Mario: Sticker Star.  A return to the franchise’s RPG roots, I could not be more excited after two sparse E3 showings about the return of this franchise.

Sadly absent from the list is Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Side of the Moon, which Nintendo has confirmed will be available in 2013.  While surely another Gamecube follow-up I would have loved to see, so little has been shown of that title at this point that fans can only hope the push gives the title the polish it deserves.

Third parties are not leaving the handheld market out in the cold, however, as several other big titles will appear on Nintendo’s systems.  Activision’s Skylanders Giants will be making the leap to the 3DS’ small screen on October 21, and the promising 2D platformer Disney‘s Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion will grace the handheld on November 18.

Check out the full, lengthy lists below for all releases, including digital offerings like the Pokédex 3D Pro, available November 8.  All Nintendo fans should be able to find something to anticipate, but I can say one thing is for sure.  Make sure to pre-order Petz Countryside now before it sells out to hardcore audiences.

Nintendo 3DS
Publisher Title Available
Activision Publishing, Inc. Angry Birds Trilogy October
Activision Publishing, Inc. Bratz: Fashion Boutique October
Activision Publishing, Inc. Lalaloopsy: Carnival of Friends October
Activision Publishing, Inc. Moshi Monsters Moshlings Theme Park October
Activision Publishing, Inc. Skylanders Giants Oct. 21
Activision Publishing, Inc. TRANSFORMERS PRIME Oct. 30
Activision Publishing, Inc. The Trash Pack October
Activision Publishing, Inc. Wipeout 3 October
Activision Publishing, Inc. Wreck It Ralph October
Aksys Games Localization, Inc. Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward Oct. 23
ATLUS (Index Digital Media, Inc.) Code of Princess Oct. 9
D3Publisher Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game Nov. 20
D3Publisher Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?! Fall
D3Publisher Ben 10: Omniverse Fall
Disney Interactive Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion Nov. 18
Disney Interactive Disney·Pixar Finding Nemo September
Disney Interactive Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure September
Electronic Arts FIFA 13 September
GameMill Entertainment Hotel Transylvania Sept. 18
Majesco Entertainment Hello Kitty Picnic October
Maximum Games 50 Classic Games October
Maximum Games American Mensa Academy October
Maximum Games Junior Classic Games October
Maximum Games Jett Tailfin November
Natsume Inc. Harvest Moon: A New Beginning Q4
Nintendo New Super Mario Bros. 2 Aug. 19
Nintendo Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone! Oct. 1
Nintendo Crosswords Plus Oct. 1
Nintendo Style Savvy: Trendsetters Oct. 22
Nintendo Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask Oct. 28
Nintendo Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive! Nov. 5
Nintendo Paper Mario: Sticker Star Nov. 11
SEGA Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed Nov. 20
Storm City Entertainment Chevrolet Camaro Wild Ride August
Storm City Entertainment Old Skool Classics September
Storm City Entertainment Word Wizard 3D September
Telegames, Inc. Classic Games Overload: Card and Puzzle Edition November
Ubisoft Rayman Origins Q3
Ubisoft Imagine Babyz Oct. 23
Ubisoft Imagine Fashion Life Oct. 23
Ubisoft Petz Countryside Nov. 6
Ubisoft Rabbids Rumble Holiday
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment LEGO The Lord of the Rings Fall
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Spy Hunter Fall
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Scribblenauts Unlimited Holiday
XSEED Games Unchained Blades Summer
Nintendo eShop
Publisher Game Available
Arc System Works Vector Racing Aug. 23
Endgame Studio Fractured Soul Q3
Gamelion Speed X Q4
Konami Gradius Q4
Konami Mystical Ninja starring Goemon Q3
Nicalis Cave Story Q3
Nicalis Nightsky Q4
Nintendo Pokémon Dream Radar Oct. 7
Nintendo Sparkle Snapshots 3D Oct. 18
Nintendo Pokédex 3D Pro Nov. 8
Nintendo Fluidity: Spin Cycle Q4
Nintendo Wario Land II Q4
Nintendo Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Q4
nnooo Spirit Hunters Inc. Q4
Teyon Crazy Chicken: Pirates 3D Aug. 16
UFO Interactive Johnny Impossible Q3
XSEED Games Unchained Blades Q3
Nintendo DS
Publisher Game Available
2K Play Nickelodeon Bubble Guppies Nov. 1
2K Play Nickelodeon Dora & Team Umizoomi: Fantastic Flight Nov. 1
Activision Publishing, Inc. TRANSFORMERS PRIME Oct. 30
Activision Publishing, Inc. Bratz: Fashion Boutique October
Activision Publishing, Inc. Lalaloopsy: Carnival of Friends October
Activision Publishing, Inc. Moshi Monsters Moshlings Theme Park October
Activision Publishing, Inc. The Trash Pack October
Activision Publishing, Inc. Wreck It Ralph October
D3Publisher Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game Nov. 20
D3Publisher Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?! Fall
D3Publisher Ben 10: Omniverse Fall
D3Publisher Victorious: Taking the Lead Fall
D3Publisher Winx Club: Magical Fairy Party Fall
GameMill Entertainment Big Time Rush Nov. 6
GameMill Entertainment Hotel Transylvania Sept. 18
Little Orbit Monster High: Skultimate Roller Maze Nov. 13
NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. THUNDERCATS Sept. 25
Nintendo Pokémon Black Version 2 Oct. 7
Nintendo Pokémon White Version 2 Oct. 7
Scholastic Inc. I SPY Game Pack September
Scholastic Inc. Smart Games for Kids September
Telegames, Inc. Puzzle Overload October
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment LEGO The Lord of the Rings Fall