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The timeline for Ohga Shrugs is broken into several sections.

2007 Edit

  • January 4 - Pokemon Battle Revolution is released for the Revolution. It is not as successful as earlier Pokemon console games of the same style, due in part to the online portions of the handheld games it is meant to supplement.
  • February – Virtua Fighter 5 is released for the Pluto.
  • February 15 - Planet Puzzle League is released for the Nitro.
  • February 22 - Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn is released for the Revolution. It is the first of many notable role-playing games for the system.
  • March – Virtua Tennis 3 is released for the Pluto.
Super Paper Mario
  • April 9 – Super Paper Mario is released for the Revolution.
  • April 12 - Ace Attorney 4 is released for the Nitro. It is a moderate hit in Japan, but due to the lateness of the first three games in the West, it isn't released in America and Europe until 2009.
  • April 13 - Pilotwings Island is released for the Nitro. The game is a minor hit, and encourages many who were doubting the abilities of developer Hudson Soft.
  • May 22 – Mario Party 8 is released. It performs similarly to its GameCube predecessors.
  • May 25 - Mega Man Soccer: Powered Up is released. In addition to being one of the early hit games of the console generation, it solidifies the relationship between Next Level Games and Capcom.
  • June – Sonic the Hedgehog, better known as Sonic 07, is released. Although by no means the mess our timeline’s counterpart was, the game is still heavily criticized for its story.
  • June 23 - The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass is released for the Nitro. A spinoff of Wind Waker, it goes on to become the best selling handheld Zelda game of all time.
  • June 26 - Lost Planet is released for the Pluto and Revolution. It starts a moderately successful new Capcom franchise.
  • June 29 - Brain Age 2 is released for the Nitro. The game continues the Nitro's trend and Nintendo's trend in general of attracting new audiences.
  • June - The Game Boy Advance receives its final price cut, to $50.
  • July - Ninja Gaiden Sigma is released for the Revolution. It marks a change in the exclusivity of games, and the increasing reliance on first party efforts.
  • July 10 - E3 2007 is held. Nintendo shows off Mario Kart X, Super Smash Bros Brawl, Super Mario Galaxy, and Revolution Fitness for the Revolution, while Sega demonstrates Nights: Journey of Dreams, Sonic at the Olympic Games, and third party games like Metal Gear Solid 4 for the Pluto. Other games shown include Assassins' Creed, Resident Evil 5, and Star Wars" The Force Unleashed. Meanwhile, the Nitro continues its run with games like The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword and Contra 4.
  • July 19 - The Revolution's eShop proper opens to the public. This allows for the digital purchases of software beyond Virtual Console titles. Launch games for the eShop service include Bomberman Blast and several components of the Revolution series.
  • August 10 - Responding to slow sales, especially over the summer, and disappointing titles like Sonic 07, Sega cuts the bottom price point of the Pluto to $280, introducing a new sku to take the top price point. Although this has minimal a effect, it takes time for the Pluto to prove its place in the market.
  • August 17 - Mountain of Faith, the tenth Touhou game, is released in Japan. The game is later ported to the Nintendo eShop abroad, making this the first entry in the series to appear on a Nintendo system.
  • September 10 – Metroid Prime 3 is released. The game finishes the Prime trilogy, but the lack of online multiplayer prevents it from becoming a killer app.
  • September 13 - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon 2 is released for the Nitro.
Super Mario Galaxy

Super Mario Galaxy would become one of the most acclaimed games of all time.

  • November 1 – Super Mario Galaxy is released for the Revolution. It is one of the top-rated games of all time, and sells remarkably well. Mario Party Nitro is released on the same day, and is much better received than its GBA predecessor.
  • November 5 - Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is released for the PC. The game shakes up the First-Person shooter by taking place in a modern setting and adding new aspects to multiplayer. Many other shooters would follow in its footsteps.
  • November – Sonic at the Olympic Games is released. Although not quite as popular as our timeline’s Mario crossover series, it does well enough to warrant multiple sequels.
  • November – Assassin’s Creed is released for both consoles. The game is slightly scaled down from our timeline’s version, and still suffers from repetition. Nevertheless, the game proves to be a hit, starts a new franchise, and shows off what these new systems can do.
  • November – Guitar Hero is released for the Revolution and Pluto. It starts what becomes a major franchise. This is two years later than in our timeline due to the limits of G6 discs and the lack of establishment of the two consoles in 2006.
Uncharted
  • November 19 - Uncharted is released for the Revolution and Pluto. It begins a series of realistic action-adventures from developer Naughty Dog.
  • November 20 - Ghost Squad is released for the Pluto.
  • December 8 – Revolution Fitness is released by Nintendo to the Revolution. In a timeline where the video game market is limited, this game helps sell a lot of systems, pushing this generation ahead of its predecessors.

2008 Edit

  • January 24 – Devil May Cry 4 is released for both consoles.
  • January 28 - Advance Wars: Days of Ruin is released for the Nitro. This entry in the series controversially takes a much darker tone than its predecessors, and is less well received.
  • February - Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles is released for the Nitro, officially turning Assassin's Creed into a series. The game receives mixed reviews, much like future spin-offs in the series.
  • March – Sega Superstar Tennis is released, to surprisingly good reviews and sales
  • March 6- Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan is released in japan, the game would be lauch in the west as Yazuka: Samurai Legend
  • March 13 – Super Smash Bros Brawl is released for the Revolution. It is the first major game to make extensive use of Nintendo’s online service.
  • March 20 - Pokemon Ranger 2 is released for the Nitro.
  • March 27 - Monster Hunter Portable is released for the Game Boy Nitro. Essentially a reworking of the first couple of games in the series to work on the weaker Nitro, the game starts a trend of growth for the series.
Mario Kart X

Mario Kart X. Click the image to see in it in its full 720p resolution.

  • April - A remake of Commander Keen in Goodbye Galaxy is released.
  • April - Valkyria Chronicles is released for the Pluto.
  • April 3 – Mario Kart X is released for the Revolution. It becomes the best selling racing game of its generation, and pushes a lot of hardware.
  • May 15 - The Glory of Heracles is released for the Nitro. Reception was decent, but the game is overshadowed by other Nitro RPG's.
  • June - Ninja Gaiden 2 is released for both the Pluto and the Revolution.
  • June – Metal Gear Solid 4 is released for the Pluto.
  • July 10 - Super Wario Land is released for the Revolution. It is the first of several 2D platformers from Good-Feel based on classic Nintendo franchises.
  • July 11 - The original iPhone is released to the general public. It launches a generation of mobile phones that also offer great game-playing abilities.
  • July 15 - E3 2008 is held. This year is a disappointing one for Nintendo fans, as few first party games are shown. Sega shows off Sonic Unleashed and Valkyria Chronicles, and also announces that Final Fantasy XIII would be a multiplatform title. Furthermore, Sega also announced a multi-game deal with the young Platinum Games, which would start a long relationship between the two companies. Third party games included Resident Evil 5.
  • July – Soul Calibur 4 is released
  • July 31 - Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon is released for the Nitro. It is a remake of the original game in the series, and receives sales and praise on par for the series.
  • August 14 - The Nitro receives a price cut to $130. In Japan, Rhythm Heaven Gold, the sequel to a popular rhythm game, is also released on the same day.
Castle Crashers
  • August 31 - Castle Crashers is released for the Pluto and Revolution. It is one of the most successful independent games in history, ultimately selling millions across several systems.
  • September 1 - TechTV introduces another new logo (which is the 2000 logo, but is white and it is on a blue circle) and anorher new look for use on TV, online, print materials, and billboards.
  • September 2 - Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise is announced for the Revolution.
  • September 13 - Pokemon Platinum is released for the Nitro. Although it sells quite well, like earlier Pokemon special editions, the sheer quantity of major Nitro games prevents it from dominating the library.
  • September – Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is released as a multiplatform title.
  • September 18 - Kirby Super Star Ultra is released for the Nitro. A remake of a SNES game with extra content, it actually outsells the original by a wide margin.
Mega Man 9

Mega Man 9 was part of a retro revival in the seventh console generation.

  • September 21 - Mega Man 9 is released as an eShop and SegaNet game. The title breaths new life into a waning franchise.
  • September - Sega cuts the Pluto's minimum price to $200. Only at this point, almost two years after launch, does it begin to sell healthily. However, by this point, it is nearly impossible to match the Revolution.
  • October - Mario Artist is released for the Revolution. Of all of Nintendo's efforts to attract non-gamers, this is perhaps the most remarkable, as it is not a game at all. Instead, it is an art-creation piece of software, with options to share creations online.
  • October – Guitar Hero 2 is released. The game builds on the previous entry’s success.
  • October 28 - Sega Superstars Smackdown: The Skirmish is released for the Pluto. It is the first retail game available for purchase via SegaNet.
  • November 1 - A new version of the Nitro called the Game Boy Nitro Plus is released in Japan. The Nitro Plus is similar to the original, but with slightly more RAM, two built-in cameras, internal and external storage, and a new component of the Nintendo eShop. A worldwide release would come in April.
  • November - Nintendo cuts the minimum Revolution price to $250.
  • November 9 - Banjo-Threeie is released for the Revolution. The game is well received, but pales in comparison to the recent Super Mario Galaxy.
  • November 23 - Animal Crossing: City Folk is released for the Revolution. Although it would sell well, critics bashed the game for being too similar to its predecessors.
  • December 4 - Sega Released in Japan the Visual Novel 428: Fusa Sareta Shibuya de for the SegaNet, the game become a Critics Favorite and cult Classic for it writting.
  • December 17 – Final Fantasy 13 is released for both consoles, although the better selling and received version is on the Revolution.
Tatsunoko vs Capcom

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom

  • December 18 - Tatsunoko vs. Capcom is released for the Revolution in Japan. Although the game never leaves the country, it becomes a favorite among importers.

2009 Edit

  • February 5 - Street Fighter 4 is released for the Revolution and Pluto. The game helps respark the fighting genre, and begins a trend of more Fighting games from Capcom than since the 90's.
  • February 10 - MadWorld is released for the Pluto. It is the first of multiple exclusives from Platinum Games for Sega consoles.
  • February 11 - Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story is released for the Nitro. The game is very well received, becoming the best-selling Mario RPG by the end of the Ntro's life.
  • February – Sonic Unleashed is released. It is considered a return to form for the series, albeit not as good as Mario's recent Super Mario Galaxy.
  • February – Yakuza 3 is released for the Pluto.
  • March 10 - MadWorld is released for the Pluto.
Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5

  • March 19 – Resident Evil 5 is released for both consoles. The game is one of the most popular shooters of the generation, and further popularizes 3rd person shooters.
  • May 23 - Final Fight, a re-imagining of the series by Next Level Games, is released for the Pluto and Revolution.
  • April 29 - WarioWare DIY is released for the Nitro. This microgame compilation allows users to create and share content, and is critcally well received. However, it sells fairly poorly.
  • June 2 - E3 2009 is held. This year's event is considered a step above the previous disappointing year. Sega's titles include Bayonetta, a Devil May Cry-esque action game, Aliens Vs. Predator, and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. Nintendo, meanwhile, shows off New Super Mario Bros Revolution, Metroid: Other M, Ico, and Super Mario Galaxy 2. Third party games demonstrated include Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, Need for Speed: Shift, and Batman: Arkham Asylum. Nitro games displayed include The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, Scribblenauts, and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.
  • June 11 - Tomodachi Collection, known in the west as Friends Collection, is released for the Game Boy Nitro. One of the few Nitro games to use the Revolution's avatars in a significant fashion, this game ultimately sells millions of units in Japan alone. This success eventually prompts a 2011 release in the West. Platinum Games' second title, Infinite Space, is released the same day on SegaNet.
  • June 23 - The Conduit is released for the Pluto.
  • June – Prototype is released. It continues the trend of open-world games on the consoles this generation.
Dragon Quest 9

Dragon Quest 9 was easily one of the Nitro's best selling games in Japan.

  • July - Dragon Quest 9 is released for the Game Boy Nitro, marking a Japanese shift towards portable gaming. It eventually becomes the best selling entry in the series in the country, thanks in part to the Nitro's huge userbase.
  • July 29 - Mario Hoops is released for the Revolution. This is one of several Nintendo games developed by Enix.
  • August 1 – Monster Hunter 3 is released as a Revolution exclusive. The game is a major success, and is widely creditied with turning Monster Hunter into one of Capcom's largest franchises.
  • August – Batman: Arkham Asylum is released for both consoles. The game does very well critically and commercially, starting a new franchise.
  • September – Need for Speed: Shift is released
  • September 12 - Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver is released for the Nitro in Japan. A remake of the second generation of Pokemon, this game actually performs better, thanks to a combination of new mechanics and the health of the Nitro's market. The Western release is in the following March.
  • September 22 - Wacky World of Sports is released for the Pluto.
  • September – Revolution Sports by Rare is released for the Revolution.
  • October 1 – Revolution Fitness Plus is released.
  • October – Tekken 6 is released for both consoles.
  • October 13 - Uncharted 2 is released.
  • October 20 – Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games is released.
  • October 23 - Style Savvy is released for the Nitro.
  • October 29 - Sin & Punishment: Star Successor and Bayonetta are released for the Revolution and Pluto respectively. The games are not released in the West until the next year.
  • November 3 - Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier is released for the Game Boy Nitro. The game, though by no means a travesty, is a sales and critical disappointment, thus putting the series on hiatus.
  • November 5 - Revolution Sports, a sports-themed compilation of minigames from Rare, is released for the Revolution. Unlike our timeline's Wii Sports, it never becomes a phenomenon. However, it does add to the Revolution brand of games that help expand the console market this generation.
  • November 10 – At long last, the first Call of Duty game is brought to the consoles: a port of Modern Warfare. Although the series is at home on the PC, it finds some success on the Revolution and Pluto.
New Super Mario Bros Revolution
  • November 11 – New Super Mario Bros Revolution is released. The game repopularizes 2D platformers, and expands the Revolution’s installbase. In fact, this game is often accredited with giving the Revolution the final push necessary to dominate the console generation. New Super Mario Bros Revolution also was the first retail game available for purchase on the Revolution's eShop.
  • November 17 – Assassin’s Creed 2 is released. In lieu of popular FPS’s like Call of Duty and Halo, and even some sandbox games like Grand Theft Auto, this game helps define the console generation. The spinoff Discovery for the Game Boy Nitro is released the same day.
  • December 5 - PokePark is released for the Revolution in Japan, followed by an international release next year.
  • December 7 - The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks is released for the Nitro. It is neither as commercially or critically successful as Phantom Hourglass, but still is a notable hit.

2010 Edit

  • January 17 - In response to the recent earthquake in Haiti, The Behemoth announces a special three-day sale for their games on SegaNet and the eShop. For every dollar spent on their virtual goods, including both games and DLC, The Behemoth would donate $1.50 to Extra Life.
  • February - Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing is released for the Pluto.
  • March 1 - Mega Man 10 is released for SegaNet and the eShop. The game is somewhat less popular than its 2008 predecessor, putting the series in jeopardy.
  • March 6 - Pokemon Ranger 3 is released for the Nitro, finishing a trilogy of games for the system.
  • March 12 - Picross 3D is released for the Nitro.
  • March 18 - Goldeneye 007 HD Remix is released for the Revolution's eShop. A remake of the N64 classic, this FPS goes on to become one of the eShop's mainstays.
  • March- Yazuka 4 is released for the Pluto
IPad

Apple's iPad series is an indirect competitor of the Game Boy series.

  • April 3 - The iPad from Apple is released. It makes tablet computers a trendy item, and starts to partially replace the use of laptops and desktops for casual use.
  • April 20 - Super Street Fighter 4 is released. The game receives fairly poor sales, preventing Capcom from making more remakes of Street Fighter 4.
  • May 30 – Super Mario Galaxy 2 is released to critical acclaim. Like its predecessor, it is one of the best rated games of all time.
  • June 10 - Xenoblade is released in Japan. However, it does not come to Europe and America for another two years.
  • June 12 - Art Academy is released for the Nitro.
  • June 14 - E3 2010 is held. This is the last E3 before the generational transition begins. Nintendo displays possibly their best lineup yet for the Revolution, with games such as Donkey Kong Country Returns, Ico, Epic Yarn, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Revolution Party, Mario Sports Mix, and Metroid 5: Other M in the first party lineup. Handheld games include Super Smash Bros. Rumble. Sega, in response, displayed Sonic Colors, Sonic the Hedgehog 4, Yakuza 4, and Valkyria Chronicles 2, as well as announcing a new price cut to $150 for the cheapest sku. Third party games included Goldeneye 007 as a Revolution exclusive, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Epic Mickey, Metal Gear Rising as a multiplatform game, Final Fantasy XIV, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, and Rayman Origins.
Ico
  • July 1 - Ico is released for the Revolution. Although critically successful, the game suffers from poor sales.
  • July 15 - Lost in Shadow is released for the Revolution. Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem is released for the Nitro the same day.
  • August 5 – Revolution Party is released, and sells well. Kirby: Mass Attack is released for the Nitro the same day.
  • September 6 - The minimum price for the Revolution is cut to $200. Metroid 5: Other M is released the same day, to less success than the Prime games typically had.
  • September 18 - Pokemon Black/White is released for the Nitro in Japan. Although the second generation of games in the series for the Nitro, Black/White nevertheless ends up being a step forward for the franchise, bringing critical acclaim and sales success. A Western release comes the following March.
  • September 22 - Final Fantasy XIV is released for the Revolution and Pluto. The game, like XI before it, features an emphasis on gameplay over story, in contrast to the cutscene-heavy XIII.
  • September 30 - Okamiden is released for the Game Boy Nitro in Japan. Like the original Okami, the game is reviewed positively but sells poorly.
  • September 31 - Dead Rising 2 is released for both the Revolution and the Pluto. The game is not as well received as the original, but still sells enough to leave the possibility of a sequel open.
  • October - Sonic the Hedgehog 4, a downloadable title for the Pluto, is released. The game is considered a general disappointment.
  • October - Shining Sun: Dark Dawn is released for the Pluto.
  • October 14 - Epic Yarn is released for the Revolution. The game is a new IP from Nintendo, and performs surprisingly well, especially critically.
  • November 2 - Super Smash Bros. Rumble is released for the Game Boy Nitro. Although a definite hit, it is less popular than the recent Brawl for the Revolution.
Sonic Colors

Sonic Colors

  • November – Sonic Colors is released for the Pluto to the most critical acclaim the series has had since the Adventure duo of games.
  • November – Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood is released. From this point on, Assassin’s Creed is an annual franchise.
  • Novemeber 5- NBA Elite 2011 Fiasco: After Quality issues with their NBA Live Franchise and fierce Competition with Sega's Exclusive NBA 2K Series, Electronics Arts reboot their Basketball series as NBA Elite 2011 and release a Demo for both Consoles and PC, the demo was very glitchy and bug ridden, so EA cancel the game at last minute, that would give SEGA defacto Monopoly in Basketball and increase NBA 2K11 sales.
DKCR

One of the great platformers of the new millenium.

  • November 14 - Donkey Kong Country Returns is released for the Revolution. Although Retro was responsible for the project rather than Rare, it nevertheless is a sales success and a critical darling. In general, it receives even better reviews than New Super Mario Bros Revolution, although sales are much lower. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! is released for the Nitro the same day.
  • November 25 - Mario Sports Mix, a collaboration between Nintendo and Enix, is released.
  • November – Epic Mickey is released for both consoles.
  • November - Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is released.
  • December 5 - Ice Climber Ascent is released for the Nitro. The second classic Nintendo franchise re-imagined by Hudson Soft for the Nitro, the game ends up gaining a strong following, thanks to its charm and gameplay. The game ends up being a major sales success.
  • December – Monster Hunter 3 Portable is released for the Nitro. The game is somewhat compromised to fit on the platform, but is nonetheless a hit in Japan.
  • December 9 - Newgrounds Rumble is released as a downloadable title for the Revolution and Pluto.
  • December 14 - The Neo Geo X is released at a price of $300. This niche handheld is remarkable for being download-only, but fails to leave a mark on the gaming world.

2011 Edit

  • January 27 - Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is released. Although successful, fans are outraged by the expanded version released under a year later.
  • March 22- Resident Evil 15th Anniversary Edition is Released for both Revolution and Pluto, the edition include the whole franchise for both platform, based in their respective platform version, plus Resident Evil Essential Re-release.
Skyward Sword (HD)

Skyward Sword was widely considered a technical and artistic marvel.

  • April 15 – The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is released. The game features some of the best graphics in console history, with both technical prowess and artistic genius.
  • April 21 - Learn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure is released for the Nitro. As one of Nintendo's few Nitro games in 2011, it symbolizes the system's decline for many fans.
  • May 10 - Virtua Tennis 4 is released for the Pluto.
Game Boy 3DS

The Game Boy 3DS.

  • June 6 - E3 2011 is held. This event marks the first appearance of all three major 8th generation gaming devices: the successors of the Pluto and Revolution, called the Eclipse and Stream respectively, due in late 2012, and the Game Boy 3DS, which is released by the end of the year. Of particular note is the Game Boy 3DS, which has a radically innovative design, similar to our timeline's 3DS with a clam-shell connecting the main system to a top 3D screen. Early demos of games are shown, and the early lineup is revealed to include Mario Kart 3D, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and Kid Icarus: Uprising. Third party games for the Game Boy 3DS include Resident Evil: Revelations and Metal Gear Solid 3D. The Nitro's price is also announced to be cut to about $100 worldwide, effective immediately.
  • June 18 - Yazuka Dead Souls is Released for the pluto, the game would be the last Yazuka Game of the generation.
  • July 21 - Rhythm Heaven Fever is released in Japan, with a worldwide release coming the next year.
  • August - Commander Keen the Universe is Toast is released.
  • September 1 - Guitar Hero 5, the final entry in the series, is released.
  • September - Rodea the Sky Soldier is released for the Pluto.
  • October - Batman: Arkham City is released. This game is the critical darling of the year, and sells about as well as the original.
  • October 24 - Kirby's Return to Dreamland is released for the Revolution. It is received as yet another 2D platformer on a console with many of them, but sells particularly well in Japan.
  • October 28 - Pikmin Anniversary is released. The game is essentially an HD port of Pikmin and Pikmin 2
  • November 1 – Sonic Generations is released to celebrate the Hedgehog’s 20th birthday. The game combines 2D and 3D gameplay. On the same day, Uncharted 3 is released.
Logo for Game Boy 3DS

The Game Boy 3DS logo.

  • November - The Game Boy 3DS is released worldwide, at a price of about $200. Launch titles include Mario Kart 3D, Donkey Kong 64 3D, Pokemon Rumble Blast, and various multiplatform and licensed games. The system launches with a fully functioning version of the eShop and Nintendo Network, complete with exclusive titles such as Pushmo, Steel Diver, and Tetris Axis. The system is an immediate success, despite rising competition from cell phones, MP3 players, and tablets.
  • November 5 - The Game Boy 3DS is released in Japan.
  • November 12 - PokePark 2 is released for the Revolution.
  • November 13 – Sonic at the 2012 Olympic Games is released.
  • November 15 – Assassins' Creed: Revelations is released.
  • November 18 - The Game Boy 3DS is released in North America.
  • November 23 - The Game Boy 3DS is released in Europe.

2012 Edit

Resident Evil Revelations
  • January 27 - Resident Evil: Revelations is released for the Game Boy 3DS. It is the first major title for the system since launch.
  • March 1 - TechTV introduces, for the first time, a new text-only logo on TV, online, print materials, and billboards.
  • March 8 - Konami vs. Capcom is released for the Pluto and Revolution.
  • March 9 - Mario Party 9 is released for the Revolution.
  • March 13 - Ninja Gaiden 3 is released. Unlike its predecessors, it is critically panned, destroying the franchise.
  • March 22 - Kid Icarus: Uprising is released for the Game Boy 3DS. Though not a huge sales success, it becomes one of the first critically acclaimed games for the system.
  • March 29 - Kingdom Hears 3D is released for the Game Boy 3DS. It is the first of many acclaimed RPG's for the system.
  • March - Mortal Kombat is released to critical acclaim and sales success, continuing the fighting genre revival. It also is a major win for THQ, the new franchise owner, which had lost money for several years in a row.
Fire Emblem Awakening Cutscene

Fire Emblem: Awakening

  • April 19 - Fire Emblem: Awakening is released for the Revolution. It is Nintendo's last game released for the Revolution, and by the time it comes out in the West in 2013, the Stream is already out. Ironically, the game ends up doing better than most in the franchise, due to a combination of new incorporated concepts, the Revolution's high level of popularity, and a fan campaign launched to help convince Nintendo to release the game in the West.
  • May 17 - Dragon's Dogma is released for the Revolution and Pluto. The game is inspired by Western Role-Playing games, but still manages to be a moderate hit on the consoles.
  • May 20 - Sonic Tennis Open is released for the Pluto.
  • June 5 - E3 2012 is held. The two companies display their new systems in their final forms. Launch window titles for the upcoming systems are revealed, and include Aliens: Colonial Marines, Sega Superstars Smackdown: Strife and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed from Sega and New Super Mario World, Wii Fit 2, Pokemon Snap 2, and Killer Instinct 3 from Nintendo. Other upcoming titles include Resident Evil 6, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, Metal Gear Rising, Assassin's Creed 3 and Tomb Raider, and Epic Mickey 2 for systems both old and new. Ports of various PC games like the latest Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto are promised. On the handheld front, Nintendo shows off their upcoming Game Boy 3DS games, including New Super Mario Bros 2, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Mario Party 3D, and Star Fox 64 3D
  • June 16 - Pokemon Black/White 2 is released for the Nitro. The last major game for the Nitro, it symbolizes the abundance of Pokemon games on the platform as well as a last excuse for Nitro owners not wanting to upgrade to a 3DS.
  • June 26 - London 2012: The Official Video Game is released for the Pluto. The game features an online SegaNet mode for players wishing to compete with other challengers worldwide. The "national pride" is a ranking system in the online mode, where the players have the possibility to collect medals for their favorite country.
  • July 14 - Anarchy Reigns is released for the Pluto.
  • July 28 - Brain Age 3 is released in Japan. The game fails to live up to the standards set by its predecessors, due in part to similarities to much cheaper mobile games.
Dragon Quest 10

Dragon Quest X

  • August 2 - Dragon Quest X is released in Japan for the Revolution. Although it does not sell quite as well as the extremely popular 9, it continues the series's importance on Nintendo consoles.
  • August 4 - New Super Mario Bros 2 is released for the Game Boy 3DS. It quickly becomes one of the best selling games on the system.
  • October 2 - Resident Evil 6 is released for the Revolution and Pluto. Originally thought to be a grand finale for the entire console generation, the game is something of a critical miss, despite healthy sales. NBA 2K13 is released the same day.
  • October 10 - Skylanders Giants is released for all major platforms.
  • October - Sega and Nintendo cut the Pluto's and Revolution's minimum prices to $130 and $150 respectively. Nintendo announces a new Game Boy 3DS model, called the "XL." It is released alongside major holiday titles the following month.
  • October 30 - Assassin's Creed 3 is released for the Pluto and Revolution. An improved version of the game is ported to the new consoles the following month. Need for Speed: Most Wanted is released the same day.
Animal Crossing New Leaf
  • November 1 - Animal Crossing: New Leaf is released in Japan. The game is a massive hit, outselling even other big names on the Game Boy 3DS such as Mario.
  • November – The Sega Eclipse and Nintendo Stream are launched. The two systems are similar in power to our timeline's Wii U, which is to say they're roughly ten times as powerful as their predecessors. Much of their power, however, is diverted to non-gaming purposes. Both systems are capable of multitasking and are constantly connected to the internet, with Nintendo having a social network called "Miiverse" for their system.
  • November 11 - The Sega Eclipse is launched in America. Launch games include Assassin's Creed 3, Sega Superstars Smackdown: Strife, and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.
  • November 18 - The Nintendo Stream is launched in America. Launch titles include Assassin's Creed 3, New Super Mario World, and Pokemon Snap 2, the long-awaited sequel to the Nintendo 64 classic.
  • November 20 - Assassin's Creed: Liberation is released for the Game Boy 3DS, shortly after Assassin's Creed III, a launch title for the Eclipse and Stream, comes out. Hitman: Absolution comes out the same day for 7th generation consoles.
  • November 23 - The Sega Eclipse is launched in Europe.
  • November 30 - The Nintendo Stream is launched in Europe.
  • December 6 - Paper Mario: Sticker Star is released for the Game Boy 3DS. The game controversially forgoes many traditional RPG elements, instead opting for an inventory-based combat system.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Despite being an enhanced port, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate was considered one of the major games of the Japanese launch of the Stream.

  • December 8 - The Nintendo Stream is launched in Japan. A port of Monster Hunter 3 called Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is released on both the Stream and the Game Boy 3DS on the same day, with cross-platform functionality. The game ends up being successful enough here to warrant a worldwide release in 2013.
  • December 15 - The Sega Eclipse is launched in Japan. Launch Titles include Sega Superstars Smackdown: Strife, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, and the star of the Launch Ryu ga Gotoku 5: Yume Kanaeshi Mono (Yazuka 5: Those who Create Dreams)

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