2013 was a terrific year for the 3DS, when the recovery of 2012 was consolidated into a year of substantial sales and critical acclaim from gamers. The line-up of games throughout the year probably wasn’t as substantial as popular perception would suggest, but it was a case of a small quantity delivering excellent quality, and big-name franchises and ideas that attracted millions of new 3DS owners into the fold.
In that respect 2014 has a lot to live up to, with the big names of 2013 setting high standards. What’s striking is that the confirmed line-up of 3DS titles for the coming year is relatively thin at this moment in time, suggesting that more is in the works that’s yet to be revealed. We’re also dealing (mostly) in confirmed, announced titles, so on those grounds titles such as Fantasy Life are left out as we await localisation details. We’ve also included one game that’s a major upcoming release in North America, even if Europeans jumped in during December.
See the full list @ NintendoLife.