In a press release put up today, Nintendo has announced that it will be launching with 23 titles alongside that shiny new Wii U you have been deciding on buying for the last year. A Terrible internet comment from some horrible person on the internet had this to say: “This is good news, I guess, but can it play DOOM?”
Giant human and Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime said this in the release: “We’re making sure that Wii U owners will have great games to play from the moment they open the box, and that a steady stream of fun new games is always on the way. We have something for everyone, from new franchises to creative new approaches to familiar favorites.”
We have already received a list of 50 titles that will be out during the launch window for the Wii U, but until today we didn’t know exactly which would make the cut for the launch. WELL HERE THEY ARE.
- Call of Duty®: Black Ops II
- Skylanders Giants™
- TRANSFORMERS PRIME™
- Wipeout 3
- Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
- EA SPORTS™ FIFA Soccer 13
- TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™ 2 Wii U Edition
- New Super Mario Bros. U
- NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor’s Edge
- Nintendo Land
- SiNG PARTY
- Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed™
- WARRIORS OROCHI® 3 Hyper
- Darksiders® II
- Assassin’s Creed® III
- ESPN Sports Connection™
- Just Dance® 4
- Rabbids® Land
- Your Shape®: Fitness Evolved 2013
- Scribblenauts™ Unlimited
- Game Party Champions
- Batman: Arkham City™ Armored Edition
Quite a few of these games look pretty darned fun, and this is not a bad list, indeed. Although some people will already have had their fill with some titles like Arkham City, Darksiders II, or Assassin’s Creed III by the time the Wii U launches, there still are quite a few other quality titles to choose from. It really is quite amazing to see so many games at launch for a Nintendo console. According to the press release, there are another nine games coming out in November after the launch. That’s a heap o’ games.
What will you be picking up?
An Additional 29 Games Are Planned Through the End of March
REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 26, 2012 – Nintendo is unleashing the largest launch-day video game lineup in its history for its new Wii U™ home console. When Wii U launches in the Americas on Nov. 18, 23 games from Nintendo and its third-party publishing partners will be ready to play as well. These include Nintendo-published games like Nintendo Land™, New Super Mario Bros.™ U, SiNG PARTY™ and NINJA GAIDEN™ 3: Razor’s Edge, as well as third-party powerhouses like ZombiU™ from Ubisoft, Call of Duty®: Black Ops II from Activision Publishing, Inc., Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two from Disney Interactive, EA SPORTS™ FIFA Soccer 13 from Electronic Arts and Scribblenauts™ Unlimited from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
“We’re making sure that Wii U owners will have great games to play from the moment they open the box, and that a steady stream of fun new games is always on the way,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s president and COO. “We have something for everyone, from new franchises to creative new approaches to familiar favorites.”
The high-definition Wii U system is available in two versions in the Americas, and each comes with a touch-screen Wii U GamePad controller. The Basic Set will be offered in white at a suggested retail price of $299.99 in the United States, while the Deluxe Set, which includes higher storage capacity, additional accessories and Nintendo Land, will be offered in black at a suggested retail price of $349.99 in the United States.
Wii U owners who connect their systems to the Internet also unlock a vast array of features to enhance their gaming, social and entertainment experiences. This includes features such as Nintendo eShop, which allows users to buy and download games directly to their systems, and Miiverse™, an online gaming community that lets players interact in new ways and share playing tips. Wii U owners in the United States and Canada will also have access to Nintendo TVii, which lets users access multiple sources of entertainment through a convenient GamePad interface.
Below is a list of upcoming Wii U games for launch day and beyond.
Funky Barn – Launch Window*
NBA 2K13 – Launch Window
Activision Publishing, Inc.
Call of Duty®: Black Ops II – Nov. 18
Skylanders Giants™ – Nov. 18
TRANSFORMERS PRIME™ – Nov. 18
Wipeout 3 – Nov. 18
007™ Legends – Launch Window
Cabela’s® Dangerous Hunts 2013 – Launch Window
Rapala® Pro Bass Fishing – Launch Window
Chasing Aurora – November
Cloudberry Kingdom – November
Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game – Launch Window
Ben 10 Omniverse™ – Launch Window
Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade – Launch Window
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two – Nov. 18
EA SPORTS™ FIFA Soccer 13 – Nov. 18
Madden NFL 13 – November
Mass Effect™ 3 – Launch Window
Trine 2™: Director’s Cut – November
Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien – January
Mighty Switch Force HD – November
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™ 2 Wii U Edition – Nov. 18
TANK! TANK! TANK!™ – November
New Super Mario Bros. U – Nov. 18
NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor’s Edge – Nov. 18
Nintendo Land – Nov. 18
SiNG PARTY – Nov. 18
Game & Wario™ – Launch Window
LEGO® City: Undercover – Launch Window
Pikmin™ 3 – Launch Window
Wii Fit™ U – Launch Window
The Wonderful 101™ – Launch Window
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed™ – Nov. 18
Aliens: Colonial Marines™ – Launch Window
Nano Assault Neo – November
Tecmo Koei America Corporation
WARRIORS OROCHI® 3 Hyper – Nov. 18
Darksiders® II – Nov. 18
JEOPARDY! ® – Launch Window
Wheel of Fortune® – Launch Window
Little Inferno – November
Toki Tori 2 – November
Assassin’s Creed® III – Nov. 18
ESPN Sports Connection™ – Nov. 18
Just Dance® 4 – Nov. 18
Rabbids® Land – Nov. 18
Your Shape®: Fitness Evolved 2013 – Nov. 18
ZombiU™ – Nov. 18
Marvel Avengers™: Battle for Earth – Launch Window
Rayman Legends® – Launch Window
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Scribblenauts™ Unlimited – Nov. 18
Game Party Champions – Nov. 18
Batman: Arkham City™ Armored Edition – Nov. 18
* Launch window is defined as the period beginning Nov. 18, 2012, and ending March 31, 2013.
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