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Posted on September 26, 2012 by Drew Bergmark

The day you pick up your Wii U you’ll be able to purchase twenty-three different titles. Including Nintendo’s Nintendo Land & New Super Mario Bros. U, the third party developers are kicking it up a notch bringing possibly one of the largest launch days in history. I don’t want to kick around the dirt anymore so here’s the list:

 

 

Activision Publishing, Inc.

 

Call of Duty®: Black Ops II

 

TRANSFORMERS PRIME

 

Wipeout 3

 

Skylanders Giants

Disney Interactive

 

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Electronic Arts

 

EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 13

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

 

TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 Wii U Edition

Nintendo

 

Nintendo Land

 

New Super Mario Bros. U

 

NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor’s Edge

 

SiNG PARTY

 

SEGA

 

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Tecmo Koei America Corporation

 

WARRIORS OROCHI® 3 Hyper

THQ

 

Darksiders® II

Ubisoft

 

Assassin’s Creed® III

 

Just Dance® 4

 

Rabbids® Land

 

Your Shape®: Fitness Evolved 2013

 

ZombiU

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

 

Scribblenauts Unlimited

 

Game Party Champions

 

Batman: Arkham City™ Armored Edition

 


Most of the games that you see on the list are (or were) AAA titles that would have already been released. When November 18th rolls around, we’ll be sure to give you guys a full breakdown of what these games offer and what will be your most logical must-have choices.

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Nintendo Announces 23 Games Launching with Wii U on Nov. 18

An Additional 29 Games Are Planned Through the End of March

 

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 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 ZombiUfrom 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.

Publisher

 

Title

 

Launch Date

505 Games

 

Funky Barn

 

Launch Window*

2K Sports

 

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

Broken Rules

 

Chasing Aurora

 

November

Pwnee Studios

 

Cloudberry Kingdom

 

November

D3Publisher

 

Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game

 

Launch Window

 

Ben 10 Omniverse

 

Launch Window

 

Family Party: 30 Great Games®: Obstacle Arcade

 

Launch Window

Disney Interactive

 

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

 

Nov. 18

Electronic Arts

 

EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 13

 

Nov. 18

 

Madden NFL 13

 

November

 

Mass Effect 3

 

Launch Window

Frozenbyte

 

Trine 2: Director’s Cut

 

November

Gaijin Games

 

Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

 

January

WayForward

 

Mighty Switch Force HD

 

November

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

 

TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 Wii U Edition

 

Nov. 18

 

TANK! TANK! TANK!

 

November

Nintendo

 

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

SEGA

 

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

 

Nov. 18

 

Aliens: Colonial Marines

 

Launch Window

Shin’en

 

Nano Assault Neo

 

November

Tecmo Koei America Corporation

 

WARRIORS OROCHI® 3 Hyper

 

Nov. 18

THQ

 

Darksiders® II

 

Nov. 18

 

JEOPARDY! ®

 

Launch Window

 

Wheel of Fortune®

 

Launch Window

Tomorrow Corporation

 

Little Inferno

 

November

Two Tribes

 

Toki Tori 2

 

November

Ubisoft

 

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 CityArmored Edition

 

Nov. 18

       

 

* Launch window is defined as the period beginning Nov. 18, 2012, and ending March 31, 2013.

Broadband Internet access is required for online features. For more information, go to http://support.nintendo.com. Remember that Wii U features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu.

For more information about Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.com.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wiihome console, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 3.9 billion video games and more than 630 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Super NES, Nintendo 64 and Nintendo GameCubesystems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com

Drew Bergmark - Staff Writer viggo (@) original-gamer.com | all author's articles

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