AU Shippin' Out November 26-30: Wii U, Far Cry 3

The Wii U launches in Australia this week! Find out what software will be available on day one.

A new console complete with exclusive titles will be arriving for Aussie gamers this week! Nintendo’s new console, the Wii U, goes on sale from November 30, with retailer EB Games opening stores at midnight for gamers who wish to pick up their preorder as soon as possible.

ZombiU is one of the exclusive titles for the Wii U available at launch.

The Wii U basic model pack will come with an 8GB console, a Wii U GamePad, an AC adapter, an HDMI cable, and a sensor bar. The Wii U premium model pack will include everything from the basic set, as well as additional memory (32GB in total), a stand for the console and GamePad, a charging cradle for the GamePad, and a copy of Nintendo Land.

The 8GB basic model will be available in white and will cost A$349.95, while the 32GB premium model and peripherals are built in a black shell. The premium kit will retail for A$429.95.

Wii U-exclusive titles available at launch include the platformer New Super Mario Bros. U, the survival horror game ZombiU, and the party title Nintendo Land.

Platform game New Super Mario Bros U was released to positive reception, praised for its incorporation of classic elements of the series with innovative level design.

On the other end of the spectrum, fear-fuelled first-person shooter game ZombiU is a game designed to take advantage of the Wii U’s touch-pad interface. The game boasts multiplayer modes and permanent character death, allowing the player to assume the role of various survivors throughout.

For those who are a little less inclined to pick up a new console, Ubisoft’s open-world action title Far Cry 3 will be out this Thursday. The game will cast players as Jason Brody, a man stranded on a strange tropical island similar to the setting of the first Far Cry. Gamers will head out into this beautiful, but unforgiving, place as they battle to stay alive.

Check out the full list of new releases below.

November 29, 2012
Far Cry 3 (360, PS3, PC)
Ratchet & Clank: QForce (PS3, Vita)

November 30, 2012
Assassin's Creed III (Wii U)
Batman: Arkham City - Armored Edition (Wii U)
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Wii U)
Darksiders II (Wii U)
ESPN Sports Connection (Wii U)
Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade (Wii U)
FIFA Soccer 13 (Wii U)
Funky Barn (Wii U)
Game Party Champions (Wii U)
Just Dance 4 (Wii U)
Mass Effect 3: Special Edition (Wii U)
NBA 2K13 (Wii U)
New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U)
Nintendo Land (Wii U)
Rabbids Land (Wii U)
Scribblenauts Unlimited (Wii U, 3DS)
Skylanders Giants (Wii U)
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (Wii U)
Tank! Tank! Tank! (Wii U)
Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition (Wii U)
Transformers Prime: The Game (Wii U)
Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper (Wii U)
Wii U (Wii U)
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 (Wii U)
ZombiU (Wii U)

Written By

Zorine “harli” Te is a long time Australian competitive gamer and also an Associate Editor at GameSpot.

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7 comments
macca366
macca366

I don't know why I would need a WiiU over whatever console I already own, the only real exclusive games that might be okay are New Super Mario Bros and Scribblenauts? All the other games have been out for the other consoles for a while now. Is it weird to have such a weak launch title lineup or was it the same for the Wii?

j1965
j1965

far cry is getting my money!

superbuuman
superbuuman

Getting the Wii U premium, ZombiU, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 & Sonic All Star Racing Transformed. Not going to work this Fri :D

DAMSOG
DAMSOG

$430? I haven't seen anything yet to make me want to give my xbox and live...

superbuuman
superbuuman

 macca366. better 3rd party games this time, wii did not get ME, AC, Batman. The wii launch with red steel, wii sport, maybe zelda tp but thats a gamecube game. I bought tekken tag 2 & sonic racing eventhough I also have a ps3, just didnt get the ps3 version. I would love to see the sales result in Aust, dont think it was as popular as wii.

LJELLZ
LJELLZ

 @superbuuman I'm getting the Wii U premium, NSMBU and Darksiders 2. I'm not going to work on Friday either ;) haha! 3 more sleeps..