Blockbuster's Wii U lineup leaked - Retail Radar

Splinter Cell 6, Pikmin, Assassin's Creed for Nintendo's next-gen hardware reportedly included in retailer's internal computer system.

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With the Wii U set to debut this year, retailers are starting to plan around the new system's software lineup. According to a Go Nintendo report, Blockbuster video rental stores in the United Kingdom have updated their internal database with listings for a wealth of Wii U titles.

Blockbuster's list points to a lot of Ubisoft games when the Wii U hits later this year.

In addition to previously announced titles like Darksiders II and Tekken, the list includes games that haven't been confirmed for the platform yet, like Splinter Cell 6, Sports Connection, Zombie, Marvel Super Heroes, Just Dance 4, and Dirt 3. On the first-party front, Blockbuster lists New Super Mario Bros. Mii, Pikmin, and the console itself in a white version. It also includes Shield Pose, originally introduced as a tech demo for the system at last year's Electronic Entertainment Expo.

As of press time, Blockbuster had not returned a request for comment. The full list of games from the report follows below:

Aliens: Colonial Marines
Assassin's Creed
Batman: Arkham City
Darksiders II
Dirt 3
Formula 1 All Stars
Game Party
Ghost Recon Online
Just Dance 4
Killer Freaks From Outer Space
Marvel Super Heroes
Metro: Last Light
Monsters Party
New Super Mario Bros. Mii
Ninja Gaiden 3
Pikmin
Rabbids Party Land
Raving Rabbids
Rayman Legends
Shield Pose
Splinter Cell 6
Sports Connection
Tekken
Your Shape 2013
Zombie

Discussion

94 comments
TCMOREIRA
TCMOREIRA

I wonder what set of controls will Tekken use on the Wii U ?! This is one type of game that would be better if played on a regular controller. I did liked what Mortal Kombat did on the wii, but Tekken is different.... What to expect?! 

foxrock66
foxrock66

Blockbuster employee here. If this is all correct, they've already gone about fixing the problem. Only about half of these are currently in-system

JaxxRaxor
JaxxRaxor

New Super Mario Bros. Mii and the new Pikmin alone make the Wii U launch line up vastly superior to 3DS's launch line-up. I hope this leaked line up is true.

craigprime
craigprime

New Super Mario Bros Mii? I was kinda hoping that was just going to stay a tech demo. It didn't look that impressive at the last E3. Maybe it's just  me.

Also, "Shield Pose" seems like a waste of a good idea. Expand it. You know, make into a full game. Maybe have the tablet as a shield in one hand, then hold a remote in the other. It would like Gladiator fights on the PS3, but better.

 

Otherwise, I like the list.

theKSMM
theKSMM

It looks like Nintendo isn't going to make the same mistake with the Wii U that they made with the 3DS. They're going to have a Mario platformer out there from day one. Mario can still sell games and consoles.

Clive-Owen
Clive-Owen

can't wait for metro: last light on anything "BUT" Wii U.

Wild_man_22
Wild_man_22

2 2d mario platformers in 1 year Nintendo? That's kinda dirty on your part. Hopefully it's not true on that or at least there is some link between the 3ds and wii-u versions.

jhpeter
jhpeter

Just need New Super Mario Bros Mii and Aliens Colonial Marine.

kirye223
kirye223

More 3rd party titles would be good for Nintendo in my opinion, especially if they're trying to cater to hardcore gamers. The peripheral has lots of potential and could be the next thing to be copied in the next gen if it could prove to be successful, and I'm sure there will be use for a touchscreen, for casual games and for hardcore games. Cut the Nintendo seal of quality thing or at least heighten your standards.

pszone
pszone

What worst lineup lot this games will be reasle on another consle before this reasle. what they thinking? If i run ninedndo in japan Same Mario game on will  on will u people already have that game. Never seen before and zelda game at launch . Ps3 had the worst launch in playstation history and so as xbox360. does people care to make great games at launch the aswer no.  Worst launch tiltles , 1st ps3, 2nd will U, 3rd xbox360 this worst launch game history.

blaze_boy30
blaze_boy30

The Wii U becomes relevant to me when the next Smash Bros comes out...That is all.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Wowzer, Ubisoft seem to be confident in the thing then.  Splinter Cell and Assassins are possibly their two biggest titles.

 

Pikmin is totally awesome as well, would love to see some gameplay :)

LordelX
LordelX

Game Party, Just Dance 4, Raving Rabbids and Rabbids Party Land. Garbage titles. Pikmin (awesome) and a 2D Mario not so much different than the one I played on my DS in 2006. Decent third party games but with no trophies or achievement systems, difficult to choose over the existing consoles versions. You're not in very good shade Nintendo, the Gamecube had better prospects than this at launch.

thunderboltx7
thunderboltx7

*sigh* I haven't really seen an image of the Wii U in a few months. Totally forgot that my friend's iPad functions better (at least it's out now) and is, overall, a more appealing piece of hardware.  

 

(note: I'm not an Apple fanboy, it's just an easy analogy. I prefer Android goodies).

 

Nintendo's entrance into the tablet market doesn't seem to be too smart.  However, they have very competent leaders at work to make it successful. So we think.

digitaltiger
digitaltiger

I hope Nintendo launches at least one good turn baced rpg.

superbuuman
superbuuman

Nice list now waiting to have official confirmation. :)

Spacemancer
Spacemancer

Finally a good launch lineup for a console lets see... Rayman Legends, Metro Last Light, and maybe Darksiders 2, impressive.

jer_1
jer_1

I wish they'd do another 2d platform styled metroid. BRING BACK SUPER METROID ACTION!!!

lmaocarrots
lmaocarrots

I don't care about the rest. PIKMIN!!!! HELL YEAH! One of the best Nintendo series!

burgo81
burgo81

in about a year after launch all the nintendo fan boys will be getting is those stupid mario party and mario olympics games

Marcster1994
Marcster1994

"Just Dance 4"

"Rabbids Party Land"

 

Good ol' Ubisoft.

Wormkid_64
Wormkid_64

Oh Pikmin. I don't know if it's actually in this launch lineup,but I know it's coming,and I MUST HAVE IT!

UnwantedSpam
UnwantedSpam

Pretty decent list, but I'm going to take it with a grain of salt. Rather wait until E3 so Nintendo can give us more information. Still, seeing Metro: Last Light, Rayman Legends, and Pikmin 3 has got me excited :D

hadlee73
hadlee73

Interesting to see Metro: Last Light there. I can't think of anything more un-Nintendo. Perhaps these guys are serious about trying to get core gamers back after all...

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Maybe Nintendo has turned the Shield Pose tech demo into a full game. Hopefully it will be the pack-in game for the Wii U. Since Nintendo is introducing the tablet controller this system has to include a way to demostrate just how revolutionary and fun the new controller is. The Wii U costing $300.00 and a game $59.99 So that is my budget $400.00 at launch. It will be interesting to see how Darksiders 2 is different on Wii U with that second screen. PS3 and Xbox 360 versions should be the same. Nintendo has to show why the new controller is needed.

HaloPimp978
HaloPimp978

This makes me even more excited about getting a Wii U. Didn't know Blockbuster still existed lol

Scottisme
Scottisme

it would be pretty cool to play an FPS like BF and be able to look to the sides and behind you just by turning your "head" and not your gun

Scottisme
Scottisme

why are they putting GR online on the wiiU it's F2P, I guess it can't handle GR future soldier joking (obviously it can if it can play dirt 3)

jhpeter
jhpeter

 @JaxxRaxor  3ds has the worst lineup at launch from all consoles ever, just citing street fighter 4 ? The scenario is freezed, unfinished just made at hurry to not lost the date of launch.

craigprime
craigprime

 @pszone I like this huge list of replies disliking this comment. Put me on the list. 

Also, your grammar is worse then my 8-year old brother. And at this point I assume that's how old you are.

brgreen
brgreen

 @pszone Wish you could check your grammar before posting.

woodyfr
woodyfr

 @Butchcassidy79 Hey, it's Nintendo, there will be ten games with Mario and Zelda, that's how they recycle. ;)

zequex
zequex

 @Butchcassidy79 To my knowledge, no Nintendo console has ever launched with a new Zelda game. Be patient. :)

pszone
pszone

 @LordelX

 yes i know Ninidendo takeing big risk, even takken not fanmours no more. Assians Creed well 3rd one no point since on other consles. My last Ninendo consle was super nes and i agree that gamecube had a better launch titles and better games. Until come down hill over stuipd party games on will .

jeroentje001
jeroentje001

 @thunderboltx7 Nintendo's entrance in the tablet market? How on EARTH is the Wii U trying to enter the tablet market? The controller might be a tablet, but it isn't even a portable one. It only works with the console around. This is just a home game console, not a tablet.

GoombaX
GoombaX

 @burgo81 you say that but microsoft is also trying to make a tablet controller and even worse party and sports games

woodyfr
woodyfr

I wish Gamespot don't post rumors !

jeroentje001
jeroentje001

 @armodillo17 Meh, it might just be true. Nintendo might just have smacked Blockbuster on the head and told them to correct their mistake. Who knows? The launch list seems believable.

sykopat99
sykopat99

@pszone

 

You can:

Flag > Disagree 

Unsure if that's the same though.

zequex
zequex

 @sykopat99  @pszone Oh, thanks! Not quite the same as "thumbs down" but gets the point across. :)