Wii U launching with 23 games

Nintendo confirms full launch lineup for upcoming console; includes Black Ops II, New Super Mario Bros. U, Epic Mickey 2, ZombiU, Assassin's Creed III, and Just Dance 4; 29 more games arriving by March 31.

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Nintendo has finally confirmed the Wii U's launch lineup. The Mario maker today announced 23 games that will launch with the console on November 18 in North America and laid out plans for an additional 29 to arrive during "launch window," which Nintendo holds as by March 31, 2013.

The Wii U will have 52 games by March 31.

Nintendo reiterated that titles like Nintendo Land (bundled with a $350 Deluxe Wii U), New Super Mario Bros. U, and ZombiU will launch November 18, but also noted that Ubisoft's much-hyped Assassin's Creed III and Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops II will be available day-and-date with the console.

The Wii U will arrive in Europe and Australia on November 30, with a Japanese launch slated for Japan on December 8. A Nintendo representative confirmed that the lineup announced today is only for North America.

The full Wii U launch lineup is below. Noticeably absent is Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, which was previously announced for a release on the Wii U and 3DS during March 2013.

November 18:

Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Skylanders Giants
Transformers Prime
Wipeout 3
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
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
ZombiU
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Game Party Champions
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition

November:

Chasing Aurora
Cloudberry Kingdom
Madden NFL 13
Trine 2: Director's Cut
Mighty Switch Force HD
TANK! TANK! TANK!
Nano Assault Neo
Little Inferno
Toki Tori 2

January 2013:

Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

Launch window (November 18, 2012-March 31, 2013):

Funky Barn
NBA 2K13
007 Legends
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013
Rapala Pro Bass Fishing
Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game
Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade
Mass Effect 3
Game & Wario
LEGO City: Undercover
Pikmin 3
Wii Fit U
The Wonderful 101
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Jeopardy!
Wheel of Fortune
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth
Rayman Legends

Discussion

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badATchaos
badATchaos

Stop calling them the Mario maker  you son of a b*tch!

xeidog69
xeidog69

I am hoping for a HD remake of the luigis mansion 2 within a year or so of launch , with that I can wait a bit lnoger for the anticipated 2014 Zelda game. Gamecubes LM was rocking and im sure the 3ds is alot of fun too but I refuse to buy 3ds

 

Simply_Chococat
Simply_Chococat

I meant WHERE the F$$K is Bayonetta 2. Not WHAT the F$$K is Bayonetta 2. You don't need to tell me how good the game is, I got it, love it and will be getting the Wii U just for it, thank you very much.

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

I might get Tekken and Ninja Gaiden also Warriors Orochi ..ah wait the price.. hmm.. ok one game umm.. Zombie U LOL! and than I will pick up another one next paycheck. 

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

Ok I decided I want a Wii U.. I hope I can get my hands on one will have to stand outside from 12am to 6am but no big I did that for the gamecube and it was very fun.. sides the fact that I had to pee haha I will remember not to drink anything before leaving.

GreySeven
GreySeven

If I buy a Wii U, what happens to all of the digital games I downloadedon my Wii?

TroyTrojanGamer
TroyTrojanGamer

You know I want this a little bit just because I won't be able to play the new super smash brothers without it.  But I'm not sold on buying another Nintendo system just to buy Super Smash Brothers, Zelda, and maybe a Mario title.  I might just stick it out with the PS3 because all of the major games will be Xbox ports anyway.  

kakashi552
kakashi552

The Wonderful 101 Aliens: Colonial Marines? i'm not sure how well those two would go together...

dnguyen3
dnguyen3

I guess the tablet features might work for Madden and FIFA. It would be cool if you could take the game with you on the tablet and have online matches. But, I will wait to see if Nintendo will impress. 

da_chub
da_chub

as much as i want it to be a true next gen...i think its more of a HD Wii with a new controller.  now, that being said...im still buying it day 1.  look at the games.  my ps3 and games already sold and nov 19 cant come soon enough.  im replaying LOZ SS until then...

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

nfs was never announced for wii u  , the next one should be on wii u but this one is not 

ProdjectAUSM
ProdjectAUSM

3DS doesn't get this kind of catering still yet.

adkcrazox
adkcrazox

What happen with need for speed?

WarAnakin
WarAnakin

Next time, could you guys insert hyperlinks for the game's titles ?? I'm sure it's ok if you add a hyperlink to THAT particular game within gamespot !

 

Example: FIFA Soccer 13 = http://www.gamespot.com/fifa-soccer-13/platform/wii-u/

 

You make sure you put it for the right platform too!

 

Seriously, people get paid for this ???

expeditopaz2008
expeditopaz2008

I'm afraid about the Brazilian release and price... it will be probably as expensive as a PS3 or a Xbox 360 with Kinect...

jon_bone
jon_bone

That is a pretty awesome launch line up. Tell me a system that came out with a ton of awesome "new" games on launch day.

realguitarhero5
realguitarhero5

Welcome to the 7th generation, Nintendo.  Unfortunately, we can't stay but a couple more years.  We are sorry we are leaving you again, but we have been here for a while and it's about to be time to move on.

GamespotSux_IKR
GamespotSux_IKR

I work with a guy who was talkin so much crap out the Wii U. He went on and on. "All the launch titles are just Remakes and PS3games" 32GB isn't enough blah blah blah...  I just looked at him and said "Don't get it"   He replied:    ".....I have to"

 

lol

nintendoman555
nintendoman555

Darksiders II on launch date? time to save my money up. I just hope Blazblue Chrono  Phantasmafinds its way onto the WiiU eventually.

DevaGolgotha
DevaGolgotha

Yep: looks like Nintendo's on a path to outcompete and crush Sony and Microsoft.  They could do it, too: it's just that they like to make new things over at Nintendo.

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

and unless you can play these games on wii original i suggest you shut up 

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

oh so is all those in dec and game and wario , have fun 

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

 @deltaalphagamma  zombie u  nintendo land  mario new super mario bros u  

pikmin3 bayonetta 2  , cod bo 2 007 legends ,   rayman legends rabbitsland  and many many more ,  are new games thank you have a nice day   !   

bgghgubcjhgknjk
bgghgubcjhgknjk

 @xeidog69 I believe that they're also working on a new Luigi's Mansion on Wii U, I do remember reading it somewhere

LordWaffleKing
LordWaffleKing

 @GreySeven Nintendo has said that there will be the ability to transfer your old downloaded games from your Wii to your Wii U.

Zelseisdabest
Zelseisdabest

 @realguitarhero5 Actually this is the Wii U, i think u commented on the wrong link 7th gen was Wii, they are saying welcome to the 8th did you see the "U" after the Wii or did you not get that memo??? (office space reference"

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @realguitarhero5 

Aww how cute, that's fine, I hope you can save up $800 (and probably $70-$80 per game) if the 8th generation is what you believe it's going to be. I'm pretty sure if that happens, hardly anyone, gamers or developers, is going to be leaving Nintendo, especially in these "tough economic times"

Sleepyhun1
Sleepyhun1

 @realguitarhero5 And again. What akes a 7th gen console 7th gen. What are ther requirements and what are they for the 8th gen.

DevaGolgotha
DevaGolgotha

 @GamespotSux_IKR What a noob.  Nintendo's making its classic, lighthearted games and is supplementing them with violent, darker, PS3 games.  And to be honest, they'll do it better.  The controller has me psyched, as well.  Oh, how long it's been since Nintendo's controller's had bumpers and analog sticks and all that...

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @GamespotSux_IKR 

Hilarious, I MIGHT be working at Gamestop starting mid October for seasonal and I'm wondering what BS I'm going to have to put up with. 

Oh and I'm loving the username.

LordWaffleKing
LordWaffleKing

 @DevaGolgotha The Wii was able to surpass the 360 and PS3 in sales with first-party titles and the rare third-party gems alone. Imagine how well the Wii U will sell with actual third-party support as well.

Zelseisdabest
Zelseisdabest

 @emptycow wait wait wait are you comparing a ps3-end of the life cycle-2nd party game to a Wii U-beginning of the life cycle-devs just got the final kits at the beginning of this year-Double screen rendering-games are NATIVE 1080p game??? you do realize that if naughty dog had the kit to the wii u they could render it to the wii u in no time AND MAKE IT 1080p NATIVE INSTEAD OF 720 UPSCALED right?!...just wondering if u knew that

DevaGolgotha
DevaGolgotha

 @LordWaffleKing  @DevaGolgotha Very.  If butthurt fanboys get their heads out of their asses and stop calling the Wii U another gimmick softcore console, which it obviously isn't, it'll be a slaughter by Ninty.