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.


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.
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
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Game Party Champions
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition


Chasing Aurora
Cloudberry Kingdom
Madden NFL 13
Trine 2: Director's Cut
Mighty Switch Force HD
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
Wheel of Fortune
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth
Rayman Legends

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