Wii U Launch Line-Up Announced

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

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The only thing Nintendo loves more than bananas are games!

Nintendo has really pulled out all the stocks for the release of their new home console on November 18. The Wii U has now claimed the title of having the largest launch-day line-up of games, with 23 games from both first and third party developers.

The games coming out at the Wii U launch are listed below:

  • Assassin’s Creed 3
  • Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition
  • Call of Duty Black Ops 2
  • Darksiders 2
  • Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
  • EA Sports FIFA Soccer 13
  • ESPN Sports Connection
  • Game Party Champions
  • Just Dance 4
  • Skylanders Giants
  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
  • Nintendo Land
  • Rabbids Land
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited
  • Sing Party
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition
  • Transformers Prime
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper
  • Wipeout 3 (The tv-series)
  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
  • ZombiU

Nintendo also listed a bunch of games to be released during the launch-window of November 2012 – March 13. This list includes much anticipated games such as Pikmin 3 and the beautiful-looking Rayman Legends:

  • 007 Legends
  • Aliens Colonial Marines
  • Ben 10 Omniverse
  • Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013
  • Chasing Aurora
  • Cloudberry Kingdom
  • Family Party 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade
  • Funky Barn
  • Game & Wario
  • JEOPARDY LEGO City Undercover
  • Little Inferno
  • Madden NFL 13
  • Marvel Avengers Battle for Earth
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Mighty Switch Force HD
  • Nano Assault Neo
  • NBA 2K13
  • Pikmin 3
  • Rapala Pro Bass Fishing
  • Rayman Legends
  • Rise of the Guardians The Video Game
  • Runner2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
  • The Wonderful 101
  • Toki Tori 2
  • Trine 2 Director’s Cut
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Wii Fit U

So there you have it! With a mighty list like this there’s bound to be something for everyone.  And if not, no need to worry. NoA’s president, Reggie Fils-Aime, assures us that “a steady stream of fun new games is always on the way”.

What do you think about this line-up? What games will you be picking up at launch, if any at all? Let us know in the comments.


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  • That’s quite a launch line up.

  • ybeast10

    Am I the only one who doesn’t think this launch line up is all that great? Other than Pikmin 3, which now looks like a 2013 release, there is nothing that I am really dying to play. I know that I’ll end up getting a U and New Bros. U someday, but right now I don’t see anything even close to being worth getting the console for. When I think of a good launch line up, I think of the one that the Gamecube had. Super Smash Bros. Melee by itself made the Gamecube worth getting at launch, and there was Pikmin 1 and Luigi’s Mansion to go with it. I just don’t get what people see in the U’s launch games. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad to see that people are excited for the U, and I’m sorry for being such a downer about it, but I just don’t get why people are so hyped for it. And I’ve been a huge Nintendo fan since the 64 days.

    • Eugene Ng

       I strongly agree. I don’t think there is much of a lineup at first… All we have to do is wait and see. The price is expensive, limited games so its best to keep your current console for the time being. Besides, we don’t own a Nintendo console/handheld as our primary gaming system.

  • “pulled out all the stops”
    But yeah, people kept asking for more games at launch, so Nintendo delivered more games at launch!  I’m looking forward to playing titles that were finalized on Wii U hardware like Ninja Gaiden and Trine 2.  TANK is also looking to be a smashing multiplayer title

  • The lineup severely lacks jrpgs. The only one announced was the Monolithsoft new IP (that wasn’t actually confirmed to be a jrpg, but I doubt it won’t), it needs more of them.

  • Eugene Ng

    Are you sure Reggie will keep his promise? Because we all know that gaming companies are kings of spreading broken promises to the customers, its all about whether they will deliver the product or not. We don’t even know whether the Wii will be supported after the Wii U’s released?
    First, the Wii U has impressive titles, so its not so bad, but in future, they will have to start picking up speed with more quality titles and RPG genres.

  • Zyzxx

    My body is ready, Nintendo!