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Nintendo publishes full list of Wii U launch titles
Nintendo publishes full list of Wii U launch titles
September 26, 2012 | By Mike Rose

September 26, 2012 | By Mike Rose
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Newsbrief: 23 games will be available for the Nintendo Wii U from launch on November 18 in the U.S., while an additional 29 games will be released for the upcoming console before the end of March 2013.

Nintendo today released a full list of every confirmed game for the console, including over half a dozen titles each from Activision, Ubisoft and Nintendo itself.

From launch, consumers will be able to pick up Wii U-exclusive titles like New Super Mario Bros. U, ZombiU and Chasing Aurora, while numerous multiplatform titles will also be made available on November 18, including Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Darksiders II.

The full list of launch titles is as follows:

PublisherTitleLaunch Date
505 GamesFunky BarnLaunch Window
2K SportsNBA 2K13Launch Window
Activision Publishing, Inc.Call of Duty: Black Ops IINov. 18
 Skylanders GiantsNov. 18
 Wipeout 3Nov. 18
 007 LegendsLaunch Window
 Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013Launch Window
 Rapala Pro Bass FishingLaunch Window
Broken RulesChasing AuroraNovember
Pwnee StudiosCloudberry KingdomNovember
D3PublisherRise of the Guardians: The Video GameLaunch Window
 Ben 10 OmniverseLaunch Window
 Family Party: 30 Great Games: Obstacle ArcadeLaunch Window
Disney InteractiveDisney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of TwoNov. 18
Electronic ArtsEA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 13Nov. 18
 Madden NFL 13November
 Mass Effect 3Launch Window
FrozenbyteTrine 2: Director’s CutNovember
Gaijin GamesRunner2: Future Legend of Rhythm AlienJanuary
WayForwardMighty Switch Force HDNovember
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 Wii U EditionNov. 18
 TANK! TANK! TANK!November
NintendoNew Super Mario Bros. UNov. 18
 NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor’s EdgeNov. 18
 Nintendo LandNov. 18
 SiNG PARTYNov. 18
 Game & WarioLaunch Window
 LEGO City: UndercoverLaunch Window
 Pikmin 3Launch Window
 Wii Fit ULaunch Window
 The Wonderful 101Launch Window
SEGASonic & All-Stars Racing TransformedNov. 18
 Aliens: Colonial MarinesLaunch Window
Shin’enNano Assault NeoNovember
Tecmo Koei America CorporationWARRIORS OROCHI 3 HyperNov. 18
THQDarksiders IINov. 18
 JEOPARDY! Launch Window
 Wheel of FortuneLaunch Window
Tomorrow CorporationLittle InfernoNovember
Two TribesToki Tori 2November
UbisoftAssassin’s Creed IIINov. 18
 ESPN Sports ConnectionNov. 18
 Just Dance 4Nov. 18
 Rabbids LandNov. 18
 Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013Nov. 18
 ZombiUNov. 18
 Marvel Avengers: Battle for EarthLaunch Window
 Rayman LegendsLaunch Window
Warner Bros. Interactive EntertainmentScribblenauts UnlimitedNov. 18
 Game Party ChampionsNov. 18
 Batman: Arkham City Armored EditionNov. 18

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Eric Geer
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There's a handful in there that I would be interested in playing...but likely won't have the money nor the time to be playing anything.

Shay Pierce
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Well, keep us apprised.

ian stansbury
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Well, in Shay's defense he basically said. "Oh, I'm not playing any video games. But if I was this lineup sucks" which isn't very constructive, helpful, or....well anything really.

Glenn McMath
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While a lot of the highest profile games on day one are multi-platform, I think Nintendo should be commended for putting together a really solid launch lineup. Not only that, but it seems like there will be a steady stream of new releases afterward. This is definitely a step up from the 3DS, and a much stronger lineup than most consoles launch with.

I'm still not gonna pick one up for a variety of reasons, I just think it's important to give credit where it's due.

Chris Hendricks
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The two games that I was previously excited about continue to be the only two launch titles I actually think I'll buy... still, there are a few others that I'd be interested in trying, and there's enough variety there that everyone will likely have something they're interested in.

Cordero W
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Woohoo, Pro Bass fishing!

Will Oberleitner
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Some exciting titles nothing incredibly surprising. Seems like a pretty dense launch window though, I am happy. I really wish that bioware would release the mass effect trilogy instead of just mass effect 3 for wiiu. Would be a great addition.

Merc Hoffner
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My cynical view is that EA are sending it out to die so that they can explain to their shareholders, "See, I told you core games will never sell on Nintendo platforms. Now that justifies all our past and future divestment". What do they have against Straight Right? Did they not count on them doing as decent a job as they seem to be?

David Gonzales
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dont forget the fact that the wii u is supporting unity3D so more indie games as well

k s
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I'm planning on getting Assassin's Creed III on November 18 along with my Wii U (I played all the previous ones on the 360 but MS's growing disinterest in games has made me decide to get my multiplatform games on Wii U in future starting with AC III).

Chris Hendricks
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You may want to play a few games on the Wii U before making that decision.

k s
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Graphics aren't a big deal for me, there doesn't appear to be anything wrong with the controller, Nintendo platforms don't tend to have issues on the development side, so why should I wait to make such a decision?

Merc Hoffner
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I just played it (Wii U) at Eurogamer! The Luigi's Mansion minigame is shockingly good fun (and hilarious!). But I am biased so take from that what you will.

Ian Fisch
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Stop. You had me at Funky Barn.

Steve Fulton
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I wonder how many of these games use the new controller in a meaninful way.

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I was happy to here that Darksiders 2 will allow for the user to just use the controller screen to play the game or you can op for a "never pause menu" game on the big screen. I was wondering if Ninja Gaiden 3 will be following this approach as well.