Nintendo Readies 23 Launch Titles for Wii U

Wii U GamePad

Nintendo issued a press release today announcing 23 new titles it plans to release in conjunction with the launch of its new Wii U console on November 18, 2012. They also plan to release an additional 29 titles in what they’re calling the “launch window” ending in March 2012.

Nintendo is unleashing the largest launch-day video game lineup in its history for its new Wii U™ home console. When Wii U launches in the Americas on Nov. 18, 23 games from Nintendo and its third-party publishing partners will be ready to play as well. These include Nintendo-published games like  Nintendo Land™, New Super Mario Bros.™ U, SiNG PARTY™ and  NINJA GAIDEN™ 3: Razor’s Edge, as well as third-party powerhouses like ZombiU™  from Ubisoft,  Call of Duty®: Black Ops II from Activision Publishing, Inc.,  Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two from Disney Interactive,  EA SPORTS™ FIFA Soccer 13 from Electronic Arts and Scribblenauts™ Unlimited from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

“We’re making sure that Wii U owners will have great games to play from the moment they open the box, and that a steady stream of fun new games is always on the way,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s president and COO. “We have something for everyone, from new franchises to creative new approaches to familiar favorites.”

The high-definition Wii U system is available in two versions in the Americas, and each comes with a touch-screen Wii U GamePad controller. The Basic Set will be offered in white at a suggested retail price of $299.99 in the United States, while the Deluxe Set, which includes higher storage capacity, additional accessories and  Nintendo Land, will be offered in black at a suggested retail price of $349.99 in the United States.

Wii U owners who connect their systems to the Internet also unlock a vast array of features to enhance their gaming, social and entertainment experiences. This includes features such as Nintendo eShop, which allows users to buy and download games directly to their systems, and Miiverse™, an online gaming community that lets players interact in new ways and share playing tips. Wii U owners in the United States and Canada will also have access to Nintendo TVii, which lets users access multiple sources of entertainment through a convenient GamePad interface.

Here’s a list of the titles they’re planning:

505 Games
Funky Barn -  Launch Window*

2K Sports
NBA 2K13 -  Launch Window

Activision Publishing, Inc.
Call of Duty®: Black Ops II -  Nov. 18
Skylanders Giants™ -  Nov. 18
Wipeout 3 -  Nov. 18
007™ Legends -  Launch Window
Cabela’s® Dangerous Hunts 2013 -  Launch Window
Rapala® Pro Bass Fishing -  Launch Window

Broken Rules
Chasing Aurora -  November

Pwnee Studios
Cloudberry Kingdom -  November

Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game – Launch Window
Ben 10 Omniverse™ – Launch Window
Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade – Launch Window

Disney Interactive
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two -  Nov. 18

Electronic Arts
EA SPORTS™ FIFA Soccer 13 -  Nov. 18
Madden NFL 13 -  November
Mass Effect™ 3 -  Launch Window

Trine 2™: Director’s Cut -  November

Gaijin Games
Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien - January

Mighty Switch Force HD - November

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™ 2 Wii U Edition - Nov. 18
TANK! TANK! TANK!™ - November

New Super Mario Bros. U - Nov. 18
NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor’s Edge - Nov. 18
Nintendo Land - Nov. 18
SiNG PARTY - Nov. 18
Game & Wario™ - Launch Window
LEGO® City: Undercover - Launch Window
Pikmin™ 3 - Launch Window
Wii Fit™ U - Launch Window
The Wonderful 101™ - Launch Window

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed™ - Nov. 18
Aliens: Colonial Marines™ - Launch Window

Nano Assault Neo - November

Tecmo Koei America Corporation
WARRIORS OROCHI® 3 Hyper - Nov. 18

Darksiders® II - Nov. 18
JEOPARDY! ® - Launch Window
Wheel of Fortune® – Launch Window

Tomorrow Corporation
Little Inferno - November

Two Tribes
Toki Tori 2 - November

Assassin’s Creed® III - Nov. 18
ESPN Sports Connection™ - Nov. 18
Just Dance® 4 - Nov. 18
Rabbids® Land - Nov. 18
Your Shape®: Fitness Evolved 2013 - Nov. 18
ZombiU™ - Nov. 18
Marvel Avengers™: Battle for Earth -  Launch Window
Rayman Legends® - Launch Window

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Scribblenauts™ Unlimited - Nov. 18
Game Party Champions - Nov. 18
Batman: Arkham City™ Armored Edition - Nov. 18

There’s a few in there we already know we’re pre-ordering! Which ones do you want? Tell us in the comments!

Author: Steve Jenkins View all posts by
Steve Jenkins is co-founder of and Editor-in-Chief of EXTRA! He grew up playing Atari and arcade games in the 1980s and collects vintage arcade cabinets and pinball machines in his basement near Seattle, Washington.

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