Nintendo releases full list of Wii U launch titles

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I’m actually pretty damned pumped for Nintendo’s first HD console, the tablet-controlled Wii U. Nintendo’s gone and release the entire list of games that’ll be available at launch – soon after launch, and within the three month “launch window.” It’s a pretty astounding list of games – though there’s a title or two missing from launch that has me pretty sad.

When the system launches in the US on November 18, it’ll have 23 titles available on day one – with 9 more coming within a month, and a further 20 by April next year. Here they are :

November 18
Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Activision
Skylanders Giants – Activision
Transformers Prime – Activision
Wipeout 3 – Activision
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two – Disney Interactive Studios
FIFA Soccer 13 – Electronic Arts
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition – Namco Bandai Games America
New Super Mario Bros. U – Nintendo
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge – Nintendo
Nintendo Land – Nintendo
Sing Party – Nintendo
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed – Sega
Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper – Tecmo Koei
Darksiders II – THQ
Assassin’s Creed III – Ubisoft
ESPN Sports Connection – Ubisoft
Just Dance 4 – Ubisoft
Rabbids Land – Ubisoft
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 – Ubisoft
ZombiU – Ubisoft
Scribblenauts Unlimited – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Game Party Champions – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

That’s the list of games that’ll be available on day one. Interesting to note is that Call of duty: Black Ops 2 for the wii U runs at 1080p, while the 360 and Ps3 versions are still running at 720p. surprisingly, there’s not a whole lot of Nintendo first party stuff on offer at launch, with just New super Mario Bros Wii U, Sing Party and NintendoLand making the launch. Where’s Pikmin? It’s coming later, unfortunately. Also missing from the launch line-up? One of the games that sold me on the Wii U in the first place, Rayman Legends. That’s now been scheduled to make the “launch window) everything else, aside from the excellent ZombiU and a few party games is older 3rd part games we’ve already played.

However, things start changing as more unique software heads for the system:

November
Chasing Aurora – Broken Rules
Cloudberry Kingdom – Pwnee Studios
Madden NFL 13 – Electronic Arts
Trine 2: Director’s Cut – Frozen Byte
Mighty Switch Force HD – WayForward
Tank! Tank! Tank! – Namco Bandai Games America
Nano Assault Neo – Shin’en
Little Inferno – Tomorrow Corporation
Toki Tori 2 – Two Tribes

January
Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien – Gaijin Games

"Launch Window" (Before April 2013)
Funky Barn – 505 Games
NBA 2K13 – 2K Sports
007 Legends – Activision
Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013 – Activision
Rapala Pro Bass Fishing – Activision
Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game – D3 Publisher
Ben 10 Omniverse – D3 Publisher
Family Party: 30 Great Games: Obstacle Arcade – D3 Publisher
Mass Effect 3 – Electronic Arts
Game & Wario – Nintendo
Lego City: Undercover – Nintendo
Pikmin 3 – Nintendo
Wii Fit U – Nintendo
The Wonderful 101 – Nintendo
Aliens: Colonial Marines – Sega
Jeopardy! – THQ
Wheel of Fortune – THQ
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth – Ubisoft
Rayman Legends – Ubisoft

I just want Rayman Legends, dammit! Other than Pikmin and Rayman skipping launch, what do you think of the lineup? The Wii U is set to launch locally on November 30.

Last Updated: September 27, 2012

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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