Nintendo Announces 23 Wii U Launch Games Shipping on Nov. 18

Nintendo Wii U

Nintendo is unleashing the largest launch-day video game lineup in its history for its new Wii U console, with a healthy dose of first- and third-party titles slated to appear on the first day of the console’s availability. When Wii U launches on Nov. 18 in the Americas, 23 games 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, Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two from Disney Interactive, FIFA Soccer 13 from Electronic Arts and Scribblenauts Unlimited from Warner Bros. Interactive.

Nintendo Wii U

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. One of the best ways to get a Wii U system and launch games on the first day of availability is to pre-order them from Amazon.com. I highly recommend doing so today. Use this link to get your pre-orders in: Wii U pre-orders at Amazon.com.

A full list of Wii U launch games is below. As you’ll see, the list includes games available on the actual launch day, as well as some available during the console’s “launch window.”

  • Funky Barn (Launch Window)
  • NBA 2K13 (Launch Window)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Nov. 18)
  • Skylanders Giants (Nov. 18)
  • TRANSFORMERS PRIME (Nov. 18)
  • Wipeout 3 (Nov. 18)
  • 007 Legends (Launch Window)
  • Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013 (Launch Window)
  • Rapala Pro Bass Fishing (Launch Window)
  • Chasing Aurora (November)
  • 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 Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Nov. 18)
  • EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 13 (Nov. 18)
  • Madden NFL 13 (November)
  • Mass Effect 3 (Launch Window)
  • Trine 2: Director’s Cut (November)
  • Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (January)
  • Mighty Switch Force HD (November)
  • 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)
  • WARRIORS OROCHI 3 Hyper (Nov. 18)
  • Darksiders II (Nov. 18)
  • JEOPARDY! (Launch Window)
  • Wheel of Fortune (Launch Window)
  • Little Inferno (November)
  • 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)
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited (Nov. 18)
  • Game Party Champions (Nov. 18)
  • Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition (Nov. 18)

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.

Again, I highly recommend pre-ordering this system and games. Here’s that link again: Wii U pre-orders at Amazon.com.

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