Nintendo reveals Wii U software line-up for Japan

By Stace Harman, Thursday, 13 September 2012 15:44 GMT

Nintendo has revealed its first and third-party software line-up for Wii U in Japan. It includes known quantities such as Assassin’s Creed 3 and Mass Effect 3 and some previously unannounced titles in the form of Ninja Gaiden: Razor’s Edge and Bayonetta 2.

In its second Nintendo Direct presentation of the day, Nintendo of Japan revealed details of its first and third-party software line-up for its home territory.

First-party launch period games:

  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • NintendoLand
  • Game & Wario
  • Wii Fit U
  • Pikmin 3

Third-party launch period titles revealed for release in December:

  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
  • Orochi 2: Hyper
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition (with added Nintendo-themed costumes, including Mario, Luigi and Link outfits)
  • ZombiU
  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Rayman Legends
  • Batman: Arkham City – Armored Edition
  • Mass Effect 3
  • FIFA 13
  • Monster Hunter 3G HD Version, also to be offered as part of a software bundle

And other, undated titles:

  • The Wonderful 101
  • Bayonetta 2 (a Wii U exclusive)
  • Dragon Quest X

There was no mention of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for Japan, despite news of its arrival leaking minutes before the presentation started. Nor was there any showing of previously announced titles Darksiders II or Aliens: Colonial Marines.

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