Wii U – first and third-party US launch titles announced, trailers galore

Thursday, 13th September 2012 15:58 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Wii U’s launch titles will start hitting in November and will continue through March, the firm has announced along with the list.

“In just 66 days, Wii U will arrive with the strongest lineup of launch software in Nintendo history,” said NOA president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “With the integrated second screen of the included GamePad and features that instantly enhance the way people play games, watch video and interact with each other, consumers will see how Wii U delivers a completely unique experience and a remarkable value right out of the box.

“The new system also creates extraordinary new possibilities for game developers, bound only by the limits of their imaginations.”

Below is a list of upcoming Wii U games that will be available on launch day or during the launch window listed by publisher:

  • 505 Games -Funky Barn
  • 2K Sports- NBA 2K13
  • Activision – 007 Legends, Black Ops 2,Transformers Prime, WipeOut 3, Skylanders Giants, Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013, Rapala Pro Bass Fishing
  • Capcom -Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
  • D3Publisher – Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game, Ben 10: Omniverse, Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade
  • Disney Interactive – Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
  • EA – Mass Effect 3, Madden 13, FIFA 13
  • Frozenbyte – Trine 2: Director’s Cut
  • Gaijin Games- Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
  • Majesco Entertainment – Zumba Fitness Core
  • Maximum Games- Jett Tailfin
  • Namco - Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition, TANK TANK TANK
  • Nintendo – Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros. U, NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor’s Edge, SiNG PARTY, LEGO City: Undercover, Wii Fit U, Game & Wario, Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101 from Platinum Games
  • SEGA- Aliens: Colonial Marines, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Shin’en- Nano Assault Neo
  • Tecmo Koei- WARRIORS OROCHI 3 Hyper
  • THQ- Darksiders II, Wheel of Fortune, JEOPARDY!
  • Two Tribes- Toki Tori 2
  • Ubisoft – Assassin’s Creed III, Just Dance 4, Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth, Rabbids Land, Sports Connection, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013, ZombiU, Rayman Legends
  • Warner Bros. – Scribblenauts Unlimited, Game Party Champions, Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition

The Wonderful 101 is Platinum Games’ new title for Wii U, and was formerly known as Project P-100.

A few trailers are posted below, and the one for Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge shows a playable Ayane. Some shots taken during the announcement, and a load of Assassin’s Creed 3 Wii U shots are below as well.

Three screens for Batman: Arkham City – Armored Edition and some of Toki Tori 2 are also tossed in for good measure.

Wii U will launch in North America on November 18.



  1. monkeygourmet

    That’s a shit load of games really…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight

    Yeah but if you already have a current gen console you have no reason to get the multiplatform titles which wipes up 90% of those titles.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    That’s a shit load of ports… Really (!)

    #3 2 years ago
  4. absolutezero

    Then again if you have a medium range PC you have no reason to buy any of the multiplatform titles on a console.

    Its about more than that though is’nt it.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. narsuss

    FIANNALY a new monster hunter game for the usa!!!! i am soooooo going to buy this system.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Stephany Nunneley

    An absolute ton of videos are in there now.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. monkeygourmet


    Aww… Don’t be upset. Cutting off your nose to spite your face much?! Broaden your horizons man!

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Dragon246

    Completely true. Sales will depends on how much those 10% differentiates themselves from the crowd.
    Although no visible reason to buy this as a owner of present gen consoles , especially after the overpricing and miserable attempt to copy ps plus and no discounts for opting digital version which must be cheaper as overhead costs are lower for it.
    Also it remains to be seen what games will launch post launch period. Vita was disappointing for some there, might well be the case for wiiu too.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. viralshag

    That’s an impressive list but as people say, if you already own a PS3 or 360, no need to buy a new console for it. Really interested to see how it does though.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. OlderGamer

    Nice videos.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. monkeygourmet

    The wonderful 101, Mario, Warioware, Lego Undercover, Zombie U, Darksiders 2 and Rayman for me on launch.

    That’s a damn fine line up of original games, bar Darksiders but I haven’t bought that yet.

    Plus Nintendo Land!

    Best launch for a while from my view. Care to name one that offered so much choice and original titles?

    #11 2 years ago
  12. monkeygourmet


    There’s at least 5 strong exclusive titles at launch, wii ware may have more. That’s pretty damn good!

    #12 2 years ago
  13. zinc

    Will EA be releasing Mass Effect 3 with the dlc, like they did with Mass Effect 2 on the PS3?

    #13 2 years ago
  14. viralshag

    @12, I’m not denying that those looking for the exclusives are getting a bad deal. Like I said, I think that’s an impressive list. I’m thinking more of the people with consoles that might be on the fence, it might not be an immediate buy.

    I won’t lie, my PS3 is gathering dust and I’m honestly impressed by the line up, just to try it out I wouldn’t dismiss the idea of a trade in…

    #14 2 years ago
  15. JimFear-666

    protip : Never buy ubisoft games at the begining of a new console era. They always sucks and its always overhypped bad games.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Phoenixblight


    Red Steel was pretty horrible.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. ManuOtaku

    #16 and yet Red Steel 2 was beatifull, although it came later on , i think they are better handling games later in the lifecycle, therefore i agree, but Rayman Legends looks sweet, so i dont know i give them the benefit of the doubt, i hope zombie U plays as good as it looks and sounds.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. monkeygourmet


    I can’t trade in my PS3 because of Ni No Kuni! ;)

    #18 2 years ago
  19. viralshag

    @18, I have no idea what that is so I’m good!

    #19 2 years ago
  20. monkeygourmet


    Studio Ghibli + Level 5 RPG! :)

    Although, I wouldn’t be surprised if it didn’t come to Wii U…

    I think Wii U could become the spiritual home of JRPGs, especially with the touch screen pad.

    I think it’s going to be a very strong console. It’ll be huge in Japan, which will help with some pretty out their titles, but also in western area with COD etc…

    Pretty much a great mix! :)

    It’s added life into this gen, which will make Sony and MS happy too…

    Whats not to like?! ;)

    #20 2 years ago

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