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

Thursday, 13 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.