23 games at launch for Nintendo’s Wii U

Nintendo logoThe launch of Nintendo’s long-awaited Wii U console will be accompanied by 23 games - four of which are slated to be published by the Japanese-based corporation itself.

Another nine are to follow by the end of November, with 20 more scheduled to land before April of 2013. In the meantime, here is what we can expect from Nintendo on November 18: New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo Land, Sing Party, and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge.

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The above-mentioned titles will be joined by a slew of games coded by third-party publishers such as Ubisoft and Activision. A full list of official titles can be found below.

In other Wii news, Nintendo of America CEO Reggie Fils-Aime says he believes the company will see a smooth launch for the Wii U this holiday season.

"We've learned a lot of lessons from the launch of the DS, the launch of Wii and the launch of 3DS. And our supply chain is solid. My job is to work with retailers, work with other business partners to create demand for the product, and have the consumer get excited. And I think we're well on the way to doing that,” Fils-Aime told Forbes.

"My expectation is that we will do a phenomenal job helping the consumer understand the benefits of Wii U, and that our retailers will do a wonderful job of merchandising the product and getting it into consumers' hands. We want to satisfy all of the demand that's out there. That's our goal."

Fils-Aime also commented on the original Wii, stating that he believes the older console still has plenty of life ahead of it.

"You know, [Sony] PlayStation has done a phenomenal job driving sales on what is a [twelve] year-old machine. They've done a phenomenal job, and they have been able to address different marketing over time, to build an incredibly large install base," he said.

"We believe that the Wii system, similarly, will keep selling for quite some time... They're going to be different addressable markets, not only from a US perspective but from a global perspective... We'll hopefully continue to drive sales at a historic rate."

The (initial) full list of scheduled Nintendo Wii U games is as follows:

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
  • 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.


  • 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


  • "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
Source: TG Daily

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