When Nintendo made its big Wii U reveal last week, we found out about all sorts of games that would be arriving in the console’s “launch window” – that is, games hitting shelves between November and March next year – hardly a small space of time! If you want to know exactly what will be available for Wii U on day one, have we got the list for you…
This list is potentially subject to change (there’s still a couple of months before the hardware arrives), but as of September 17th, here are the games that will launch alongside the Wii U in the United States on November 18th – expect a similar lineup for Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
- Nintendo Land
- New Super Mario Bros. U
- Assassin’s Creed III
- Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition
- Call of Duty: Black Ops II
- Darksiders II
- Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
- ESPN Sports Connection
- Game Party Champions
- Just Dance 4
- Madden NFL 13
- Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth
- Mass Effect 3: Special Edition
- NBA 2K13
- Rabbids Land
- Rayman Legends
- Scribblenauts Unlimited
- Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
- Tekken Tag Tournament 2
- Transformers Prime
- Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013
Count ’em – there will be at least 22 games available when you pick up your console – and only two of them are Nintendo first-party games! Developers and publishers are really getting on board with the Wii U – here’s hoping that this show of faith continues throughout the console’s lifetime.
Nintendo Land will, of course, be the best-seller out of the lot, as it’s included in the 32GB Premium model, but which games make up the rest of the top ten is anyone’s guess. Mass Effect 3? Black Ops II? ZombiU? We don’t have long to wait, the Wii U launches in North America on November 18th, Australia, Europe and New Zealand on November 30th, and Japan on December 8th.
Stay tuned, if this list changes, we’ll let you know.