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The 22 Wii U Launch Games Confirmed For November 18th By Nintendo

Nintendo has updated all of their listings for Wii U launch window games and they have revealed a large amount of all the games we can expect to play on November 18th (Assassin's Creed III, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Darksiders 2, Just Dance 4, New Super Mario Bros. U, NintendoLand, Rayman Legends, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Wii U, ZombiU)

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SandWitch  +   1244d ago
Not bad
It's coming close to PS VITA's launch line-up
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Qrphe  +   1244d ago
How many retail Vita games were there on each US and EU launch?
SandWitch  +   1244d ago
26 retail/PSN games if I recall correctly. Only 4 more Wii U launch games and there will be a tie between two latest systems in terms of launch titles quantity.
blitz0623  +   1244d ago
Why the hell are you comparing it to the launch of a handheld?

It's a good launch line-up, but not good enough to warrant a launch purchase IMO because most of those launch games are multi platform and have already been released by the time the Wii U hits the market - AC3, ME3, Darksiders 2, BO2, Arkham City to name a few.

Take out all those great multi platform games and I personally think the Wii U will be one of the worst, if not the worst launched console.

@below: it doesn't matter if they're still fairly new. Most sales come from the first 2 weeks anyway. Both games also already have their own fanbase - most buyers will come from PS3 and 360 owners.
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yabhero  +   1244d ago
Black Ops 2 and Assassin's Creed 3 will have been out for like than 2 weeks
Gamer1982  +   1244d ago
EXACTLY Blitz! Most people already own a 360 or PS3 why would you buy a wiiU at launch? Nintendoland? ZombieU? (which is coming to ps3 btw) None of the launch title exclusives warrant putting money down on the system at launch if you already own a 360 or ps3. If you only own a wii then its a great upgrade! But i doubt theres anybody out there who only owns a wii whos getting this. I certainly dont know anybody.

@yabhero and yeah 2 weeks on 360 and ps3 most gamers wont wait 2 weeks to play them. Why you think COD sells better on 360? Because the DLC comes first to 360. Meaning people CANNOT wait for COD. They certainly aint gonna wait for WiiU version.
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ConstipatedGorilla  +   1244d ago

Who told you Zombie U is coming to the PS3? Is PS3 releasing a touchscreen gamepad that I don't know about?
inb4its2late  +   1244d ago

I think you misunderstood. He said "Most people already own a 360 or PS3 why would you buy a wiiU at launch? Nintendoland? ZombieU?"

Meaning that why would be people buy Wii U at launch is it cause of those only 2 games.
dennett316  +   1244d ago
Why would you discard a game for consideration just because it appears on another format? That's completely ridiculous. Good games are good games, people will buy the WiiU - just like every other Nintendo format - for the Nintendo exclusives. Now they also get the option of big name 3rd party titles in their best form to back that up...I really don't see the problem with that other than not liking the competition.
Black Ops without a lot of the braying morons you have to endure on Live? Sign me up for that!
Baka-akaB  +   1244d ago
This is a silly argument , if i'm buying a console for a few exclusives and can have potentially better version of multi games , of course i might get them on said new console .
aquamala  +   1244d ago
nintendo exclusives plus multi plats games that look better than PS360? why wouldn't I get one?
inb4its2late  +   1244d ago
Lol, ok sorry for relaying of what what he said. Obviously the people that disagree know he meant and what i didn't say, rofl. *Rolls eyes*
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Kurt Russell  +   1244d ago

"Most people already own a 360 or PS3 why would you buy a wiiU at launch? Nintendoland? ZombieU? (which is coming to ps3 btw)"

^And that is why people are disagreeing with you... how was this not obvious to you?
aceitman  +   1244d ago
im sorry but i wont pay more than 40$ for rabbid land . some games 60 ok but not all are worth the price .
Maxned  +   1244d ago
I lol'd.

Good one.
Mike_Tha_Hero  +   1244d ago
Dumb comment.
snowman2149  +   1244d ago
This is quite possibly the best launch line up ever. BUT most of these games will have been released already, thats the problem. So other than ZombiU,rayman legends and MarioU there are no games I'm interested in...release Guild Wars 2 for it and maybe I'll buy it.
What it also needs is a mandatory achievement system and a competent online(which strangely enough they have BARELY mentioned at all)
M_Prime  +   1244d ago
finally someone mentioned something smart...

as much as people will say that ACHIEVEMENTS are dumb, they do help. Hell i love getting them, i am actually trying to get all of them in skyrim (i am pretty close)

and the online on the wii was (to put it bluntly) BALLS.. if BALLS continues for online then no hardcore will want that system. I don't want it to be a chore to add a friend, and i don't know if friendcodes will be back but who the hell remembers that many digits.. phone numbers aren't even that long (even with area code, and area codes are the same for an area so if a friend lives a few doors down, he probably has the same area code) and friend codes had no logic to them at all
gaffyh  +   1243d ago
About half are going to be available elsewhere, and those ones are the AAA title, the majority of the exclusives look like party games, i could be wrong though.

Only ZombiU interests me, but i can see that getting ported at some point.

I think i'll wait.
Bibmiester  +   1243d ago
I agree zombie U is the main title that interests me at this point, and I don't know if its worth purchasing the system for ONE game..
FACTUAL evidence  +   1243d ago
I'm actually impressed with nintendo! I haven't been interested since gamecube, but I can honestly say I'd buy 9 of the 22 launch titles. That's almost half! Even though I'm not going to get a wii U in the next 2 years(unless ZombieU is awesome) I might end up getting one soon or later.
Marceles  +   1243d ago
Would've been awesome if Pikmin 3 was a launch title
SonyNGP  +   1244d ago
Glad to see Rayman being there at launch. Definitely picking that up!
BringingTheThunder  +   1244d ago
rayman legends and new super mario bros are two i'll for sure be getting
guitarded77  +   1244d ago
I got New Super Mario U, Zombie U and NintendoLand (with system) on day one. I just hope there isn't a drought of releases for too long after launch. I also can't wait to see what kind of downloadable games show up on the store early.
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BringingTheThunder  +   1244d ago
i'll probably only be getting about 2 or 3 games this year because i'm spending so much already on other systems
rbailey  +   1244d ago
Great Lineup of games thus far. Lets hope Reggie's promises that the Wii-U has a steady stream of games ends up coming true.
TrendyGamers  +   1244d ago
As long as some 2013 multiplatform titles come to Wii U as well, it should be a good year.
sikbeta  +   1244d ago
22 is more than enough, I think no one can complain about that.
HammadTheBeast  +   1244d ago
Look at the Vita. It had more, yet the complaining still hasn't ended with more than 40 right now, and ten major one's coming later this year.
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shodan74  +   1244d ago
I know a fair few of the big games are already available on other systems, but this is an excellent launch line-up. There's been a lot of negative things said about the Wii U, but I'm beginning to think that Nintendo are onto something good here.

Plus, y'know, RAYMAN LEGENDS...
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TrendyGamers  +   1244d ago
Rayman Legends is a lot of fun!
soljah  +   1244d ago
hey guys a little of topic but
can u play games straight off of the usb storage option on the wii u or it just storage storage only and data needs to be copied into the wiiu to actually play
PopRocks359  +   1244d ago
Good question. Not sure if they have answered that yet.
soljah  +   1244d ago
jeesh how did u get a disagree for trying to answer my question
iamnsuperman  +   1244d ago
I would like to know this too. Quite an important details no-one seems to be asking.
Dr_Salvitor  +   1244d ago
I'm sure you can you can play Wiiware games right off the SD card on Wii so i don't see you not being able to here.
deletingthis34675334  +   1244d ago
Yes and no, technically the game HAS to be copied onto the internal flash for it to play. When you load another game from the SD you are overwriting the previous game. The reason this works is due to the limitations of the Wii, or so what Nintendo said. But then again this should be different with the Wii U.
PopRocks359  +   1244d ago

Lol it's cool. There are a couple of trolls that follow my comments to disagree with them.

To answer your question with a guess; I think you won't need to store games unless you download them off the eShop. Nintendo's disc readers are often top quality. My GCN and Wii have never failed me. Of course this is an HD console, so that's completely subject to change. So who knows?
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Relientk77  +   1244d ago
I am glad to finally hear the release date, price the console, launch titlse, and prices of the games. The next thing I wanna know is how much the Wii U Gamepad costs by itself
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monkey nuts  +   1244d ago
Well in the uk its priced around £249 for the base sku, £279 for the premium and the gamepad is going to be priced around £120. Though I'd imagine some retailers will have their own discounted bundles.
ronin4life  +   1244d ago
No Ninja Gaiden 3?
Huh... I'm still wondering if it will be any better than what many have said about the 360/ps3 one...>.<;;
One can hope...
DivineAssault  +   1244d ago
I think it will be.. Whenever i get one, that game will be one of my 1st buys granted they dont try charging $60 for it again
Qrphe  +   1244d ago
No Pikmin 3 nor Wonderful 101???

Idk what game to get on launch then.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1244d ago
ZombiU, Black Ops 2, and Assassin's Creed 3 is enough for me.
Gamer1982  +   1244d ago
Black ops 2 on that controller? lol good luck!
ConstipatedGorilla  +   1244d ago
They also have a traditional controller you can buy separately.
AO1JMM  +   1244d ago
Trolling FAIL!

There is the pro controller and the Wii motes as well.
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Gamer1982  +   1244d ago
3 console exclusives and 1 timed exclusives not worth £250 day 1 for me. Not for mario bros and nintendoland (which looks like it can run on the wii classic.) No actual reason to buy 1 with that list yet. The same reason 3DS sold badly at first.
FlairSomewhere  +   1244d ago
Since when is a Mario game worth hating on?

Have you seen the difference between NSMB Wii & U?

Whereas Wii seemed slow and blurry and sluggish, and just playing off of NSMB (ds) tropes, this new one seems to be genuinely inspired. It is creative because of each and every level. Just because its art style is similar it should be inferior?
claud3  +   1244d ago
Nice line up.. will be buying a wii u
Brad13186  +   1244d ago
Might consider ME3 and Batman just to play again with the new control scheme. Otherwise I am currently interested in NSMB U, NBA2K13, and virtual eShop games.
DivineAssault  +   1244d ago
Gamestop is gtn demo stations before launch.. I wanna get 1st hand look at this thing in action.. I bet u guys are gonna love opening that box & smelling the newness being all delicate with the way u handle it & put things away.. I miss that feeling but i cant buy it yet..
dark-hollow  +   1244d ago
"smelling the newness being all delicate with the way u handle it & put things away.."

Ahh the smell of a brand new console...
M_Prime  +   1244d ago
i have bought 3 XBOX360s and a PS3... i am at the point in my life where that new feeling is WHATEVER.. just wanna play.

(and all 3 xboxs still run, 1 is just banned and the other 2 are for 2 different TVs)
MultiConsoleGamer  +   1244d ago
This list is inaccurate.
josephayal  +   1244d ago
Best Console of all time
for we are many  +   1244d ago
One of the best console launch lineups ever. Can't wait for my Deluxe preorder, how can you not want to experience that controller first hand and play with it, also can't wait for Nintendo's franchises in HD.

As always, haters gonna hate.
yeahokchief  +   1244d ago
Nothing really buzzworthy in my opinion.

I'm actually most tempted to buy one to play Wii games since I skipped the Wii.

The Marvel Game they listed looks like it is a original Xbox game. From 2 generations ago. Looks absolutely horrible. Props to Ubisoft on creating such a lousy piece of shit. I didn't think such subpar graphics were possible this generation, but you proved me wrong.

Too many PS3/360 re-releases on this list. Not enough new first party IPs. Not enough third party support.

If Rockstar gets behind the Wii U then i'd consider buying one on launch date. Otherwise I'm just going to spend that money on better components for a new PC. I'm leaning towards just waiting and seeing what kind of price cuts and HARD DRIVE UPGRADES (lol 32GB) come out later.

Too soon to tell how this console will do. Has potential. I'm still a bit bitter with Nintendo so it's not a Day 1 buy for me as a core gamer. I'm guessing it will be sold out anyways due to: 1. Releasing around Christmas 2. Improving economy 3. Limited Supply. But I don't think it will set any records.

I think a lot of early adopters are vastly overlooking how many games they're going to be buying digitally on this console if they don't plan on upgrading the harddrive. And paying more for a harddrive you're going to replace anyways is dumb. People who buy the more expensive version of the console must like being ignorant and throwing money away or something.

If I buy a Wii U, I will be buying the basic version and installing a 500Gb harddrive. I think i'd rather just keep saving my money at this point which is rather sad. Oh well. They brought this on themselves.
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mdkgod43  +   1244d ago
all those games are ports smh, they are just launching with 3 Nintendo games lol
yeahokchief  +   1244d ago

I think the best bet will be to wait until it goes up on for a number of reasons:

1. Avoid sales tax on a $300-$350 item.
2. Price cut should it not meet sales expectations
3. Harddrive upgrades
4. Bundle deals
5. Avoid any bugs/flaws with launch models
6. Delivered to your home so you don't have to carry that huge dinosaur system home with you or trip over people in the store picking it up after waiting in long lines. Those people you trip over in line also tend to not have the best hygiene.

Note to gamers who go to midnight launches or release events: DEODORANT. That is all.
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mdkgod43  +   1244d ago
not buying one, I'll wait for my ps4
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1upgamer99  +   1244d ago
Rayman Ledgends, Nintendo Land, Zombi U, Black Ops 2(Activision Says the Wii U version is THE BEST no matter what your preference in systems) Rabbids Land, New Super Mario Bros U, (its going to score at least a 9, Like it or not!),Scribblenauts Unlimited(looks different) Assassins Creed 3 is SUPERIOR on the Wii U, No pause in action to switch weapons and 1080p You are not going to get that on the 360. So two of the 8 games I have on this list are ports that will have been out LESS THAN 2 weeks when Wii U launches. I personally will wait the two weeks and get the most for my $60 bucks on a game that will be better and LOOK better on Wii U.
vitorizzo  +   1244d ago
I personally will wait the two weeks and get the most for my $60 bucks on a game that will be better and LOOK better on Wii U.

wait for some graphics comparisons first before you get the most out of your $60 lol
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YoungPlex  +   1244d ago
Oh the greatness of Rayman Legends, AC III,Batman Armored Edition and DarkSiders II(which I have yet to play both), Tekken Tag, Zombie U, and Trine 2 Directors cut.

Not to mention soon after MH3 Ultimate for both 3DSXL and Wii U (Cross-play), The Wonderful 101, Dragon Quest X, Aliens Colonial Marines, Bayonetta 2, Dirt, Injustice Gods Among Us, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, and Warrior Orochi 3 Hyper!

These are just some of the handful of games that I'm interested in, and I'm sure I won't be able to get most, therefore there will be plenty of time to get these as the months roll by; not to mention the list of games that will grow from now till March!

Another Great thing will be when I transfer all my Wii Virtual Console titles, and be able to play all the classic N64, SNES, NES, etc..., on the Gamepad similarly to having a handheld on the couch. I'm super excited for this system the more I think about it!
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Adolph Fitler  +   1244d ago
And in further news, 18 of those will be shovelware, aimed at the casual market, & will employ hopelessly useless tablet based gameplay elements that will offer a 15minutes of fun factor, until you realise, just like with the Wii Nunchuks, that you could be playing this better, & more comfortably on a standard controller pad.

Then 6-8months down the track you will ogle over PS4 & 720's games in wonderment, & envy, but will (a) have to fork out the cash for one of these 2 truly next gen machines, & start over your game collcection, or (b) wait another 5-6 years for the new Ninty machine to possibly rival PS4/720's specs & thus graphics, to ship with whatever new gimmick Ninty have the foresight to offer, that will hook the casuals eyes, & not really have to try too hard to appease the Nintendo diehards that would buy a NES in an I-phone case with a motion based full body condom (ribbed & studded) if it had a Nintendo logo on it.
pinzir  +   1244d ago
What I am honestly waiting for is a good pokemon game. We all know Pokemon battle revolution was ehhhhh. I know Pokemon is supposed to be a handheld game but it would not hurt to give the console a little loving. I will honestly shell out for a good pokemon game
TXIDarkAvenger  +   1244d ago
I probably won't be getting Wii U launch day but when I do, I'll be sure to pick up ZombiU. Looks great!
M_Prime  +   1244d ago
I am not interested in the WII-U at all..

they have been dangling it in front of us way too long and now the details are coming out. I was not impressed by Nintendos Online on the WII and i think it will suck a bit less now, but still suck.

also the price of the tablet is way too much, i get it but if you want 2 then you may as well just skip the wii U and buy an iPad. I know its not the same but if you have a PS3 or 360 then you are in the same boat. Nintendo killed it with the WII in terms of sales, but the games weren't that great (lots of shovel ware) and no HD.

now it has HD but we are far enough in the console cycle that the XBOX may be showcasing something new soon... Sony a few months after that (remember the PS3 is almost a year younger then XBOX360). I personally will save my money for the next iteration of hardware that will raise the bar once again. I like MARIO, and i love SMASH BROS (i don't believe its announced yet for WII-U) but thats not enough to get me to spend the money when i know i will end up playing mostly the XBOX.. I just like it most.. i have a PS3 and i have a WII.. and i mainly play the xbox
TBONEJF  +   1244d ago
Other games like sports are irrelevant to me. I'm only going to buy ZombieU & Super Mario Bros U. SPORTS AND FPS SEQUELS are just plain boring same crap every year
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urwifeminder  +   1244d ago
Nintendo are really bringing their A game i like the look of lego city so far ,i play pc and 360 but i may take a serious look at getting one my gaming will be complete untill ms jump back in.
LKHGFDSA  +   1244d ago
Surprised with people's fond reactions to the Wii U, I think the line up is pretty poor and lacking of original titles.
I'm just hoping they come up with some nice first party titles after launch like they did with the original Wii.(and unlike they haven't with the 3DS.)
Jazz4108  +   1244d ago
No way im buying this middle gen console. I will wait for the 720 and ps4. Im happy with my multiplats and exclusives allready and have more than enough games to play. I never got into Nintendos exclusives as im 39 years old and they dont appeal to me and even if the multiplats look alittle better thats still not enough as I am afraid ms and sony will destroy the wiu now that they know the specs.
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