Wii U Official Launch List This Holiday Revealed

The official launch list as revealed to Zelda Informer by Game Stop, in the most recent game listing packet sent by Nintendo to retailers. Picture evidence is included, and the list is interesting in that it doesn't reveal much we didn't already know, outside of the the fact that Rayman Legends is still TBA, and likely not in the launch window.

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Wizziokid2322d ago

I'm sure we will see the list grow in coming months but as of now, the main holiday games I'd look at for Wii U are:

- Lego City
- ZombiU
- Game & Wario
- Assassins Creed 3 (If not on other console)
- Mario
- Pikmin 3

Hisiru2322d ago (Edited 2322d ago )

The lack of some games is bad for your list.

PS3 and x360 had ports of PS2/GC/xbox1 games like COD, Tony Hawk etc at launch, so I don't think it will be bad to have games like Arkham City, Mass Effect 3 and some others as the best launch games for the WiiU.

My list would be something like this:
-Lego City
-Game & Wario
-Assassins Creed 3
-New Super Mario Bros U
-Pikmin 3
-Trine 2: Director's Cut (improved graphics, new levels, new controls, co-op online and local etc)
-Darksiders 2
-Tekken Tag Tournament 2
-Fifa 13 (already confirmed)
-Madden 13
-Ninja Gaiden 3 (everything is improved in this version)
-P-100 (I played it and it's VERY fun)
-Rayman Legends (Where is Rayman Legends in your list???)
-Scribblenauts Unlimited
-Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition
-Mass Effect 3
-Aliens: Colonial Marines (Well... but I don't thin it will launch this year)

showtimefolks2322d ago (Edited 2322d ago )

all these games on wii-u that's been out on ps3,xbox360 can not cost full price again. These should be priced 29.99 to 39.99 because when i can get GOTY edition for batman for under 30 why would i want to pay full 60?

other than that solid lineup but let's see

also we are into august and still no launch date, by now nintendo knows when they gonna be launching so what's the hold up?

expect wii-u to get the same treatment that ps3 got when it launched few good games and rest ports of older games that will be fully priced

morkendo232322d ago

good list.
games im interested so far
New Super Mario U
Trine 2

when wii-U add more games specially CONTRA im there. a REAL!! contra

Hisiru2322d ago (Edited 2322d ago )

Armored Edition has ALL the DLCs and some other aditional stuff.

As for Mass Effect 3 and Ninja Gaiden 3, we need more info to see if it's worth or not, we can't assume anything/make assumptions for now.

Also, we don't know the price yet, so why are you complaining about something we don't know yet?

"also we are into august and still no launch date, by now nintendo knows when they gonna be launching so what's the hold up?"

Nintendo of Europe already confirmed they have secret games and features they want to announce in the next conference (probably september), you, as a consumer, will be able to have ALL the info before you pay for it, so there will be no problems.

"expect wii-u to get the same treatment that ps3 got when it launched few good games and rest ports of older games that will be fully priced"

You don't know the price yet lol, you can't make hasty assumptions, let's wait for the launch. Also, WiiU will have a 2D platform Mario game, which is a system seller, just look at the recent sales for the previous "new" Mario games, it sells better than 3D Mario games, so it (WiiU) will probably have a better reception than the PS3, and it will also have more games to play at launch than the PS3. I don't know, I won't make anymore assumptions, I will just wait for the launch.

jeseth2322d ago

I'm interested to see ZombieU in action. The E3 trailer looked good.

Hopefully its not another Dead Island.

And not that I didn't like Dead Island ... but The trailer was so much more dramatic than the game and was a little misleading.

ZombieU was one of my favorite Trailers from E3.

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TBM2322d ago

only games on that list that i have interest in was zombiu, rayman, and mario bros. i'll wait to purchase the wii u until i see more i want to get on the console.

Hisiru2322d ago (Edited 2322d ago )

Just like I did with the PS3 at launch (it only had Resistance 1 as exclusive game and some old ports from PS2/xbox1/gc + multiplatforms). I would recommend you to only buy a console when there is enough games for you, so youre doing the right thing. I bought my ps3 in 2010 (I guess).

I am interested in 7 games on the list, so I will probably buy a WiiU at launch (if there is a black WiiU at launch).

DA_SHREDDER2322d ago (Edited 2322d ago )

only games you have interest in are third party game with the exception of mario bros? Your either 5th generation fanboy or and Ubi fanboy pretending to care about Nintendo games. Either or I wouldn't be worried. Mario Kart on the WiiU is gonna be the end game of it all.

I just hope Pikmin and Scribblenauts sell good and people appreciate games like that so they will bring out more ideas. It's all about creativity

TBM2321d ago

@ shred head

im 39 yrs old this year and have been gaming since the atari days, I've had every nintendo console except the n64, but i borrowed my little bros to play Mario 64 and zelda oot. the only franchises i actually love from nintendo are zelda, Mario, and fire emblem.

growing up i was never a big fan of metroid, Mario kart, and some of their other franchises but that still hasn't stopped me from purchasing their console. games like pikmin and scibblenauts don't interest me, but if u love those type games then good for u.

And no im not a ubisoft fanboy like u claim because they also have plenty of franchises i don't care for actually, but zombiu looks really interesting to me so id would buy that.

don't go assuming something about someone if u don't know them personally. i hate this generation because of if you don't revere a company or the games they happen to make your branded a fanboy by idiots like you.

yabhero2322d ago

Bit sure about ZombiU as its not finished
Will be getting:
Armored Edition
Assassin's Creed 3
Mass Effect 3
I have The predecessors on PS3:
Mass Effect 2
Arkham Asylum

iamnsuperman2322d ago (Edited 2322d ago )

4 launch window titles. Pikmin is not bad the others launch window titles seem less enticing. I wonder what is the difference between Holiday and Launch window considering it is meant to be releasing this year.

guitarded772322d ago (Edited 2322d ago )

Reggie said the Holiday are the Wii U launch day, and the window is within their window (some time period) soon after system launch. Said it in a GT interview if I remember correctly.

BattleTorn2322d ago

The only things that interest me are:


and the re-releases on Batman:AC and Mass Effect 3.

DivineAssault 2322d ago

Why is Nintendo publishing Ninja Gaiden? There was nothing in there that makes me want the wii u.. I hope theres more news on incoming games for it soon.. I love the idea they have going but i know how they trick ppl too..

PopRocks3592322d ago

Nintendo doesn't exclude content in favor of making you pay for it as DLC and they don't use online passes. I hardly see them as a company that tries to "trick" people.

They're publishing Ninja Gaiden because they've worked with Team Ninja before and lo and behold, the Wii U version is shaping up to be much better than the 360/Ps3 version. They put back dismemberment, spells and weapon customization, three of the primary reasons people hated Ninja Gaiden III initially.

Finally, your tastes are your tastes, but their launch window covers a multitude of franchises and genres. If you happen to be waiting for a new Smash Bros. or Zelda then all I can tell you is that they're coming. There's hardly any doubt about that.

wishingW3L2322d ago

The Wii U version is 30 frames = automatic fail.

PopRocks3592322d ago (Edited 2322d ago )


You're completely fully of it. I just Googled Ninja Gaiden Wii U 30 frames and you know what I found?

An N4G post with you idiotically commenting on a preview of NGIII for Wii U, making the same stupid claim about it being only 30 frames a second when the frame rate dropped ONLY when two gamepads were in use.

So the only "automatic fail" here is your comment, you troll.

See for yourself.

tee_bag2422322d ago (Edited 2322d ago )


Lol, Owned and caught with your pants down.
That's what you get when you make stuff up mate.

On a brighter note. ZombieU looks really good. The Mario's are always nice.
If Dragon Quest X is released on here I'll buy a WiiU for my girlfriend.

ape0072322d ago

Zombie u and Pikmin 3 interest me

Oh_Yeah2322d ago (Edited 2322d ago )

the only ones that interest me too. ill hold off on getting a wii u...until theres about 10 exclusives i like.

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