Nintendo Announces 23 Games Launching with Wii U on Nov. 18

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Nintendo Announces 23 Games Launching with Wii U on Nov. 18

An Additional 29 Games Are Planned Through the End of March

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo is unleashing the largest launch-day video game lineup in its history for its new Wii U home console. When Wii U launches in the Americas on Nov. 18, 23 games from Nintendo and its third-party publishing partners will be ready to play as well. These include Nintendo-published games like Nintendo LandNew Super Mario Bros. USiNG PARTY and NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor’s Edge, as well as third-party powerhouses like ZombiU™ from Ubisoft, Call of Duty®: Black Ops II from Activision Publishing, Inc., Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two from Disney Interactive, EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 13 from Electronic Arts and Scribblenauts Unlimited from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

“We’re making sure that Wii U owners will have great games to play from the moment they open the box, and that a steady stream of fun new games is always on the way,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s president and COO. “We have something for everyone, from new franchises to creative new approaches to familiar favorites.”

The high-definition Wii U system is available in two versions in the Americas, and each comes with a touch-screen Wii U GamePad controller. The Basic Set will be offered in white at a suggested retail price of $299.99 in the United States, while the Deluxe Set, which includes higher storage capacity, additional accessories and Nintendo Land, will be offered in black at a suggested retail price of $349.99 in the United States.

Wii U owners who connect their systems to the Internet also unlock a vast array of features to enhance their gaming, social and entertainment experiences. This includes features such as Nintendo eShop, which allows users to buy and download games directly to their systems, and Miiverse, an online gaming community that lets players interact in new ways and share playing tips. Wii U owners in the United States and Canada will also have access to Nintendo TVii, which lets users access multiple sources of entertainment through a convenient GamePad interface.

Below is a list of upcoming Wii U games for launch day and beyond.

Publisher Title Launch Date
505 Games Funky Barn Launch Window*
2K Sports NBA 2K13 Launch Window
Activision Publishing, Inc. Call of Duty®: Black Ops II Nov. 18
Skylanders Giants Nov. 18
TRANSFORMERS PRIME Nov. 18
Wipeout 3 Nov. 18
007 Legends Launch Window
Cabela’s® Dangerous Hunts 2013 Launch Window
Rapala® Pro Bass Fishing Launch Window
Broken Rules Chasing Aurora November
Pwnee Studios Cloudberry Kingdom November
D3Publisher Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game Launch Window
Ben 10 Omniverse Launch Window
Family Party: 30 Great Games®: Obstacle Arcade Launch Window
Disney Interactive Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Nov. 18
Electronic Arts EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 13 Nov. 18
Madden NFL 13 November
Mass Effect 3 Launch Window
Frozenbyte Trine 2: Director’s Cut November
Gaijin Games Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien January
WayForward Mighty Switch Force HD November
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 Wii U Edition Nov. 18
TANK! TANK! TANK! November
Nintendo New Super Mario Bros. U Nov. 18
NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor’s Edge Nov. 18
Nintendo Land Nov. 18
SiNG PARTY Nov. 18
Game & Wario Launch Window
LEGO® City: Undercover Launch Window
Pikmin 3 Launch Window
Wii Fit U Launch Window
The Wonderful 101 Launch Window
SEGA Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Nov. 18
Aliens: Colonial Marines Launch Window
Shin’en Nano Assault Neo November
Tecmo Koei America Corporation WARRIORS OROCHI® 3 Hyper Nov. 18
THQ Darksiders® II Nov. 18
JEOPARDY! ® Launch Window
Wheel of Fortune® Launch Window
Tomorrow Corporation Little Inferno November
Two Tribes Toki Tori 2 November
Ubisoft Assassin’s Creed® III Nov. 18
ESPN Sports Connection Nov. 18
Just Dance® 4 Nov. 18
Rabbids® Land Nov. 18
Your Shape®: Fitness Evolved 2013 Nov. 18
ZombiU Nov. 18
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth Launch Window
Rayman Legends® Launch Window
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Scribblenauts Unlimited Nov. 18
Game Party Champions Nov. 18
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition Nov. 18

* Launch window is defined as the period beginning Nov. 18, 2012, and ending March 31, 2013.

Broadband Internet access is required for online features. For more information, go to http://support.nintendo.com. Remember that Wii U features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu.

For more information about Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.com.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 3.9 billion video games and more than 630 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Super NES, Nintendo 64 and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

[PR Email from Nintendo of America]

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Steve has been a Nintendo fan since the NES. He currently owns a NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, GameBoy, DS, DSi, 3DS, and 3DS XL. His favorite types of games are action platformers and multiplayer “party” games. Overall, he loves a game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours, and if that can be shared with friends, it is even better.

Steve has been blogging for NintendoFuse since April 2008. He started off as an avid reader, and eventually was asked to jump on the team. Currently, he enjoys writing game reviews and sharing breaking news with the fans and readers. You will also find him on the forums as an admin.

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