Nintendo Confirms 23-Game Wii U Launch Lineup


We know that more than 50 games are scheduled to make the Nintendo Wii U launch window which extends through the end of March 2013, but two questions still remain: How many games will be available on day one? And which specific titles will be in the launch lineup?

Today, Nintendo answers these questions, confirming that 23 games will make the November 18th North American launch. Those 23 games are:

Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Skylanders Giants
Transformers Prime
Wipeout 3
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
FIFA Soccer 13
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition
New Super Mario Bros. U
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
Nintendo Land
SiNG Party
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper
Darksiders II
Assassin’s Creed III
ESPN Sports Connection
Just Dance 4
Rabbids Land
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Game Party Champions
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition

29 other titles (below) are currently slated for release within the launch window. There are a few new titles added since the original list (Chasing Aurora, Cloudberry Kingdom, Little Inferno, Mighty Switch Force HD), and a few that have apparently moved back. The removal of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate from the launch window is of particular note, although Capcom still has it listed as coming out in March on 3DS and Wii U.

Funky Barn
NBA 2K13
007 Legends
Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013
Rapala Pro Bass Fishing
Chasing Aurora (November)
Cloudberry Kingdom (November)
Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game
Ben 10 Omniverse
Family Party: 30 Great Games: Obstacle Arcade
Madden NFL 13 (November)
Mass Effect 3
Trine 2: Director’s Cut (November)
Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (January)
Mighty Switch Force HD (November)
Tank! Tank! Tank! (November)
Game & Wario
LEGO City: Undercover
Pikmin 3
Wii Fit U
The Wonderful 101
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Nano Assault Neo (November)
Wheel of Fortune
Little Inferno (November)
Toki Tori 2 (November)
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth
Rayman Legends

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