Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wii U Launch Titles Confirmed; 23 Games to Satiate Your Wallet on Day 1


Nintendo has confirmed all 23 launch titles for the Wii U. Which ones are actually worth the money, that's up to you. Glancing over it - multi-platform and/or re-releases aside - there are some great games available, with about 15 titles (give or take) that I would be interested in, such as Assassin's Creed 3 or Ninja Gaiden 3. Remove those aforementioned factors, and the list diminishes to just two: New Super Mario Bros. U and ZombiU.

Regardless, here's your launch titles, and you can find the remainder of the "launch window" games - defined as those with release dates between November 19 and March 31 - after the break. I've taken the liberty of bolding any titles that are of worthy consideration:

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

There are games defined as launching in November, but without a solid date:

  • Chasing Aurora 
  • Cloudberry Kingdom 
  • Little Inferno
  • Madden NFL 13 
  • Mighty Switch Force HD
  • Nano Assault Neo 
  • Toki Tori 2
  • Trine 2: Director's Cut 

With this little guy launching sometime in Janurary:

  • Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien 

Here's your launch window games:

  • 007 Legends
  • Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013
  • Rapala Pro Bass Fishing
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • Funky Barn
  • JEOPARDY!
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • LEGO City: Undercover
  • Pikmin 3
  • Wii Fit U
  • The Wonderful 101
  • Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth
  • Rayman Legends
  • Mass Effect 3
  • NBA 2K13
  • Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game
  • Ben 10 Omniverse
  • Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade