The Nintendo Wii U launches on November 18 with the support of 23 games. Nintendo stated previously that there would be 50 available before March 31, so, relatively so, the Wii U is launching with a strong amount of games including New Super Mario Bros U, Call of Duty: Black Ops II and, yes, Nintendo Land, the game Nintendo hopes will be the Wii Sports of its new console (it won’t).
Nintendo revealed and demoed many of these titles at its E3 2012 press conference. Nintendo Land is a strange consortium of mini games and social elements. The company stated over and over again that the title is the Wii U’s Wii Sports, but after seeing the presentation and playing some of the games on the show floor, we’re not convinced it has the same magic.
Many of the titles below showcase the Wii U’s novel touchscreen controller. By building in a secondary screen, the Wii U controller can act like a backpack in an RPG, gun sight in a FPS or a playbook for sports games.
The Wii U will come in two versions. The basic version will cost $299 and comes packing the Wii U controller and a console with 8GB storage. Or, buyers can opt for the $349 Deluxe Set, which includes 32GB of local storage, a Wii U controller charging cradle, Wii U console stand and a copy of Nintendo Land.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
FIFA Soccer 13
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
New Super Mario Bros. U
Ninja Gaiden: Razor’s Edge
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Warrios Orochi 3 Hyper
Assassin’s Creed III
ESPN Sports Connection
Just Dance 4
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
Game Party Champions
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition