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Redmond, U.S.A — 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 Land, New Super Mario Bros. U, Sing 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.
Funky Barn - Launch Window*
NBA 2K13 - Launch Window
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
Chasing Aurora - November
Cloudberry Kingdom - November
Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game – Launch Window
Ben 10 Omniverse – Launch Window
Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade – Launch Window
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two - Nov. 18
EA Sports FIFA Soccer 13 - Nov. 18
Madden NFL 13 - November
Mass Effect 3 - Launch Window
Trine 2: Director’s Cut - November
Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien - January
Mighty Switch Force HD - November
Namco Bandai Games America
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition - Nov. 18
Tank! Tank! Tank! – November
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
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed - Nov. 18
Aliens: Colonial Marines - Launch Window
Nano Assault Neo - November
Tecmo Koei America Corporation
Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper - Nov. 18
Darksiders II - Nov. 18
Jeopardy! - Launch Window
Wheel of Fortune – Launch Window
Little Inferno - November
Toki Tori 2 - November
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.
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