We’ve seen Wii U marketing material arrive in GameStop in the US last week, and now it’s spreading worldwide. Nintendo has supplied Australian video game stores with promotional material such as posters, game boxes, accessory boxes, and more. The photos below were spotted at an Australian EB Games store, and shows box art for several of the games, including Nintendo Land, ZombiU, LEGO City Stories, Scribblenauts, and more. There’s also a Wii U fact sheet, and placeholder boxes for the Wii U Pro Controller. According to the person who took the photos, there is also box art for a Need For Speed Most Wanted Wii U game. EA has yet to reveal anything regarding Need For Speed on the new Nintendo console. Last week it was revealed that GameStop stores in the US and UK were receiving Wii U promotional material from Nintendo. Stores in Japan have had them for since earlier this Summer. Via Maxi-Geek local_offer Nintendo wii u wii u advertising stars Further Reading Confirmed: Breath of the Wild is the last Wii Switch vs Wii U game case size comparison Miyamoto dismisses the Wii U as a “nece 6 reasons to grab a Nintendo Switch before March 6 reasons to skip the Nintendo Switch for now Nintendo Switch Amazon Pre-Order NameUcanthate Is that Assassins creed 3 I see… Along with all these other cool games? *gamergasm* AKA-Link77 Its MAXIMUSS-OWSMNESS!! But the boxart is wrong joe they’re just placeholders AKA-Link77 yah i guess… its kinda like wen Gstop doesnt have the official cover/case – – so they substitute it for a custom cover. Melk Weird thing is, the official box art design has been confirmed for weeks by now… zam i would love to go to australlia and buy all that but i cba. Lusunup I want the THEM ALL!!!! Lixdy Yes I’m in Australia I want to go to an EB Games store now EPICGAMER20 YOUR SO LUCKY Ledreppe That’s not the correct Wii U box art, it’s supposed to have that yellow line and look like the GameCube games. Also the report incorrectly said ‘LEGO City Stories’, it’s now ‘LEGO City Undercover’. Ravyu Isn’t it named differently there or something? nintendoododo I Can’t wait! afroninja all i want now is the release date and price Raul Where is the Wii U box art for Need For Speed Most Wanted? 😮 I don’t see it up there… Everything looks great though except they should update the box art to the now confirmed blue border with yellow trim. It would make the games really stand out and catch peoples eyes. Edward Smith I can take a few shot of the display at my local EB games store. We have different games up including NFS most wanted and Metro last light. But it’s not the official box art. Is there a place in the forums to upload pictures? XENAJA I HEARD THAT A PURPLE WII U MIGHT BE COMING IF THIS IS TRUE THEN I BE GETING THIS TO. CANT WAIT! Neonridr Kind of like a retro throw back to the gamecube huh? Could be cool.. mr. shplooblah. SILVER SILVER SILVER SILVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Aaron Or instead of silver a stainless steel version would be a must buy for me! gNat Purple for the Ravens. Angel old boxes? Crosboyy So I guess nintendoland isn’t going to be a pack in after all if their selling it separate… :/ sucks Crosboyy **they’re Lord Carlisle They’re just advertising the games, that doesn’t mean it’s going to be sold separately. Nintentionally There’s still a chance it is a pack in. Nintendo haven’t announced anything yet. It’s weird, this is a really good launch line up for a console (especially a nintendo) but all the negative hype is making me think i’m in for a disappointment. Here’s all I had to play with on day one with my others and I was never bored: NES: Mario/Duck hunt SNES: SFII N64: Mario 64, Mario Kart 64 GC: Luigi’s mansion, monkey ball, Fifa 2002 world cup Wii: ZeldaTP, Red steel, Monkey ball, Rayman, Wii sports, wii play NiNtEnDoLoVeR Mine was NES: I wasn’t born SNES: same N64: Don’t remember GC: SSMM & Tetris World Wii: Mario Galaxy & Wii Sport. Neonridr Mario Kart 64 was not a launch title.. The console itself launched in September of 1996. Mario Kart 64 didn’t come along until February of 1997. just to clear that up.. 🙂 Nintentionally I do realise that MK64 was not out at launch. I got mine in ’97 Egamingway Mario Kart 64 wasn’t a N64 launch title. The two launch titles for the N64 for were Super Mario and Pilotwings. alex My was: NES-super Mario, golgo 13 SNES- super Mario world N64- Mario 64, pilot wings Gamecube- a sega baseball game and Spiderman Wii- read steal, wii sport and Zelda tp EPICGAMER20 I HATE WII PLAY D2K It could be a blessing in disguise. The Wii U needs a killer app and perhaps the reason why NintendoLand is not a pack in game is because they have something better in mind. Mac well you have to realise though that this is marketing material so they are more in likey advertising nintendoland its like a 90% chance that it will be backed in because the game is just demos to show what the gamepad can do Britton I was thinking the same thing. The way they have showcased Nintendoland it wouldnt make sense if they did not bundle it. I personally wouldnt buy it separately at full price. I have no doubt it is a fun game. But it sounds more like a demo game for the gamepad. goginho You’re right. Well said.. It would be pretty logical to come bundled with the U, since it would be the ideal introduction to major Gamepad mechanics EPICGAMER20 HEY EVERYONE THERE TAKING PRE-ORDERS AT GAME STOP. I SWEAR. TheBoldman67 Hey… MAYBE THEY’RE ABOUT TO START TAKING PRE-ORDERS! IF SO THEN MY DREAMS HAVE COME TRUE! Master Swordsman well since the signs say pre-order….. TheBoldman67 No, I meant pre-orders for the SYSTEM. Now THAT, would be a dream come true. (especially since they’ve already started taking pre-orders) TheBoldman67 I meant they’ve started taking pre-orders for games. Edward Smith They’ve been taking pre-orders for months here. Our old promo for Wii U was up before E3. docthespot Talk to your local gamestop. I pre-ordered the new mario game at gamestop and was told I would be called to have first dibs on pre-ordering the system because of the game pre-order. $5 down for the game and the system will be $50 down upon announcing the release. Christopher I’m going to save up my money… and buy every launch title of the Wii U on the first day XD NiNtEnDoLoVeR Serious?!?! like 21 game X 50$ (I know it’s depend of the Price)=1050$ 0_0 or if you want a price between that. 40X21=840 60×21=1260 geez….. between 840 & 1260. + the console price goginho LoL Kirbo99 When did the Pro controller start to look different? tman4318 Its been the same unless you are talking abot the wii controller this is for the wiiu an entirely new system Aaron Looks like nintendo land doesn’t come with the Wii U but at least Panorama View does! Kirbo99 Not very smart of Nintendo to not bundle the Nintendo Land with the U, imo. Solphins Wii Sports was on the pre-order shelves before the console announced it was a bundle game. These are just cardboard boxes with the images of the games on them. When the game is official with the box art, prices, and cases, you will notice Nintendo Land will not be on the shelves. Master Swordsman Maybe Nintendo Land is going to be included but in a certain bundle. sort of like you can buy wii sports separately now. Pokemon Master#1 Need for speed? Fuck yeah! I hope it’s true. Nintendonoob GOD DANGIT JUST TAKE MY MONEY NOW!!!! I NEED THE WII U!!!! TheBoldman67 Watch, now in 3 years we’ll get a Nintendo Land Resort. face eb games created their own materials. not from nintendo beeshnu YEAH AUSTRALIA FINALLY KNOWS ABOUT THE WII U!!!!!!! We’ve had no news about the Wii U here at all! Bacon Gotta catch them all! u mad bro Bacon! I CHOOSE U nick I’ve been seeing a lot of people saying they’re surprised that Nintendoland is (possibly) being sold separately, but I really wouldn’t be shocked. When I first saw it, I didn’t think it looked like a full game, more like a bunch of demos. But since playing it at the Wii U experience event in DC, I’m definitely ready to pay full retail for it. All of the “attractions” they’ve shown so far are awesome. goginho Really? hmm.. it’s nice to hear that it would be actually worth getting at full retail since I have no chance of experiencing Nintendoland until it comes out, so I can’t judge on that yet. But if more people share their experience with N-Land and give positive feedback, then I might possibly consider picking up a copy (if it comes seperately that is). Unless of course NSMB U is a launch title, but I think I read somewhere that it won’t be ..not sure. Vehdrehl Yep, all of this was at my local EB Games. Naturally I entered the store to preorder the Wii U along with Arkham City and AC3. I was pleasantly surprised that I could not only also preorder Smash Bros for the console, but Zelda as well. Day. MADE. Nekine Look at the second photo of the wii u pro controller. At the right we can see half of the Wii u BOX !!! D00d Yeahhh saw some stuff at an EB games here on Wednesday last week, they had a stand of games that you could pre-order. Good to see that we’ve caught up a bit 😀 Sikora Yeah, i saw those boxes at Melbourne’s huge EB games store. TheBoldman67 If they started taking pre-orders for it in America then how come there’s no ad on their site? pdxmojo Are they SERIOUSLY going to sell Nintendo Land as a “stand alone” game and not include it in with the system. That is beyond annoying. I LOVE Nintendo, and I’ll be buying this thing day 1 for sure. However, their tactics are really starting to turn me off. And when your starting to upset even your own “die hard” fans, you should be worried. Just my two cents, no i’m not a sony/xbox fan boy. I Just needed to get that out there. goginho Man everything looks mint! Daniel Nintendoland should have come packed in with the console. If this console sells more than $299, the big N can go F themselves. Especially if Nintendoland doesn’t support online multiplayer. They’ll probably still charge regular retail price for what appears to be a fun but shallow mini-game. Wii sold for 349 which came with wiisports and stuck at the price point for 2years. Wii-U without a pack-in game shouldn’t cost over 300. Also, what people don’t realize is that they have already put a price point of $99 for these titles (& this was at JB-Hi-Fi). I am a huge Nintendo fan but I refuse to spend my hard earn when they think they can rock up late to the dance and charge full admission. So far, none of their 1st party launch titles even run at 1080p or have online multiplayer. Sorry to rant, but I’m a little bit sick and tired of Nintendo’s ruthless/arrogant approach to pricing that is not backed up by the software/hardware. They deserve a serious scare, in the same vein as the 3DS. luke hey all, the box arts that the stores have been sent were printed ages ago. the amount of stores they have mean they can not just print things and have them in stores the next day. I suspect that come the media event next month for the launch details the box arts will be updated to reflect the actual final designs. As they were printed as the midyear sale started there. Retailman I work in retail and can actually say that a couple of months ago we received a large flat panel tv with a wii U cabinet, it is a single fold hinged design with provisions for a display console, if I get the chance in my busy day I’ll unpack it from its shipping crate and try take a few pictures if you guys want, its nothing terribly exciting now but when I seen it arrive months ago it was as it was completely unexpected. No promises on the pics though because I haven’t seen it for a while now so I’ll have to look for it in storage. mistarobotics My friend says that she’s going to trade her Wii for a 360… Big mistake, but since I really hate her I’m just going to let her go through with it (troll face) Embr5800 Awww i dont see no black ops 2 thenintendofan73 the box art for where it says wii u is wrong. if you wanna see an example of one go to google images type in wii u box art. several games will have the same box art, so thats it. it should have a blue outsiding with wii u written in white.