May 31st, 2012

Over the past few days, several new Wii U games have been either announced or rumored to be in development for the console. This is usually the case at this time of year, as we get closer to E3, more and more details tend to slip and leak or get announced early. We’ve compiled a short list of those Wii U games that are rumored for the new console. While they are still categorized as “rumored”, these titles are actually looking pretty solid and should be announced at E3. With the exception of Final Fantasy XV, which is doubtful, but we’ve included it anyway.

Injustice: Gods Among Us

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Injustice: Gods Among Us has been confirmed for the Wii U by developer NetherRealm, who previously worked on Mortal Kombat. It’s a fighting game based on the DC Universe, and features characters such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and more. It’s one of the first fighting games to be announced for the Wii U.

Splinter Cell Blacklist Wii U

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Ubisoft’s latest Wii U game is rumored to be Splinter Cell: Blacklist, which will also be released on the PS3 and Xbox 360. Splinter Cell is one of Ubisoft’s best selling franchises, it’s no surprise they’re working on another title. The good news is that Splinter Cell: Blacklist is very likely to end up on the Wii U, given Ubisoft’s commitment to the console.

Kingdom Hearts HD Remix for Wii U

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Square Enix is reportedly working on a remix of several Kingdom Hearts games, including Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2, and Chain of Memories, and will release the whole bundle on the Wii U as “Kingdom Hearts HD Remix”. The game is also rumored to be released on the PS3 as well.

Toki Tori 2

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Developer Two Tribes has announced that their cute platfomer Toki Tori 2 is coming to the Wii U. The game will be a download-only title via the Wii U Ware service, and could be a launch title for the console. The game is already available for the PC on Steam.

Jett Tailfin

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Jett Tailfin, made by Maximum Games, is an underwater “racing” game for the Wii U. The game is already available on Android and will be coming to the 3DS as well. Not much is known about the game, though — for all we know, it’s the first Wii U shovelware title.

Final Fantasy XV

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There are so many Final Fantasy games out there that keeping track of them is getting tough. The latest rumor suggests that Square Enix is renaming Final Fantasy Versus XIII into Final Fantasy XV and releasing it on the Wii U. FF Versus XIII is officially a PS3 exclusive, and something tells us it’ll remain that way. We’d be surprised if this particular rumor turns out to be true.

The last week before E3 usually sees a lot of leaks and pre-E3 announcements, we’ll keep you updated with all the Wii U games as they’re announced. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook as well!

  • BillG

    Good job compiling this list WiiUDaily. Good to see someone taking the time to actually properly write about the news and games, instead of firing off a quick line or two like the other Wii U fan sites out there (which shall remain unnamed).

  • Buzzeh

    Just last week the list was smaller, i love seeing all this 3rd party support!

  • Swic11

    This would be great, I’m excited to know how much 3rd party support Nintendo actually got

  • F

    Injustice sounds interesting…

  • alienfish

    I’m kind of ashamed to admit it, but I never got into Kingdom Hearts games like I wanted to back when 1 and 2 were hot. Hopefully this will give me a reason to acquaint myself with the series.

    • Neonridr

      I have never played a Kingdom Hearts game and I am regretting it. If this HD remix is true (which seems very plausable), I will definitely be picking this up.

      • Dan7el(WiiU day one purchase)

        I want this too. I never beat 1 because my memory card got erased because of a stupid demo disk on the PS2, but I did fully complete 2. Wow, what a long and amazing game that was!

  • Skozo

    I’m not excited for any, but I’m happy for the third party news.

  • KuMo

    I agree, i’m liking all the 3rd party games been announced for the Wii U. Making it sound like an actual console with actual games been made for it for good reason and not to dumb them out.

  • david6

    I dont know why everytime i see a game i like, its called shovel ware.

  • Wildman

    So close to E3!!

    • F

      I don’t know how you came across that, but I’m glad you did! Can’t wait!

  • mkdhdh

    KKKKKIIIIINNNNGGGGDDDDDDOOOOOOMMMMMMMM HHHHEEEEAAARRTTTTTSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!! if you havnt noticed i want it very badly :p

  • icanseeu

    So a list of ports and games you think maybe on the WiiU! Why do I need to buy one again rather then the PS3 I already own? Oh i get to see a map on my control pad! Lame!

    • christopher robin

      I feel as if someone is watching me, yawn. Oh well going back to bed, I will dream about Toki Tori 2………..Zzzzzzzz

    • Skozo

      I love how close minded you are, next time- make a post that doesn’t show you’re a hypocritical fanboy.

    • Neonridr

      icanseeu – the other reason to buy the Wii U version is because assuming it’s not a straight up port of the 360/PS3 version, it will look and run the best on the Wii U. Personally I would rather have the most definitive version I could get. If that doesn’t interest you, then by all means, get the PS3 version. Nobody said you had to get a Wii U.

    • Miks

      No, because it has higher FPS (Frames Per Second.), better graphics, maybe higher resolution, Wii U exclusive content, etc.
      There’s MANY reasons to why pick up the Wii U version. But don’t buy the console, nobody wants a ignorant, pessimistic, stupid, douchebag online.

  • omar

    @icanseeu. a port implies that the game already exists. versus 13 does not exist in america. which of these undeveloped games do u consider ports?

    • Icanseeu

      uh what about Kingdom Hearts which would be a port if an old Playstatiob 2 game?

  • Nintengoth

    Omg… this is beyond annoying, all those games suck! wheres the GOOD games eh? i want all of Nintys big titles at E3 sure but in the lead up i would like to see somthing that isnt crap, im not botherd about other games being ported over, i just want to see WiiU exclusives only.

  • Ryu

    Only 4 days til E3, get ready guys because we will see a lot of Awesome stuff about the Wii U!

  • Death

    Damn, I want that final fantasy. And the KH Hd remix

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  • CedrictheDragon

    Not a bad line up but I hope the Wii U can upscale Wii games to 1080p or Nintendo will include a compliation of the best Wii games. Half Life 2 may be amazing if updated graphics and it makes use of the touch screen.

  • Anonymous


    The only current ff wii game I know is ff crystal chronicles.

  • Anonymous

    Also, if the graphics were improved on LoZ (Legend of Zelda): Twilight Princess… It would be epic!

    Wolf looks too much like Okami. :L