May 31st, 2012

Wii U teaser
Nintendo posted the above message on their Facebook Wii U page yesterday, teasing gamers with the names of 3 Wii U launch titles. Nintendo is already confirmed to be working on a Pikmin game which will be showcased at E3, and a Super Mario title as well. It could also be a Zelda game, but Zelda is looking more and more unlikely to be a launch title for the new console. For more on the games, check out our full Wii U games list.

Nintendo says they’ll “scratch off” the spaces soon to reveal the names. Our guess: one of the titles is “New Super Mario Bros Mii” (which was showcased at E3 last year), “Super Mario Galaxy 3”, and “Pikmin 3“. What do you think the three Wii U launch titles could be? Let us know in the comments section!

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  • Neonridr

    I read this article over on the IGN site and I am hoping they are right with something they said. One of the covered names is 19 letters long and The Legend of Zelda is exactly 19 letters long (including spaces)… here’s hoping!!

    • alienfish

      I don’t know about that. There would have to be a subtitle I would think for a LoZ game. All I saw were three bars that indicated three games. I believe the number of characters is irrelevant.

  • omar

    i would get the super mario bros mii if nintendo would change the avatar creation to something like the one on xbox live. if i could upload an avatar that i could customize a lot omg that would be fun. i do not really want a mario galaxy 3. 1 and 2 were fine, but i’m done with space travel. lets get back to mushroom kingdom. a 3D super mario game in a dream world would be cool. pikmin 3 is guaranteed, and i would like a zelda game. OOT and MM HD would be fantastic. save a brand new zelda until later

  • Adix22

    I want Super Mario Galaxy 3 , or new Zelda as well ( but this seem impossible) And Xenoblade Chronicles 2 ( This is more imopossible than zelda )

  • Hafid

    Thats Damn Good !!!
    Thanks Nintendo to come back …
    I Will buy the 3ds saturday So ill be back on this brand and ready for WiiU !!!
    I m sick of the games on my PS3 !!!

    • Mario S Borbon (@Nintendude73)

      welcome back to the world of Nintendo my brother

      • Hafid

        Thanks !!!
        It was missing me …

      • Your mom

        I say jolly good show jolly good show (ps3 and Xbox 360 copy)

    • alienfish

      I also have a PS3 and the only game I really play on it is GTA IV online with my brother almost every weekend. GTA V will almost certainly take over that spot in my game time and I’ll be buying it for WiiU without a doubt. I can’t wait to go back to only one console for all my gaming needs.

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  • Skozo

    Nintendo, you still got it.

  • Smurfman256

    Title #1: The Legend of Zelda: HD Collection=33 characters.

    • alienfish

      Thank you for the most plausible Zelda speculation I’ve heard all week!

      • Your mom

        Would this includ wind waker twilight princess and skyward sword because if it did it would make sense.

        • Smurfman256

          Wind Waker and Twilight Princess, yes. Skyward Sword? Probably not. Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask? Maybe. A 26th Anniversary Compilation dist with every Zelda Game up to (and excluding) Skyward Sword? Also Maybe. Remastered Versions of OOT and MM? Also maybe, but we’ll all find out when E3 comes in 4 days.

  • A1424andy

    i don’t think is going to be first party games. i think is going to be 3rd party games. Because Nintendo say they want the hardcore games back. and hardcore games like shooter games,horror,online games, action games.

  • F

    19 characters long: Super Smash Bros. 4

    • kirbymon123

      that is the best thing i’ve heard all day.

  • F

    Also 19 characters long: Batman: Arkham City

  • F

    Again, 19 characters long: Ghost Recon: Online

  • Gary Moscheles

    i lol’d at “lunch title”

    • Wii U Daily staff

      Fixed 🙂

  • NintendoGamer23

    I noticed in the second one that “New Super Mario Bros. Wii U” (including spaces and period) fitted perfectly. Miyamoto DID say there would be a Mario Wii U game at e3. Well, we’ll just have to wait until Tuesday

  • F

    27 characters long: New Super Mario Bros. Wii U. At last year’s E3, when talking about the ‘interactive experiences’, Reggie Fils-Aime said: “The first is simple. Something that looks like New Super Mario Bros. Wii, but in this CONCEPTUAL state, it’s being called, ‘New Super Mario Bros. Mii’.” Emphasis on ‘conceptual’, meaning the name might, or might not, change. If it does, this is my guess.

  • Nate

    I’d say it’s going to be a Mario game (New Super Mario Bros. Mii or Super Mario Galaxy 3), a Zelda game, and that simulation racer that Wii U Daily said Nintendo was working on. Nintendo Power did say that the company is working on a new franchise that will compete with other console exclusive franchises!

    • Ryu

      I heard Nintendo is going to make a racing game that is going to compete with Forza and Gran Turismo (Not Mario Kart or F-zero though lol)

      • nucima

        going to be hard, against Project Cars. If they get enough money for licenses,
        Nintendo would be stupid, programming a competitive game. Better support them for developing Nintendo only content.

        Btw.: I would be disappointed with the titles mentioned above. All good stuff, but nothing exciting. These are all titles to launch without creating a huge hype. Want something new.

  • HyperSonicN1

    19 characters?

    Kirby HD Collection
    Mario HD Collection
    Sonic HD Collection
    [Random 5 character long name] HD Collection

    • kirbymon123

      I don’t think its sonic or mario, because sonic is a sega and mario already has super mario allstars, but A kirby HD game is something that would make me explode with joy. I am, after all, kirbymon.

  • leo

    well i dont think one would be zelda but, since nintendo needs to pull out all the tricks for this E3 it would kinda make sense if they DID put some sort of zelda on the wii u . Lots of people like zelda and i mean alot. So if the Wii U has that type of game people would buy it.

  • Nintega10

    Killer Instinct 3

  • Aquacharger

    You know what’s 19 letters?
    Project H.A.M.M.E.R.