Jan 30th, 2013 publishUpdated   Feb 2nd, 2013, 12:49 pm

Top 10 upcoming Wii U gamesDespite recent reports, and despite the complaints from certain gamers, the Wii U has a very strong lineup of upcoming games this year. In total, there are over 30 confirmed games coming out for the Wii U in 2013, with many more which are yet to be announced. We’ve compiled a top 10 list of Wii U games with a confirmed 2013 release date.

10: Wii Fit U

As core and hardcore gamers, we wouldn’t think much of Wii Fit, and it’s not a Wii game that automatically pops into your head when you’re thinking of must-own Wii titles. But the fact is that Wii Fit is the third best selling console game in history, having sold over 23 million units. Wii Fit U will be released this Summer, and will be fully backwards compatible with the Balance Board from the original Wii Fit. RELEASE DATE: SUMMER

9: The Wonderful 101

Formerly known as “Project P-100”, Wonderful 101 is a quirky action/strategy game where the player controls a large group of super-heroes as they battle an invading force. Wonderful 101 was one of the very first Wii U games to be showcased, and captured everyone’s attention with its hectic gameplay and colorful art style. RELEASE DATE: SUMMER

8: Aliens Colonial Marines

While Aliens Colonial Marines will be released on several platforms, developer Gearbox has stated that the best version, and the best looking version, will be found on the Wii U. Gearbox has been polishing Aliens Colonial Marines for the past few months, and we’re excited to see how it plays on the Wii U. RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 12

7: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

The epic JRPG will arrive on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in just a few months, and players will be able to use a cross-play feature to play with each other. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is already out in Japan, which means you can check out some awesome gameplay footage while you wait. RELEASE DATE: MARCH 19

6: Game & Wario

Game & Wario is another party/mini-game collection for the Wii U, featuring Wario as the main character. If Nintendo Land was the multiplayer party game for the Wii U of 2012, Game & Wario will be for 2013. RELEASE DATE: MAY

5: LEGO City Undercover

LEGO City Undercover is a Wii U exclusive, and offers a sand-box style gameplay. Set in a large LEGO City, the player is free to roam and capture criminals and solve crimes, utilizing the many vehicles the game has to offer. RELEASE DATE: MARCH 18

4: Rayman Legends

Easily one of the best looking Wii U games, at least artistically speaking, Rayman Legends was delayed from a 2012 release to early 2013. But the wait will be worthwhile, as it looks like this is the best Rayman game to date. RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 26

3: Bayonetta 2

Nintendo surprised everyone when they announced that not only was Bayonetta 2 coming to the Wii U, Nintendo has secured exclusive rights to the franchise. Bayonetta was an innovative third person action game released in 2009, and it will be interesting to see what developer Platinum Games has in store for the Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2 — we’re still awaiting the first gameplay videos and screenshots, which are expected to be unveiled before E3 2013. RELEASE DATE: LATE 2013

2: Pikmin 3

It’s been almost 10 years since we’ve seen Pikmin on a Nintendo home console, and in a few months, Pikmin 3 will be released on the Wii U. Nintendo has extensively showcased the game with numerous trailers, videos, and screenshots, and it’s easily one of the most anticipated Wii U games of 2013. RELEASE DATE: APRIL/MAY

1: Zelda: Wind Waker HD

Nintendo surprised us last week with the reveal of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. The HD remake of one of the best Zelda games will be coming exclusively on the Wii U, with full HD graphics and GamePad controls. We’re still awaiting the first trailers and gameplay videos, but luckily, Nintendo has released some screenshots for us to enjoy. Be sure to also check out Top 5 things we wish to see in Zelda Wind Waker HD. RELEASE DATE: LATE 2013

On top of these 10 games, indie games are doing well on the Wii U eShop, with another half a dozen set for release in the first half of 2013. As you can see, there’s plenty to be exited for as a Wii U owner.

  • Jeffrey Debris

    Although I am eager to get my hands on the Windwaker HD, I still think Pikmin 3 should’ve made the top position on this list. Seeing as it’s not a remake, but a fresh new game… But that’s just my 2 cents 😉

    • Sdudyoy

      Agreed, Pikmin 3 is 90% percent the reason I want a Wii u so bad.

      • Metal_Man_v2

        It is the only reason I wanted a Wii U at first.  Of the games announced before the release of the Wii U, pikmin 3 was the only one that appealed to me.  Now it seems that pikmin 3 just keeps getting pushed back, and my Wii U just sits next to my ps3, crying for first party titles. 🙁

        • Fred

          My wii u gets used every day. It’s my ps3 that’s sitting next to it collecting dust.

        •  try the cave on the wii u it is a awesome and twisted game

          • Didier Gonzalez

            i downloaded the demo and is a very good game haha

      • Fred

        Pikmin 3 was the main reason I bought my Wii U, but there have been plenty of fun games I’ve been enjoying while I’ve waited.

    • I agree.  I also think Wonderful 101 is too low on this list.  Behind Game & Wario?  really???

      • mahdi abbasi

        my list:(top 10 upcoming wii U games in 2013)
        10.the cave
        9.monster hunter 3
        8.the wonderful 101
        7.dragon quest X
        6.game and wario
        5.lego city undercover
        3.bayonetta 2
        2.TLOZ:wind waker HD
        1.____pikmin 3 and rayman legends_______

        • EmilyAhn Wu

          The cave is not upcoming, it already released…

        • AKT4

          As Emily pointed out, The Cave is already out. Also while I do really hope Dragon Quest X comes to west, it hasn’t been confirmed yet.

    • Adam Porter

      yea fair enough, i love zelda as much as any nintendo fan and wind waker is one of my favorites, but it’s not AAA news, it’s an old game. it’s worrying tbh, the 3DS is how old now and no news of a zelda specifically designed from the ground up for it and now we are told to wait for the wiiU zelda, should we really be resigning to the notion that it won’t be here until 2015??:(

    • EmilyAhn Wu

      I think it’s Two Sense, not 2 cents.

  • Beau H

    I hate to break it to you, but Aliens isn’t releasing on Feb 12 for the Wii U 🙁


    • Looks like they really want to polish it up extra for WiiU as the site indeed says 12/2 (2/12) for ps360/pc. While WiiU versions says TBC.

    • Adam Porter

      oh god, not another late port -_-‘ why can’t they just release the game on all platforms at the same time

      • NintendoNoob

         Because Wii U version will be a lot better

        • Adam Porter

          good enough to make you wait 2 or 3 months maybe even more?? and make you buy a new console on top of it??

  • Death47

    Why isn’t Monster Hunter number 1?

    • AKT4

      While there is some new stuff, it was on Wii already. Possibly the reason but dunno.

      • Death47

        Yeah but there’s like TONS of new stuff….

        It’s like taking the number 2 and putting it to the 20th power XD (1,048,576 FYI lol) 😛

  • bizzy gie

    Exclusive rights to Bayonetta 2 you say? Nintendo better make Sexbox 369ers and make.believers beg for a multiplat release, not give it to ’em, just make ’em beg.

    • uPadWatcher

      Too bad that Iwata is already saying “HELL NO!!!!  U want Bayonetta 2, buy the U!!!!”

    • Jay

      damn. is it really that good of a game?

      • Johny

        yea it was REALLY popular and was directly compared with the devil may cry series (and you know that one), being the same caliber…not to mention alot of DMC references in Bayonetta xD haha…the gameplay is similar too, being directed by the same guy 🙂

        well nontheless, if you just type in google “Bayonetta Devil may cry”  you’ll see countless “crossover stories” Dante and Bayonetta fanarts, references, etc etc
        so YEA.. bayonetta 2 being exclusive on wii u is a VERY big deal for the system.

        • bizzy gie

          “Action game Bayonetta 2, the sequel to…Bayonetta 1, is headed to the Wii U. It’s an exclusive! And Nintendo is publishing the game. This has made some “fans” pissed as hell. Others are happy. But what do the game’s developers have to say?”

          Anyone can read more at   http://kotaku.com/5943239/bayonetta-2-developers-dont-want-to-alienate-you so that’s a start.

        • AKT4

          It was a great game and it sold quite well, but it wasn’t that popular really. It did have some very enthusiastic fans though.

  • Ian Rahn

    I love nintendo its the best!

    • Lord Fuse

       Hi Neutron.

    • Jay

      thats ridiculous. Nintendo is worth more than Sony.

      They couldn’t afford it especially now. What world are you living in? 1995?

    • Ian Rahn

      Wow guys you guys must hate nintendo

      • Jay

        you’re still an idiot. Especially since you’re lying by calling all others liers.

        ALL your posts say “Edited”
        so you LOSE dumbass.

    • Jay


      IAN RAHN’s original message said:

      “hey bruh sony gonna buy out nintendo and burn it to the ground bruh”

      • Ian Rahn

        Lies from the woods. Don’t use slander against wii u fans!

  • Ian Rahn

    The wii u is so cool!

    • ScrewAttack

      Please die in a hole

      • Ian Rahn

        Why do you hate nintendo so bad bro?

        • ScrewAttack

          Yeah…we all know you changed your comment. You’re a fail of a troll, so please go die in a hole like asked. Thanks 🙂

          EDIT: Also, congrats on linking your facebook account so anyone who feels like it can abuse you on a more personal level. Have fun with that.

          • Jay

            yeah, judging by his immaturity i’d say hes that Netron troll.

            He was banned a few times and I think they made him link his Facebook account in order to re-register. lol

          • ScrewAttack

            Feh, why register again just to troll? Saddo, it’s dicks like that that give Americans a bad image. 

          • Jay

            NO JOKE this guy has re-registered like 3 times just to troll.

            CLICK the pic to see one of his troll fails!

          • Sol Ridgeway

            That might not be him trolling. He has The Hanna Montana movie as one of his favorites and Young and the restless as a favorite TV show.

          • Noteak

            I thought it was kind of funny how  he put 2 completely different movies (Hannah Montana, and saw) as his favorite movies.

    • Jay


      “Ha bruh wii u stooped bruh. its shi gon TANK.”

      what language is this? Hater?

      • Ian Rahn

        Dude dont lie man

  • Waiting on MH3U, Rayman Legends (which was surprisingly good, considering how boring Origins was), LEGO City Undercover, and, well, pretty much every game on this list. Except Bayonetta 2 and Wii Fit U (though I might consider Fit U).

    • Noteak

      I have the same list except I don’t care for Game and Wario

  • Was Wind Waker actually confirmed for a 2013 release?  Wasn’t that one of the things in a previous story we hoped to see about Wind Waker HD?

    • Fred

      In the nintendo direct Iwata said this year.

  • Simple_Celld

    If the new Monolith game comes out this year, that’ll be MY numero uno 😀

    • Justin Gray

       Me too. Me too.

  • TrueWiiMaster

    “But the fact is that Wii Fit is the third best selling console game in history, having sold over 23 million units”
    Wii Sports, Mario Kart Wii, Wii Sports Resort, Wii Play, and New Super Mario Bros. Wii all sold better than either Wii Fit or Wii Fit Plus.  In addition to those Wii games, there are also several NES, Game Boy, and DS games that supposedly sold more.  VGChartz puts Wii Fit at number 13.

    • Fred

      Is it possible they meant the combo of wii fit AND wii fit plus was the 3rd best selling? You do realize they were basically the same game. I boughtplus and never felt a need to buy the original.

      • TrueWiiMaster

         That’s possible, but then it would be the 2nd best selling, not the the third.  The only game to sell more than the combined 44 million would Wii Sports.

  • Paul Anderson

    you know the Wii U has a problem when a remake is supposedly the best game coming out

    and considering there are only 2 new franchises coming out from that list i’m not very impressed 

    • Jay

      to be fair. Its possibly the most requested remake in Nintendo history.

      • Fred

        Really? I had no idea.

      • Wait what? Wind waker is not the most requested remake. Majoras Mask was. People even went as far as making a full HD fan-trailer for it. 

        I am dissapointed that it’s wind waker as I never really liked toon link. 

    • Fred

      What were you hoping for? I’m Very exited.

      • Paul Anderson

        i was expecting new games with innovative gameplay from AAA Nintendo franchises

  • Timothy Don

     Aw man…I thought Wonderful 101 was going to be released earlier like in March…looks like I have to wait longer….

  • Seth S. Scott

    im sorry but Pikmin 3 should be numero uno! 

    • Fred

      Agreed hopefully the main game is co-op

      • Lazara the Last

        That would be so great!! One person playing on the Gamepad and one with Wii Remotes in the TV! 😀

        • Fred

          Lazara has the right idea! Hopefully Myamoto agrees

  • dylanbob121

    my list:
    10 bayoneta 2
    9:Toki Tori 2
    8:Game and Wario
    7:Monster hunter 3
    6:Zelda wind waker HD
    5:Rayman Legends
    4:Pikmin 3
    3:Wonderful 101
    2:Lego City Undercover
    1:Monolithsoft Title

    • Fred

      Toki Tori? Really you’re kidding right?

      • Noteak

        dylan I am with Leo, really toki tori

        • Elem187

          You don’t like puzzler platform games? They get real deep and rewarding the harder and farther you get.

          • dylanbob121

            I really love puzzle-platform games.Dont you like Trine 2?

          • Elem187

            I love platform puzzle games. I don’t see how someone can knock Toki tori while liking trine 2 or the cave… Are people complaining that its graphics are cartoons? Toki Tori looks challenging. I never knock a game for its visuals.

          • dylanbob121

            My point is That I am very exited for toki tori 2,it has that cartoony and puzzling look that I just love.

  • I would like to play pikmin 3 i never played the other two but the game looks like so much fun
    wii u fit i could care less about but the rest of the games i will get …rayman legends here i come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • If people want a real fun game try the cave. It was a really good game

  • Joe

    You have Aliens: Colonial Marines launching on Wii U on February 12, but GameStop still doesn’t have a release date on the Wii U version in their system…

  • Wind Waker HD as #1? Nintendo fanboyism… A REMAKE at #1! That’s ridiculous especially when compared to some of the other titles on the list.

    • Mickey Mouse

      I know, I think wiiudaily is too easily excited by Zelda and it’s remakes. I will for sure not be getting Wind Waker remake, I’d much rather have an original game like Lego Undercover.

  • lol Resident Evil? That comes out this May. 

  • I’m I the only one excited for injustice gods among us? the DC fighting game from the makers of Mortal Kombat.

  • $41809923


  • skid5jack

    To those of you that never experienced Bayonetta. Please do. It’s one of the most underrated games. Absoluely incredible. This will be my first reason for buying a Wii U.

    • khatere abbasi

       no its my wish list and maybe they release but were not sure but i wrote my upcomin game list at first that bayonetta is 3rd of my upcoming games

  • mahdi abbasi

     i want this games for my wii u
    10.Gta V
    9.star fox U
    8.pokemon WII U
    6.mario party 10_metroid( NEW VERSION)
    5.crash bandicoot U
    4.mario kart U
    3.super smash bros _kirby
    2.The Legend Of Zelda:WII U

    • dylanbob121

      I like everything on your list,I just want starfox to be 2,or 3.

      • dylanbob121

        I like starfox.

  • Francisco Vargas

    Ill be buying 5 on that list! 🙂

  • Desiderio Lazaro

    Any news on co-op for LEGO?

    • RyuNoHadouken

      all LEGO games have co-op

    • Fred

      No co-op on Lego City! Therefore I won’t be buying it.

  • xdlugia

    It’s pretty sad when the most anticipated game isn’t a new game…

  • EmilyAhn Wu

    I Say #1 should’ve been SSBU

  • Russel Bowersox

    I would put money on if Mario Kart and the new Mario are both going to be playable at E3… They will probably be out for the holiday also… As they always are. =D

    • Noteak

      Why would I bet that when it is so true. 🙂

  • No love for the Yoshi Yarn game, huh?  Not sure if that’s supposed to come out this year or not… I REALLY hyped for SMT x FE, but that almost certainly won’t be out this year.

  • damn all these games r wack

  • Sneferie

    Also, Nintendo kind of killed all of WW’s artistic charm by taking away the cel shaded graphics and cranking up the bloom. :  So I’m all set on the WW Remake.  It didn’t really need to be remade anyway.

  • Linkamus

    How is Alien: Colonial Marine not ranked higher than Game&Wario…


  • No mention of ninja gaiden but you mention LEGO CITY?! HAHAHAHA

  • The game on my wish list right now is Earthbound… It would rock even just virtual console!

  • Isn’t that much to look forward to to be honest.
     Bayonetta 2 and new Zelda look decent.

  •  nope i think scribblenats should be no 1