Sep 26th, 2012

Wii U launch gamesNintendo has updated the launch lineup for the Wii U in North America. Previously, the list of Wii U launch games included 15 titles, but now that has been expanded to 23 games. This is all official stuff coming from Nintendo, so we can be sure that all of these games will be available on launch day. So without further ado, here’s the complete list:

North American Wii U launch lineup

Previously, Namco’s arcade shooter Tank Tank Tank was on the launch day list, but it now appears the game will launch later in 2012. Nevertheless, this is a very strong launch day lineup for the Wii U — one of the best lineups for a new console we’ve ever seen. After the launch, there are several high-profile titles coming in late 2012 and early 2013, including Mass Effect 3, Rayman Legends, and Pikmin 3.

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  • Ninjafish

    So pumped for ZombiU. Looks intense! 😀

    • AKA-Link77

      It does but all i can get is the deluxe Wii U™ with NLand as my only game. . .

      • Ninjafish

        That’s too bad 🙁 I’ve saved for a few weeks (no gas money lol) and now I’m going in with 700$ between my and my sibling. We’re getting all the controllers and 2 games on day 1! 😀

        • TheWholeTruth

          Missing Resident Evil 6.

          Wipeout 3? The racing game or the annoying tv show game?

      • Anubis

        you could sell it

      • NesToWiiU



          NO. This is SPARTA!!!

          • NintendoGAMER

            NO THIS IS PATRICK!

        • Shankovich

          Eh, it’s a wii port don’t forget. Let them squeeze out every last drop of what they can before release :). Don’t forget Shiggy probably isn’t supervising too much since he’s working with his younger team on his new IP 😉

      • Nintedward.

        Aww dude !!! You’l get your games eventually !!!!

        For me day 1 games are Zombiu , Rayman legends (confirmed UK launch day) , AC3 , Nintendo Land , Fifa 13 and Black ops 2 (burn me alive) !!!!!!

        I have been saving up for my wiiu since e3 2011 FYI :P…………..

        • MinowaEli

          BO2 looks very good at the moment. Also, the Zombies trailer is now officially released (looked amazing).

          • MujuraNoKamen

            I need to know, will the Wii U version of BO2 be getting the prestige edition and/or the Nuketown 2025 map (pre-order only) ?????

          • MinowaEli

            Don’t think so… 😐

          • MujuraNoKamen

            @MinowaEli Thanks, that’s a shame. Aww well, looks like it’s back to XBox for me.

        • Tobbe

          “I have been saving up for my wiiu since e3 2011 FYI …………..”

          I know u r lying there. i didnt save a dime, was in the store on monday. My cusine who is boss in gamestop told me he preeorder it for me. Well i had to cash it instant.. lol what to do 🙂
          Why all say u saved for it. Bet u didnt. all have cash for Wii U

        • kyuubikid213

          I’m getting Black Ops 2 Day 1 for three reasons. First, it’s going to have amazing multiplayer to give it insanely high replay value. Second, it will have a Zombie mode that will whet my appetite until I save more money to get Zombi U. And third, the 3DS hasn’t gotten any first-person shooters yet, so why not?

      • NiNtEnDoLoVeR

        me too Link77….you’re not alone.

      • ZombieGuns

        Just sell some old games/consoles. Sometimes you gotta make sacrifices.

        • SuperShyGuy

          Lol i sold my old wii and games and now i am getting deluxe wii u with ninland and black ops 2. I kept my wii mote and nunchuk thought so i don’t need another controller. I’m set for like… 2 months

          • ZombieGuns

            Right on SuperShyGuy. I’m getting the Deluxe too and ZombieU. Still on the fence about Black Ops 2. My checking account has a negative balance now but it was worth it.

          • Xblade13

            How much could I possibly get for my Super Nintendo? It’s just the box (no cords, games, or controllers) but it’s still in almost perfect condition. I’ve had it since I was 3.
            Anybody want it?

          • HOBO

            New Black Ops? It’s not going to be changed at all, plus it’s the most lame game ever. Isn’t war stupid enough? You go around blowing soldiers up with missile launchers. That’s just plain gruesome.

      • Lusunup

        thats why I ordered the white wii u for to get ZombiU plus Super Mario bros.U

      • toddblend

        Sorry to here but this is what i’m getting starting from 3DS leading up to the WiiU and after in the months. I just gotta make it out alive when I come out of GameStop cause I might get robbed!

        List: 3DS CastleVania LoS, Luigi’s M, Paper Mario SS, Monster Hunter 3G.
        List: WiiU Aliens CM Collectors Edition, Ninja Gaiden 3, Pikmin 3, Super Mario Bro U, ZombiU, Bayonetta 2, Monster Hunter 3 U, Warriors of Orochi 3 Hyper, WiiU pro controller, WiiU pro controller silicone cover, WiiU pad screen protector, WiiU pad silicone cover, Wiiu Deluxe set Nintendo Land.

        I am going to be very very VERY OCCUPIED! Hope to see you guys online with all or some of the games! Best year to be a Nintendo fan wahahahaahah!

    • HOBO

      Are you kidding? ZombiiU is going to be stupid. You go around shooting zombies. That’s just wrong.

      • Shankovich

        Guess we should ask them to make HoboU eh?

        • Zeldatrek

          This is greatest game I ever played in my Life! BANG! CHANGE you got CHANGE? BANG! BANG! Rule number 45 for surviving ZombiiU: The double tap. Rest in peace Chester A. Bum.

      • Lusunup

        well.. isn’t the whole point in zombie shooting to go around shooting zombies?That’s just wrong? OK.. ill let it eat my brains its cool..

  • OcarinaOfTime

    this is effing great. $1000 bucks saved up for the wiiu,it’s games, and accessories. i doubt it will enough cuz im getting just about all these games,2 nunchuks, 2 wii remotes, and 2 pro controllers! :D:D

    • AKA-Link77

      Dang! 1000!? U just raised gaming profits by 2%!

      • Cugno the Swiss

        I have more or less the correspondent of 2773.03 US dollars. I used to work during summer for the past three years, and I saved a lot of money from Christmas and birthday. I never buy anything, maybe a CD every now and then, that’s why I could afford a Wii U and every game I’m interested in.
        I won’t though. As I already said in previous comments, 350 dollars will magically be converted into 350 euros, which is insane. I’m not going to spend that much on gaming. I read there won’t be any price cut for a long time, I hope Reggie was talking about the United States, because Europe sure needs it.

    • Ninjafish

      Almost exact same situation as me XD except I’m buying 3 pro controllers and I’m getting 3 games.

    • Nintedward.

      I have almost saved up £600 seperately for wiiu !!!

      black zombiu deluxe with pro controller = £350 maybe a little less
      Big Hardive = £40 – £80
      Rayman legends = £40 – 50
      Nintendo land =£40 -50
      fifa 13= £40-50
      black ops 2 =£40-50
      AC3 = £40-50

      the single biggest launch blowout of my life .

      • Nintenlord

        You could wait on the hdd for now i think is not needed

      • Paul

        wouldnt bother with a harddrive as you`ll have 28gb for game saves unless your downloading from the n store

        would pick up just the two games as a month later the prices will have gone down a few dollars or more

        • Nintedward.

          You know what paul you are right and making me rethink !!! maybe i will buy a very cheap smallish one , just a 250GB or less . Becaus yeh , I wont ever download a retail game , BUT I will download TONS of virtual consone and wiiu ware games and applications like Trine 2 . Trines is over 6GB i believe – the graphics are immense . And many other games .

          • Elite

            On pc Trine 2 is roughly 1.5 gbs. But ya if your getting the deluxe. I wouldnt worry. I am getting the basic, but i already have a external harddrive which i am going to use if i ever need it.(if gamecube games come to the virtual console)

          • Paul

            not to mention xmas coming up so there will be cheaper hard drives

            im guessing you can pick a 1, 2 or 3tb up for half price

        • MinowaEli

          Games will be saved on the Cloud.

          • Xblade13

            Can you do that on the Wii U?
            Hmmm… maybe Nintendo are secretely pushing Cloud Saving by limiting save space… interesting…

          • MinowaEli

            It’s possible. Xbox 360 and the PS3 have been doing it for almost a year now. I don’t see why the Wii U wouldn’t be able to either.

      • ZombieGuns

        I’d like to challenge you to a 1v1 in Black Ops 2 for Wii U. That is if you ain’t scared…

        • ZombieGuns

          **was talking to Nintendward

        • Nintedward.

          Yeh , deffo bro . Do you have a 3ds friend code ?? if you reply I will give you mine and wii will wait for this epic 1 v 1 .

          I am scared , but I will try 😉

          • ZombieGuns

            Sorry I don’t have a 3ds. When I get registered on the Wii U network i’ll give you my screen name.

    • Solphins

      I agree with you. $1000 at the least.

      Deluxe Model = $349
      There are 8 must have games at launch = $480
      2 Pro Controllers = $100

      After tax that comes out to $1,022

      • Solphins

        This doesn’t even include the external hard drive.

    • Tobbe

      ” Havent we all saved since 2001 ” Jesus

  • Madmagican

    Nice to have a complete and final launch title list. My top priorities for the whole launch window are ZombiU, Nintendo Land, NSMBU, and Pikmin 3, but I probably won’t get them too early cuz I don’t really have any money to spend 🙁

    • AKA-Link77

      Yah theres so many to choose from! Which is good thing!
      (evn tho im only getting NLand from the deluxe bundle) XD

  • Chris

    It’s a shame Lego City: Undercover probably won’t be released until December, but I’m still satisfied that three of the four games that I pre-ordered will be available on November 18. 🙂

    I have a feeling November 18 will be an absolutely fantastic day for anyone who is buying a Wii U. There’s a lot of games on that list that appeal to different groups.

    • Cugno the Swiss

      Lego City looks surprisingly awesome! I hope it’s a true open lego world, and not just two streets! And I hope you can build stuff!

  • Colton

    Now, Nintendo, you’re doing great. But don’t take things easy after this – it’s like sports. Even if you come out great in the first quarter you can’t slack off in quarter four. Now keep it up, for all of us!

    • Reggie “My Body Is Ready” Fils-Aime

      We try Colton, we try.

    • JumpMan

      yay! football comparisons!

    • Nintedward.

      There is only 2 halfs in sports where I come from 🙂

      • Zeldatrek

        Let’s just hope the ref don’t steal the win from you NIntendo.

      • Master Awesomeness

        Thats cause u watch s**t sports. U need to watch AFL.

  • NaX

    Are all games going to be up for DL day one of launch as well? Cuz if so that 1TB Hard Drive would be worth it. 🙂

    • Castamere

      Only first-party titles will be available digitally in addition to physically on release day.

      • Shane

        Hmm… well I guess I won’t need to pre-order any games then if what you say is true. I guess I’ll have to sell my physical copy of Nintendo Land that comes with the Deluxe…

    • Shane

      This is exactly what I was wondering too man. NO ONE KNOWS, and I’m getting concerned…

  • u mad bro

    Dang lot more games me likey

  • u mad bro

    yeah…don’t say that here -_-

    • AKA-Link77

      Cool! “Daily” erased the comment!
      Lol but our replies stood. . . now they look confusing.

      • I need the Wii U!!!!!

        They are. I see a comment saying “holly shit!!” And comments right after saying “don’t say that here” and “wanna to get blue shelled?” lol. I thaught geez people the guy/girl is just excited. Leave them alone. Haha good ol WiiUDaily. Love it.

        • u mad bro

          oh so they deleted the comment. well…awesome.

    • u mad bro

      ugh I was trying to reply to the person who said he was first. Oh well.

  • NintendoGamer

    Wanna get blue shelled?

  • Kahhhhyle

    I would love to know how much of this would be available for download. Anybody know where I can find that list?

    • Nintenlord

      Nintendo have say that first party titles will be avalible the same day has retail

      • Kahhhhyle

        Yeah but I want to download assassins Creed 3 and zombie u. Any news on those

  • AKA-Link77

    could hav just said “Great line up” but now u will get thumbs down the drain…

    • NintendoGamer

      His comment got removed. People will never learn.

  • u mad bro

    I have to get ZombiU for the WiiU. It is going to be beast and I am going to play at night and Jezz myself.

  • Wii U Gamer#19

    Ah man really” no mass effect 3 until late 2012 early 2013 man this sucks. 🙁

    But at least i can get NSMBU & Nintendo Land. 🙂

  • SuperNFan

    Awesome Game Lineup !!!
    Im Getting Nintendo Land , NSMBU & Fifa 13 .

  • Arsonist Monkey

    Definitly getting pikmin 3 later on. I have waited MANY years for it to be released!

  • Dereq

    Christ, this is the best launch lineup for any console, EVER. Quality and quantity FTW.

  • JumpMan

    and he didn’t even spell it right… but really? you’re gonna say crap like that on here? walk. out the door. never come back.

  • Prof. Farnsworth

    Good News everyone!

    Playing all this magnificient games on my Wii U in the year 3000.
    It’s fun. Yeah, fun. Fun. Fuuu…..zzzzZZZ

  • DerikGotro64

    Super mario bros U will be my number 1 game. Then maybe sega racing transformed, rayman legends and what ever else. There is no limit to the U.
    This is gonna be a “one console gen” again like the N64.

  • Master Awesomeness

    So great they moved that Tank game back into later 2012. Its complete shovelware. Everything else, awesome.

  • NoPUNintendo

    Those are a lot of great games to play, but I do have a curious question.
    As we all know, or fairly most of us, we can use Wii remotes on our computers.
    When do you think we can use the Wii U gamepad on our computers?
    I picture there are a lot of possiblitys, such as remote desktop, or viewing desktop while browsing the internet on your laptop.

    • snestendo

      That could take a while. The wiimotes are easier to program than the screen would be too much. A VNC program for the Wii U would be nice though.

  • Paul

    good launch for the usa gamers picking the wii u up

    how much is blackops 2 listed for over the usa ?

    suprised theres no ben 10 listed on that list along with lego city undercover

  • Baroo

    I will almost 350 by november 28. So i will pick the deluxe one just with nintendo land, and wait one month for one, 60 dollars is too much for meeee

  • Raymond

    Getting deluxe, 2 pro controllers, nsmbu and maybe zombiu or lego city!!!

  • cBagel

    WHAT?!? Tank Tank Tank was one of the titles i was looking forward to on launch day!

  • Shane

    Probably just NSMBU for me besides the Nintendo Land that come with Deluxe. Plus is there ANY anouncement of ANY Wii U Ware titles or anything? Or any online shop games? That seems just as important to me as the disc based games, yet I haven’t heard a word besides bird, and that doesn’t even have anything to do with Wii U so I’m wondering what’s going to be on the eShop on launch day… I also want another gamepad and 2 Pro Controllers, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they didn’t have another Gamepad available for purchase, UNLESS YOU CAN use it launch day.

  • Ledreppe

    Rayman Legends has been confirmed as a UK launch game with another one that isn’t going to make it for the US launch. Having said that here are US launch games that will be launch window games in the UK. Check for the list.

  • Metroidslayer

    I Pre ordered black deluxe sku and plan on getting Super mario bros U, Zombie U, Darksiders 2 and Ninja gaiden 3 razor’s edge. Plus pikmin3 and Monster hunter 3 Ultimate in the launch window. I wont be getting AC3,ME3,COD BO2 since i prefer to keep them on my Xb360 because i have all the prequels on it.

  • Anthony W

    I have $448 saved up thus far. Im getting the deluxe and 7 games, can’t wait!

  • marioU

    Looks great. But I’m still waiting for the official download list for launch day.

  • alex

    preorder the basic cuse when I get 2 GS delux was sold out and just few basican this was,just 2 days after GS star preorders so beater basic that nothing I preorder COD and I make a list of what I be buying in order with a pro controller and wiimotes and nunchuck starin with zombiu…ninja gaiden…Batman..nsmbu…rayman…pro controller and Wii motes then Zelda Wii since I never play skysword….I do not own a Wii I use to but get tire of of to much caduak game sold it nd bught a ps3 wich I love but nintedo is my company

    • Shane

      I like this paragraph

  • Raul

    ZombiU is my #1 must have game! My problem is choosing between Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Rayman Legends, NSMBU, or Black Ops 2…

    Any suggestions guys? I know you are all a bunch of well educated gamers(:
    And please don’t say “COD sux Lolololol!”. This one looks very good and different plus it has zombies!

    • I need the Wii U!!!!!

      I personally am not addicted to COD. However I played black ops and loved it. Zombies mode is awesome. I guess it just depends on your preferred category. 2d scroller I would go with NSMBU and later get rayman legends. I haven’t tried tekken games but they look great and I will also try it out later on. Black ops II is a must buy for me.

      • Raul

        Agreed and I LOVE Mario but Rayman Legends looks so fresh and fun… It’s such a tough call!

      • revolution5268

        im looking forward to that game as well.

        • Paul

          dont forget that if treyarch have added the features that was in blackops xbox 360 / ps3 versions its going to be great like the1v1, knife attacks etc

      • Master Awesomeness

        same here.

  • BananaPwnz

    What about the Wonderful 101?

    • Master Awesomeness

      why even bother thinking about Wonderful 101?

  • Collected

    Where’s Monster hunter 3 Ultimate?

  • D2K

    To put this into perspective, both the 360 and PS3 launched with 14 games. The Wii U is launching with 23 games. That is pretty impressive. And it’s not like it’s just a couple of strong titles and the rest is shovelware. These are some pretty heavyweight games.

    • Xblade13

      And a lot of the early PS3/360 games were glorified PS2/Xbox games

  • Elite

    Zombieu and super mario u

  • Christian

    I looking forward to playing ACIII. I just want to see it’s game mechanics!

  • Novum Magus

    Deluxe Wii U with Nintendo Land included, getting NSMBU and ZombiU… It should be a great launch day for me! If Scribblenauts Unlimited is as good as it looks I’ll probably pick that up in December as well

  • rjm420247

    Holy Sh!t!!!

  • Kevin White

    Darksiders II, NintendoLand (pack-in), Super Mario Galaxy (nope, never played it). That’s for me.

    For the girlfriend, NHL Slapshot (used), some fitness game (used), and possibly NSMBU.

    Hoping the old Wii games don’t look embarrassingly awful on HDMI on 1080P (stretched and distorted pixels).

  • Nintendork28

    can anyone tell me why GameStop keeps saying scribblenauts won’t be released until January?

  • yan

    im getting the deluxe version with zombieU and a controller(no nintendo land) for 350 in the uk! also another game, fifa, assassins creed or super mario…havent decided yet!

  • cdude

    Amen, guys! Ive never even considered two games at a console launch much less bought the ten or so i’m looking at!

    Wife and i cannot wait.

  • Trev

    Umm nintendos website still lists mass effect as a dsy one launch title ummmmmm and game stop still knows nothing about darksiders 2

  • SteampunkJedi

    I’ll definitely want 4 launch games, and maybe even one or two more. I’m not sure I can afford that, though. 🙁

  • TheUNation

    That’s one hell of a line-up. My body is more than ready!!!!!

  • nintendoododo

    I hope these are europe launch games too.

  • Krypto knight

    So excited! Day one, Deluxe set with NintendoLand, NSMBU, ZombiU and maybe a Pro controller and one other game. November 18 can’t come soon enough!

  • Kevin White

    It’s a decent launch, but a few things are worrying.

    Mass Effect Trilogy was just announced for PS3/360/PC. I would be much more likely to buy that than the ME3 only. That’s just an example of how third-party support is much more robust for the other systems and likely to stay that way for a long time. I see daily announcements of DLC, compilations, and new games that are missing the Wii U. It’s been in developers’ hands for a while now. Another example (although it’s not multi-platform) is the Assassin’s Creed Trilogy that was just announced for PS3. Why isn’t the Wii U getting Borderlands 2?

    Several ports seem to be having issues — Sonic Racing, Warriors Orochi, and Darksiders II for instance all have received “impression” comments mentioning frame rate issues or limitations caused by the hardware. Granted, this may be down to early copies, lazy ports, and/or unfamiliarity with the chipset, but it’s enough to worry a bit.

    No Galaxy, Mario RPG, Zelda, Metroid, Kart, Kirby, Smash Bros, DKC, F-Zero, Earthbound (ha), Star Fox, Wario, etc…… and none announced.

    No HD remakes announced either — just Google “Wii Dolphin” and “Gamecube Dolphin” and click Images and search for specific 1920×1080 images — Wind Waker, Skyward Sword, Mario Galaxy, Xenoblade Chronicles, these look STUNNING in HD.

    Very skimpy online details.

    One of the biggest draws for me is old Wii games — Metroid Prime Trilogy, Galaxy 1 and 2, Skyward, Xenoblade, Canvas Curse, and several others. But Nintendo missed a huge opportunity to re-render (was probably a long shot but another console did it), upscale (this should have been possible, or failing this the games should be displayed in 1080P with letterboxing down to 1280×960 to take advantage of the native resolution of 1080P screens and prevent nasty pixel smearing), or bring them to the Gamepad (with a 1000 Megabyte operating system they couldn’t make the thing stream old Wii games to the Gamepad?). Now I’m wondering what these Wii games will even look like over HDMI on my 1080P screen (assuming they can be sent over HDMI in the first place!). Will they be distractingly, nefariously ugly?

  • MujuraNoKamen

    Great line-up, if only it had Pikmin 3, Lego City: Undercover and Rayman Legends – that would complete the lineup and make the best console launch ever. At least we’re getting ZombiU, Nintendoland and Mario Bros U (and anything else that floats your boat) Maybe it’s a good thing -in a way- that a few things are absent, since Nintendo really aren’t being kind on our wallets.

  • Nils

    I would love to see “super smash brothers …” Up there

  • On The Fence

    Think I’ll pass I had saved £400 ($630) but after hearing Zombi U is offline and the sheer amount of shovelware and old ports announced I think I’ll just upgrade to a super slim PS3 and see how E3 2013 goes.

  • Brandon

    Looking forward to most of these. The Wii U looks like it’s gonna be a beast.

    • B

      What the is that you name in reAl life

  • kevin

    I ha e a question and haven’t seen anything about it. Is there any talk about a mario kart for wiiu. My favorite game beside super mario bros. I’ve not seen on mention about this game.

  • nor

    I preordered the wii u zombie u bundle;)

  • nor

    I preordered the zombie u bundle;)

  • Danny

    ill Will Get WiiU Games:COD Black Ops ll And NSMBU And Do WiiU Games Work On Wii And Do Wii Games Work On WiiU

  • Master Awesomeness

    I’ve never really found zombie games entertaining…

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  • Master Awesomeness

    AC3 or Batman…

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  • B

    Like the box arts they are pretty different from the first wii box art I did not even expect it to be like that so they are soooooo cool for the wii- u

  • B

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