Nintendo Unleashes The Brand-New Wii U In Exactly One Month

In exactly one month from today, Nintendo will release its forthcoming console. The Wii U launches November 18th in North America. On this day, consumers who haven’t pre-ordered the new console can purchase Wii U Basic and/or Deluxe Sets from retailers across the continent.

The Wii U then releases in Europe, Australia and New Zealand on November 30th, and in Japan on December 8th.

Here’s A List Of The 23 Confirmed Wii U Launch Games

Nintendo confirmed there will be 23 Wii U games that will launch with its new console in North American retailers on November 18th. Four Nintendo-published games, which include Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, Sing Party, Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros. U, will launch alongside Wii U.

Compared to other publishers, Ubisoft will release the most Wii U launch games with a total of six titles, including Just Dance 4, Assassin’s Creed III and ZombiU. Rayman Legends is a Wii U launch title in Europe but is a launch window* game in North America.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Skylanders Giants
  • Transformers Prime
  • Wipeout 3
  • Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
  • FIFA Soccer 13
  • TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 Wii U Edition
  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor’s Edge
  • Nintendo Land
  • SiNG Party
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • WARRIORS OROCHI 3 Hyper
  • Darksiders II
  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • ESPN Sports Connection
  • Just Dance 4
  • Rabbids Land
  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
  • ZombiU
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited
  • Game Party Champions
  • Batman Arkham City Armored Edition

*Launch window is the period beginning Nov. 18, 2012, and ending March 31, 2013.

Wii U Launch Games List Is Mighty Impressive

Nintendo has listed a total of 22 Wii U games with a November 18th release date, which is the same day Wii U launches in North America. Remember, Nintendo eShop titles are absent from the list, there are even more Wii U games that will be available for purchase on the console’s launch day, like Trine 2: Director’s Cut.

There are at least six titles in the list below that pique my interest. Which games do you plan on buying alongside a Wii U?

  • Rayman Legends
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • ZombiU
  • Mass Effect 3: Special Edition
  • Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition
  • TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited
  • Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
  • Rabbids Land
  • Just Dance 4
  • Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • MADDEN NFL 13
  • NBA 2K13
  • TRANSFORMERS PRIME
  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013
  • Game Party Champions
  • ESPN Sports Connection
  • Darksiders II
  • Nintendo Land
  • New Super Mario Bros. U

Thanks, Video Game Chronicles.

Scribblenauts Unlimited Is A Wii U Launch Title

Developer 5th Cell has confirmed its upcoming action puzzle video game, Scribblenauts Unlimited, will launch alongside Nintendo’s Wii U on November 18th in North America. There is no release date announced yet for either Europe or Australia. If you pre-order a copy from GameStop, you’ll receive an actual rooster hat. Claim Wii U’s version of the game here.

Wii U Pro Controller To Cost $49.99 In North America

Although Wii U GamePads will not be sold as standalone products in North American retailers, consumers can purchase a Wii U Pro Controller for $49.99 as it will not be included in any of the two Wii U bundles. The Wii U Pro Controller will launch alongside the Wii U console in North America on November 18th.

Disney Epic Mickey 2 Blamed For Wii U Release Date Leak

Peripheral manufacturer PDP allegedly revealed its plans on releasing Wii U accessories on Nintendo’s upcoming console’s launch date, which is supposedly November 18th. PDP is claiming, however, that it wasn’t referring to the Wii U console when it was discussing release dates; instead, the manufacturer says it was talking about accessories for Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, which is scheduled to launch on November 18th for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii.

“During PDP’s presentation of our fall line of gaming accessories to customers at a trade event, we stated that our Wii U accessories would be available at launch. Much later in the presentation we showed our Epic Mickey 2: The Power of 2 accessories for the Wii and confirmed that the Wii accessories will be in stores by the game’s November 18 launch date. Connecting the Wii U launch and Epic Mickey 2 peripheral launch dates is inaccurate and false. PDP has no knowledge whether this is the official Wii U release date or not.”