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.

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    • Nintendo Land looks fun! And has all the classic Nintendo characters! People just came up with some stupid idea that the game was free so now can’t imagine the idea of paying for the amazing game! How isn’t New Super Mario bros U a real Mario game? It’s got an updated art style and new levels. The name is lame, but the game is classic mario!

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    • The Wii had a Zelda at launch, was the launch line-up impressive? No, because that and Wii Sports were the only good games. The N64 had Mario 64, was the launch line-up impressive, more impressive than the Wii’s, but it still wasn’t great. This however looks like a mighty fine launch line-up, similar to the SNES’s launch line-up.

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      • yep , snes was the the best nintendo launch until this . the gamecube was decent aswell with Luigi’s mansion , Rogue sqaudron 2 , Super monkey ball debut , sonic adventure 2 battle and it had pikmin , eternal darkness and smash bros in the launch window .

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        • Well, Assassin’s Creed 2 and its sequels came out one year after the other in succession, all almost within the same quarter of the year (fall). And before you get off on the whole “They’re not even comparable to Zelda games,” it doesn’t matter whether they are or not. Fact is, Nintendo took well over three to five effin’ years to come out with a game that they easily could have released along another Zelda game on the same system. Granted, ALttP came out about five years after Zelda 2, and OoT came out about six years after that, but dude, that was a totally different era back then. That same level of patience is not going to hold up anymore. The hardest parts of Zelda to design should be the new puzzles and dungeons, but other than those things, designing Zelda at this point should be old hat. At this rate, waiting forever for a game like Skyward Sword — now THAT’S unrealistic. Nintendo has to be crazy to think gamers, hardcore or casual, would have THAT much patience, especially in this day and age.

          My take on why they’ve been taking so long? While some people were hammering away at Skyward Sword, others have been busy studying the HD landscape, and thus used Skyward Sword as a means to stall for time while they brought out HD Zelda. Common sense if you think about it.

          Well, either that, or they finally started making HD Zelda like NOW, and the game will be released three years from now, in which case that is so stupid.

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          • Maybe the dudes need time to come up with a decent story. The next Zelda is coming to a new console (Wii U) with a new controller. Zelda has been for a few generations now the game that Nintendo uses to show the power and full potential of their hardware.

            It took them that long to perfect the 1:1 motion controls on Skyward Sword. I haven’t played it yet, but I’m definitely going to buy it. When they finally do show a Zelda for Wii U it’s going to be the game that shows the full potential of the Wii U Game Pad. It’s going to be the first HD Zelda game. This will take time.

            It’s a guarantee that we’ll get a Zelda game on the Wii U. Iwata said he’s going for a 3 year development cycle this time so we may see it in 2015. And Zelda is different from AC because they have to figure out where it fits into the lengthy Zelda timeline. AC doesn’t have that kind of history or that kind of pedigree. Nintendo doesn’t mess around with their 1st party IPs. Especially the Trinity (Mario/Zelda/Metroid). They will make sure to take all the time they think is necessary to deliver the experience they’ve envisioned. There are a lot of good games to hold you over until then.

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    • I’m sure resident evil will be announced after launch cause I bet ubi has some deal with N to get exclusive prelaunch hype for the first zombie game on the console. Just wait till capcoms next announcements.

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  1. Im buying black Ops (for that new “hardcore” thing Nintendo is introducing) and my sister is buying NSMBU. Looks like November 18th is my Christmas this year :3

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  2. Haha…this is impressive? So its a bunch of games out for other systems, for more money (price drops exist outside of Nintendo) and Nintendoland and a dated Mario game. Won’t go too hard on them for the list because most consoles don’t launch with great games anymore but to call this impressive is exaggerating it.

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  3. I pre-ordered the Premium Bundle so I get Nintendo Land but I want NSMBU, Rayman Legends, Sega and Sonic All Stars Racing, and ZombiU. Also Pikmin 3 when It’s released.

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  4. Rayman Legends, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Assassins Creed 3, Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition and NSMBU. I will have Nintendo Land in the bundle.

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  5. Looking forward to Darksiders II, Assassin’s Creed III, Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition, and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge. I love action-adventure games.

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  6. Rayman Legends
    Zombi U
    Tekken Tag Tournament 2
    epic mickey 2
    sonic all stars racing
    NSMB U

    Those are what I’m planning to get but… I’ll only have enough for three of them first day. I’m hoping for NSMB U, Zombi U and cant decide on the third game yet. Decisions decisions!

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  7. What I’m getting from launch through Christmas
    Rayman Legends
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
    Assassin’s Creed III
    ZombiU
    Scribblenauts Unlimited
    Just Dance 4 (My sisters love this series)
    MADDEN NFL 13 (I love football and this is the only NFL game on the market so I have no choice)
    Darksiders II
    Nintendo Land (With the bundle)
    New Super Mario Bros. U

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  8. Pre-ordered a regular WIIU(out of deluxe at Gamestop :/) with black ops II, Scribblenauts, and ZombiU. I’ll probably be back for Mario Bros. U. Heard preorders will probably done for the regular additions some time tomorrow too, so glad I’ve got mine already.

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    • Why force yourself to wait so long for it? Just get one at launch if you’re planning on getting one at some point anyway. I don’t see the point in holding back.

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      • Actually, I think it’s a smart idea for him to wait until next year. Because that’s when most people will have the Wii U and th hype for it will go down soon after it launches. SO waiting until next year for it is a smart idea.

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      • I don’t see how a year is so long. I’ve done it with every console I purchased. Why would I get it at launch if there aren’t any games that I want? So far Bayonetta 3 and Pikmin 3 have my eye but I think those will be released next year, I like to have a bigger selection of games besides those two. I also wait a year so I can get more bundle options. One final thing, sometimes the first wave of consoles have issues, sometimes. Now you see my point? Don’t fucking assume.

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  9. definitely interesting:

    raymen legends
    assassins creed 3
    mario wii u
    nintendo land (included in premium in europe/america, yay °°)
    mass effect 3
    sonic and all stars racing transformed (maybe getting it for 3ds tho)
    epic mickey 2

    maybe:
    zombi u
    tekken tag tournament 2

    but honestly… there will be SO many games/franchises for the wii u…..(and i also have the 3ds XL + a computer for gaming obviously), that i doubt i’d buy games like zombi u, etc.

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  10. So far just Nintendo Land in my Deluxe bundle, might get Epic Mickey 2. *sigh* If only Aliens wasn’t delayed it would DEFINITELY have been my day 1 purchase. If it was because the game isn’t ready I understand, but still.

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  11. Zombi U
    Batman Arkham City Armored Edition
    New Super Mario Bros U
    Nintendo Land (Since it comes with the deluxe Wii U I pre-ordered)
    possibly Call of Duty Black Ops 2

    To Rent:
    Assassin’s Creed 3
    Tekken Tag Tournament 2
    Just Dance 4

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  12. ZombiU, Rayman Legends, Assassins Creed 3, Darksiders 2, New super mario bros. U and a Pro. This has better games at launch than the 3DS had in all of 2012.

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  13. Of the ones listed, I’m getting:

    -Rayman Legends
    -Assassin’s Creed III
    -TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2
    -Darksiders II
    -New Super Mario Bros. U

    Nintendo Land because it’s bundled and maybe Epic Mickey 2 if it doesn’t suck.

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  14. Day 1 i’m getting:

    Deluxe w/ Nintendo Land
    New Super Mario Bros. U
    Assassin’s Creed 3
    ZombiU
    Darksiders 2
    Rayman Legends

    AND i’m going to wait till christmas for (most of these i already got but i purposefully missed the DLC just so i can experience them with new controls, and be able to play them on a portable device.)

    Arkham City
    Mass Effect 3
    Black Ops 2
    LEGO City Stories

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  15. I’ll get me the Premium Bundle, with New Super Mario Bros U and ZombiU. I’ll wait a bit for LEgo City Undercover. That looks mighty fine for some reason.

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  16. Many of these are not set to be available at launch but instead some days before. Don’t ask why.
    Also, I’m disappointed there aren’t eShop games here. I know that they aren’t retail games but PSN and XBLA games have had download cards (which are locked to a certain game, rather than just a points card) for years and it seems like a missed opportunity, I believe Nintendo fans are much more used to retail and this could wean them off of it. I’m tired of Nintendo saying “but we’re different” just step up and play the fucking game. You give the same features as the PS3 and Xbox 360 and then maybe, just maybe, you’ll be ready to fight.

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  17. I’ve pre-ordered the Premium Wii U which will have NintendoLand. I’m also getting:

    – Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
    – ZombiU
    – Mass Effect 3
    – New Super Mario Bros (World…)U
    – Assassin’s Creed 3
    – Alien Colonial Marines
    – Darksiders 2
    – Pikmin 3
    – Batman Arkham City: Armoured Edition
    – Rayman Legends
    – Trine 2: Director’s Cut
    – Sonic & Sega All-Star Racing Transformed
    – Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
    – Bayoneta 2
    I could go on and on but really… I’m going to save up to get all these on launch day and during the launch window.

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  18. Batman arkham city armored edition and zombi u and assains creed 3 with nintendo land nsmbu and transformers prime cant wait to get thm ALL :)

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  19. Nintendo is giving us Bayonetta 2 as an exclusive. Imagine how many more exclusives that Nintendo has acquired. Monster hunter alone is powerful enough to keep the Wii U in first place during it’s life cycle in Japan. Throw in the fact that every TV that’s affordable until the next console cycle in 2017/18 will only be 1080P resolution. It feels like Sony and Microsoft will know why Nintendo are legendary :). Wait until we here they are making the true sequel to Chrono trigger, or that final fantasy numbered is becoming a Nintendo exclusive, not to mention metal gear solid 5 on the Wii U. Launch lineup for me is only FIFA 13 and AC3.

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    • The “ports” you talk about like Assasin’s Creed and stuff are MUCH better than the origionals… just saying. Some have new plotlines and playable charavters(like Ninja Gaiden) and all of them have better graphics!!!(like Assasin’s Creed) I mean if u r spending $60 for a game, might as well be the best one it can be right??? Also the remakes are not just “remakes” they have tons of added gameplay and features. I fail to see your point.

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    • It would be a port if it was the exact same game with nothing added to it. These are different however. In addition, rehashes that have good gameplay like Mario are successful because it sticks to the core gameplay mechanic that made it awesome in the beginning. If you change the formula for the sake of it being different and not a rehash it could become the game’s downfall because the gameplay made no sense, that is if it’s a main title in the series.

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  20. There are 9 games I want out of those 22!! 9!!! Rayman Legends, ZombiU, Tekken Tag Tourney 2, Just Dance 4, Marvel Avengers Battle For Earth, Sonic & Allstars Racing Transformed, Nintendoland, Mass Effect 3, and New Super Mario Bros. U!!! Oh and they didnt even mention Pikmin 3 which comes out later on which I am ALSO GETTING! So 10 games AT LEAST in the first YEAR(really couple of months) of the Wii U’s life cycle. That is more games than I have for the Xbox 360 right now…..which I have owned for yeeeaaars…

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    • rayman legends I keep on seeing everywhere in the US as a dec 4th release date so I am very confused..is it a launch title or not, and if it is how come every site(From best buy to gamestop to amazon) shows it as a dec 4th game

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  21. What an amazing lineup! I am going to go with ZombiU, NSMBU, Assassin’s Creed 3 and maybe Rayman Legends.

    I still haven’t decided if I am going to get the Nintendo Land bundle or the ZombiU one. The way I see it, it’s a choice between Nintendo Land and the Pro Controller.

    I just don’t see the point of using the Pro Controller. At least, until Super Smash Bros…

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  22. Rayman Legends, Assassin’s Creed III, Mass Effect 3, Epic Mickey 2, Sonic & All-Stars Racing, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Nintendoland, Darksiders II, New Super Mario Bros. U

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  23. 13 Total I want out of all of them displayed on Nintendo’s website:
    1.Aliens: Colonial Marines
    2.Lego City Undercover
    3.Pikmin 3
    4.Scribblenuats Unlimited
    5.Zombiu
    6.Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition
    7. Assassin Creed 3
    8.Rayman Legends
    9.Sonic All Stars Racing Transformered
    10.Call of Duty Black Ops 2
    11.New Super Mario Bros. U- Pre-ordered
    12.Nintendoland-Bundled
    13.Mass Effect 3

    Enjoy reading that….

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  24. Rayman Legends and ZombiU. Everything else I’ve either already played or can get elsewhere.

    Maybe, just maybe, I’ll get Arkham City. But considering I’ve already played and beaten it on PS3, buying it for Wii U is a very low possibility.

    Oh, and I guess New Super Mario Bros. U, but that’s even lower than Arkham City for me.

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  25. New Super Mario Bros
    Rayman Legends(I am very confused about the release date, here it shows it coming out on launch day yet other sites have it for Dec 4th(In the US)
    Scribblenauts Unlimited(Other sites show this as a late december release)
    Epic Mickey 2 The Power of Two
    Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed
    I would LOVE the Wii Fit U and Pikmin but I Guess those games are not going to be released for a while

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  26. On November 18th my wallet will be raped by New Super Mario Bros. U, Assassin’s Creed III, Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition, Mass Effect 3, Darksiders II, Rayman Legends, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Zombi U, Scribblenaughts Unlimited, and Nintendoland (because of the premium package). Man I have saved up for these games for a LONG time and I’m finally going to be able to get them. I wonder when Ninja Gaiden 3 will come out on Wii U as well as Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate?

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  27. Nothing as impressive as a bunch of ports.

    I am sorry but this Nintendo crap is getting old, how does no one see this ever repeating trend they constantly fall into. Majority of their games are crap, of course they will have a bunch of launch titles, does it mean anything? No.

    The 3DS has a huge library, nearly over 50% of those games are movie games, lego games or disney games. It’s pathetic. The Wii U is looking just a childish the more I see, they claimed it was for the hardcore gamers for once but the system itself is not even hardcore, so how can it ever please the hardcore crowd.

    December Wii U games release blows also, more childish crap for my supposed next generation console.. I have had this thing a couple days and I am already regretting buying it, all the ports for show it’s lack of power to the PS3 a system that is going on 7 years.. then the only other games they have are the basic crap Nintendo constantly supports bunch of childish party games.

    ZombiU was over hyped trash by the way, it sucks and is just another boring zombie game, with sub par graphics and depth.

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    • Says the troll who’s mad and jealous at Nintendo’s success. The Wii U isn’t looking childish as you proudly assume. You’re fucking blind to see that the Wii U is also aiming for the hardcore market. Games like Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, and Assassin’s Creed III. You don’t know fucking shit about the Wii U games and how much it sells.

      Saying “ports” are for pussies and whiners… and you (and the rest of the Sony drones, Xbots and graphic whores) are one of many. There are definitive versions on the Wii U that both X360 and PS3 fail to deliver– Batman: Arkham City: Armored Edition, CoD: BO II, FIFA Soccer 13, and Aliens: Colonial Marines.

      You need to quit sucking on Sony’s dick and respect Nintendo. Blood, guts and shit don’t sell and you know it. Nintendo innovates games and systems and they’re leading the video game revolution. Respect it! Get N or STFU!

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