The lights are on
At today's Nintendo Wii U event, the company detailed some of the games that will be available in the system's launch window.
Nintendo's Reggie says that the company is defining the launch window as the period from November 18 until March of 2013, and that over 50 games will be present during that time.
Here are the games announced so far:
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Assassin's Creed III
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition
Ben 10: Omniverse
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade
FIFA Soccer 13
Game & Wario
Game Party Champions
Just Dance 4
Lego City: Undercover
Madden NFL 13
Marvel Avengers: Battle For Earth
Mass Effect 3
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Nano Assault Neo
New Super Mario Bros. U
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
Rapala Pro Bass Fishing
Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game
Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Tank! Tank! Tank!
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Toki Tori 2
Trine 2: Director's Cut
Warriors Orochi 3: Hyper
Wheel of Fortune
Wii Fit U
The Wonderful 101 (formerly Project P-100)
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
Zumba Fitness Core
Note: We'll be updating this story as more come in today.
Email the author Matthew Kato, or follow on Twitter, and Game Informer.
Anybody else excited for Epic Mickey 2? It launches on the same day as the Wii U though, so now I'm confused if its for Wii, Wii U, or both.
Wow pretty good launch titles despite the best ones being ports
Oh hey, Rise of the Guardians, I see you have "The Video Game" in your title. Clearly you're a AAA, innovative new IP worth buying.
Also, Tank! Tank! Tank! is a really clever name, if it's parodying the 1970 film I think it is.
Ah, I love the building excitement for the new system. A new Nintendo release is always a fun event.
I think I'll be getting Zombi U first.
I plan on buying none of these or the system. GO BORDERLANDS 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WOAH!!! BEST NINTENDO LAUNCH EVER, NO QUESTION!!! And is Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien that Bit Trip Runner sequel that was announced almost a year ago? Cause if so, then I just put this game at the very top of my "Things to Buy" list. Oh, and also, you listed the game twice.
It is a good list of games, however I wish that we knew more about the launch day titles.
I would buy this just for Pikmin 3.
On November the 18th, a bold new world of gaming will be set to begin. Gaming potential has virtually become nearly limitless now. What an epic it will be to see what happens next. ^_^
New Super Mario Bros. U... *sigh*
Until Nintendo stops recycling the original DS game's engine, and comes up with a brand new graphics engine (the unveiling of your new HD console would've been the time to do it, Nintendo), and puts multiple characters in it instead of faceless, disposable, color swapped toadies, I'm just going to ignore the series. It's really unbelievable that Super Mario Bros. 2 had more ambition than all the New Super Mario games, and that came out in 1988! Why the heck don't they have different characters by now? These games should feature Toad, Mario and Luigi, but also Princess Peach, Princess Daisy (if Peach is too busy being kidnapped), Yoshi, Wario, Waluigi... there are tons of characters that should be here, honestly. And they should all play differently.
Nintendo - at least the New Super Mario team - just doesn't give a s hit. :(
This list of games just convinced me to not get this at launch. I want new games, not games that have been out for a year on other consoles.
Call of Duty is a good add, but that is NOT a launch window. Launch is launch week. Maybe launch month. Not multiple months later.
Wow 75% ports and 10% shovelware already
I just want day one games Nintendo.
Zombi U is the only thing on that list I'm intersted in.
Setting its self up to do well I say!