Nintendo’s new Wii U console just cannot seem to stay out of the news lately and today in a recent statement made by Nintendo, they announced that they will be releasing 23 games at launch and are guarantying 29 more through the end of March.
“We’re making sure that Wii U owners will have great games to play from the moment they open the box, and that a steady stream of fun new games is always on the way … We have something for everyone, from new franchises to creative new approaches to familiar favorites” -Reggie Fils-Aime (President and COO of Nintendo of America).
Nintendo is genuinely trying to pull in as many gamers as they can not only with their revolutionary touchpad gaming console, but with a pledge to bring gamers the triple A titles like Call of Duty: Black Ops II and new exclusives like ZombiU.
A full list of all the games to be available at launch for the Wii U can be found below:
Batman: Arkaham City Armored Edition
Game Party Champions
Assassin’s Creed III
ESPN Sports Connection
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth
Toki Tori 2
Wheel of Fortune
WARRIORS OROCHI 3 Hyper
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Nano Assault Neo
The Wonderful 101
Wii Fit U
LEGO City: Undercover
Game & Wario
NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor’s Edge
New Super Mario Bros. U
TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 Wii U Edition
TANK! TANK! TANK!
Mighty Switch Force HD
Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
Trine 2: Director’s Cut
Madden NFL 13
Mass Effect 3
EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 13
Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game
Family Party: 30 great Games Obstacle Arcade
Ben 10 Omniverse
Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013
Rapala Pro Bass Fishing
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
So far the Wii U sounds like a very promising, innovative console and for many it has become a must buy, but I know for me there are few doubts. The Wii itself released with a strong start and had a few titles backing up its’ release; however, as the years went by the console started losing popularity due to the fact that many of the titles they were releasing were small titles or remakes of previous games. For me I fear that the Wii U will suffer the same fate and end up in a box, to never be played again, but I truly hope that this does not turn out to be the case.
The Wii U releases on November 28th in America and then November 30th in Europe; costing $299.99 for the basic 8GB console and then $349.99 for the 32GB black console packaged with Nintendo Land.
So how do you guys feel about the Wii U? Is it going to be worth the hefty price tag or is it a console that you can pass up?