Published on September 13th, 2012 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor
Nintendo Boasts 50 Games for Launch Window, But Wait, There’s More
If you were like most sane slumbering folk, then you were tucked into bed this morning while the event carried on in New York City. GAMINGtruth was on scene as Danny C. lent his thumbs and eyes to the Nintendo Wii U Announcement event.
Nintendo has finally announced their Wii U launch date (November 18) and pricing. The bundles will come in the form of the Basic Set, housing a Wii U console, AC Adapter, HDMI cord, Gamepad, sensor bar, and 8GB of storage for $299.99. The Deluxe Set will have many of the same contents, but will also include the already quirky looking, Nintendoland. The Deluxe Set will hit at a $349.99 price point.
Nintendoland is already shaping up to be more than a party-type game. As seen in the demo, they showed off a strategy/action game based on Metroid. The title also promises to incorporate other Nintendo titles such as The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong.
Reggie Fils-Aime was notably nervous, often making hiccups in his speech. I’m pretty sure he said, “I’m a Broken Beard Band” when the Nintendo TVii was announced. Only kidding, Reggie.
But, we can obviously see why he was nervous. There was plenty of big news, more importantly, the launch titles. There are over 50 games that will be hitting the Nintendo Wii U launch window. The window has been identified from November 18, 2012 and ends March 31, 2013.
“The wait is almost over — in just 66 days, Wii U will arrive with the strongest lineup of launch software in Nintendo history,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “With the integrated second screen of the included GamePad and features that instantly enhance the way people play games, watch video and interact with each other, consumers will see how Wii U delivers a completely unique experience and a remarkable value right out of the box. The new system also creates extraordinary new possibilities for game developers, bound only by the limits of their imaginations.”
Among the many Nintendo based entertainment apps, we also saw a few exclusives for the console, Bayonetta 2 being one of those. Other games are on the roster, including Monster Hunter 3 from Capcom.
Here is a complete rundown of each title and its publisher for the Nintendo Wii U console.
Publisher and Title(s)
- Funky Barn
- NBA 2K13
Activision Publishing, Inc.
- 007 Legends
- Call of Duty: Black Ops II
- TRANSFORMERS PRIME
- Wipeout 3
- Skylanders Giants
- Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013
- Rapala Pro Bass Fishing
- Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
- Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game
- Ben 10: Omniverse
- Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade
- Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
- Mass Effect 3
- Madden NFL 13
- EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 13
- Trine 2: Director’s Cut
- Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
- Zumba Fitness Core
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
- TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 Wii U Edition
- TANK! TANK! TANK!
- Nintendo Land
- New Super Mario Bros. U
- NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor’s Edge
- SiNG PARTY
- LEGO City: Undercover
- Wii Fit U
- Game and Wario
- Pikmin 3
- The Wonderful 101
- Nano Assault Neo
Tecmo Koei America Corporation
- WARRIORS OROCHI 3 Hyper
- Darksiders II
- Wheel of Fortune
- Toki Tori 2
- Assassin’s Creed III
- Just Dance 4
- Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth
- Rabbids Land
- Sports Connection
- Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
- Rayman Legends
- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Scribblenauts Unlimited
- Game Party Champions
- Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition