Ninja Gaiden 3, Batman: Arkham City And Darksiders 2 Are Coming To The Wii U

By Ishaan . June 7, 2011 . 11:17am

Both Ninja Gaiden 3 and Darksiders 2 are going to release in 2012. They’re also going to be available on Nintendo’s new Wii U system, as confirmed by a sizzle reel of third-party games Nintendo ran at their E3 media briefing earlier this morning.


You can view the latest trailer for Darksiders 2 here, and for Ninja Gaiden 3 here.


In addition to these, you can also expect to eventually see Batman: Arkham City on the Wii U, even though that game releases this year.

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  • ooooooooooooooooooo

    things are heating up! for nintendo

     i really think people should wait until e3 is over before all of the complaints and trolling starts.

    this was a suprise

    come on nintendo a new star fox game would be great !

    •  They are releasing a new Starfox game on the 3DS.

      I think this is a nice start. There is a lot more time til it comes out so i suspect we will hear more about third party games in a few months.

  • Lol I misread Darksiders 2 to Darkstalkers 2 lol

  • + Great news for those who don’t own a PS3/360/Monster Pc.

    • mikedo2007

      or for me, I used to own Nintendo until after N64, I switched to Sony but I haven’t lost my faith to Nintendo (but I criticized Wii’s lack of core title and too much shovelware crap).  But now because of this I might get the Wii U to show my support for Nintendo.

  • Suicunesol

    Nintendo, this is not enough. PS3 (and perhaps Xbox) are going to get these titles too. It’s nice to see M-rated western games coming out on your system. But all this has done is bring you up to speed with the others. It has not brought you ahead of the competition.

    You have popular first party brands that neither Sony nor Microsoft will ever have. Use them.

    • I think the opposite, I hear and hear again how people buy Nintendo systems for Nintendo games. If they have true 3rd party support to that wouldn’t that put them ahead this time around?

      Hmm… I do wonder how things will turn out next year.

      • Guest

        Nintendo fans are often known to be strict 1st party buyers though…

      • Suicunesol

        Er, yeah. I don’t disagree with you. Third parties are great. I hope to see more western developers going for this so it isn’t hidden in the shadows of the PS3 and Xbox. My worry is that Nintendo will intentionally slow development of its own franchises to make the Wii U less intimidating for 3rd parties. And I feel like I’m already seeing this with the 3DS, but it’s having a negative effect. Last E3 and throughout last year, we got plenty of news and footage for 3DS games. This E3? Almost nothing from 3rd parties for 3DS. Nintendo relied on 3rd parties to make the 3DS an enticing system, but 3rd parties ended up not delivering either because they’re either slow to develop, or have forsaken 3DS for Vita. As a result, you have neither first party games nor third party games for 3DS. And Nintendo is scrambling to make up for this deficit by throwing as many Mario games as it can in the middle of PSV’s release.

        My other worry is that as games get more and more expensive to develop, Nintendo will only want to spend development time on game series that are guaranteed to sell, like Mario and Zelda. For instance, I’ve been waiting for a new console Fire Emblem. If I don’t see an announcement for Wii U by next year’s E3, I’m going to be very disappointed.

    • mikedo2007

      I agreed with Miette-chan.  I think this is enough.  I would like Nintendo Wii U to have these titles:

      Battlefield 3
      Modern Warfare 2 and 3 (and maybe a enhanced port of Modern Warfare)
      Mass Effect 2 and 3
      Elder Scrolls 5
      Dark Souls

      I think Final Fantasy 13 deserved a Wii U port since that console is using the Blu-ray disc so it’s no problem for them.

      • theworldofnoboundries

        Well the truth is Wii itself has many great third party, it is just fate says different as most of the great game stays in Japan while forgetting us in the West.

      • OneOkami

        I really don’t see how that makes the system more appealing to many beyond exclusive Wii owners.  A bunch of ports of games released on current generation hardware?  That doesn’t excite my desire to buy a Wii U.

  • Xeahnort

    Congratulation, Nintendo! . After 5 years, you’ve earned the right to receive the same treatment as PS3 & 360.

    • Guest

      Weeeeee Ooooooh!

    • mikedo2007

      I agreed with you on that Xeahnort.  I was happy with the Wii, but I criticized for the lack of core game.  But hearing the news Nintendo is getting it’s core title side back.  I’m happy again.

  • kylehyde

    A little update it has been confirmed that is not ninja gaiden 3 at all but a new game.


    Team NINJA in Development of Two New NINJA GAIDEN Games –

    Ninja Gaiden 3 and New Ninja Gaiden* Title Exclusively Being Created for Nintendo’s New Console, Wii U”

    • doubleO7

      I think you may have misinterpreted that. It clearly says “Ninja Gaiden 3 and a New Ninja Gaiden…”
      Unless I’m reading that wrong there will be both a Wii U version of Ninja Gaiden 3 and a brand new Wii U exclusive Ninja Gaiden.

      • kylehyde

        Well I interpreted that NG3 is only for PS3 and xbox360 and that NG3 Razor’s edge is managed as a separated title, but still the information is kinda confusing

        • malek86

          That’s what I thought too. But I think it will just be like a Sigma version, not a different game.

  • origami_samurai

    Nintendo please have more JRPG’s on your system :)

    • Joanna

      I hope so too. I’m not really a fan of these kinds of games. The reason I actually like Nintendo as much as I do is that they don’t feel the need to make everything “mature”. I love more cartoon-y or even stylized aesthetics and light-hearted games. And RPGs (of all kinds) are my favourite genre. :)

  • ThunderGod_Cid

    I liked what I saw so far….BUT, when does this thing come out? 2012 is a little vague, and for that matter how much does it cost?

    I’m guessing November 2012 and I’d assume it might be priced at either $349 or $399. Any earlier or cheaper than that I’d be surprised.

    If nothing more develops by the end of the week then, then I’m pretty sure we’d probably have to wait until GDC ’12 for a price, online info, a vague release date, and a showing of multi-platform games running on it., etc.
    And E3 ’12 for Nintendo to actually showcase games developed from the ground up for the Wii U and a solid release date.


    They could host their own exclusive event in around August and do what was mentioned above.

  • thebanditking

    I am going to need a lot more then games I can buy for systems I already own to sell me on this. Also the name is NOT helping, besides I did not hear Nintendo mention anything about a Trophy/Achievement system for Wii U so I will definetly be getting these titles on the PS3/360 for that and their associated networks that I have already invested time into.

  • PrinceHeir

    they better make this the best version among the 2 :P

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