A List Of Wii U Launch Games (Nintendo Will Publish Ninja Gaiden 3?!)

By Ishaan . June 5, 2012 . 6:37pm

Did you know Nintendo are publishing Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge in North America? You do now, thanks to Nintendo of America’s partial list of Wii U games that are expected in the near future from various publishers. Most of these will be released at Wii U launch during the holidays, or sometime during the system’s launch window.


The list also gives us the names of the first five downloadable games on the Wii U, including Trine 2, which was shown earlier today. Take a look at the list below:




2K Sports:

NBA 2K13 – Holiday


D3 Publisher:

Ben 10: Omniverse – Holiday

Family Party: 30 Great Games (working title) – Holiday

Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game – Holiday


Electronic Arts:

Mass Effect 3 – Holiday


Maximum Games:

Jet Tailfin – Holiday


Namco Bandai:

Tank! Tank! Tank! – Holiday

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – Holiday



Lego City Undercover – Holiday

New Super Mario Bros. U – Holiday

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge – Holiday

Nintendo Land – Holiday

SiNG (working title) – Holiday

Wii U Panorama View (working title) – Holiday

Project P-100 (working title) – Launch Window

Game & Wario (working title) – Launch Window

Pikmin 3 – Launch Window

Wii Fit U – Launch Window



Aliens: Colonial Marines – TBA

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed – Holiday



Darksiders II – Holiday



Assassin’s Creed III – Holiday

Just Dance 4 – Holiday

Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth – Holiday

Rabbids Land – Holiday

Sports Connection – Holiday

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 – Holiday

ZombiU – Holiday

Rayman Legends – TBA


Warner Bros.:

Scribblenauts Unlimited – Holiday

Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition – Holiday




Chasing Aurora (Broken Rules) – Holiday

Trine 2: Director’s Cut (Frozenbyte) – Holiday

Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (Gaijin Games) – Holiday

Aban Hawkins & the 1,001 Spikes (Nicalis) – Holiday

Cloudberry Kingdom (Pwnee Studios) – Holiday

  • James Beatty

    That’s a pretty great line-up. I wonder if they will “fix” ninja gaiden

    • Guest

       Yes they did

      • GaiunxWolfenX

        what did they fix exactly? am curious.. the horrible ninpo mechanic that restores life?, the silly enemy AI (looked silly to me but i could be wrong i haven’t play anything more than the demo), the horrendous death of nameless family dad that already gave up and was freaking begging for life so he could feed his kids (i know this one is silly but it really gave me a bad after taste) and better yet a DOA 5 wiiU??? that’ll be awesome XD imagine falcon groping lei fang XD (those who play smash will get the reference quicker)  

  • LynxAmali

     -Mass Effect 3 – Holiday

    Still pissed about this. I was perfectly fine with it being moved to the PS3 though.

    Freaking EA.

    You don’t market a game as the beginning of a console exclusive RPG trilogy, only to release the 2nd and 3rd games on another console as well.

    The least they could is add some Wii U exclusives which would be DLC for the PS360 versions but considering a lot of things, I doubt it. Just seems like a money grab to me, sorry.

    • Farid Belkacemi

      Well, if they want they could deliver the best console version so far ! I heard the framerate, especially on PS3, was pretty bad.

      Didn’t buy ME3 yet so I’m pretty interested if Bioware delivers on Wii U.

      • Nemesis_Dawn

        Automatically can’t be the best version, because your choices in Mass Effect 1 & 2 effect (ha!) the story of Mass Effect 3. Unless they’re getting the first two games, it will never be as good as the 360 one, just as the PS3 version will never be as good because it didn’t get Mass Effect 1. They’ll probably do a digital comic for ME2, like they did for ME1 in the PS3 version of ME2…BUT it isn’t enough. Not even close. Unless you experience those characters first hand and the story from the beginning, all you’re getting in ME3 is the final chapter of the story. You wouldn’t be invested in the characters, at all.

  • Domii

    Ummm no offense Ishaan but I don’t think Nintendo is going to be too happy with you bragging about them publishing NG3 lol 

    • boundries_san

      Lol. Yeah especially after the bad reception that game get.T_T

      • Guest

         Game is updated for WiiU and problems fixed

        • Joom

          Did they fix the terrible pacing and camera? What about the terrible trigger climbing? It will still be abysmal.

          • Guest

             I would imagine trigger climbing would be implemented with the gamepad gyro sensor

    • Hey, they’re the ones that have it proudly displayed under their name on their press site!

      • Domii

        I kid I kid!!! lol

  • Pikmin 3 – Launch Window :( That means it might not be until like 2-3 months after release!

    • If it means that they make it as good as humanly possible, I’m OK with that.

      • …Yah I suppose but it’s been in development for so long they shouldn’t really need more time. :/

  • MrRobbyM


    • Christopher Nunes

      Something wrong? :/

      • MrRobbyM

        Oh, I’m sorry. I should have pointed out that my response was to NINTENDO PUBLISHING A RATED M GAME.

        • Christopher Nunes

          Not the first time, what about Resident Evil on the 3DS?

          • MrRobbyM

            Didn’t Capcom publish that?

          • Christopher Nunes

            Oh… right, it’s a Capcom game. Though it’s on a Nintendo system, I just assumed it was. :P

        • Farid Belkacemi

          Well, you didn’t play Pandora’s Tower ? And project Zero 2 is coming :p I don’t think NG3 is the first “M” game published by Nintendo.

          • MrRobbyM

            I didnt say the first. Also, huge difference between Pandora’s Tower and NG.

          • Farid Belkacemi

            I just wanted to point out that a M game published by nintendo is not really a big deal. In NG 3 you slash people, in PT you slash monsters and take their hearts… The difference isn’t THAT big.

          • MrRobbyM



          • JazzWithAttitude

            Take a look at Wii’s Zangeki no Reginleiv, is worst than NG and is produced by nintendo

          • Farid Belkacemi

            I forgot about this one ! :p

            @MrRobbyM:disqus You know it’s true :D

          • MrRobbyM

            Darn you and @facebook-1073052585:disqus !

            Too bad it wasn’t localized. But NG3 is.

        • WizardoftheBlueOrder

          Does NO ONE remember Eternal Darkness?

          First M rated game Nintendo published, and they’ve published several more since then. I’d expect surprise if this were 2002, (when Eternal Darkness came out) but come on, it’s been a decade.

          • MrRobbyM

            It’s not so much a rated M game as much as it is NINJA GAIDEN. Does NOBODY see the difference here?

          • WizardoftheBlueOrder

            Not really? I’m not sure what you’re surprised about. That they’re retooling a consumer failure into hopefully a better received game? That it’s Ninja Gaiden, which they’ve had some of the modern games of like Dragon Sword on the DS? That it’s another M-rated game that they’re publishing?

            I really don’t know what specifically you’re noted. Care to explain?

          • MrRobbyM

            @WizardoftheBlueOrder:disqus That Nintendo is publishing a high violence game.

  • Wait, where’s Project P-100? I thought Nintendo was scheduled to publish that around launch.

    • Ah crap, I missed that. Adding it in now. It’s launch window.

      • Christopher Nunes

        I see… what’s Project P-100 about? Looks like a mech game.

        • It’s more of a RTS/action game, sort of like Pikmin.

  • So…this means the Wii U will launch this year during the holiday season?

    • RaikageV


  • Christopher Nunes

    Hmm… so far Pikimin 3, ZombiU, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition (what’s special about the Armored Edition?), Rayman Legends, New Super Mario Bros. U, and possibly Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge (will be my first Ninja Gaiden game I’ll ever buy and play) are the only Wii U titles I’m looking forward to the most.

    I wonder if Digimon will ever come back to the US? I like to see a Digimon game on the Wii U using the GamePad to manage and raise your Digimon like a Virtual Pets of the old days and taking care of multiple Digimon at once! Good thing I pre-order Digimon World Re:Digitize for my PSP!

    Hmm… I wonder what the next Pokemon Stadium/Colosseum will be like on the Wii U? Hopefully they’ll make a true 3D Pokemon Adventure game like the handheld versions, just think of the possibilities to find and catch Pokemon with the Wii U GamePad!

    Can’t wait to see what else Nintendo is going to have on the Wii U! Right now the launch window for the Wii U needs more games… I don’t see a lot of people buying the Wii U right away, except for Pikimin 3.

    • GaiunxWolfenX

      the armored in armored edition, is because the WB guys are giving the wiiu gamers a new armor (DUH) to play with, and this one includes a BAT-PDA like gadget that serves as the connection from the gamepad to the game, in there you can do many thingies that you better watch yourself, also the armored seems to bring the goty version of the game (something i was wishing for and am glad they did deliver)

      • Christopher Nunes

        I see… so it’s also the GOTY version along with a Special Armor for Batman in the Wii U version.

        However I’m a little conflicted, I want to get the Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City GOTY for my PS3 even though my dad has both Arkham Asylum and City for the 360 but not the GOTY versions. And the GOTY version have all of the DLC for it on-disc and right away unlocked, right?

        Hmm… what to do.

    • Farid Belkacemi

       Concerning Batman : new skin, GamePad and probably all the DLC.

  • idrawrobots

    So they’ll do ninja gaiden but not fatal frame 4 or 2, or their own games like The Last Story. Pft

  • Hmm….. is Wii U as powerful as the PS3? Or do they hv to cut down the quality to fit?

    •  I’d have to imagine its just as powerful, if not even more powerful considering we’re talking about a 7 year old console.  Ninty usually doesn’t put out specs though so you’ll have to wait for the system to release and for someone to do a teardown for some hard data.

      • Ronald Bixler

         It’s funny to me when people consider technology old and obsolete, given that its taken humanity less than 100 years to go from first flying in the sky to possible privately owned space travel. If this comment makes little sense, blame lack of sleep…

    • It’s more powerful. This was confirmed ages ago. Not surprising, considering the PS3 is now running on six-year-old hardware.

      • Setsu Oh

         yeah but will it be baddass powered enough to take on the next gen of consoles?

        • Going to file that one under “Who knows?”

          • Setsu Oh

             a lot more people than u think. we, will soon enogh

  • Hoshi星

    All those ports. I wonder how they’ll use the game pad. (still haven’t watch the Nintendo conference, only read headlines)

  • Nemesis_Dawn

    Very disappointing lineup. P-100 is the only title I have any interest in. I was hoping Nintendo might sway me to get a third system, but not with all these games I can already get on my PS3 and 360.

    • boundries_san


  • RaikageV

    Didn’t we already know that they’ll release Ninja Gaiden 3 on Wii U?

    • komiko12

      Isn’t “publish” and “releasing” two different things?

      • RaikageV

        Oh, of course. I got it wrong. ^^’

        Does that mean that Tecmo didn’t want to publish it and the game even wouldn’t be released if it weren’t for Nintendo..?

  • Setsu Oh

    people love to bash them. at least now we know they are serious about  having hardcore gamers on board again.

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