Wii U Launch Day Games In North America Revealed

By Ishaan . September 26, 2012 . 8:04am

Nintendo of America have announced which Wii U games will be available on launch day (and beyond) in North America. Launch day for the Wii U is November 18th, and its “launch window” goes all the way to March 31st, 2013. Here’s the list (note that it includes download titles as well):


505 Games

Funky Barn – Launch Window


2K Sports

NBA 2K13 – Launch Window


Activision Publishing, Inc.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Nov. 18

Skylanders Giants – Nov. 18


Wipeout 3 – Nov. 18

007 Legends – Launch Window

Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013 – Launch Window

Rapala Pro Bass Fishing – Launch Window


Broken Rules

Chasing Aurora – November


Pwnee Studios

Cloudberry Kingdom – November



Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game – Launch Window

Ben 10 Omniverse – Launch Window

Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade – Launch Window

Disney Interactive

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two – Nov. 18


Electronic Arts

EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 13 – Nov. 18

Madden NFL 13 – November

Mass Effect 3 – Launch Window



Trine 2: Director’s Cut – November


Gaijin Games

Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien – January



Mighty Switch Force HD – November


NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 Wii U Edition – Nov. 18

TANK! TANK! TANK! – November



New Super Mario Bros. U – Nov. 18

NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor’s Edge – Nov. 18

Nintendo Land – Nov. 18

SiNG PARTY – Nov. 18

Game & Wario – Launch Window

LEGO City: Undercover – Launch Window

Pikmin 3 – Launch Window

Wii Fit U – Launch Window

The Wonderful 101 – Launch Window



Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed – Nov. 18

Aliens: Colonial Marines – Launch Window



Nano Assault Neo – November


Tecmo Koei America Corporation

WARRIORS OROCHI 3 Hyper – Nov. 18



Darksiders II – Nov. 18

JEOPARDY! – Launch Window

Wheel of Fortune – Launch Window


Tomorrow Corporation

Little Inferno – November


Two Tribes

Toki Tori 2 – November



Assassin’s Creed III – Nov. 18

ESPN Sports Connection – Nov. 18

Just Dance 4 – Nov. 18

Rabbids Land – Nov. 18

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 – Nov. 18

ZombiU – Nov. 18

Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth –  Launch Window

Rayman Legends – Launch Window


Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Scribblenauts Unlimited – Nov. 18

Game Party Champions – Nov. 18

Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition – Nov. 18


As previously detailed, the Wii U will be launched in two different packages in North America. The Basic Set will be available in white for $299.99, while the Deluxe Set, which includes higher storage capacity, additional accessories and Nintendo Land bundled in, will be available in black for $349.99.

  • That’s a pretty hefty number of launch day games. The Wii-U definitely has support. Now it’s just time to wait and see whether this will explode into a massive market of core games. 

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  • Domii

    Very impressive line up. Still waiting for The Wonderful 101 to come out so I can pick this up.

  • XxStoicmonkeyxX

    If this isn’t a good lineup then i don’t know what possibly could be.

    NG3, ZombiU AND TTT3? My life is in your hands Nintendo!

    • raitouniverse

      TTT3? Holy S*** 

  • ShawnOtakuSomething
  • idrawrobots

    My wallet hurts already.

  • Better than the 3DS launch

  • malek86

    I’ll probably get NG3. Although Zombi U sounds like a good idea too, but it’s been a long time since I’ve had a (good) Ninja Gaiden.

    • Domii

      You should at least wait till some reviews and extended gameplay vids of NG3: Razors Edge to come out. Unfortunately Team ninja has been hit or miss lately.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    There’s a huge chance Nintendo will monopolize the holidays with this. I don’t like them, never did, but I’ll give it to them: strategically speaking they are leaps and bounds ahead of the competition~.

    • Domii

      Well I’ve always loved Nintendo, but the aspect I love the most about them is, how smart they are when it comes to running their business. Year after year uneducated/biased analyst or journalist spell doom for Ninty. And guess what, Ninty always exceeds expectations by being the most profitable of the big 3.

      • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

        You’d (and I’m not talking to -you-, just making a general statement) have to be retarded to think Nintendo could ever face doom. They have so much nostalgia to capitalize on with fanboys that there’s no way they could flop. The 3DS may’ve started terribly but if they could’ve bothered to make a Pokemon game for it, then it’d have spiked to millions in a pinch~.

        Like I said, I can’t stand the company or, most, of their franchises. But I do give them props for being so good at marketing~.

        • Domii

          Agreed. Couldn’t of said it better myself.


    It is about time I give up my long standing tradition of buying home consoles on launch.

    • keithmaxx

      Do that on the next home console that comes along… this year’ll be a blast, and there’s just ONE new gaming device to choose from!

  • imaguni

    Seeing all this support is good and all, but I’m going to have to pass on getting this at launch, my wallet is spared!

  • masaYT

    not a good launch for me even though there are some great games on there, what i mean is the ones i like on the list i’ve already played on other consoles and a few of them coming out for the wiiU i’ve already pre-ordered for the other consoles too.

  • Spider-Man

    Noting interesting whatsoever. Guess I’ll wait a year or two. Better than the 3DS’s launch lineup, though.

  • terrible 

  • kupomogli

    Nothing but ports.  I’m aware of the exclusives in that list, but it being so close to Halloween I’m acting out my part as a Nintendo fanboy who happens to miss all of those when bashing a system they don’t own.

  • What! No Super Smash Bros. or Pokemon games!? >_<

    "Starts hyperventilating, faints X_X"

    • Kalis Konig

       You were really expecting to see those at launch? I feel really bad for you :-(

      • Eh not really, but it’s Nintendo. Those are like solid titles for them so I just thought maybe they would lol.

    • Krisi92

      What… You know that Sakurai only started doing anything with the next Smash Bros. after Kid Icarus was done, right? You also know that it was less than a year ago, right? And you also know that making a game like that takes at least 3 years, right?
      Also, I don’t think there ever was a Pokémon launch title for any Nintendo system at all.

      • “Sigh” I really wasn’t all that serious about it. At least Leah seemed to get that.

  • Zonic505

    Wow, so much better than the 3DS launch titles. Already want the Deluxe for extra storage & Nintendo Land, plus NSMBU, Rayman Legends, Mighty Switch Force HD, & The Wonderful 101. Even if some are just ports of multiplatform games, at least they’re popular ones to show the Wii U can play games the PS3 & 360 can.

  • $30632660

    I see 6 Launch Games that I would pick up, some games I want are in the Launch Window.

  • masaYT

    WiiU Port central.

    • keithmaxx

      Which emphasizes the point that the Wii U can do what the others can.

      I bet there’ll be much more interesting games that’ll make great use of the GamePad from here on out, notwithstanding any “exclusives” announcements.

  • Shadowman

    I see no Bayonetta 2 on this list you will get my cash once I have Bayonetta, for now I wait.

  • Ben Sylvia

    While I really would love to play NSMBU at launch, not gonna be able to get the system at launch :( hoping for Christmas.

  • AweOfShe

    Looking forward to the Wonderful 101.

  • kylehyde

    Actually I think that is kinda decent. Anyway, I don’t think that I’m going to buy a Wii-U during the first months, specially considering how much are goint to inflate the prices in my country, but two or three months later I will grab one.

  • I want *two* of these games, two of which are already going to be out for the PS360…. D:

  • Christopher Nunes

    These are the currently the ONLY launch games for the Wii U I’m interest in:

    Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
    NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor’s Edge
    New Super Mario Bros. U 
    Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition

    To me, these are the really good ones but I might look at the others. Currently another game I plan on getting when it comes out:

    Aliens: Colonial Marines

    Though I have to say, not a bad lineup for the Wii U launch date… compare to the 3DS and Vita which sadly were great handheld devices but poor launch lineups for their games.

    It’s going to take the next 7 weeks for me to FULLY pay off the Wii U. Hopefully I’ll be able to manage it considering my next work schedule getting changed around because of a new employee for the same position… hopefully we’ll given an extra hour of work time, heck I’ll take any days if the other employees can’t come in to get the Wii U!

  • Why isn’t Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on here? It releases in March for 3DS/Wii U in US… oh well. For the list there it is… eh… it is ok. I only like a couple games on there really. :/

  • Carlos Daniel Flores Loreto

    Not a single JRPG. Or even a game Im interested in. The only one would be MSForce HD.

    • It is very disappointing not having a JRPG but there is like… 2 or so good games.

    • keithmaxx

      Those things take time to develop, and sadly JRPGs just aren’t so high on Westerners’ must-buy list to project great sales and warrant launch-day development priority.

  • isfuturebright

    Well Ubisoft is really into the WiiU $$ :P

  • AlexanderPappas

    I’m excited even though I’m not getting it launch week. Pikmin 3, new super Mario bros. U, the wonderful 101, and bayonetta 2 are all things that make me want this system even more! Bring on a starfox and or metroid and I’m all in!

  • SLick123456789111

    Darn , no Wonderful 101.

  • Anthony Black

    It’s too bad the only Nov. 18th game on this list that I’m interested in (besides Nintendo Land, but I’ve already pre-ordered a Black WiiU) is ZombiU.

    Any other launch titles here that look like they might be interesting are just ports.
    Some interesting titles in the Launch Window, though.

  • Kevi Johnson-el

    Cool launch lineup nothing I want to really play,might just pick the wiiU up anyways with mario :/

  • Freud_Hater

    No games I could be remotely interested in… except maybe Pikmin 3, but that can wait. Mario U. will just be the same as any “New” Super Mario games, so not interested… Uhh, that’s pretty much all I could’ve liked… Maybe Darksiders 2 but that’s on a ton of other consoles I already own…

  • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

    I love this launch lineup and window. We get some great exclusives as well as upgraded games from other consoles.

  • Tons of great games for me personally.

    I could have gotten some of them on my PS3 earlier but everything seems to run like crap on it so I hope the extra juice on the Wii U makes em run smoother.

    Assassins Creed III, Batman Arkham City Armored Edition, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, New Super Mario Bros U, NBA2K13 and ZombiU. That’s packed for me. I’ll probably just end up buying two of them at launch.

    • Just out of curiousity but what model of PS3 are you running?

      • 80GB PS3. The fully featured one before they gimped all the other ones.

  • brian yep

    One would think Nintendo would have learned not to make a console so expensive, with 3DS going down below $200 so quickly and PS3 being so hard to sell at first.

    • Arrei

      How much less expensive can you get than $300? The PS3 launched at FIVE hundred.

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      I can’t agree with you though here. Considering this is a next generation consoles and home consoles with HD.

      This price is quite okay as they provides choices for you guys to choose there.

      And PS3 being so hard to sell at first is surely because of the 599$ price tag there.T_T

    • keithmaxx

      Naw, both price points are really good for a Nintendo console.

      That said, can you imagine how much the next Sony or Microsoft console would be priced at when it launches? Crazy, I tell you.

  • Solomon_Kano

    ZombiU, Sega All-Stars, Darksiders 2, Scribblenauts, and Epic Mickey 2 all on day one? I won’t be getting a Wii U quite that soon, but it’s good to know that there’ll be games I’m interested in getting from the jump.

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