The 23 Games Launching With The Nintendo Wii U

Join me as I list the games you will see right next to the Wii U on launch day.

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Twenty-three titles sounds like a good number to launch a new console with. How about you? Well, according to Nintendo HQ, that’s the amount there will be as launch day retail companions for the Nintendo Wii U, which hey would-ya known, is November 18.

Back at their big-stage event in New York, Nintendo only made public a cryptic release schedule for the sea of games potential new Wii U owners should expect for the first few months of the console’s life. A “launch window” as they described that would last between November 18 to March 2013.

Common sense wise, that meant absolutely bupkis for anyone patiently waiting with day-one holds to grab their shiny basic (or premium) Wii U on that fated day as soon as the doors open to their big chain retailer of choice. They just want to know which games will be there to play on launch – simple as that.

With today’s news thankfully, everything is revealed. Yet, now a new problem presents itself: which games to get? Oh, and in which format? Nintendo promises that all first-party titles will be available digitally from their online Wii U storefront. Decisions, decisions.

First though, the 23 games that will be available on November 18, the launch date for the Nintendo Wii U, of course. Naturally, you’ll see the standard New Super Mario Bros. U and Nintendoland fair, but also stuff like Epic Mickey 2 and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed that are totally worth looking into.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Nov. 18
  • Skylanders Giants – Nov. 18
  • Wipeout 3 – Nov. 18
  • Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two – Nov. 18
  • EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 13 – Nov. 18
  • TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 Wii U Edition – Nov. 18
  • New Super Mario Bros. U – Nov. 18
  • NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor’s Edge – Nov. 18
  • Nintendo Land – Nov. 18
  • SiNG PARTY – Nov. 18
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed – Nov. 18
  • WARRIORS OROCHI 3 Hyper – Nov. 18
  • Darksiders II – Nov. 18
  • 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
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited – Nov. 18
  • Game Party Champions – Nov. 18
  • Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition – Nov. 18

With every release date above and items not shown here, nothing is concrete and anything stated could change. Which is why you should stick close with Walyou for all the latest info about the Wii U launch – prices and system bundles. Heck, even geek interests too, like this Marvel versus DC Comics at the Box Office infographic.