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Wii U to officially launch with 23 games on November 18th

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Nintendo this morning made the launch lineup for the Wii U a little more official. They have confirmed that there will be 23 games available on launch day, November 18th, and have updated some of the other launch window (11/18/2012 – 3/31/2013) titles with more accurate dates.

Read on for the list and the announcement.  Games highlighted in green are launch day titles.

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
TRANSFORMERS PRIME™ – 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

D3Publisher
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

Frozenbyte
Trine 2™: Director's Cut – November

Gaijin Games
Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien – January

WayForward
Mighty Switch Force HD – November

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™ 2 Wii U Edition – Nov. 18
TANK! TANK! TANK!™ – November

Nintendo
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

SEGA
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed™ – Nov. 18
Aliens: Colonial Marines™ – Launch Window

Shin'en
Nano Assault Neo – November

Tecmo Koei America Corporation
WARRIORS OROCHI® 3 Hyper - Nov. 18

THQ
Darksiders® II – Nov. 18
JEOPARDY! ® - Launch Window
Wheel of Fortune® – Launch Window

Tomorrow Corporation
Little Inferno – November

Two Tribes
Toki Tori 2 – November

Ubisoft
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

The official press release from Nintendo.

Nintendo is unleashing the largest launch-day video game lineup in its history for its new Wii U™ home console. When Wii U launches in the Americas on Nov. 18, 23 games from Nintendo and its third-party publishing partners will be ready to play as well. These include Nintendo-published games like Nintendo Land™, New Super Mario Bros.™ U, SiNG PARTY™ and NINJA GAIDEN™ 3: Razor's Edge, as well as third-party powerhouses likeZombiU™ from Ubisoft, Call of Duty®: Black Ops II from Activision Publishing, Inc., Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two from Disney Interactive, EA SPORTS™ FIFA Soccer 13 from Electronic Arts and Scribblenauts™ Unlimited from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

"We're making sure that Wii U owners will have great games to play from the moment they open the box, and that a steady stream of fun new games is always on the way," said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America's president and COO. "We have something for everyone, from new franchises to creative new approaches to familiar favorites."

The high-definition Wii U system is available in two versions in the Americas, and each comes with a touch-screen Wii U GamePad controller. The Basic Set will be offered in white at a suggested retail price of $299.99 in the United States, while the Deluxe Set, which includes higher storage capacity, additional accessories and Nintendo Land, will be offered in black at a suggested retail price of $349.99 in the United States.

Wii U owners who connect their systems to the Internet also unlock a vast array of features to enhance their gaming, social and entertainment experiences. This includes features such as Nintendo eShop, which allows users to buy and download games directly to their systems, and Miiverse™, an online gaming community that lets players interact in new ways and share playing tips. Wii U owners in the United States and Canada will also have access to Nintendo TVii, which lets users access multiple sources of entertainment through a convenient GamePad interface.

Below is a list of upcoming Wii U games for launch day and beyond.

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
TRANSFORMERS PRIME™ – 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

D3Publisher
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

Frozenbyte
Trine 2™: Director's Cut – November

Gaijin Games
Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien – January

WayForward
Mighty Switch Force HD – November

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™ 2 Wii U Edition – Nov. 18
TANK! TANK! TANK!™ – November

Nintendo
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

SEGA
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed™ – Nov. 18
Aliens: Colonial Marines™ – Launch Window

Shin'en
Nano Assault Neo – November

Tecmo Koei America Corporation
WARRIORS OROCHI® 3 Hyper - Nov. 18

THQ
Darksiders® II – Nov. 18
JEOPARDY! ® - Launch Window
Wheel of Fortune® – Launch Window

Tomorrow Corporation
Little Inferno – November

Two Tribes
Toki Tori 2 – November

Ubisoft
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

* Launch window is defined as the period beginning Nov. 18, 2012, and ending March 31, 2013.



New Super Mario Bros. U (Video Game)

Manufacturer: Nintendo
ESRB Rating: Everyone
Platform: Nintendo Wii U
Genre: Action Games

New Super Mario Bros. U is a multiplayer Platforming adventure that provides a new take on a classic Nintendo franchise that will delight players of all ages and experience levels. A Wii U launch title, New Super Mario Bros. U offers a new way to experience Mario fun like never before. Game features include: support for up to five players, the new Boost Mode and Challenge Mode, unique uses for Mii's, and new block elements that can be used as navigation aids.
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