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Nintendo Wii U launch software revealed

During the Nintendo Direct livestream Nintendo demoed a few of the games that will be available at for the Nintendo Wii U, which is coming November 30th in Europe and UK.

Nintendo announced the final line up of mini games included within NintendoLand. The collection features 12 attractions/games including: The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest, Pikmin Adventure, Metroid Blast, Mario Chase, Luigi's Ghost Mansion, Animal Crossing: Sweet Day, Yoshi's Fruit Cart, Octopus Dance (I like the sound of this one), Donkey Kong's Crash Course, Takumaru's Ninja Castle, Captain Falcon's Twister Race and finally Balloon Trip Breeze.

New Super Mario Bros U will be a launch title in the UK and Europe as with Japan, the new Wii U Mario features such options as being able to use the Gamepad to play by yourself freeing up the screen for other players, touchscreen capabilities and a challenge mode with time attack and other sections.

Pikmin 3 will miss out on the November 30th launch window and instead will be released sometime during 2013.

Rayman Legends is another launch title for Nintendo's latest console, with a similar art and gameplay style to Rayman Origins which launched last year, Legends includes brand new features such as synchronised music levels, gyroscope and touch screen capabilities with the Gamepad.

ZombiU will also be released November 30th in Europe and the UK, and it becomes Ubisoft's second launch title. ZombiU is a survival horror title set in London with the player taking the role of a survivor in a zombie filled London. Nointendo showed off new social elements within the game today such as other players becoming zombies and having to battling them. There is a limited edition ZombiU Wii U bundle will be available too.

FIFA 13. You know everything there is to know about FIFA don't you? Football!

Mass Effect 3 on the Wii U will feature extended cut content and an interactive backstory comic that will help fill in the story from the previous two games in the Mass Effect series.

Trine 2: Directors Cut - The first downloadable game announced for Wii U will feature 4 players locally or over the Nintendo Network, new gameplay, levels and options will be available only on the Wii U.

Nano Assualt Neo - A Super Stardust HD type game with rather nice looking grahpics. That's playable on the TV or on the Gamepad. Neat.

Lego City Undercover - Another exclusive Wii U title that lets players assume the role of undercover cop Chase McCain in an open world packed with missions to complete. Players can don a wide variety of disguises to infiltrate different parts of the sprawling cityscape or hop on one of over 100 vehicles to take in its many sights. The GamePad acts as a multi-purpose gadget that can be used to scan the environment for hidden items, receive video messages from HQ and much more.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 from Activision and Treyarch will launch on the Wii U this November, but we had already told you about that one. Apparently it's going to be the most groundbreaking and visceral Call of Dutyexperience ever. Set in the year 2025, Call of Duty: Black Ops II propels players into global conflict featuring advanced weaponry, robotics, and drone warfare in a new Cold War scenario whose seeds are being sown in today?s headlines.
The Wonderful 101 - Previously called Project 101 and the first game from Platinum Games to be be released for the Wii U. The game sees players combine the might of various heroes to fight off an alien invasion.

BAYONETTA 2 - Nintendo and Platinum Games have announced that Bayonetta 2 will be plublished by Nintendo and exclusive to the Wii U. 

Capcom's Ryozo Tsujimoto revealed that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will be released for Wii U as well as Nintendo 3DS by March 2013. Fans can play the Wii U game with other players online, or connect to players of the Nintendo 3DS version of the game via a local wireless connection. It?s even possible to play at home on Wii U and continue the save file on the go with the Nintendo 3DS version of the game.

Activision also announced that Skylanders and 007 Legends will be hitting the console within the launch window.

A total of 50 games are currently planned to come out between the November 30th release date and March 2013.

Here's the full list of games available on launch day and within Nintendo's launch window.

Edited On 13 Sep, 2012

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Dead 4 years ago
Zombi U ans New Super Mario Bros U for me at launch I think. Bayonetta 2 and Aliens Colonial Marines are definites for later too.
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Bindiana 4 years ago
Bayoneta 2 is a bit of a coup for the Wii U
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knockton 4 years ago
erm why is assasins creed and cod not out on 30th i wanted ac3 noooooooo
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
The only things that will make me get a Wii U is a Fire Emblem, Metroid, Zelda and a 3D Pokemon game so until then I'm Golden (Oh and Project Zero 4)
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Project Zero 4 came out on the Wii a couple of years ago, but Nintendo refused it a release outside Japan... yet they ALLOWED a port of PZ2 on Wii a couple of months ago? Shambles imo.
PrometheusFan 4 years ago
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ozon92 4 years ago
No... I'm not buying a darn Wii U! U can't make me! Ahhhh I'm infected... God Zombi U sounds good... Ffs!
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LFC Bywater 4 years ago
Quite impressed with some of the games that are coming out for this, seems like nintendo are moving on from the rubbish party games the wii was releasing which can only be a good thing.
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Don't know about you but I for one am looking really forward to Ninja Bread Man HD
Shnoorum 4 years ago
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DubbleJd 4 years ago
Really like the look of ZombiU, hopefully retailers will do game bundles with the console ;)
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I thought I was done with Zombie games untill I saw a trailer for ZombieU. How can one genre constantly reinvent itself so wonderfully for so long?
Shnoorum 4 years ago
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PrometheusFan 4 years ago
That's not a very good lineup given the best looking titles are either already out on or will come out first on 360 and PS3. Only decent game announced was Bayonetta 2, and that's a minimum of a year away from release. No Wii U for me I think. Wake me up when it gets some games.
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"...was Bayonetta 2, and that's a minimum of a year away from release." - No, it isn't. And you're missing the new Mario, and ZombiiU - neither of which are coming to PS3 or 360, obviously.
Retro 4 years ago
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I can't remember the last console that had a good line up. This one is pretty good all things considered
Shnoorum 4 years ago
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Shnoorum 4 years ago
Holy crap, when was Bayonneta 2 announced?! Freaking loved that game! Anyway, not a bad lineup to be honest. Very tempting. Not that I could afford one these days
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skooks 4 years ago
The launch day titles are good but in the usual Nintendo fashion, few to choose from and only one first-party title. They tend to try and sell their systems on brand name and hype alone, and then save the big titles in order to keep that momentum. It seems to work for them though, so why not. As far as launch day titles go, I'm probably a little odd for being most excited about the Nano Assault game! Big fan of the Nanostray games on the DS, and still waiting/hoping for an EU release of Nano Assault on the 3DS, so I'm very happy we're getting another Nano game here. Was starting to think they'd just ditch the series for PAL territories.

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