Nintendo announces Wii U launch titles

Jun 5, 2012
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Nintendo hasn’t yet announced when you’ll be able to sit a Wii U beneath your television, and pricing is still a mystery too, but the company has gone into detail regarding its launch lineup at E3. There are a handful of Nintendo properties, as expected, but there are some interesting third-party titles that will be available on the console too, including some fan favourites.

Here’s the full list from the E3 announcement:

  • Pikmin 3
  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited
  • Darksiders 2
  • Mass Effect 3
  • TANK! TANK! TANK!
  • Tekken Tag Tournment 2
  • Trine 2: Director's Cut
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
  • Aliens Colonial Marines
  • Wii Fit U
  • Sing!
  • LEGO City: Undercover
  • Just Dance 4
  • ZombiU
  • The Avengers: Battle for Earth
  • Assassin's Creed III
  • Rayman Legends
  • Rabbids Land
  • YourShape: Fitness Evolved 2013

It was to be expected that franchise staples such as Mario and Pikmin would make a return, but it’s interesting seeing some grittier titles make the grade, such as Batman, Mass Effect, Ninja Gaiden, and Aliens. Nintendo has been critized in the past for being a bit too family friendly, with not enough games for a broad audience, something the company may be hoping to correct this time around.

The Wii Fit will also make a return, not surprising considering the sales figures. Nintendo say that 43 million copies of the Wii Fit and Wii Fit+ have been sold around the world in total, so the company is evidently keep to capitalize on that success with its next console too.

[via gdgt]


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