Nintendo to release 23 games on Wii U launch day

Nintendo announced a lineup of 23 games today that will launch simultaneously with the Wii U on November 18. Nintendo plans on releasing more than 50 titles total for the Wii U between November 18, 2012 and March 31, 2013. However, we now know that nearly half of those games will be available right on launch day.

A few notable titles that will be available on November 18 include Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros. U, Transformers Prime, and Call of Duty: Black Ops II. We've already gotten some details about Black Ops II a couple weeks ago, but we're looking forward to hearing about the other games that are coming on launch day.

The Wii U will be available in two versions: a Basic Set and a Deluxe Set. The Basic Set will sell for $299 and includes the Wii U system, the Wii U touchscreen gamepad, 8GB of storage, an HDMI cable, and a sensor bar for Wii remotes. The Deluxe Set will include all of the Basic Set, but will have 32GB of storage, a Wii U GamePad charging cradle, a Wii U console stand, and a copy of Nintendo Land. This will all sell for $349.

Scroll down to see a list of all 23 games that will be hitting store shelves on November 18. In the meantime, mark your calendars and ready your wallets, or start filling out your wish list for Santa if you think you can wait a month longer.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Skylanders Giants

Transformers Prime

Wipeout 3

Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

FIFA Soccer 13

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

New Super Mario Bros. U

Ninja Gaiden: Razor's Edge

Nintendo Land

Sing Party

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Warrios Orochi 3 Hyper

Darksiders II

Assassin's Creed III

ESPN Sports Connection

Just Dance 4

Rabbids Land

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013


Scribblenauts Unlimited

Game Party Champions

Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition

[via Engadget]