Nintendo Wii U launch games leaked

Nintendo's next-generation Wii U is garnering plenty of interest thanks to its non-standard form factor and controller, but any gamer knows that a console lived and dies by its titles. We've already seen a few titles leak through, but a purported Blockbuster inventory screen has revealed a list of no less than 25 new games. Among expected fare like Assassin's Creed III and a new Super Mario Brothers game are surprises like Tekken, Splinter Cell and Just Dance 4.

Nintendo's first party efforts are surprisingly sparse, with a new Pikmin sequel and the aforementioned Mario game making up the only items. That Super Smash Bros. sequel looks to be quite a way out. UbiSoft is here in force, with entries in franchises like Splinter Cell,  Ghost Recon, Assassin's Creed, and no less than three entries in the Rayman universe: Rayman Legends, Rabbids Party Land and another Raving Rabbids game. Here's the full list of titles discovered:

  • Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • Assassin's Creed
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Darksiders II
  • Dirt 3
  • Formula 1 All Stars
  • Game Party
  • Ghost Recon Online
  • Just Dance 4
  • Killer Freaks from Outer Space
  • Marvel Super Heroes
  • Metro: Last Light
  • Monsters Party
  • New Super Mario Brothers Wii
  • Ninja Gaiden 3
  • Pikmin
  • Rabbids Party Land
  • Raving Rabbids
  • Rayman Legends
  • Shield Pose
  • Splinter Cell 5
  • Sports Connection
  • Tekken
  • Your Shape 2013
  • Zombie

Consider them all rumor at this point – with the Wii U expected to debut in December, there's no reason to think that a retailer like Blockbuster would be especially likely to have a comprehensive list of launch games right now. With the development cycles of even quite ordinary games being prone to all manner of delays, there's no telling exactly what will be sitting on shelves next to the Wii U later this year. Nintendo and its publishing partners will be showing off their latest and greatest at E3 next month, so keep an eye out for more solid news then.

[via Cnet]