Nintendo confirms Wii U launch day lineup

Nintendo released a tentative launch window lineup after their Wii U media event on September 13. Today, the consolemaker has published the official launch lineup, which includes 23 titles available on launch day.

Assassin’s Creed III, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo Land, Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition, ZombieU, and a whole slew of other games will be available on November 18. At least nine more titles (including Madden NFL 13) will make their way to stores (or the Wii U eShop) before the month is over.

An additional 20 games have been tagged as “launch window” titles, meaning they’ll be available sometime before March 31, 2013.

Three games which were listed on the tentative list are no longer considered launch window titles: Zumba Fitness Core, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and (brace yourself) Bayonetta 2. Presumably, they’ll be available in mid-2013 or later.

Hit the jump for the Wii U’s official and complete launch lineup.

November 18, 2012

  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Darksiders II
  • Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
  • ESPN Sports Connection
  • FIFA Soccer 13
  • Game Party Champions
  • Just Dance 4
  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
  • Nintendo Land
  • Rabbids Land
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited
  • Sing Party
  • Skylanders Giants
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition
  • Transformers Prime
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper
  • Wipeout 3
  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013
  • ZombiU

Late November 2012

  • Chasing Aurora
  • Cloudberry Kingdom
  • Little Inferno
  • Madden NFL 13
  • Mighty Switch Force HD
  • Nano Assault Neo
  • Tank! Tank! Tank!
  • Toki Tori 2
  • Trine 2: Director’s Cut

January 2013

  • Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

Launch Window (November 18, 2012 – March 31, 2013

  • 007 Legends
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • Avengers: Battle For Earth
  • Ben 10: Omniverse
  • Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013
  • Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade
  • Funky Barn
  • Game & Wario
  • Jeopardy!
  • Lego City: Undercover
  • Mass Effect 3: Special Edition
  • NBA 2K13
  • Pikmin 3
  • Rapala Pro Bass Fishing
  • Rayman Legends
  • Rise of the Guardians
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Wii Fit U
  • The Wonderful 101
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