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Nintendo Wii U to launch with 23 games on November 18th

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:37PM EST

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What games will buyers be able to pick up for the Nintendo (NTDOY) Wii U when it launches on November 18th? As promised by Nintendo, the console will see a diversified lineup of 23 launch games that’ll cater to both hardcore and casual gamers. In addition to the 23 games that will be available for purchase on launch day, Nintendo also revealed the 29 other “launch window” games that will trickle in between November 18th and March 2013. Nintendo will sell the Wii U in two bundles: a “Basic Set” that includes white console and controller with 8GB of internal storage for $299.99 and a “Deluxe Set” with a black console and 32GB of storage for $349.99. Wii U software will cost no more than $59.99. The full list of launch day and launch window games follows below.

Here’s the list of the 23 Wii U video games that will be available on November 18th:

Assassin’s Creed III
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Darksiders II
Disney 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-Starts Racing Transformed
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Transformers Prime
Warrior’s Orochi 3 Hyper
Wipeout 3
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013

And here’s the list of the 29 games that’ll arrive between November and March 2013:

007 Legends
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Ben 10 Omniverse
Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013
Chasing Aurora
Cloudberry Kingdom
Family Party: 30 Great Games: Obstacle Arcade
Funky Barn
Game & Wario
Lego City Undercover
Little Inferno
Madden NFL 13
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth
Mass Effect 3
Mighty Switch Force HD
Nano Assault Neo
NBA 2K13
Pikmin 3
Rapala Pro Bass Fishing
Rayman Legends
Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game
Runner 2: future Legend of Rhythm Alien
Tank! Tank! Tank!
The Wonderful 101
Toki Tori 2
Trine 2: Director’s Cut
Wheel of Fortune
Wii Fit U


Raymond Wong is a technology reporter with a passion for cutting-edge gadgets and clean design. His writing has appeared on DVICE, Ubergizmo, G4TV, Yahoo News, NBC blogs. You might even have seen his videos on Xbox LIVE.


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