Nintendo unveils more than 50 games for Wii U

Nintendo's press event in New York had a few surprises, including such titles as Bayonetta 2, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and the confirmation of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Some we already knew about, such as Assassin's Creed 3 and Mass Effect 3. In all, Nintendo revealed more than 50 titles coming from various publishers and developers. We have the list.

21

Nintendo's press event in New York had a few surprises, including such titles as Bayonetta 2 and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate It also confirmed Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Others we already knew about, such as Assassin's Creed 3 and Mass Effect 3. In all, Nintendo revealed more than 50 titles coming from various publishers and developers.

The complete list of games scheduled for the launch window (from November 18 to March 31, 2013):

505 Games:

  • Funky Barn

2K Sports:

  • NBA 2K13

Activision:

  • 007 Legends

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

  • Tranformers: Prime

  • Wipeout 3

  • Skylanders Giants

  • Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013

  • Rapala Pro Bass Fishing

Capcom:

  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

D3Publisher:

  • Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game

  • Ben 10: Omniverse

  • Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade

Disney Interactive:

  • Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Electronic Arts:

  • Mass Effect 3

  • Madden NFL 13

  • FIFA Soccer 13

Frozenbyte:

  • Trine 2: Director's Cut

Gaijin Games:

  • Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

Majesco:

  • Zumba Fitness Core

Maximum Games:

  • Jett Tailfin'

Namco Bandai:

  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2

  • TANK! TANK! TANK!

Nintendo:

  • Nintendo Land

  • New Super Mario Bros. U

  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge

  • SiNG Party

  • Lego City: Undercover

  • Wii Fit U

  • Game & Wario

  • Pikmin 3

  • The Wonderful 101

Sega:

  • Aliens: Colonial Marines

  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Shin'en:

  • Nano Assault Neo

Tecmo Koei:

  • Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper

THQ:

  • Darksiders 2

  • Wheel of Fortune

  • JEOPARDY!

Two Tribes:

  • Toki Tori 2

Ubisoft:

  • Assassin's Creed 3

  • Just Dance 4

  • Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth

  • Rabbids Land

  • Sports Connection

  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013

  • ZombiU

  • Rayman Legends

Warner Bros. Interactive:

  • Scribblenauts Unlimited

  • Game Party Champions

  • Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition

There are a few missing from our E3 list and we can only assume they don't fall within Nintendo's launch window.

Contributing Editor
Filed Under
From The Chatty
  • reply
    September 13, 2012 8:45 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Nintendo unveils more than 50 games for Wii U.

    Nintendo's press event in New York had a few surprises, including such titles as Bayonetta 2, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and the confirmation of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Some we already knew about, such as Assassin's Creed 3 and Mass Effect 3. In all, Nintendo revealed more than 50 titles coming from various publishers and developers. We have the list.

    • reply
      September 13, 2012 9:54 AM

      I think I would be more interested the exclusives list.

      • reply
        September 13, 2012 10:06 AM

        Yep, no point in buying something you can get on the PS3/360 when you have to uses a cutting board with no analog sticks for a controller .

        • reply
          September 13, 2012 10:09 AM

          It has analog sticks now, but point taken.

          • reply
            September 13, 2012 10:48 AM

            Didn't realize that. I just looked at them and they look a little odd at the top of the controller like that. How are you supposed to use them and press buttons? Are there buttons on the backside of the controller?

            • reply
              September 13, 2012 11:03 AM

              Have you seriously not seen any pictures of the controller before making such comments?

            • reply
              September 13, 2012 11:09 AM

              It's meant to be held from the top (for the most part anyways), there are shoulder buttons up there.

            • reply
              September 13, 2012 12:36 PM

              Haku-Jin wins the "Making posts about something he knows nothing about but attempts to bash it anyway" award.

              • reply
                September 13, 2012 12:39 PM

                I was asking questions. My original statement still counts as I would rather hold a traditional controller to play something like Assassins Creed than something the size of a cutting board. Plus you have better access to buttons. Sorry I don't salivate over new nintendo hardware and I'm just getting caught up now.

                • reply
                  September 13, 2012 4:48 PM

                  My passing understanding of this system is that there are a few other controller options besides the tablet and the Wii stuff, one of which is a controller that looks like the 360 controller.

                  • reply
                    September 13, 2012 4:49 PM

                    quick google search turned this up:

                    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9b/Wii_U_Pro_white_black.jpg

                    • reply
                      September 13, 2012 5:00 PM

                      Part of the reason that I said Haku won the "Making posts about something he knows nothing about but attempts to bash it anyway" award. That and the "Has no analog sticks" and "How are ou supposed to use them and press buttons?"

                      Clearly him blindly bashing something he has no idea about at all.

                      • reply
                        September 13, 2012 5:15 PM

                        I'm not bashing it, just saying that games that aren't exclusive are made for a more standard controller so that's the way I'd play those games. First party games and exclusives would be a different story. Also, the first pics I saw of a Wii U controller didn't have analog sticks as far as I recall.

                        I never 'bashed' anything. I didn't know about the more standard controller type but from what I know it's not included with the standard package so why buy something just so I can play games on it that already play fine with current consoles?

                        • reply
                          September 14, 2012 12:17 PM

                          Oh, I am sorry. I didn't realize calling it a "cutting board" was a compliment and not an insult. I am ever so sorry. I will never unfairly accuse you of bashing ever again!

                • reply
                  September 13, 2012 9:01 PM

                  Then buy the Pro Controller.

            • reply
              September 13, 2012 6:53 PM

              The controller is actually really, really comfortable. Almost surprisingly so.

      • reply
        September 13, 2012 10:50 AM

        At least 35 of those games are ports, some of the others might come out to other consoles, but are too small to bother checking up on, and the rest are nintendo games.

      • reply
        September 13, 2012 5:02 PM

        I hate exclusives. Who reallty benefits from those?

        • reply
          September 13, 2012 5:53 PM

          The console manufacturer, because it gets people to buy their console.

          • reply
            September 13, 2012 6:06 PM

            Thinking back, HAlo got me the xbox. Pretty sure I got my PS1 for gran turismo.

            • reply
              September 14, 2012 6:40 AM

              There would be no Xbox 360 if the original didn't have Halo, that's been said many times before. Just too bad Nintendo doesn't have a killer new IP to launch with the Wii U (or even a full fledged Metroid game).

    • reply
      September 13, 2012 10:08 AM

      Man, I've had a lot of fun with Rayman Origins on my PC. If Legends really is an exclusive, I might be forced to be an early adopter.

    • reply
      September 13, 2012 10:43 AM

      ■Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge exactly what I think of when I think Nintendo, gore and murder!

      • reply
        September 13, 2012 2:03 PM

        Let's not forget Eternal Darkness

      • reply
        September 13, 2012 4:52 PM

        The sad thing is they're treating Ninja Gaiden 3 like a big deal, even though it was terrible and was panned by critics and players alike.

        • reply
          September 13, 2012 5:04 PM

          I believe the whole point of Razor's Edge is to address the issues.

    • reply
      September 13, 2012 3:43 PM

      That transformers prime game looks like a game meant for wii. it looks like shit.

      • reply
        September 13, 2012 3:45 PM

        I wouldn't be surprised if some games were originally meant for the Wii and ported over to the WiiU.

    • reply
      September 13, 2012 5:28 PM

      Hey! What the hell... they get Wipeout? Is that the hover car racing franchise I adore? Or is that some dumb gameshow crap?

      • reply
        September 13, 2012 5:31 PM

        Dumb gameshow crap.

        • reply
          September 13, 2012 5:44 PM

          Ah, ok, then I'm back to having no shits to give.

    • reply
      September 13, 2012 5:34 PM

      I am very excited for Bayonetta 2's announcement and while it's not launch, it is a coup for core gamers on the WiiU. I hope it gets ported to the 360/PS3 down the road. I really, really want to play that sequel. I wonder if the WiiU's 2012 includes DMC and Remember Me from Capcom.

      • reply
        September 17, 2012 3:38 AM

        Nintendo is the publisher. Nintendo doesn't publis on non-nintendo systems.

Hello, Meet Lola