Beyond just being the first major console release gamers have seen in six years, the launch of the Nintendo Wii U promises to bring with it a bevy of new titles to stand amongst the Zeldas and the Marios in the publisher’s long list of beloved games. While we’ve already been given some indication as to what titles might be launching alongside the exciting new console, that ongoing list of games has yet to be confirmed by Nintendo.
We still, at this point, don’t have any confirmation from Nintendo, but what we do have is the current launch line-up, as it stands right now. This list comes to us by way of Game Stop, who have compiled a list of all publisher’s projected Wii U releases, and when those titles might hit store shelves.
The list itself makes mention of many of the games that will already have released on other platforms — games like Assassin’s Creed 3, Darksiders 2, Mass Effect 3 — but also includes some Wii U exclusives. Unfortunately, all the games listed are ones that Nintendo had previously unveiled to gamers either at E3 2012 or via one of the Nintendo Direct press conferences, but most of them should be out by this Holiday at the earliest.
A few of them, however, don’t even mention Holiday (which we assume to be before the end of 2012) but list ‘Launch Window’ as the release date. Not much has been revealed by Nintendo in regards to that launch window, but the one for Sony’s Vita lasted six months after the console released.
The games that Nintendo fans are going to want to keep their eyes on — games like New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo Land, Game & Wario, Pikmin 3, and Project P-100 — all should be released either by the end of the Holiday season or within the aforementioned launch window. Clearly, as they’ve already explained, Nintendo doesn’t want another console to release without some solid content to back it up. Obviously the quality of said content is subject to opinion, but gamers can’t argue there won’t be something to play at launch.
It’s also important to note that this is only the Wii launch lineup as it stands currently, and is subject to changes, both additions and subtractions. While titles like Arkham City: Armored Edition are definite day 1 releases a few of these games might slip outside of late 2012/early 2013.
Which Wii U launch title are you most excited to get your hands on? Does this selection of launch titles feel like enough of a selling point for a new console?
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Source: Zelda Informer