Nintendo is preparing to release the Wii U in just under a couple of months, and with this new product comes nearly 50 launch window games. The launch window for the system starts on November 18 and ends on March 31st (which is a rather large amount of time to still consider a “launch window”), but there is still a substantial amount of software for early adopters to choose from. An issue that a number of potential day-one buyers have though, is the current lack of insight into what games will be arriving on the Nintendo platform after March.
According to Nintendo of America President and CEO Reggie Fils-Aime, however, his company has plenty of unannounced games in the works for the console — and some will even arrive before March 31.
During an interview with IGN, Fils-Aime was asked what the Big N had planned after the launch window, and what kind of content would be arriving in the later half of 2013. Reggie didn’t specify what was being worked on behind the scenes at this point in time, but did confirm that unannounced titles are en route to the Wii U.
“This is a real double-edged sword, because there are other people who are complaining that [the launch window is too long]. What we’re trying to do is give the most complete picture of the games that are going to be available now, as well as over the next number of months. That’s why we’ve focused on this launch window, through March 31.”
Reggie did clarify that there are games coming out “during the launch window that we haven’t announced yet.” Whether or not he’s referring to internal projects (like the rumored Legend of Zelda game) or unconfirmed third-party titles isn’t clear, but it’s reassuring to hear that there will be plenty of content arriving on the Wii U well after its launch.
It’s possible that Fils-Aime may be referring to downloadable software as well, which would make sense considering the lack of digital-only games announced for the Wii U thus far. Whatever it is that Nintendo and its partners have planned for the system following its launch window is still a mystery, but gamers will probably learn about what’s in store for the future of the Wii U after it’s been made available to the masses.
The Nintendo Wii U is scheduled to release in North America on November 18th.
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