23 Wii U titles confirmed for launch day

Nintendo has confirmed that 23 Wii U titles will be available when the company’s newest console hits store shelves in North America on November 18th. Beyond the obvious inclusions of New Super Mario Bros. U, Zombi U, Assassin’s Creed III, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and Nintendo Land, a few titles that were thought to be launch window surprisingly showed up. Some of these titles include Sing Party and the Nintendo-published version of Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge.

Much to our disappointment though, Ubisoft’s Rayman Legends is now slated as a launch window title (Europe will be receiving the game when it launches there day one). However, consider this: Pushing Rayman Legends outside the launch day here in North America could be for the best as its sales could possibly suffer going up against another high-profile platformer, New Super Mario Bros. U.

Hit the jump to read the full list of 23 Wii U games that will grace the Americas on launch day.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Skylanders Giants
  • Transformers Prime
  • Wipeout 3
  • Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
  • FIFA Soccer 13
  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor’s Edge
  • Nintendo Land
  • SiNG Party
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Darksiders II
  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • ESPN Sports Connection
  • Just Dance 4
  • Rabbids Land
  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
  • ZombiU
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited
  • Game Party Champions
  • Batman Arkham City Armored Edition
Harrison Milfeld is a writer, editor, and freelance journalist from Missouri. Ever since he could walk, Harrison has been an avid fan of the world of Nintendo. For years, he has purchased every one of the company's subsequent products (yes, including the Virtual Boy and eReader). It wasn't until he was a young teen when he bought a PS2 that he began to embrace cross-console relations, a decision he doesn't regret. When he's not gaming, Harrison is looking to break into the magazine journalism industry and realize his dream of becoming a features reporter.


  1. I checked the “full” list on Kotaku…Monster Hunter isn’t even mentioned in it. What the hell CAPCOM…stop pulling at my damn heartstrings! YOU HAD ONE JOB AND ONE JOB ONLY; MAKE THE GAME A LAUNCH WINDOW TITLE. DIDN’T HAVE TO BE ON THE LAUNCH DATE, JUST BY MARCH. NOW I HAVE TO WAIT TO SPEND MONEY. >_<

  2. Wakko, Monster Hunter IS a launch window title.

    These titles are the launch day titles.

  3. @Cory:


    First sentence I wrote…is this.
    “I checked the ‘full’ list on KOTAKU…Monster Hunter isn’t even mentioned.”


  4. I’m a bit disappointed that NBA 2K 13, Rayman Legends and Lego Undercover are not launch titles really…

    But I’ll buy at list 5 titles on that list : Mario, Zombie U, Ninja Gaiden, Assassin’s Creed 3 and Tekken.

  5. 23 titles to choose from is not to bad, and there are some interesting choices to make for all. I’m not to disappointed that some titles didn’t make the cut, that’s par for the course I guess. I’m just going to be able to save up some more cash for some of the really cool ones down the road. It sure beats the 2 launch titles that were only available for the N64 when it came out.

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