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The closest thing we've got to a Nintendo Wii U launch list

Nintendo did not release a definitive launch list of titles available day one at the company's Wii U preview event, but the Nintendo Web site says 20 games will be available on November 18.

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A lot was learned at the Nintendo Wii U preview event in New York this morning, but surprisingly enough, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime did not deliver a definitive launch list of Wii U titles available alongside the console on November 18.

Instead, much to the attending crowd's chagrin, Fils-Aime said "it's still a little too early to guarantee exactly which games will be here for you on launch day itself and which will come shortly thereafter." Mind you, the "launch window" Fils-Aime is referring to spans from November 18, 2012, all the way to March 31, 2013.

I did a little digging around and found that the games section on the Nintendo Wii U site lists 20 titles as having November 18 release dates. The rest are labeled as "to be determined."


Keep in mind that any of these dates can -- and most likely some of them will -- change, but this information is coming straight from Nintendo.

The games with November 18 release dates are:

  • Nintendo Land
  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Transformers Prime
  • Mass Effect 3: Special Edition
  • Madden 13
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • NBA 2K13
  • Assassin's Creed III
  • Just Dance 4
  • Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth
  • Rabbids Land
  • Rayman Legends
  • ESPN Sports Connection
  • Game Party Champions
  • Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition
  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013
  • ZombiU
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited

We'll have more news and commentary on the Wii U in the following days and weeks, and be sure to check out our full review coming soon.