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Games for the Wii U

AFP Relaxnews | 17 November, 2012 12:14
Nintendo Wii U game 'New Super Mario Bros. U'
Image by: All rights reserved - Nintendo

With the Wii U launching in North America on November 18, Nintendo is determined to provide a wide selection of games from the start, and its launch roster contains titles for families and children, party nights, sports fans, and action-oriented audiences, from New Super Mario Bros. U and Nintendo Land to Call of Duty: Black Ops II and ZombiU.

Many games on Wii U will be designed to make use of its touchscreen GamePad; those already available on other platforms, such as Just Dance 4, Skylanders Giants and Mass Effect 3 will be altered to show extra information on that controller screen -- dance moves, player stats, level maps and so on.

Built into the Wii U will be a social networking system, through which players can swap messages and help each other out with games, a TV streaming channel called TVii, and a route to the online eShop which will contain games available for download.

According to North American retailer GameStop, which had already sold out of its initial shipment of 500,000 Wii U consoles, most people are buying at least two games for their new systems.

Popular titles with the pre-order crowd include New Super Mario Bros. U, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Assassin's Creed III, Call of Duty: Black Ops II and ZombiU.

The Nintendo Wii U launches in European and Australian regions on November 30 and in Japan on December 8. Microsoft and PlayStation are expected to announce a new Xbox and PlayStation respectively in 2013.

Wii U games available for the North American launch on November 18:

NINTENDO FAVORITES
New Super Mario Bros. U*
Nintendo Land*

FAMILY
Ben 10: Omniverse
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Skylanders: Giants
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Tank! Tank! Tank!*
Transformers Prime: The Game

PARTY
Funky Barn
Game Party Champions
Just Dance 4
Rabbids Land*
SiNG Party*
Wipeout 3

ACTION
Assassin's Creed III
Batman: Arkham City - Armored Edition
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Darksiders II
Mass Effect 3: Special Edition
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition
Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper
ZombiU*

SPORTS
FIFA Soccer 13
ESPN Sports Connection*
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013*

eSHOP DOWNLOADS
Chasing Aurora*
Cloudberry Kingdom
Little Inferno
Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition
Nano Assault Neo*
Trine 2: Director's Cut

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