Nintendo Wii U – UK Launch Titles
This Friday (30th Nov) marks the date for the UK launch of Nintendo’s new console – the Wii U. The console will be available to purchase in three different package options: Premium, Basic and an exclusive ZombiU variation. The premium package will include the 32Gb black console, gamepad and the Pro Controller, and either the Nintendoland game, or ZombieU – depending if you purchase the regular premium pack at £299, or exclusive ZombiU pack for £330. Of course, for those on a tighter budget there is still the regular package, which offers the white 8Gb console for £248, but lacks any additional software.
There are also 24 confirmed games that will launch for the Wii U on release day, these are: Assassin’s Creed III, Batman: Arkham City Armoured Edition, Ben 10: Omniverse, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Darksiders 2, EA Sports FIFA 13, Disney’s Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, Family Party: 30 Great Games – Obstacle Arcade, Funky Barn, Game Party Champions, Just Dance 4, Mass Effect 3 Special Edition, New Super Mario Bros U, Nintendo Land, Rabbids Land, Skylanders Giants, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Sports Connection, Tank! Tank! Tank!, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition, Transformers Prime, Warriors Orochi Hyper, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 and of course ZombiU. This list does not include any of the items that will be available to download from the Nintendo eStore.
As you can see from this lengthy list, a lot of the titles that sell well on consoles such as the PS3 or Xbox 360 have received the Wii U treatment, however the question remains whether the games will function as well on this new format, or will they flop, just as many Nintendo Wii games did throughout the last few years?