Nintendo Comes Packin' 23 Wii U Launch Titles on Day One

New console arrives in North America on November 18

Remember when Nintendo 64 came out and you had a wide variety of… two games to choose from? Yep, it was either Super Mario 64, Pilotwings 64, or both. Things have gradually improved over the years, and the upcoming Wii U launch is looking like the most varied yet, with 23 day-one titles to choose from. 


The full list of games available on launch day include: 



Nintendo Land 

New Super Mario Bros. U

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge

Sing Party



Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Skylanders Giants

Transformers Prime

Wipeout 3


Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Scribblenauts Unlimited 

Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition

Game Party Champions



Assassin's Creed III

ESPN Sports Connection

Just Dance 4

Rabbids Land

Your Shape




Epic Mickey 2


Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed 

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper

Darksiders II


Seems like there will be some good variety available on the system's launch day. There's plenty more to come in the much wider "launch window"—which runs between November 18 and March 31, 2013—but what do you think of the day-one offerings? 



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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