Nintendo releases Wii U launch lineup

Nintendo isn’t well known for the titles that accompany launches of their consoles. The SNES launched with five - Super Mario World, F-Zero, SimCity, Pilotwings and Gradius III. The N64 launched with even less – just Super Mario 64 and PilotWings 64. The Gamecube stepped it up with twelve titles, but the lineup with littered with yearly sports titles and only games like Tony Hawk 3 and Rogue Squadron II got any positive feedback. The Wii jumped to fifteen but didn’t even manage to launch with a Mario title, a task that its predecessors managed handily (Luigi’s Mansion counts).

Enter the Wii U, which should buck that trend with a solid lineup of 23 titles hitting on the launch day of November 18 and plenty more to come in the launch window. Check out the full spread below and take note of some solid entries like Rayman Legends, New Super Mario Bros U, Assassin’s Creed III, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2:

505 Games
Funky Barn - Launch Window*

2K Sports
NBA 2K13 - Launch Window

Activision Publishing, Inc.
Call of Duty®: Black Ops II - Nov. 18
Skylanders Giants™ - Nov. 18
Wipeout 3 - Nov. 18
007™ Legends - Launch Window
Cabela’s® Dangerous Hunts 2013 - Launch Window
Rapala® Pro Bass Fishing - Launch Window

Broken Rules
Chasing Aurora - November

Pwnee Studios
Cloudberry Kingdom - November

Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game – Launch Window
Ben 10 Omniverse™ – Launch Window
Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade – Launch Window

Disney Interactive
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two - Nov. 18

Electronic Arts
EA SPORTS™ FIFA Soccer 13 - Nov. 18
Madden NFL 13 - November
Mass Effect™ 3 - Launch Window

Trine 2™: Director’s Cut - November

Gaijin Games
Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien - January

Mighty Switch Force HD - November

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™ 2 Wii U Edition - Nov. 18
TANK! TANK! TANK!™ - November

New Super Mario Bros. U - Nov. 18
NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor’s Edge - Nov. 18
Nintendo Land - Nov. 18
SiNG PARTY - Nov. 18
Game & Wario™ - Launch Window
LEGO® City: Undercover - Launch Window
Pikmin™ 3 - Launch Window
Wii Fit™ U - Launch Window
The Wonderful 101™ - Launch Window

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed™ - Nov. 18
Aliens: Colonial Marines™ - Launch Window

Nano Assault Neo - November

Tecmo Koei America Corporation
WARRIORS OROCHI® 3 Hyper - Nov. 18

Darksiders® II - Nov. 18
JEOPARDY! ® - Launch Window
Wheel of Fortune® – Launch Window

Tomorrow Corporation
Little Inferno - November

Two Tribes
Toki Tori 2 - November

Assassin’s Creed® III - Nov. 18
ESPN Sports Connection™ - Nov. 18
Just Dance® 4 - Nov. 18
Rabbids® Land - Nov. 18
Your Shape®: Fitness Evolved 2013 - Nov. 18
ZombiU™ - Nov. 18
Marvel Avengers™: Battle for Earth -  Launch Window
Rayman Legends® - Launch Window

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Scribblenauts™ Unlimited - Nov. 18
Game Party Champions - Nov. 18
Batman: Arkham City™ Armored Edition - Nov. 18

Source: Nintendo | Image: ze_bear (flickr)