Posted By Shaun K. about 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Nintendo Officially Confirms 23 Launch Day Titles for Wii U ,
While the Wii U was officially given a launch date and price last week, that matter of exactly which games would be released when remained more ambiguous. Now at last that has changed at least somewhat as Nintendo has released the information of which titles have exactly been locked in for release alongside the system on November 18. And in general it is more surprising what is not included than what it is. Also confirmed are the remainder of the games expected to release for the system within a month of November along with the first confirmed released of 2013. Check it all out below.
One interesting thing to note is that the official Nintendo website still lists both Rayman Legends and Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth with release dates of November 18. What, if anything, this means for the actual release of these games remains to be seen. At the very least, it leads me to believe that at least some of the games on that final list could still come out this year for Wii U and that only the actual launch day lineup has been locked in. I suppose we will see soon enough.
Regardless, overall it is a strong launch day lineup, with a good mix of ports, multi-platform releases, casual popular titles, and fully original affairs, that also promises a good selection of followup titles in the days ahead as well. Certainly its stronger than what we have seen for other recent console launches such as the 3DS and PS Vita and no doubt this selection of games has at least some bearing on the strong presales that the Wii U has been experiencing. Stay tuned to Blistered Thumbs for continuing coverage of the Wii U and be sure to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.