23 Games for Wii U Launch

With the Wii U launch  less then two months away, Nintendo has announced all upcoming titles available during the launch window of the system.

Suffice to say, this is Nintendo’s largest lineup in history, as well as the longest list of launch titles behind the PS2. If you’ve been on the fence about getting some games for Wii U after they’re release on PS3 or 360, we’ve noted the differences.

Here are the games to look forward to November 18th:

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Playing on the Wii U allows you to play Co-op and multiplayer without split screen, where one player plays on the gamepad, and the other plays on the TV)

Skylanders: Giants

Transformers Prime

Wipeout 3

Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Just like Black ops 2, no Split Screen for Co-op)

Fifa Soccer 13 (The gamepad provides overhead view of the action, player stats, and perform different actions at your fingertips. Formation changes can be made mid-play without having to muddle through menus — keeping all the action to your TV)

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Exclusive new Nintendo themed costumes and items you won’t find anywhere else)

New Super Mario Bros. U

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge (The entire game is being redone for this version, difficulty will be improved on, new weapons, enemies, and modes exclusive only to the Wii U. Ayane will be an exclusive playable character)

Nintendo Land

SiNG Party

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (Mini games utilizing the gamepad, and being able to race as Miis)

Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper (Exclusive characters, and duel mode)

Darksiders 2 (Five hours of bonus content on the disc. Gamepad can be used to display the map and objectives, as well as dodge enemy attacks, manipulate objects in the world and control their character during swimming and riding sequences.)

Assassin’s Creed 3 (Gamepad will be used to display your map, and to change weapons on the fly)

ESPN Sports Collection

Just Dance 4 (Three exclusive songs just for Wii U. New Puppet mode allows the player to create choreography on the fly, and take video and pictures with the gamepad)

Rabbids Land

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013


Scribblenauts Unlimited (2 player co-op, and multiplayer, online support to share custom creations with friends)

Game Party Champions

Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition (All content on disc, Battle Armored Tech mode, exclusive armor skins for Batman and Catwoman. Gamepad is used for Batman’s gadgets)

If you haven’t been able to pre-order the Wii U because it’s been selling out just about everywhere, Walmart still has some pre-orders open and Gamestop is doing a waiting list, where you’ll be called when new shipments come in before they sell them.