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Wii U Retail (Sunday, though I expect the games will filter out through the week - also, this list might be incomplete)
• Wii U console
• New Super Mario Bros U
• NintendoLand
• Assassin's Creed 3
• Ben 10 Omniverse
• ESPN Sports Connection
• FIFA Soccer 13
• Game Party Champions
• Just Dance 4
• Madden NFL 13
• Mass Effect 3
• Rabbids Land
• Scribblenauts Unlimited
• Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013

Wii Retail (Tuesday)
• Ben 10 Omniverse
• The Hip Hop Experience
• Lego The Lord of the Rings
• Monster High: Skulltimate Roller Maze
• Victorious: Taking the Lead

Rock Band 3 DLC (Tuesday; * has optional Pro Guitar/Bass for an extra $1)
• Kenny Loggins - Footloose *
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I had not planned on getting a Wii U. Of all our systems, the Wii gets played with the least by a good bit. But the kid played it at Best Buy last week and decided it was his big Xmas wish. Luckily Target had started a late preorder deal so I was able to swing by the local store and snag the last one on Thursday.
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I am pretty sure that Ninja Gaiden is a launch title for Wii U as well. Like Wmatistic, my Wii gets the least use out of my three consoles, so I can wait for Wii U until 2013. But I am strongly leaning towards using some tax return money in February/March on the console.



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The first of the game reviews have started trickling out and New Super Mario Bros. U is getting a lot more praise than I expected!

New Super Mario Bros. U review: A return to form


    New Super Mario Bros. promised to return Mario and friends to their 2D roots. While the series has produced three solid platformers thus far, it's never really recaptured the old spark. The unbridled chaos of cooperative play in New Super Mario Bros. Wii is certainly fun, and romping around as a giant is novel, but nothing has compared with donning the cape for the first time, or being swallowed up by a hidden keyhole. With a few exceptions, the series has been, in a word, rote.

    In this latest entry, however, that's all changed. In New Super Mario Bros. U, Mario comes closer to his glory days than he has in years.


Well, that's all I needed to hear! SOLD!



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I got to play one of these thingies. The local EB Games has a demo unit set up. Check your local GameStop if you want to try one for yourself.

There didn't appear to be demos of the new Mario game or NintendoLand, but I got to try a level of the new Rayman game. The graphics were nice, on par with the Xbox 360 (it helps that the new Rayman titles are very pretty games). You alternate between moving the character using standard controls (the stick and buttons built in to the GamePad) and using the touchscreen to manipulate the environment to allow a computer-controlled character to pass through it. Neat, but it didn't feel like a must-buy.

I will say that the GamePad was comfortable to handle (noticably lighter than an iPad) and I'm intrigued by some of the possibilities for unique multiplayer games and playing console games solely on the touchscreen. Regardless, I didn't preorder, so I'm sure that even if I had a moment of weakness (and who are we kidding, really), I expect that I won't be able to find a Wii U for sale until well after Christmas.
    Originally posted by Torchslasher
    I am pretty sure that Ninja Gaiden is a launch title for Wii U as well.
I believe so. Joystiq was only listing games that (are? might be?) available starting this past Tuesday. I'll find a full list of launch games and update the thread on Sunday.
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Too bad there's no real way to rent a Wii U out this way.



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    Originally posted by KJames199
    I'll find a full list of launch games and update the thread on Sunday.
Meh, close enough.

Retail Games
• Assassin's Creed III
• Batman: Arkham City - Armored Edition
• Ben 10: Omniverse - The Video Game
• Call of Duty: Black Ops II
• Darksiders II
• Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
• FIFA Soccer 13
• ESPN Sports Connection
• Game Party Champions
• Just Dance 4
• Madden NFL 13
• New Super Mario Bros. U
• Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
• Nintendo Land
• Rabbids Land
• Scribblenauts Unlimited
• Sing Party
• Skylanders: Giants
• Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
• Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition
• Transformers: Prime
• Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper
• Wipeout: The Game 3
• Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
• ZombiiU
• Mass Effect 3: Special Edition
• Tank! Tank! Tank!

Wii U eShop Games
• Chasing Aurora
• Little Inferno
• Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition
• Nano Assault Neo
• Trine 2: Director's Cut
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