Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wii U

We’re less than two months away from the release of Nintendo’s tablet-based Wii U console. We’ve covered much of what you can expect from the system here.

If you’re planning to preorder it, or you already have, you’ve probably done some guesswork to figure out which games to pick up with your shiny new game player. Guess no more, my friends, Nintendo has just put out an official list of release-day titles that runs 23 games deep.

Check it (in alphabetical order by publisher):


GamesBeat at the Game Awards

We invite you to join us in LA for GamesBeat at the Game Awards event this December 7. Reserve your spot now as space is limited!

Learn More


  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Skylanders Giants
  • Transformers Prime
  • Wipeout 3

Disney Interactive

  • Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Electronic Arts

  • FIFA Soccer 13

Namco Bandai

  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition


  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
  • Nintendo Land
  • Sing Party


  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Tecmo Koei

  • Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper


  • Darksiders II


  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • ESPN Sports Connection
  • Just Dance 4
  • Rabbids Land
  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
  • ZombiU

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

  • Scribblenauts Unlimited
  • Game Party Champions
  • Batman: Arkham City — Armored Edition

Some notable games aren’t on the list. Pikmin 3, Rayman Legends, and The Wonderful 101 are part of the nebulous “launch window,” which Nintendo defines as continuing through March 31.

Bayonetta 2, the sequel to the cult-favorite beat-em-up, isn’t anywhere in this press release. So don’t expect it any time before March.

GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Discover our Briefings.