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Nintendo World Store will be celebrating Wii U launch

There will be a midnight launch event at Nintendo World Store in New York’s Rockefeller Plaza, starting at 6:00 PM on Saturday November 17th and going on all the way up to the Wii U’s launch at midnight. Reggie Fils-Aime will be there to welcome customers and present the first customer with a Wii U.

The complete list of Wii U launch (and launch window) titles

At the recent Nintendo Conference, the impressive Wii U launch lineup was revealed. You can find it after the break!

The full list of Wii U launch titles

The full list of Wii U launch titles has been revealed, which you can find after the break. Note that some of the “launch titles” in this list are actually due for the so-called “launch window” – meaning, they won’t be there on day 1, but they’ll follow shortly afterwards. This is also a great [...]

Wii U to launch with a Mario game

Spike’s Geoff Keighley revealed that the Wii U is going to come out and launch with a Mario game on Day 1. Refusing to reveal anything else, this leaves a ton of possibilities up in the air – will it be another epic 3D adventure? Or perhaps a laid-back sports game? Maybe an early coming [...]

Nintendo tease Wii U launch titles on Facebook

Nintendo’s official Wii U Facebook page isn’t just for show, it gets put to use! See for yourself: “Initial game releases” probably means these games will be available at launch. However, it doesn’t specify whether these are 1st-party games or not… let’s hope they are. So? Any idea what these might be? Leave a comment [...]

Do Tecmo Koei have more in store for the Wii U?

Last week in a financial statement, Tecmo Koei discussed plans of taking advantage of new hardware launches by actively releasing products for new consoles. While not specifically mentioning the Wii U, it is a console that we know will be launching soon. Not only that but the Wii U is pictured on the slides shown [...]

Wii U launch lineup to be “pretty damn good”

Today on GameTrailers, in an episode of Invisible Walls, the Wii U’s third-party support became a topic of discussion, with Shane Shatterfield, the publication’s editor-in-chief, saying: One thing that I can say without getting in any trouble is that the launch line-up for the Wii U is going to surprise people. It’s going to be pretty [...]

Wii U rumored to cost around $300

With the Wii U’s development cost being rumored at approximately $180 per unit, including controller components, an anonymous source indicates that it may come to retail at no less than $300, a higher mark on the price chart than Nintendo are known for. Nintendo’s new controller for the console is valued at roughly $50, making up [...]

Toki Tori 2 is “definitely” coming to Wii U, will come “really quickly after launch”

If Toki Tori 2 wasn’t confirmed for the Wii U before, it is “definitely” confirmed for the platform now, in the words of Two Tribes’s creative director Collin van Ginkel. And while the launch date of the Wii U itself is still unknown to the public, Two Tribes are telling us Toki Tori 2 will either [...]

Tekken Wii U unlikely to make Wii U launch

Tekken 3D: Prime Edition was recently released on the 3DS, but what of the Wii U version? Tekken Wii U was looking to be a promising title; and at E3, series producer Katsuhiro Harada shared some ideas on how Tekken could use the controller such as it being used to create custom stages to be shared online, [...]