Wii U Info Round Up – Launch date, price, new games, etc.

Lots of information out there, this is my attempt to round it all up. Mainly focused on North America information, some Japanese stuff.

  • Launches November 18th in North America.
  • Basic Set, White, $300
  • Deluxe Set, Black,  $350
  • Japanese purchases of the premium set include a beta entry to the Wii U version of DragonQuest X

  • Nintendo Network Premium (Free)
  • Only available to Deluxe Set buyers.
  • 10% back on all digital purchases.
  • 2GB of memory. 1GB for console, 1GB for games.
  • Propitiatory disc format used for games,  have 25GB of storage.
  • Supports SDHC and external USB hard drives up to 3TB.
  • Ability to transfer Virtual Console and Wiiware games from Wii to Wii U.
  • 100% backwards compatible with Wii software and most Wii accessories. Wii Remote (Plus), Nunchuck, Classic Controller (Pro), Balance Board, etc.

  • Built-in internet browser.
  • Displays the same image on Wii U Gamepad and TV.
  • Allows you to browse internet on the Wii U Gamepad while watching TV.
  • Take screenshots to share online.
  • No word on flash support but this official screen shows YouTube so maybe?

  • Nintendo TVii.
  • An entertainment service that brings together all supported streaming services, DV-R and live TV in one application.
  • No need to enter different applications like on PS3 or Xbox 360.

  • Supported services include, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, HBO Go, TiVo and more. (YouTube was not shown directly but YouTube support was announced back at E3. Might be shown later or you might have to use the internet browser for it.)
  • Personalizes media content based on your profile and favorites.
  • It only shows content available from your services. (ie. You won’t get “Hulu Plus only” thumbnails)
  • Wii U Gamepad displays information about the TV show or movie you’re watching. (Synopsis, trailers, character bios, actor bios, etc)

  • Bayonetta 2
  • Developed by Platinum Games.
  • Published by Nintendo.
  • Wii U exclusive.

  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. (Wii U and 3DS)
  • North American/European version of Monster Hunter Tri G.
  • Wii U version features online multiplayer.
  • 3DS version remain local multiplayer only.
  • Transferable saves between console version and portable version of the games. (Play on Wii U, transfer save to 3DS, continue playing)
  • Cross-platform local multiplayer. (Play missions together with friends while you play on Wii U and friends plays on 3DS)
  • Release Date: March 2013.
  • In Japan the Wii U version is known as Monster Hunter Tri G HD ver. It’s a launch title and will receive it’s own bundle with a black Wii U, black Wii U Pro Controller and a copy of the game.

  • Monolith Soft developing new game  for Wii U.
  • Specifically, Tetsuya Takahashi and the team behind Xenoblade.

  • Project P-100 renamed The Wonderful 101

Finally, a list of launch (window) games (November-March) for the Wii U,

  1. NBA 2K13.
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
  3. Transformers Prime.
  4. Skylanders Giants.
  5. 007 Legends.
  6. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. (New)
  7. Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two. (New)
  8. Mass Effect 3.
  9. Trine 2: Director’s Cut. (eShop)
  10. Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien. (eShop)
  11. Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition.
  13. Nintendo Land. (Bundled with Premium Wii U SKU and sold separately.)
  14. New Super Mario Bros U.
  15. Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge. (Published by Nintendo)
  16. Lego City: Undercover.
  17. Game & Wario.
  18. Pikmin 3.
  19. The Wonderful 101.
  20. Aliens: Colonial Marines.
  21. Nano Assault Neo. (eShop)
  22. Darksiders II.
  23. Assassin’s Creed III.
  24. ZombiU.
  25. Rayman Legends. (EU launch title)
  26. Scribblenauts Unlimited (Retail/eShop)
  27. Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition.
  28. Warriors Orochi 3: Hyper
  29. Mutant Mudds Deluxe. (eShop)

There’s more but I see no reason to include Wipeout 3, Jeopardy, etc.

Information gathered from Tiny Cartridge, Joystiq, Twitter and Siliconera.


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