The Wii U Is Coming Nov 18, Here’s Everything You Need To Know To Prepare For Its Arrival

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In case you were busy being the awesome human beings I know you all are, you might’ve missed out on some crucial Wii U information that Nintendo unveiled late last week. For starters, the console is coming on November 18th, and you’ll have two sets to choose from: the basic set, which retails for $299.99, and brings with it an 8GB console, GamePad, AC adapter, HDMI cable, and sensor bar. No frills, since it’s more for the casual Nintendo fan. Like, if Nintendo were a band, you wouldn’t be their groopie, but you definitely enjoy their music. That’s who that set is for.

Then there’s the $349.99 deluxe set, which comes with everything the basic one offers as well as extra memory (32GB as opposed to 8GB) a GamePad charging cable, stands for the console and controller, and a copy of Nintendo Land. If you fancy yourself a fan of all things Nintendo, this is for you. Check the Wii U’s launch window games, after the jump.

By launch window, this doesn’t mean you should expect all of the following games to release alongside the Wii U on Nov 18th. The following titles are expected by March 2013, and overall, the lineup is pretty impressive.

Aliens: Colonial Marines
Assassin’s Creed III
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition
Ben 10: Omniverse
Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Darksiders II
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade
FIFA Soccer 13
Funky Barn
Game & Wario
Game Party Champions
Jeopardy!
Jett Tailfin
Just Dance 4
Lego City: Undercover
Madden NFL 13
Marvel Avengers: Battle For Earth
Mass Effect 3
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Nano Assault Neo
NBA 2K13
New Super Mario Bros. U
NintendoLand
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
Pikmin 3
Rabbids Land
Rapala Pro Bass Fishing
Rayman Legends
Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game
Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Sing Party
Skylanders Giants
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Sports Connection
Tank! Tank! Tank!
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Toki Tori 2
Transformers Prime
Trine 2: Director’s Cut
Warriors Orochi 3: Hyper
Wheel of Fortune
Wii Fit U
Wipeout 3
The Wonderful 101 (formerly Project P-100)
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
Zombi U
Zumba Fitness Core
007 Legends

Not on this list is Bayonetta 2, which has been confirmed to be coming exclusively on the platform. Yeah, my mind was blown a little too when I heard that. So what do you think? Are there enough games on the way to take you away from your PC, Xbox 360, or PS3? Is Nintendo asking too much? Let me know in the comments below!

Oh, and if you don’t live in the States, don’t fret, the Wii U’s coming to Europe on November 30 and Japan on December 8.

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  • ThunderDragoon

    I’m definitely going to buy a Wii U. Oh, and I saw the pictures of both the versions of the system and apparently the cheaper one is white and the other one is black? I haven’t READ anything about that, but that’s what the pictures show. Do you have any confirmation of this?

    • Adam Dodd

      You are correct, the 32GB deluxe only comes in black, and the 8GB basic is exclusively white (for now), so if you want a specific color, you’ll have to get the set that has it or wait for Nintendo’s inevitable expanding of the console color choices.

      I for one am waiting for the neon orange Wii U. It might take a while, but I’m patient.

      • ThunderDragoon

        XD You’re hilarious. Thanks for the response. Cool, I was planning to get the deluxe anyways so I’m glad it’s black.

  • Canucklehead

    Loved Bayonetta on the XBox, might have to consider this if only to play the sequel

  • ReplicA

    It’s definitely not enough to make want to buy it. It’s got great launch titles, but almost all of them are coming to a console I already own. But whatever, the console looks like it might be ok. Side note: I actually worked on one of those launch titles. YAY ME! :)