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UK Wii U Launch – All The Games Up For Grabs On Day One

Published November 30, 2012 by |
White Wii U Gamepad

The Wii U is here! Nintendo’s latest console made it’s UK debut on November 30th with a varied launch line-up consisting of 24 retail games. We’ve compiled a list of all the games you can get on day one.

So, check out the trailers of each and every UK Wii U launch game below:

Assassin’s Creed 3

Assassin’s Creed 3 brings us to the American Revolutionary War with Connor, whilst of course keeping track of Desmond in the present day.

Batman Arkham City: Armoured Edition

Batman returns from Arkham Asylum, to deal with some old and new faces in Arkham City. We’ll see how Batman comes up against Two-Face, Mr Freeze and The Joker, among others, in this Armoured Edition, especially for the Wii U.

Ben 10: Omniverse

Based on the cartoon show of the same name, Ben 10: Omniverse is an action-brawler following Ben on his mission to defeat villain Malware.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

It’s the Call of Duty you know. On the Wii U. The Wii U version has full GamePad support, allowing you to either play the game in full in the palms of your hands or use the tablet controller to view maps, call in killstreaks and select your loadouts.

Darksiders 2

Darksiders 2 is the sequel to the popular dungeon crawler of 2010, packing almost all of the downloadable content into the Wii U version.

Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Platformer Epic Mickey 2 is a direct sequel to the first game, however this new Wii U game sees the introduction of sidekick Oswald. New buddy Oswald helps Mickey in his quest to save Wasteland.

Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade

Here’s one for the kiddies. A compilation of over 30 party games with a focus on multiplayer fun.


EA’s annual football outing makes its debut on Nintendo’s new console. Although lacking in certain features found in the Xbox 360 and PS3 version the Wii U version has deep support for the second screen – giving complete control over your in-play team.

Funky Barn

If you’re a fan of Farmville then this may appeal. It’s no Harvest Moon, but Funky Barn offers up farming simulation with plenty of odd twists.

Game Party Champions

The fifth title in a typically ‘budget’ series, Game Party Champions is a collection of skill-based minigame, including golf and ping pong.

Just Dance 4

Just Dance 4 on the Wii U brings all the fun of dancing to your favourite song, with the added real-time customisation of dance moves using the GamePad.

Mass Effect 3: Special Edition

A solid port of Commander Shepard’s space adventures , but lacking all the DLC that is now available for the 360 and PS3 versions – which launched in March. As a launch title adding in all the juicy extras maybe could have justified the full-price.

New Super Mario Bros. U

The now familiar New Super Mario Bros. franchise brings high definition visuals together with the classic Mario platformer. It is yet another launch title that is best enjoyed with two or more local players, for hectic fun with Mario, Luigi and Toads.

Nintendo Land

A playground full of Nintendo’s most cherished franchises. This is to the Wii U what Wii Sports was to the Wii. Little brief encounters which show off the functionality of the hardware. Fun, but limited.

Rabbids Land

The latest installment of Raving Rabbits, Rabbids Land, takes a range of minigames for cooperative and competitive multiplayer, sharing the Wiimote and new GamePad.

Skylanders: Giants

This one could get pricey. Age-appropriate platforming action that makes use of real-world collectable toys. Plenty of fun and one that collectors will love – will bring back memories of collecting Pokemon cards.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Sonic and friends take their race cars to the sea and sky in a new twist to the All-Stars Racing franchise.

Sports Connection

Sports Connection is a multiplayer sports game, focused on cooperative play with the GamePad and Wiimote.

Tank! Tank! Tank!

Namco Bandai’s Arcade action game comes to a home console. Loud and proud but somewhat shallow, with no online play.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Namco Bandai’s fighter returns featuring the largest roster in Tekken history. The Wii U features a special Mushroom Battle mode, featuring special items and costumes from the Mario universe.

Transformers Prime

Another fighter game in the launch line-up, and this one is exclusive to Nintendo platforms. The brawler, based on the TV series of the same name, sees the robots pitted against each other. Sparks will fly.

Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper

Warriors Orochi 3 is your typical hack-and-slash game that you have seen on consoles for many years. The Hyper edition brings new characters and multiplayer modes to the Wii U.

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013

This year’s instalment of Your Shape on the Wii U centres on social connections for personalised fitness; sharing and encouraging friends to aid fitness.


Fight your way through London in this post-apocalyptic, zombie setting. You’re challenged with the task of surviving the ruined streets, with the prospect of permanent death when you fail.