Nintendo's Wii U "Launch window" is defined as the period beginning when the console is released, and ends on March 31, 2013. We've trawled through the information we have to provide you with the following details of confirmed launch day and launch period games; where necessary we've indicated a specific region. Nintendo itself has stated that it's "too early" to provide a definitive launch day list, but we'll provide updates as we get them.

Confirmed Launch Day Games

New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo)
New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo)

Nintendo Land (Nintendo)
Nintendo Land (Nintendo)

ZombiU (Ubisoft)
ZombiU (Ubisoft)

Rayman Legends (Ubisoft)
Rayman Legends (Ubisoft)

FIFA 13 (Electronic Arts)
FIFA 13 (Electronic Arts)

Darksiders 2 (THQ) * North America
Darksiders 2 (THQ) * North America

Mass Effect 3: Special Edition (Electronic Arts) * Europe
Mass Effect 3: Special Edition (Electronic Arts) * Europe

Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Activision) * Europe
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Activision) * Europe

Launch Window Games

Nintendo (Published)

  • Game & Wario (Nintendo)
  • LEGO City: Undercover (Nintendo)
  • NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor’s Edge (Nintendo)
  • Pikmin 3 (Nintendo) * North America
  • SiNG PARTY (Nintendo)
  • The Wonderful 101 (Nintendo) * North America
  • Wii Fit U (Nintendo) * North America
  • Wipeout 3 (Nintendo) * North America

Third Party

  • 007 Legends (Activision)
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines (SEGA)
  • Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft)
  • Batman: Arkham City Armoured Edition (Warner Bros.)
  • Ben 10 Omniverse (Namco/Bandai)
  • Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013 (Activision)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Activision)
  • Darksiders 2 (THQ)
  • Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Disney Interactive)
  • Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade (Namco/Bandai)
  • Frozenbyte (Electronic Arts)
  • Game Party Champions (Warner Bros.)
  • JEOPARDY! (THQ) * North America
  • Jett Tailfin (Maximum Games) * North America
  • Just Dance 4 (Ubisoft)
  • Madden NFL 13 (Electronic Arts)
  • Marvel Avengers Battle for Earth (Ubisoft)
  • Mass Effect 3: Special Edition (Electronic Arts)
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Capcom)
  • Nano Assault Neo (Shin’en)
  • NBA 2K13 (2K Sports)
  • Rabbids Land (Ubisoft)
  • Rapala Pro Bass Fishing (Activision) * North America
  • Rise of the Guardians (Namco/Bandai)
  • Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (Gaijin Games)
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited (Warner Bros.)
  • Skylanders Giants (Activision)
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (SEGA)
  • Sports Connection (Ubisoft)
  • TANK! TANK! TANK! (Namco/Bandai)
  • TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 Wii U Edition (Namco/Bandai)
  • Toki Tori 2 (Two Tribes)
  • Trine 2: Director’s Cut (Electronic Arts)
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper (Tecmo Koei)
  • Wheel of Fortune (THQ) * North America
  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 (Ubisoft)
  • Zumba Fitness Core (Majesco Entertainment) * North America

As promised, we'll update this list continually as we get confirmation of launch titles across North America & Europe.