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Japanese Wii U Launch Lineup

Nintendo of Japan has unveiled the launch titles for the Wii U in Japan, as well as a tentative release schedule for titles releasing from December through to Spring of 2013.

Previously spotlighted titles, such as Pikmin 3 and Wii Fit U will not be launch titles, however there are a few big fan favourite franchise entrants in the launch lineup. Of note is Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and New Super Mario Bros. U. The current schedule list is as follows:


Launch (December 8)

  • Nintendo Land
  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper
  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Zombie U
  • Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition
  • FIFA 13 World Class Soccer
  • Mass Effect 3: Special Edition
  • Sangokushi 12
  • Sports Collection
Early 2013
  • Game & Wario
Spring 2013
  • Pikmin 3
  • Wii Fit U
  • Dragon Quest X
  • Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2
  • Tank! Tank! Tank!
  • Rayman Legends
  • The Wonderful 101
  • Bayonetta 2
  • Super Smash Bros. (Unfinished Title)
  • Monolith Soft Project (Unfinished Title)
Does this lineup leave you satisfied or disappointed? Give us your thoughts in the comments below.


Zac Elawar
Zac Elawar
I am a graduate of the Bachelor of Interactive Entertainment (w/ major in Games Design) course at Qantm College, Sydney.