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Nintendo Announces Wii U Release Day Games & U.K Showcase Tour!

Yesterday Nintendo announced the packages, prices and release date for its new ‘living room revolution’ – the Wii U. The HD console was revealed as arriving in two different bundles for the U.K and Europe on November the 30th. The first, a Basic Package, containing an 8GB gaming system in white should cost around £210 and a Premium Package including black console with 32GB of internal storage and access to the Nintendo Network Premium (a bonus awards scheme for digital purchases through the eShop) is estimated at around £250 (when based on the Japanese pricing). Both bundles come complete with the touchscreen GamePad controller in matching colour (these unfortunately will not be available separately outside of the motherland). The Wii U is let loose but what games can we expect from day one?

Nintendo has that covered too, revealing the names of no less than 40 release schedule titles for U.K and Europe market which include impressive games teased at E3  such as returning favourites in New Super Mario Bros. U and the theme park party game Nintendo Land. French publishing co. Ubisoft which also made an impact at the entertainment expo with Batman: Arkham City – Armoured Edition, Rayman Legends and ZombiU making the list.

Other anticipated games for Nintendo’s Wii U also include the soon to be released FIFA 13 (which was demoed for Xbox 360 earlier this week) as well as Call of Duty: Black Ops II – providing a sample of the ‘serious gaming’ titles shaping up for the new console.

The full list now officially disclosed by Nintendo is as follows:

(Publisher: 2K Sports)
NBA 2K13
Activision Publishing, Inc.
007 Legends
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Transformers Prime
Skylanders Giants
Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013

(Publisher: Capcom)
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Disney Interactive
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

(Publisher: Electronic Arts)
Mass Effect 3: Special Edition
Madden NFL 13
Trine 2: Director’s Cut
Gaijin Games
Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

(Publisher: Namco Bandai)
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition
Tank! Tank! Tank!
Rise of the Guardians
Ben 10 Omniverse
Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade

(Publisher: Nintendo)
Nintendo Land
New Super Mario Bros. U
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
Sing Party
LEGO City: Undercover
Game & Wario

(Publisher: SEGA)
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Nano Assault Neo
Tecmo Koei
Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper

(Publisher: THQ)
Darksiders 2
Two Tribes
Toki Tori 2

(Publisher: Ubisoft)
Assassin’s Creed III
Just Dance 4
Marvel Avengers Battle for Earth
Rabbids Land
Sports Connection
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013

(Publisher: Warner Bros.)
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Game Party Champions
Batman: Arkham City – Armoured Edition

Nintendo fans in the U.K can get to grips with a number of these exciting new titles ahead of release day when the Wii U Showcase tour visiting 13 towns kicks off in late September until early January which will give you plenty of time to send that letter to Santa or to try it out when the Christmas rush dies down! The locations and dates are below:

Eurogamer Expo, London: 27th – 30th September
Braehead shopping centre, Glasgow: 11th – 14th October
Play Expo, Manchester: 13th – 14th
Westfield, Derby: 18th – 21st October
MCM Expo, London: 26th – 28th October
Highcross Shopping Centre, Leicester: 1st – 4th November
The Bullring, Birmingham: 8th – 11th November
Westfield Stratford City, London: 15th – 18th November
Metro Centre, Newcastle: 22nd – 25th November
Gadget Show Christmas, London: 30th November – 2nd December
Westfield, London: 6th – 9th December
Centre: MK, Milton Keynes: 13th – 16th December
Arndale centre, Manchester: 3rd – 6th January

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