22 nd November 2012 – The wait is almost over as 30 th November marks the launch of the hotly anticipated Wii U . The latest home console from Nintendo boasts more variety of gameplay than ever before. The console incorporates multiple unique features including the Wii U GamePad, which offers a second window into the videogame world. Many of the features that make Wii U unique in the gaming landscape can be seen in the 24 thrilling launch games which are to be made available to purchase as packaged games on the same day the Wii U console hits the market.
Three launch hardware packs are available to choose from along with the strongest line-up of launch software in Nintendo history. These include third-party heavy hitters such as FIFA 13 from Electronic Arts, Activision’s Call Of Duty®: Black Ops II and Ubisoft’s ZombiU™ , as well as games developed by Nintendo such as Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros. U .
Below is the full list of upcoming packaged Wii U games that will be available on launch day:
|505 Games||Funky Barn|
|Activision||Call of Duty®: Black Ops II|
|Disney||DISNEY EPIC MICKEY 2. THE POWER OF TWO|
|Electronic Arts||EA SPORTS™ FIFA 13|
|Mass Effect™ 3 Special Edition|
|NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe||Ben 10: Omniverse™|
|Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade|
|TANK! TANK! TANK!™|
|TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™2 Wii U Edition|
|New Super Mario Bros. U|
|SEGA||Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed™|
|Tecmo Koei||Warriors Orochi®3 Hyper|
|Ubisoft||Assassin’s Creed ® III|
|Rabbids ® Land|
|Your Shape®: Fitness Evolved 2013|
|Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment||Batman: Arkham City™ Armoured Edition|
|Game Party™ Champions|
Players can choose between a white console in the Basic Pack and a black console in the Premium Pack, about which further details can be found at the official Wii U website . Players will also be able to get their hands on a limited edition ZombiU Premium Pack, which has the same contents as the normal Premium Pack but instead of Nintendo Land features the ZombiU game and a Wii U Pro Controller.
Anticipation has been building in the months leading up to the launch day and Wii U sampling events are still taking place up and down the country. Fans in UK can try out the unique functions of Wii U and a selection of its launch games line-up at the latest Wii U event taking place.
Metro Centre, Newcastle: 22 nd - 25 th November
Hyper Japan, Earls Court, London: 23 rd – 25 th November
The Gadget Show Live @ Christmas, Excel, London: 30 th November – 2 nd December
Westfield, London: 6 th – 9 th December
The Centre, Milton Keynes: 13 th – 16 th December
Arndale, Manchester: 3 rd – 6 th January
For more information about the tour and for regular updates on the events and locations, visit www.nintendo.co.uk/events.
In addition, make sure you check the Wii U Facebook page for further local event details, as well as YouTube for the latest Wii U videos. Don’t forget that the Iwata Asks series of interviews is also available to provide in-depth information on the multiple features of Wii U.
Whether playing together with friends or alone, Wii U delivers brand new entertainment experiences and aims to change the way you interact with your TV in your living room. Wii U is available across Europe along with 24 launch day games to choose from on 30 th November 2012.
For further details:
Wii U website http://wiiu.co.uk
Wii U on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/WiiU.co.uk
Nintendo of Europe on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendoeurope
Nintendo UK on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendouk
Wii U on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/NintendoWiiUUK
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Note – In Europe retailers set their own prices by law so please check your local retailer website for price information.
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4 billion video games and more than 637 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi™ XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo® 64 and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.