Nintendo announces Wii U price and date

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Earlier today Nintendo held a broadcast in which key details about the Wii U were revealed, including the new console’s price point, release date, and upcoming games.

On November 18, US residents will be able to purchase the Wii U in either a basic or deluxe set. The former includes the console, a GamePad, a GamePad charging cable, AC adaptor, HDMI cable, sensor bar, and 8GB of memory. The deluxe set comes with all of the aforementioned items in addition to 32GB of memory, a GamePad charging cradle, a copy of NintendoLand, and enrollment in a premium service on Nintendo Direct.

As far as prices goes, the basic set will cost gamers $299 while the deluxe set will go for $349.

Nintendo also announced a whole slew of “launch window” games, though that timeframe extends all the way into March of next year. Two of the more noteworthy releases mentioned were Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Bayonetta 2, which will be a Wii U exclusive.

Quite a bit of time was also spent detailing Nintendo TVii, which is the company’s take on multimedia entertainment with the help of services such as Amazon and Hulu Plus. Content can be played on both the GamePad and TV, and there seems to be some interesting interactions between the two devices as well.

With such a lengthy “launch window,” it should be interesting to see whether or not the Wii U gets off to a strong start this holiday season. In any event, here is a full list of titles that are expected to be available during that time:

Publisher Title
505 Games Funky Barn
2K Sports NBA 2K13
Activision Publishing, Inc. 007 Legends
Call of Duty®: Black Ops II
Wipeout 3
Skylanders Giants
Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013
Rapala Pro Bass Fishing
Capcom Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
D3Publisher Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game
Ben 10: Omniverse
Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade
Disney Interactive Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
Electronic Arts Mass Effect 3
Madden NFL 13
Frozenbyte Trine 2: Director’s Cut
Gaijin Games Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
Majesco Entertainment Zumba® Fitness Core
Maximum Games Jett Tailfin
Nintendo Nintendo Land
New Super Mario Bros. U
NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor’s Edge
LEGO® City: Undercover
Wii Fit U
Game & Wario
Pikmin 3
The Wonderful 101
SEGA Aliens: Colonial Marines
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Shin’en Nano Assault Neo
Tecmo Koei America Corporation WARRIORS OROCHI® 3 Hyper
THQ Darksiders® II
Wheel of Fortune®
Two Tribes Toki Tori 2
Ubisoft Assassin’s Creed® III
Just Dance® 4
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth
Rabbids® Land
Sports Connection
Your Shape®: Fitness Evolved 2013
Rayman Legends®
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment      Scribblenauts Unlimited
Game Party Champions
Batman: Arkham City™ Armored Edition



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