Wii U Launching here With 24 Very Old and Slightly Less Old Games

By Gary Cutlack on at

Nintendo and its UK publishing friends have finalised the list of titles we'll see arrive here alongside the Wii U next Friday, showing us exactly what you'd expect from a Nintendo hardware launch.

Which means there are a few essential Nintendo games backed by a whole stack of third-party rubbish and old ports no one's going to touch. Star of the UK Wii U launch line up is quirky party title Nintendo Land which, alongside New Super Mario Bros. U, is bound to be the biggest title Wii U will see until well into next year.

Ubisoft's Zombie U looks promising but has had some extremely mixed reviews, and apart from that Wii U's launch line up is padded out with old, generic product like Assassin's Creed 3, Just Dance 4, Batman: Arkham City and FIFA 13. Here's the whole 24:

Funky Barn
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Skylanders Giants
Transformers Prime
Disney Epic Mickey 2. The Power Of Two
FIFA 13
Mass Effect 3: Special Edition
Ben 10: Omniverse
Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade
Tank! Tank! Tank!
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Nintendo Land
New Super Mario Bros. U
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper
Darksiders 2
Assassin's Creed 3
Just Dance 4
Rabbids Land
Sports Connection
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
ZombiU
Batman: Arkham City Armoured Edition
Game Party Champions

Same old, same old, but now with an entire screen for the high score. [Techradar]