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Nintendo Wii U release date and pricing revealed
By Hector Cortez Sep 14, 2012, 3:44 GMT
Nintendo today announced the release date and pricing for their upcoming Wii U console.
Nintendo today announced that the Wii U will debut in the Americas on Nov. 18 in two different colors and configurations. The Basic Set will be offered in white at a suggested retail price of $299.99, while the Deluxe Set, which includes higher storage capacity, additional accessories and the new Nintendo Land video game, will be offered in black at a suggested retail price of $349.99. During the launch window, more than 50 games will be available.
The Wii U Basic Set includes a white Wii U console with 8 GB of internal storage, one white GamePad controller, AC adapters for both the console and controller, a sensor bar and an HDMI cable. In the Wii U Deluxe Set, components are black. This bundle includes all elements from the Basic Set, as well as the Nintendo Land game, increased console storage capacity of 32 GB, a console stand, GamePad charging cradle and a stand that allows users to place the GamePad vertically on a table. Consumers who purchase the Deluxe Set also will be enrolled in the Deluxe Digital Promotion, which lets Wii U owners receive points for each digital download and redeem those points for future downloadable content from the Nintendo eShop. The promotion is currently planned through 2014.
Nintendo also unveiled Nintendo TVii, an application that will let Wii U owners in the United States and Canada find, watch and engage with their favorite video entertainment in new ways. Using the GamePad controller, Nintendo TVii lets viewers seamlessly explore available video content from a variety of sources – including live TV, their TiVo DVR and video-on-demand services such as Netflix – all in one easy-to-use interface.
Below is a list of upcoming Wii U games that will be available on launch day or during the launch window*.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013
Rapala Pro Bass Fishing
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game
Ben 10: Omniverse
Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
Mass Effect 3
Madden NFL 13
EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 13
Trine 2: Director's Cut
Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
Zumba Fitness Core
NAMCO BANDAI Games America
TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 Wii U Edition
TANK! TANK! TANK!
New Super Mario Bros. U
NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor's Edge
LEGO City: Undercover
Wii Fit U
Game & Wario
The Wonderful 101
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Nano Assault Neo
Tecmo Koei America
WARRIORS OROCHI 3 Hyper
Wheel of Fortune
Toki Tori 2
Assassin's Creed III
Just Dance 4
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Game Party Champions
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition
* Launch window is defined as the period beginning Nov. 18, 2012, and ending March 31, 2013.