Releasing This Week (Wii U)

Nintendo are unleashing their new console on New Zealand this week, ushering in the start of the next generation. Will it do for games and gaming what the Wii did way back in 2006? Will it help Nintendo secure a stronger foothold in New Zealand, a country in which big N has traditionally struggled to gain mindshare?

The end of such speculation and conjecture is near as, from Friday, gamers everywhere will be able to pick one up and figure out the answers to those questions (and, likely, many more) for themselves.


The Premium version of the Wii U; a basic model is also available. You can find out more about each version here.

The system doesn't release by itself, of course, as you can see from the huge list below. There's a range of titles on offer, from the predictable family and party games, to some new Nintendo first-party material and a slew of updated versions of games we've already seen on other platforms. There's some brand new stuff, too, arguably lead by Ubisoft's impressive-looking ZombiU.

As to which will hit and which will miss, keep an eye on the site over the next couple of weeks, as we bring you all of the coverage we can for the first new console system in nearly six years.

That's not all, believe it or not, as this week also sees the debut of Far Cry 3 - a game that has been universally impressing critics overseas. If you like the sound of a lush, open-world, crazed first-person shooter, sounds like you'll be well served by it - we'll have our own verdict on the game soon.

The full list:

PlatformTitleReleasesRRPFollow

PS3Ben 10 OmniverseThu 29th89.99Follow
X360Ben 10 OmniverseThu 29th89.99Follow
WiiBen 10 OmniverseThu 29th69.99Follow
DSBen 10 OmniverseThu 29th59.99Follow
3DSBen 10 OmniverseThu 29th69.99Follow
PS3Far Cry 3Thu 29th119.99Follow
X360Far Cry 3Thu 29th119.99Follow
PCFar Cry 3Thu 29th109.99Follow
Wii UAssassin's Creed IIIFri 30th99.99Follow
Wii UBatman: Arkham City Armoured EditionFri 30th89.99Follow
Wii UBen 10 OmniverseFri 30th89.99Follow
Wii UCall of Duty: Black Ops 2Fri 30th109.99Follow
Wii UDarksiders IIFri 30th99.99Follow
Wii UFamily Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle ArcadeFri 30th89.99Follow
Wii UFIFA 13Fri 30th89.99Follow
Wii UGame Party ChampionsFri 30th69.99Follow
Wii UJust Dance 4Fri 30th79.99Follow
Wii UMarvel Avengers: Battle for EarthFri 30th79.99Follow
Wii UMass Effect 3Fri 30th99.99Follow
Wii UNBA 2K13Fri 30th89.99Follow
Wii UNintendo LandFri 30th89.99Follow
Wii URabbids LandFri 30th79.99Follow
Wii URise of the GuardiansFri 30th89.99Follow
Wii UScribblenauts UnlimitedFri 30th89.99Follow
Wii USkylanders GiantsFri 30th129.99Follow
Wii USonic & All-Stars Racing TransformedFri 30th89.99Follow
Wii USports ConnectionFri 30th79.99Follow
Wii UNew Super Mario Bros. UFri 30th99.99Follow
Wii UTank! Tank! Tank!Fri 30th89.99Follow
Wii UTekken Tag Tournament 2Fri 30th99.99Follow
Wii UTransformers PrimeFri 30th99.99Follow
Wii UWii U Basic PackFri 30th469.99 
Wii UWii U Premium PackFri 30th569.99 
Wii UYour Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013Fri 30th79.99Follow
Wii UZombiUFri 30th99.99Follow


 

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Comments Comments (9)

 
Posted by Xenojay
On Monday 26 Nov 2012 2:29 PM
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Was going to buy one on release...until all the issues with it...and the having no money...

BUT LOOK! FAR CRY 3!
 
 
 
Smilelikecrazy
Posted by Smilelikecrazy
On Monday 26 Nov 2012 4:31 PM
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Far Cry looks awesome! Can't wait to play it
 
 
 
Posted by cortez72
On Tuesday 27 Nov 2012 10:39 AM
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Wow! what a line up! Nintendo can finally release current generation cross platform titles... that's so Next Gen...

They're better experiences now too, because you can wiggle your finger on a touch screen to attacking instead of pushing a button...
 
 
 
Posted by Xenojay
On Tuesday 27 Nov 2012 3:19 PM
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27 November 2012, 10:39 AM Reply to cortez72
Wow! what a line up! Nintendo can finally release current generation cross platform titles... that's so Next Gen...

They're better experiences now too, because you can wiggle your finger on a touch screen to attacking instead of pushing a button...
Do you work for Nintendo?
 
 
 
Posted by hitokirix
On Wednesday 28 Nov 2012 2:46 PM
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me and my best bud are taking the day off we're gonna go nuts on mario and tekken tag 2 hehe
 
 
 
mrnast
Posted by mrnast
On Wednesday 28 Nov 2012 3:23 PM
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mmmmmmmmmm......farcry 3....
 
 
 
Posted by Timzone
On Thursday 29 Nov 2012 8:52 AM
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Great starting line-up. Should be interesting to see how it sells.
 
 
 
Posted by koyukon
On Thursday 29 Nov 2012 11:48 AM
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Keeping an eye on WiiU. Doesn't really bring much to a seasoned gamer like me, but would be great with the nephews. Just need to save 1k for all the peripherals that go with it....
 
 
 
dragonarc23
Posted by dragonarc23
On Thursday 29 Nov 2012 2:45 PM
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allnighter gaming ;)