Nintendo Direct shows off the Wii U and both available packages to launch at retail. Nintendo shared the launch line-up for the Wii U and made some new software announcements for both Wii U and 3DS. Release dates and retail price also confirmed for the platform.
Nintendo held a press conference earlier today in order to announce the final details about the Wii U before the platform’s launch. The Wii U will be made available in the form of a “basic” and “premium” package. The basic package will include the white Wii U with 8GB of hard drive memory, gamepad and stylus. It will launch at a recommended retail price of 26, 250 Yen, and $300. UK retailers have been seen to put the price from £249.99 currently.
The premium package will contain the black Wii U, 32GB of hard drive memory, gamepad, stylus, and a stand for both the console and the gamepad. Nintendo suggest the cost of 31, 500 Yen and $350, with Gamestation UK setting the price at £309.99.
Both packages will also include an HDMI cable, and AC adapter for the gamepad and system, and will launch on December 8, 2012 in Japan. US consumers can expect the platform to hit stateside from November 18th; meanwhile, the platform will launch across the EU on November 30.
The system will be accompanied by a diverse range of titles through-out the launch window, defined as the period between launch day and March 31, 2013. The list of titles can be seen below.
Activision Publishing, Inc.
Call of Duty®: Black Ops II
Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013
Monster Hunter™ 3 Ultimate
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
Mass Effect™ 3: Special Edition
Madden NFL 13
Trine 2™: Director’s Cut
Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe
TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™2 Wii U Edition
TANK! TANK! TANK!™
Rise of the Guardians
Ben 10 Omniverse™
Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade
New Super Mario Bros. U
NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor’s Edge
LEGO® City: Undercover
Game & Wario
Aliens™: Colonial Marines
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed™
Nano Assault Neo
Warriors Orochi®3 Hyper
Toki Tori 2
Assassin’s Creed® III
Marvel Avengers™ Battle for Earth
Your Shape®: Fitness Evolved 2013
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Game Party Champions
Batman: Arkham City™ Armoured Edition