Nintendo has revealed more specific release dates for the first wave of Nintendo Wii U titles available at launch or within the first quarter of 2013. The company says that at least 23 games will be on sale at around the same time the Wii U is released on November 18 (North America) including Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Skylanders Giants, Transformers Prime, Wipeout 3, Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, FIFA Soccer 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition, New Super Mario Bros. U, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, Nintendo Land, Sing Party, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper, Darksiders II, Assassin's Creed III, ESPN Sports Connection, Just Dance 4, Rabbids Land, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013, ZombiU, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Game Party Champions, and Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition.
Nine titles will follow later in November including Chasing Aurora, Cloudberry Kingdom, Madden NFL 13, Trine 2: Director's Cut, Mighty Switch Force HD, TANK! TANK! TANK!, Nano Assault Neo, Little Inferno, and Toki Tori 2.
Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien will be released sometime in January of next year, while a handful of other titles will be released in the launch window (November 18, 2012 – March 31, 2013). Those games are Funky Barn, NBA 2K13, 007 Legends, Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013, Rapala Pro Bass Fishing, Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game, Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade, Mass Effect 3, Game & Wario, LEGO City: Undercover, Pikmin 3, Wii Fit U, The Wonderful 101, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune, Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth, and Rayman Legends.