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New Super Mario Bros. UWith the launch of the Nintnedo Wii U less than two months away, people with plans to buy the new console in town are starting to get excited.  New toys are coming!  Even if you're not taking the Wii U plunge right away, it's difficult to not be swept up in the excitement.  Today Nintendo is fanning those excitement flames with its official list of titles that will launch alongside the Wii U on November 18 in North America.  Here's what the first wave of Wii U owners will be able to pick up come launch day:

  • Assassin's Creed III
  • Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition
  • Call of Duty Black Ops 2
  • Darksiders 2
  • Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
  • EA Sports FIFA Soccer 13
  • ESPN Sports Connection
  • Game Party Champions
  • Just Dance 4
  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
  • Nintendo Land
  • Rabbids Land
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited
  • Skylanders Giants
  • Sing Party
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition
  • Transformers Prime
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper
  • Wipeout 3
  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
  • ZombiU

There's something for everyone in there with plenty of core and casual titles to keep players busy.  Titles that you may expect to see such as Mass Effect 3 and Rayman Legends are part of the nebulous launch window that extends through the end of March 2013, so don't fret if you don't see your most wanted Wii U game on the list.  Twenty-three launch titles for a Nintendo console just blows my mind.  I remember a time when the Super NES launched in North America with just five games available.  The Nintendo 64 hit stores with just two titles in tow!  It was months before we were able to play something besides Super Mario 64 and Pilotwings 64.  Look down at the likes of Sing Party and Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 if you want, but at least there's plenty of support for the Wii U.