Nintendo reveals launch date and full details for Wii U Console
Get the full scoop on the new console, coming in November 2012
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Sep 13, 2012 - 11:03am EST (Sep 13, 2012 11:03)
Nintendo today revealed full details the new Wii U home console.
The new HD system will launch in the Americas on November 18, 2012 and in Europe on November 30, 2012. The Wii U, which will be offered in two different colors and configurations. The Basic Set will be offered in white at a price of $299.99, while the Deluxe Set will be offered in black at a price of $349.99.
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.
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 TV. Using the GamePad controller, Nintendo TVii lets viewers explore available video content from a variety of sources. Using the touch screen on the GamePad controller, Nintendo TVii users will be able to browse programming from sources they subscribe to, including cable and satellite channels, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube and even their recorded TiVo shows.
Additionally, Nintendo listed more games on the way for Wii U, including Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros. U, LEGO City: Undercover, BAYONETTA 2, The Wonderful 101, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Skylanders Giants, Assassin’s Creed III, ZombiU, Rayman Legends, Just Dance, Madden NFL 13, FIFA 13, Mass Effect, Batman: Arkham City, and many more. In total, about 50 games are planned for release between the launch on Nov. 18, 2012 and March 31, 2013.
Look for more details about the games announced for WiiU so far as New Game Network launches a Wii U portal in the near future.