Wii U set to launch for $299.99, $349.99 on November 18


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Nintendo has detailed the North American launch of the Wii U today. The system will be available on November 18 in two versions, the $299.99 Basic Set and the $349.99 Deluxe Set. A full list of the 50-plus launch-window titles was also provided.

The white-themed Basic Set will include 8 GB of internal storage, a GamePad controller, a sensor bar, HDMI cables, and AC adapters for both the system and pad. (Note: buy more power strips.) The black-themed Deluxe Set includes everything previously mentioned, as well as a console stand, GamePad charging cradle and stand, increased storage of 32 GB, and a pack-in game, Nintendo Land.  Deluxe owners will also be enrolled in the Deluxe Digital Promotion, a service that is set to run through 2014 that will dole out points for digital downloads that can be redeemed for eShop items.

The TVii was also revealed, which will allow Wii U owners to view content from several sources, including Netflix and Tivo DVR, on their GamePad.

A list of games scheduled to be available at launch and during the launch window (running a lengthy November 18-March 31) is listed below.

• 505 Games
Funky Barn

• 2K Sports
NBA 2K13

• Activision Publishing, Inc.
007 Legends
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Transformers Prime
Wipeout 3
Skylanders Giants
Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013
Rapala Pro Bass Fishing

• Capcom
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

• D3Publisher
Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game
Ben 10: Omniverse
Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade

• Disney Interactive
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

• Electronic Arts
Mass Effect 3
Madden NFL 13
EA Sports FIFA Soccer 13

• Frozenbyte
Trine 2: Director’s Cut

• Gaijin Games
Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

• Majesco Entertainment
Zumba Fitness Core

• Maximum Games
Jett Tailfin

• Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition
Tank! Tank! Tank!

• Nintendo
Nintendo Land
New Super Mario Bros. U
Ninjas Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
Sing Party
Lego City: Undercover
Wii Fit U
Game & Wario
Pikmin 3
The Wonderful 101

• Sega
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

• Shin’en
Nano Assault Neo

• Tecmo Koei America Corporation
Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper

• THQ
Darksiders II
Wheel of Fortune
Jeopardy!

• Two Tribes
Toki Tori 2

• Ubisoft
Assassin’s Creed III
Just Dance 4
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth
Rabbids Land
Sports Connection
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
ZombiU
Rayman Legends

• Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Game Party Champions
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition

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