Today, new information was announced for the Wii U. It is releasing on November 18th which is a Sunday (just like many of their recent consoles and handhelds). There will be 2 SKUs available at launch.
There is the Basic bundle
It comes with a white 8GB Wii U, the gamepad, a sensor bar, the AC adapters for the gampad and the console, and a high speed HDMI cable.
The other bundle is the Deluxe bundle
The Deluxe bundle comes with a black 32 GB Wii U console and gamepad, a charging cradle and stand for the gamepad, a stand for the console, a sensor bar, the adapters, and the HDMI cable.
NintendoLand is also included in this bundle.This also comes with a Nintendo Network Premium subscription which gives points for games bought in the eShop.
The basic bundle is $299.99 while the Deluxe bundle is $349.99 (I’m definitely going for the Deluxe bundle).
A few more things were shown during the conference. Bayonetta 2 was announced as an exclusive. I played the demo for the original which was a lot of fun. I will be excited to get it when this game comes out.
Black Ops 2 was also confirmed to be coming to the console. The Call of Duty games are usually a fun time and a decent online experience, so I will probably be getting this game too. Also, I love the zombie mode from the previous CoD games Treyarch has done.
The already-announced Project P-100 was shown to be renamed The Wonderful 101. Even though it doesn’t seem to have much use of the new controller, it definitely looks like a ton of fun to play. Its characters/art style remind me a lot of Viewtiful Joe on the Gamecube. Even the new title harkens back to it in a way.
The end of the conference showed that there were more than 50 titles due out in the launch window which starts November 18th and extends to March 2013. Here is a list of the launch window titles.
I am super excited for the new Nintendo console. I will definitely be getting it on day one, but at this point, I have no idea what games Ill be getting that day. That’s a question to answer another day.