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    Wii U Price And Release Date Just Announced!!!

     

    Nintendo revealed a ton of information about the Wii U today, including launch details for every territory and new game details. Here’s everything that happened during the Japanese, North American and European Nintendo Direct broadcasts, all right here in one place.

     

    Basic Box

    Wii U Basic Set

     

    deluxe box

    Wii U Deluxe Set

     

    The Wii U is going to be available in two different packages; the basic and the deluxe set (NES anyone?) The basic set includes all the essentials you need: Console, GamePad, Stylus, Sensor Bar, all the hookups, and even an HDMI cable!  The Basic set also features 8GB of internal storage.  The Deluxe set includes everything the basic set does but in addition to those you get Nintendo Land  video game, GamePad stand, GamePad cradle, a console stand, and the ‘deluxe digital promotion’.  The deluxe digital promotion allows Wii U [deluxe] owners to receive points for each digital download and redeem them for future downloadable content from the Nintendo eShop.  This promotion is planned through 2014.

     

    The Deluxe set also comes with a Nintendo Network Premium Subscription, which gives you discounts on Nintendo games bought online. According to Nintendo EU’s press release, it is “a reward program that grants points for digital purchases in Nintendo eShop. Valued at around 10% of the original Nintendo eShop price, this credit can be used toward future purchases once you reach a minimum of 500 points.”

    The price in the US is $299 for the Basic and $349 for the deluxe. Nintendo never announces prices for Europe due to previous issues with the EU, so it’ll be up to retailers to decide. Early listings ranged from £210 to £320. Tesco currently has it at £249 for Basic and £299 for Premium.

     

    The launch day games in Europe have been confirmed as New Super Mario Bros U, Nintendo Land, FIFA 13, ZombiU, Rayman Legends, Mass Effect 3, and Call of Duty Black Ops 2. There’s no definite list for the US, but it is safe to assume that it will be very similar.

    The biggest surprise of the day was without a doubt Bayonetta 2, which was announced as a Wii U exclusive. Platinum Games’ other Wii U title, cute superhero-strategy mashup Project P-100, was retitled The Wonderful 101.

     

    On the multi platform side, Activision and Nintendo finally confirmed Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for Wii U. Activision is also bringing Skylanders Giants to the party. We’ll be seeing Aliens: Colonial Marines in the ”launch window” as well. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will have new, Wii U exclusive content - including Nintendo costumes and power-ups. An Ultimate edition of Monster Hunter 3 will be coming to Wii U as well as 3DS from Capcom. The full line-up of Nintendo Land mini-games is also now out in the open.

    Nintendo released a list of over 50 launch window games in North America and Europe – that’s games released between November and the end of March.

    So finally, the wait is over. What are you thoughts on the price points for the 2 sets? Let us know in the comments below!

     

    Mike White

    Mike White

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