Welcome to the GBAtemp Wii U Launch Line Up Guide. This guide will features look at most of the Wii U Launch retail & eShop titles with videos and also will feature as many review scores for each title as possible with specific Wii U footage for the games. This guide will be updated regularly with new information as it goes by. We also would like to hear about your own "hands on" views for those who pick up the console and what you also think of some of the games and features of the console. All videos are hidden behind spoilers. Launch Day eShop Releases I'm starting with these first as I feel that they would otherwise be ignored. Unlike with the Wii & 3DS, the Wii U eShop launches on day 1 AND with some excellent looking titles. As a side note the Rayman Legends demo will hit eShop on launch too and Ubisoft are also going to release a ZombiU demo soon. Trine 2: Directors Cut Developer: Frostbyte Publisher: Frostbyte Genre: Sidescrolling Puzzle platformer Scores: None so far but it looks every bit as brilliant as the PC version Wii U features: Off TV play, touchscreen gameplay, new multiplayer modes, local co-op, Trine 2 on Steam is one of the best games of the year...the Wii U version looks to be even better! While I cannot imagine playing on a controller with the other console versions, I can easily for this with the Gamepad. Frostbyte have put a hell of a lot of effort into this port, new missions, new modes and they have polished this up so it meets the standards of the PC visually, so much so they themselves have stated that the PS3 & 360 could not run this version. It is $19.99 ($8 more than the regular Steam version) however it's worth every penny. Warning: Spoilers inside! Little Inferno Developer: Tomorrow Corporation Publisher: Tomorrow Corporation Genre: Puzzle Scores: Negative World 9.1/10, Wii U features: Not known This title is from Kyle Gabler (of 2D Boy who did the amazing World of Goo) and Kyle Gray (Henry Hatsworth). It's been in development for a long time and finally debuts on Wii U. It's kinda hard to describe this game, previews of it pretty much say that it's one that you need to play to understand...basically you set fire to things...there's suppose to be a lot more to it than that. I am very intrigued by this game, mainly due to the pedigree of those who have created it and the visual and audio charm that the trailer indicates that this game has. It is also on the PC for a penny more. Warning: Spoilers inside! PC footage...just imagine the curser isn't there. Nano Assault Neo Developer: Shin'en Multimedia Publisher: Shin'en Multimedia Genre: Twin Stick Shoot-me-do Scores: None so far. Wii U features: Off TV play for solo and co-op play, Gamepad/Pro Controller/Classic Controller options, This is the follow up to the very well received Nano Assault on the 3DS, a game that sadly never saw a release out side of North America (however it is now heading to 3DS eShop improved as Nano Assault EX everywhere). It looks like a damn fine game. At $9.99 I myself can't find a reason for shooter fans not to grab it! Shin'en have done some brilliant titles for Nintendo consoles such as Garfields Nightmare, Art of Balance, FAST Racing League, Jett Rocket, Nanostray as well as others and they can do very good things graphically on the digital platform, in fact their own WiiWare titles look better than most companies retail Wii games. Warning: Spoilers inside! Chasing Auroa Developer: Broken Rules Publisher: Broken Rules Genre: Flight Physics Combat? Scores: None so far. Wii U features: Specific game modes built especially for various functions of the Gamepad like motion control and touchscreen This...I don't know what to make of it but those who have played it seem really hyped for it. It looks like it could be something I'd enjoy but for $14.99? Warning: Spoilers inside! Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Edition Developer: WayForward Technologies Publisher: WayForward Technologies Genre: Run & gun Platformer Scores: None so far. Wii U features: Off TV play, hyper versions of all original levels, remade in 1080p HD The 3DS eShop version now remade in HD! Not much hype behind this title at all. I can't see how this cannot be at least as great as the 3DS game and if you don't own that one then I reckon this is a must have release what with it only being $9.99 Warning: Spoilers inside! Overall a great start to the eShop! All of these look good and all are very different from each other. I hope this is a sign of things to come because with Nintendo's stance on the Wii U eShop they could actually blow the other platforms away with this gen in regards to content. Launch Day Retail Titles New Super Mario Bros. U Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo Genre: Sidescrolling Platformer Scores: Gamesmaster 82%, IGN 9.1/10, Eurogamer 9/10, Joystick 4.5/5, Games Radar 4/5, Edge 8/10 Wii U features: Off TV play, touchscreen gameplay for Boost Mode & multiplayer, motion control used for some gameplay, Miiverse. A new console means a new edition of New Super Mario Bros. Nintendo aims to only have one of these games for each platform it has and seeing that the next one would probably be on the successor to the 3DS, a console that only launched last year...I think this'll be the last one for a good 4-5 years yet, unless the Wii U bombs of course. This game marks the very first HD appearance of Mario and the first brand new Mario title to make the launch since Super Mario 64 (the DS & games don't count). So far scores have been very positive. Many reviewers are finding that despite being the 4th entry (2nd this year), that while it may look like the "same old game", it is still worth buying due to the freshness of the level design. Most people pretty much know whether to buy this game or not and haters of the series will no doubt not have their heads turned by this entry. NINTENDO! Y U NO USE THIS STYLE THORUGHOUT? Warning: Spoilers inside! For the rest, you'll need to enter the thread.