EA announces Wii U line-up, FIFA 13 and more confirmed for launch

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It seems as though all of the major game publishers will be bringing something special to the Wii U launch party in November this year, as EA has revealed a line-up of games due to become available from release.

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We learned about EA’s Wii U titles during the publisher’s Summer Showcase event earlier this year – here’s a run-down of the games we can expect when the Wii U launches on November 18th in the US and November 30th in Europe:


FIFA 13 will take maximum advantage of the Wii U’s tablet controller by including three different play modes that “bring players of all abilities together.” In co-op mode, friends and family can play together as one player manages the action and four others take to the field and play.

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‘Team Management Control’ in the game will allow you to send players on the field on supporting runs to attack and defend, while touch screen controls let you to change formations and tactics as you wish, while bringing in substitutions on-the-fly.

‘Manage Match,’ meanwhile, will let you manage your favourite football club, allowing you to direct players from the sidelines of a game, and even give half-time talks to the squad! “View a statistical analysis of the match and any player at any time,” says EA, “enabling you to make informed decisions.”

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You can see more screenshots from FIFA 13 running on the Wii U over here – get ready for kick-off this November!

Madden NFL 13

Featuring “beautiful HD graphics, the newest depth and career modes, and all-new touchscreen features,” Madden NFL 13 for Wii U will include something called the ‘Connected Careers’ mode which lets you live out a career in the game as a player or a coach to “build your own legacy,” or you can “relive the glory of an all-time legend.”

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“Get immersed into every game with features exclusive to the Wii U, including streamlined playcalling, pre-snap adjustments and personnel management – all directly from the innovative Wii U Gamepad touchscreen,” says EA.

“Madden NFL 13 on the Wii U brings next generation innovation, gameplay, and graphics straight to your living room like never before.”

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Note: Madden NFL 13 on Wii U will be available in North America and Latin America but will not be available in Europe or South Africa.

Mass Effect 3

Launching in time for the release of the Wii U, Mass Effect 3 from EA and BioWare will take advantage of the Wii U’s tablet and will include an interactive backstory for players to catch up with the first two games (with decisions made during the story affecting the third game’s narrative), bonus downloadable content (such as Extended Cut).

Mass Effect 3 on Wii U is also said to include online multiplayer to bring it in line with the versions of the game on other platforms.

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Will you be playing these games again on the Wii U? Or for the first time on Nintendo’s upcoming home console?

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