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Wii U lands in European territories today, all the launch details inside

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The beginning of a new console generation only happens every six years or so, so the launch of Nintendo’s Wii U console in many parts of the world today is truly a momentous occasion. First announced in April 2011, the Wii U is Nintendo’s first foray into HD territory and represents new ways to play with its feature-rich GamePad controller.

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The Wii U is now available in South Africa, the UK, Europe and Australia, with consumers able to choose between the following three bundles at launch:

  • Wii U Basic Pack (White) – R3 999 (RRP) / £249.99 / €299.99

    • Wii U console with 8GB internal storage
    • Wii U GamePad
  • Wii U Premium Pack (Black) – R4 599 (RRP) / £299.99 / €349.99

    • Wii U console with 32GB internal storage
    • Wii U GamePad
    • Nintendo Land
  • ZombiU Wii U Premium Pack (Black) – R4 999 (RRP) / £349.99 / €399.99

    • Wii U console with 32GB internal storage
    • Wii U GamePad
    • Pro Controller
    • ZombiU

The Wii U’s launch line-up in South Africa consists of the following 17 titles:

  • Funky Barn (505 Games)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Activision)
  • Skylanders Giants (Activision)
  • Transformers Prime (Activision)
  • FIFA 13 (EA Sports)
  • Mass Effect 3 Special Edition (EA)
  • Tank! Tank! Tank! (Namco Bandai)
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition (Namco Bandai)
  • Nintendo Land (Nintendo)
  • New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo)
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper (Tecmo Koei)
  • Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft)
  • Just Dance 4 (Ubisoft)
  • Rabbids Land (Ubisoft)
  • Sports Connection (Ubisoft)
  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 (Ubisoft)
  • ZombiU (Ubisoft)

The UK’s launch line-up, on the other hand, features these 24 games:

  • Funky Barn
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Skylanders Giants
  • Transformers Prime
  • Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
  • FIFA 13
  • Mass Effect 3 Special Edition
  • Ben 10: Omniverse
  • Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade
  • Tank! Tank! Tank!
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition
  • Nintendo Land
  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper
  • Darksiders 2
  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Just Dance 4
  • Rabbids Land
  • Sports Connection
  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
  • ZombiU
  • Batman: Arkham City Armoured Edition
  • Game Party Champions

Be sure to visit the Nintendo eShop on your Wii U once you’ve got everything set up to download full retail games, digital-only titles and demos for games such as Rayman Legends.

Head over here to browse through El33tonline’s extensive coverage of the Wii U, and be sure to let us know if Nintendo’s new console is on your shopping list this festive season.

Happy Wii U launch day everyone!


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