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These are the games hitting the day the Wii U arrives

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At least 17 Wii U games are confirmed for the console's launch day, with 14 more before coming before the year is out.

Note: This list is a work in progress. We will be updating it as we receive more information.

At least 17 games will launch alongside the Wii U on November 18th, according to publishers and developers Polygon has spoken with.

Earlier this week, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said that 50 titles will be released during the console's launch window, which Nintendo defined as running from the November 18th launch date through March 31st, 2013. After speaking with developers and publishers, we were able to confirm that 17 games are planned for a November 18th release, with another nine expected to arrive in time for the holidays and six more coming "before the end of the year."

Polygon reached out to all of the companies behind the Wii U's first fifty for confirmation on these dates, but not all of them responded. The list below is everything we know so far about the first titles coming to Nintendo's new console.

November 18th

  • Assassin's Creed 3 (Ubisoft)
  • Darksiders 2 (THQ)
  • Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Disney Interactive)
  • ESPN Sports Connection (Ubisoft)
  • FIFA Soccer 13 (EA)
  • Game Party Champions (WB Games)
  • Just Dance 4 (Ubisoft)
  • Madden NFL 13 (EA)
  • New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo)
  • Nintendo Land (Nintendo)
  • Rabbids Land (Ubisoft)
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited (5th Cell)
  • Sing Party (Nintendo)
  • Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed (Sega)
  • Tank! Tank! Tank! (Namco)
  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 (Ubisoft)
  • ZombiU (Ubisoft)

Holiday 2012

  • Jeopardy (THQ) - November
  • Wheel of Fortune (THQ) - November
  • Ben 10: Omniverse (D3)
  • Family Party: 30 Great games Obstacle Arcade (D3)
  • NBA 2K13 (2K Sports)
  • Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game (D3)
  • Toki Tori 2 (Two Tribes)
  • Trine 2: Director's Cut (Frozenbyte)
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper (Tecmo Koei)

This year

  • 007 Legends (Activision)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Activision)
  • Funky Barn (Tantalus Games)
  • Nano Assault Neo (Shin'En)
  • Skylanders Giants (Activision)
  • Transformers Prime (Activision)

Launch window

  • Aliens: Colonial Marines (Sega) - February 12th
  • Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition (WB Games)
  • Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013 (Activision)
  • Game & Wario (Nintendo)
  • Jett Tailfin (Maximum Games)
  • Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth (Ubisoft)
  • Mass Effect 3: Special Edition (EA)
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Capcom) - March
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge (Nintendo)
  • Pikmin 3 (Nintendo)
  • Rapala Pro Bass Fishing (Activision)
  • Rayman Legends (Ubisoft)
  • Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (Gaijin Games)
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Namco)
  • Wii Fit U (Nintendo)
  • Wipeout 3 (Activision)
  • The Wonderful 101 (Nintendo)
  • Zumba Fitness (Majesco)

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