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Sonic And All Stars Racing is a Wii U launch game

There's now 12 games to choose from on 30 November

Sonic And All Stars Racing Transformed is the latest Wii U launch game to be confirmed for the UK. The news comes after Namco Bandai confirmed four more games for the Wii U launch, including Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition.

So that means Nintendo fans now have 12 games to choose from at launch. Here are the Wii U launch games.

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Ben 10: Omniverse

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2

Family Party: 30 Great Games

FIFA 13

Mass Effect 3: Wii U Edition

New Super Mario Bros U

Nintendo Land (bundled with Wii U Premium Pack)

Rayman Legends

Sonic And All Stars Racing Transformed

Tank Tank Tank

Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition

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  1. GreenhookGamer1 Tuesday 18th Sep 2012 at 15:16

    Believe it or not,I liked the first game in the series better than Mario kart wii!

  2. Herbert_Rarr Tuesday 18th Sep 2012 at 15:24

    Cool, I'll probably buy this unless it gets bad reviews before I get it in January.

  3. Xenokami Tuesday 18th Sep 2012 at 15:29

    Pretty sure Assassins Creed 3 is a launch game too

  4. CyberGW Tuesday 18th Sep 2012 at 15:52

    That's great news! It looks like such a good game so it's brilliant to have at launch.
    I'm not getting a Wii U until Christmas but it certainly makes the Wii U launch line up even stronger.

  5. D Gamer Tuesday 18th Sep 2012 at 16:10

    This looks great, I hope it'll live up to the hype.

  6. MartinIsAwesome Tuesday 18th Sep 2012 at 16:48

    I didn't realise it wasn't a lauch title until now. I do like having a Sonic game at launch, and this racing game seems pretty decent. I loved the drift system and all the in the first Wii game, so I'll definitely have this on my Wii U shopping list.

  7. lminett Tuesday 18th Sep 2012 at 16:51

    This is one of the best launch lines up in a long time. Nice to see nintendo learnt from the 3Ds launch. Most of these games will sell well

  8. shy guy 64 Tuesday 18th Sep 2012 at 17:39

    as much as i want this i think i'll leave it for christmas, 25 extra days aint gonna kill me

  9. thenintendoer Tuesday 18th Sep 2012 at 17:44

    i have to admit im starting to go off the mario kart series so i may look to this as an alternative

  10. 5OUNDWAVE Tuesday 18th Sep 2012 at 17:57

    it should fill a gap

  11. poppinpenguin Tuesday 18th Sep 2012 at 18:26

    Believe it or not,I liked the first game in the series better than Mario kart wii!

    I've been playing Mario Kart games more again recently and have to agree.
    The last game had a much larger focus on skill than just luck on items and the sequel looks to follow suit.
    This is hopefully going to be as fantastic as the last one! (Pick up the original if you can find it, it's great!)

  12. Herbert_Rarr Tuesday 18th Sep 2012 at 19:04

    The problem I had with the last game (Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing) was that it didn't feel like it knew whether it was a racing game or a kart racing game. The difference is that a racing game is mostly (and often entirely) about the skill of the driver and not focused on trying to slow other drivers down with items and weapons like a kart racing game is.
    Look at Blur, for example; it is a fast paced racing game with a limited amount of items (like boosts and missiles) to hinder opponents. And the main thing was that these items weren't entirely dependable on. They were only as accurate as the driver and that made it even more skill based.
    Then there's Mario Kart; the pace is set relatively slow and there are a multitude of weapons and the like to hurl at anyone and everyone around you. These sort of games are much less fair on those with experience and practically reward you for being bad at the game.
    However Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing (apart from being a mouthful to say) seemed as if it fell about half way between. It was faster than most kart racers, but had lots of weapons to smash other players with. And for me the mix didn't entirely work as well as it would have if, perhaps, there weren't any items.
    The game had it's ups and downs in my opinion, the drift system being a high point, but the gameplay as a whole was remarkedly disappointing.
    I have a guarded anticipation for this new game; hopeful, even a little excited, but reticent to fork out my cash before I read the reviews.

  13. K-tet Tuesday 18th Sep 2012 at 23:04

    This will indeed be a very good stopgap until the Wii U's Mario Kart comes out.

    However, from videos from people who were able to play this game after Reggie's Wii U USA Presentation was done, I can't say I'm overly impressed. It looked shoddy, it didn't appear to play that well and they only had one course (and that looked a shambles). The graphics also appear to be washed out (and yes, recorded video quality does have a part to play on that, so consider this invalid despite the fact I've made mention to it), and it appeared to have played at 30fps.

    These should be minor technicalities and the game on release should just run at a solid 60fps without any slowdown. If however there is slowdown, then while we'll give credit for a decent racing game, it'll only be decent.

    I don't want to be sceptical, but I'm probably going to hang back on this one for a short while. That said, it is on my wishlist, so hopefully it'll come up trumps.

  14. Darkblizz Wednesday 19th Sep 2012 at 11:34

    But I'm a jobless bum who can't necessarily afford a WiiU. When is the 3DS version coming out?

  15. toffeeman30 Wednesday 19th Sep 2012 at 12:08

    how times have changed. sonic launching title for a new nintendo console

  16. imbusydoctorwho Wednesday 19th Sep 2012 at 12:25

    Considering I found the original much more better than Mario Kart Wii.
    And I have a funny feeling this might just be better than Mario Kart 7.

  17. MartinIsAwesome Wednesday 19th Sep 2012 at 14:44

    how times have changed. sonic launching title for a new nintendo console


    Wasn't Sonic Adventure 2 Battle a launch title for the Gamecube in our territory? And that was 10 years ago.

  18. JaySuthEFC Wednesday 19th Sep 2012 at 21:01

    I loved the first one! Getting this for sure!

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