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What's on your Wii U shopping list?

Marti Bennett reveals the games she's buying on Friday

After months of working overtime and saving every penny I can, next week I'll finally own a Wii U. As 30 November draws close, I've been reading the reviews in the new-look Official Nintendo Magazine as well as other reviews on the internet to try narrow down which Wii U games on my shopping list. Here are some of the games that have caught my eye.

Batman: Arkham City Armoured Edition

Having enjoyed the previous title: Batman: Arkham Asylum and the new Batman films, I've really been keen to pick up Batman: Arkham City: Armoured Edition on Wii U. The use of the GamePad to hack doors and aim at targets more precisely really appeals to me. The Armoured Edition also includes all the DLC that was available on other formats at no extra cost.

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Just Dance 4

I've only recently been converted to the fun of the Just Dance series after playing it with the family last Christmas. I had never played before and managed to get top marks on every song I played against other people. Eventually I picked up my own copy of Just Dance 3 and despite not being the most accurate of games, is still a lot of fun. Just Dance 4 on Wii hasn't received the greatest review scores but there isn't much you can improve on in a game like this.

Having said that, the Puppet master mode is exclusive to the Wii U version is. This allows you to select the next dance moves with the GamePad as other people are playing. You can also take pictures and videos of your crazy dance moves.

If there has one thing about Just Dance 4 that is really tempting me, it's that you can now get Gangnam Style as DLC!

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

I'm a big fighting game fan (even though I'm not very good at them) so when I heard Tekken Tag Tournament 2 was coming to Wii U I was interested to see how well it would play. I was lucky enough to play TTT2 on Wii U at a recent Nintendo Unleashed event.

As player one, I was using the GamePad to play, whereas player two was playing using the new Pro Controller. Recently, it was announced that a Hori brand Wii U fightstick peripheral will be released which is great news for people like me who prefer to play fighting games with a fightstick.

I've not played much Tekken in the past so I was a little unsure of the controls and the demo I played had no move list or tutorial so I felt a little disappointed at the end of the session. After reading some great reviews about the final copy of the game I'm still tempted to pick it up and give it another shot. The Wii U exclusive Mushroom mode looks like great fun.

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  1. vix_chan Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 10:12

    At the moment, nothing,
    But i am hopeing Santa got enought hints that i would like the Black Zombiu pack with Nintendo Land and Batman maybe? :?

  2. Wii U Gamer Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 10:14

    i would new super mario bros u & nintendo land probourly :? :?: :?

  3. shy guy 64 Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 10:29

    im getting NSMBU and NL on launch

    and EM2 and S&ASRT for christmas

  4. Lazara the Last Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 10:33

    I'm getting ZombiU, Mario, Nintendo Land and Assassin's Creed III at launch! :D Pikmin and Lego City is already pre-ordered, but I think i'm getting Tekken tag tournament 2 too :P

  5. HyrulianToad Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 11:04

    Batman Arkham city,
    Assasins creed,
    ZombiU (most excited about this),
    and Nintendo land.
    Not getting anything for christmas! 8)

  6. K-tet Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 11:25

    Just ZombiU for the moment. I'm not rich by any stretch of the imagination.

    However, NSMBU could also feature.

    If I win the lottery, I'd be cleaning the stock out! </pipedream>

  7. thecoolmana777 Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 11:38

    I will be getting the Zombi U Wii U with NSMBU ,Nintendo Land and either Assassins Creed III or Batman Arkam City

  8. Xenobladeperson Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 11:51


  9. Herbert_Rarr Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 11:54

    Nintendo Land Premium pack and either Rayman Legends or S&ASRT, then Pikmin 3.
    Although Luigi's Mansion 2 might cause some problems.

  10. SteveSalmon999 Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 12:14

    Im getting Nintendo Land (deluxe set) and NSMBU!
    Both safe bets tbh!

  11. LavaTwilight Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 12:41

    I'm picking up the ZombiU bundle with NSMBU and NintendoLand! I definitely will be picking up Batman Arkham City but that may have to wait until the new year. I'm tempted with TTT2 but I am definitely not a fan of the beat-em-up genre so I'll need some convincing... but like I said, the temptation is definitely there. I'll be downloading Trine 2 also along with Little Inferno :D

    I'm waiting for Pikmin 3 and Wii Fit U and I was really disappointed that Pikmin 3 won't be a launch title :evil:

  12. TaleOfTheToaster Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 13:15

    Was going to get Scribblenauts Unlimited, looks like I'm getting New Super Mario Bros. U...

  13. KairiZero Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 13:15

    Well I'm getting the Zombi U bundle.....But I would like Mario, Sonic racing, Nintendoland and Tekken most definitely :)

  14. TwilightLink77 Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 13:42

    Nintendo Wii U Premium Bundle + Nintendo Land
    Nintendo Wii U Pro Controller
    New Super Mario Bros. U
    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
    Disney's Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
    New Super Mario Bros. U Strategy Guide

    Ł50.01 change for anything extra.

  15. lyingthroughyour Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 14:16

    Already bought Tekken ( Ł26 from the hut with 10% discount!) going to get the Zombi U bundle and hopefully will get two free games from HMV if I manage to make it into the first 100 people at the midnight launch...

  16. 25BBB Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 14:19

    I thought that most the Arkham City DLC wasn't going to be available on Wii U.. Or did I get that wrong? :P

  17. 25BBB Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 14:21

    I might pick Mario up on Friday if I have the money. But I'll definitely have Nintendo Land as I've pre-ordered the premium bundle. :D

  18. torterratrainer Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 14:24



  19. Smyrlie Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 15:07

    Preordered ZombiU bundle with NSMBU and Nintendo Land from for Ł399.85 :D Now I just have to pray for no snow until after Friday. :lol: I'm so excited. :)

  20. tohaker Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 15:30

    I'm just gonna stick to my Premium Bundle for now (and will download Trine 2 at a later date) because I am still super hyped for Paper Mario: Sticker Star!

  21. readthemotto Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 16:42

    ive got zombiU bundle coming, so thats my game getting nintendo land for the kids and funkey barn for the wife plus ninja gaiden 3 razors edge pre-orded, and lego city once it comes out

  22. deathcabdan Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 16:55

    ZombiU, Trine 2, Arkham City for launch. NSMBU for xmas. can't wait!

  23. hammster Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 17:09

    Waiting until Christmas but asked for ZombiU, NSMBU and Tekken. Would be happy with any of them. Will end up buying them all anyway. Getting Premium so will definitely have Nintendo Land.

  24. 5OUNDWAVE Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 17:24

    the zombiu bundle with nsmbu , sonic racing and darksiders 2 at launch , then when they come out , alien's cm , lego undercover , pikmin 3 , ninja gaiden 3 :roll:

  25. majora. Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 17:43

    im keeping my eye on zombieu and pikmin,they have the potential to be brillant

  26. lyingthroughyour Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 17:45

    I really hope the e shop pricing is reasonable - if Nano Assault is similarly priced to the US ( $9.99) its pretty much a must have.

    The latest Trine 2 trailer looks stunning ... g-new.html I really hope its less than Ł20 wallet can only take so much!

  27. bennyt Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 18:00

    As well as Nintendo Land which is included in the Black WiiU Premium edition I am getting:
    1) Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed
    2) New Super Mario Bros U

    Then hopefully Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two which is only Ł10 more than the Wii version at Amazon so why not and Trine 2 for sure.

    Assassins Creed 3 had me tempted and no doubt will look incredible on the Wii U but the mixed reviews from the PS/360 have me on the fence so will probably get it in the year new sales.

    Pay day is on the same day so maybe...

  28. blind_ibin Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 18:08

    Zombiu bundle
    Blops 2

    Costing me a small fortune, but have not been this excited for a launch since i was a wii nipper and got the N64.

    Mines all paid for lets hope the deliveryman is kind and comes early iv got the day of work for this.

  29. thesewoodenideas Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 18:23

    New super Mario bros u
    Tekken tag tournament 2

    all for launch (if delivered on time) maybe batman after it goes less than Ł30. Pikmin 3 in the new year.

  30. Linkfan42 Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 19:11

    Nintendo Land (with the deluxe set)
    New Super Mario Bros U (hopefully)
    Assassin's Creed 3 (for Christmas)

  31. Lew3107 Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 19:38

    Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Nintendo Land at launch, with Assassin's Creed 3, New Super Mario Bros. U, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and Black Ops 2 shortly after.
    Rayman Legends, Pikmin 3, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, The Wonderful 101 and Splinter Cell: Blacklist (if the leaked list is correct) are on my list for next year. Trine 2, Chasing Aurora, Mighty Switch Force! HDE, Nano Assault Neo and Toki Tori 2 will be bought after I buy a PS3 next year.

  32. bennyt Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 20:02

    What would help shift the console would be Nintendo's version of Star Wars Battlefront (3?)

    Similar to NintendoLand with Mii's wearing hats/costumes/gear associated with each attraction like Animal Crossing for Sweet Day but instead have Wookie/Ewok costumes, Imperial body armour etc, vehicles etc and the weaponry found in Battle Quest as seen in Zelda attraction in NintendoLand and the guns from Metroid Blast..

    Thrown in co-op and multi-player and I'd happily snap that up. Long shot anyway :)

    Back to topic, there's a great selection of titles to choose from. Can't wait

  33. hufmeister Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 21:10

    Getting Tekken with Premium Pack for Christmas,and I can't wait for it.Hope Santas up for it.

  34. ninjafox Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 21:15

    On launch day i will be picking up a Premium Wii U which has Nintendo Land included in the box.
    It has been a tough choice deciding which launch game to get with my Wii U but in the end i decided to go with ZombiU as i enjoyed the demo i played at the Wii U showcase tour in Birmingham and despite ZombiU getting mixed reviews i am going to trust ONM's review and pick it up as my launch game.

    Much like yourself Marti and some of the other forum members who have already posted i don't have much spare money what with Christmas coming up so i have had to restrict myself on how much i buy on launch day.
    I have had to move a couple of titles that i really want on launch day like New Super Mario Bros U from launch day game to Christmas 2012 game.
    I may well pick up Assassins Creed 3, Batman Arkham City Armoured Edition and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (purely due to the Nintendo exclusive modes) at some point in the future.

    I got the chance to play Trine 2 Director's Cut at Eurogamer and really enjoyed it, the game looked so shiny on the Gamepad. I did not get the chance to play Trine 2 on another format as my family only recently allowed me to get a wifi connection so with that all in place now i am looking forward to it been one of the first games i download on my Wii U closely followed my Mighty Switch Force HD and Chasing Aurora.

    I am not expecting a lot of people to be at the midnight launch for Wii U that i am attending as it is only a large town but hopefully there will be 30 or so people. I have not been to a midnight launch before but after reading peoples comments about how great previous ones have been i have decided to go along. Cannot wait roll on 12:01am on 30th November 2012! :)

  35. imbusydoctorwho Sunday 25th Nov 2012 at 22:15

    Will be getting a Premium Pack for Christmas,and I'm hoping for a couple of games.
    There's a few that interest me,
    New Super Mario Bros U
    Batman Arkham City
    Sonic and all Stars Racing Transformed
    Darksiders 2.

  36. Rawful Monday 26th Nov 2012 at 00:45

    if i get the premium or basic pack these are the games i am
    gonna get:

    new super mario bros u.
    sonic & all stars racing transformed.
    nintendo land (if i get the premium pack)
    lego city undercover.

    well i guess that my list for now.

  37. mercuryred Monday 26th Nov 2012 at 00:53

    Deluxe Wii U with Nintendoland, Tekken, NSMBU, and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.

    Yeah, I know that 'apparently' ASRT isn't very good, but having played it myself as a demo, I can tell you- it's a hell of lot more exciting to play than Mario Kart has ever been.

  38. CraigEmberson Monday 26th Nov 2012 at 05:57

    I'll be getting one in January, IF I can :( but I'll already get Nintendo Land but I want to try the ZombiU demo first. I like the look of New Super Mario Bros. U (just hope it's not at the difficulty of the Wii game, as I've attempted it over 100 times and can't complete it and I've been gaming for over 15 years -_-).

  39. clarkee013 Monday 26th Nov 2012 at 17:53

    launch - nintendoland, new super maro bros u & assassins creed 3
    christmas - batman arkham city armoured edition & pro controller (maybe FIFA 13)

    then birthday is in Feb so who knows by then!!

    mega excited about this friday, long weekend off work, good old fashioned empty + wii u!!!!!!! :!: :shock: :P

  40. thenintendoer Monday 26th Nov 2012 at 18:40

    at the moment only condiering mario and zombiu buit no guarents most of the other games are just ports with some small gamepad features added which are avaialable chaper on other consoles so i wont bother with those

  41. Legend of Link Tuesday 27th Nov 2012 at 09:45

    NintendoLand, NSMB U and ZombiU are enough at launch for me. I want Scribblenauts Unlimited too but for some reason it's not out here till next year :?

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