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New Wii U 2013 release schedule includes Aliens Colonial Marines, Need For Speed and F1 Race Stars

Nintendo tell you what's coming up in 2013

Nintendo Direct showcased many of the Wii U games that are coming up in 2013 but Nintendo's new Wii U release schedule also features dates for games such as Aliens: Colonial Marines, Need For Speed: Most Wanted and F1 Race Stars.

The Rayman Legends UK release date has also been confirmed as has the Scribblenauts Unlimited UK release date.

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Aliens Colonial Marines is the new first-person shooter based on the Aliens franchise from Gearbox, developers of Borderlands. While it's released on other formats in February, it's coming to Wii U during the first quarter of 2013.

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Need For Speed: Most Wanted is already out on Xbox 360 and PS3. From Criterion - the developers of Burnout - it sees you speeding through city streets with the cops on your tail. Again, this is a first quarter release

As for F1 Race Stars, it's a kart racing game based on Formula One. Again, this is already out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 but will be released in March just in time for the new F1 season.

Here's Nintendo's latest Wii U release schedule:

  • Sing Party (Nintendo): 18 January 2013
  • Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth (Ubisoft): 24 January 2013
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited (Nintendo): 8 February 2013
  • NBA 2K13 (Take Two): 11 February 2013
  • Rayman Legends (Ubisoft): 28 February 2013
  • F1 Race Stars (Codemasters): 1 March 2013
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Capcom): March 2013
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines (Sega) Quarter 1 2013
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted (EA): Quarter 1 2013
  • LEGO City: Undercover (Nintendo) Beginning of 2013
  • Pikmin 3 (Nintendo): Quarter 2 2013

What games are you looking forward to?

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  1. Dreigo92 Friday 7th Dec 2012 at 10:40

    Nintendo are gonna make me poor next year, some really nice games coming out, although I hope more 3rd parties will appear in the lists soon.

  2. MartinIsAwesome Friday 7th Dec 2012 at 11:18

    The only ones there I'm interested in are Scribblenauts, Lego City Undercover and potentially Pikmin 3. Still, it's good to see a much a wider variety.

  3. 5OUNDWAVE Friday 7th Dec 2012 at 11:31

    alien's - pikmin 3 and lego city for me just

  4. imbusydoctorwho Friday 7th Dec 2012 at 13:22

    Finally we might get a brilliant Need for Speed game,so I'll be looking forward to that.

  5. MJTH Friday 7th Dec 2012 at 16:48

    Definitely Lego City Undercover, probably Rayman legends, Scribblenauts Unlimited I'll download on eshop, maybe Pikmin 3, but in the case of pikmin I won't buy it till a long while after it's released. The one thing that worries me about LC:U is the release date however. They haven't even given it a firm period like Q1, they've just said beginning of the year. That be anything from early January, to mid April for all we know! Although I do really hope it's closer to the former and not the latter.

  6. Rio-roller Friday 7th Dec 2012 at 19:00

    please let MHU be released on march 1st, its my birthday on the 3rd and would make a perfect gift for me!

  7. CyberGW Friday 7th Dec 2012 at 21:46

    Scribblenauts, Rayman, Pikmin and Lego City hopefully for me.
    I'll miss out Luigi's Mansion for those four, but Rayman is by far my most anticipated game!
    Could be in for an epic start to 2013! :D

  8. jaco_p Saturday 8th Dec 2012 at 16:05

    Aliens, Rayman and Pikmin!!! What a combo :-)

  9. KirbyKoolAid Saturday 8th Dec 2012 at 19:18

    Finally we might get a brilliant Need for Speed game,so I'll be looking forward to that.


    My sentiments exactly. Might have to get a Wii U when this, Rayman, and Pikmin are all out at the same time.

  10. nintenu Saturday 8th Dec 2012 at 19:24

    F1 Race Stars ...really??
    A Codemasters kart attempt! ...what gamers want, and really need is another REAL F1 racing game, not another kart game ...we have Mario and Sonic for that!!

    Finally we might get a brilliant Need for Speed game,so I'll be looking forward to that.


    Remember it is EA, they don't like Nintendo or Nintendo gamers much ...so expect something that looks very low budget!

  11. GuitarHero Saturday 8th Dec 2012 at 19:26

    F1 Race Stars ...really??
    A Codemasters kart attempt! ...what gamers want, and really need is another REAL F1 racing game, not another kart game ...we have Mario and Sonic for that!!


    They'll release F1 2013 when it gets to that time of year again, but they obviously didn't see the point in porting F1 2012 over.

    F1 Race Stars is meant to be average, by the way/

  12. KirbyKoolAid Saturday 8th Dec 2012 at 19:35

    Finally we might get a brilliant Need for Speed game,so I'll be looking forward to that.


    Remember it is EA, they don't like Nintendo or Nintendo gamers much ...so expect something that looks very low budget!


    Even if they were doing a straight port, it can't be that bad from xBox to the Wii U.

  13. olrodlegacy Sunday 9th Dec 2012 at 10:56

    Any info about this F1 game? Is it a replacement for the usual yearly update? (Which, of course, the Wii hasn't had since 2009)

  14. Mr Roboto Sunday 9th Dec 2012 at 18:33

    We need more exclusives for god sake!

    Otherwise we will have the same games as 360 and PS3 have got and Wii u console sales crash n burn.

  15. GuitarHero Sunday 9th Dec 2012 at 19:39

    Any info about this F1 game? Is it a replacement for the usual yearly update? (Which, of course, the Wii hasn't had since 2009)


    No, the usual yearly update has happened on other consoles and I see no reason why the 2013 game won't be on the Wii U. This is a kart racer with caricatures of the actual drivers on the real circuits (which have changed to make it more fun) while using generic items, to make it more interesting.

  16. debris Monday 17th Dec 2012 at 12:53

    As much as I want Aliens Colonial Marines for my shiny new Wii U if they delay it much later than the Feb 12th release date for other consoles I will be buying it for PS3, I dont mind waiting a extra couple of weeks but if its an extra couple of months this is going to annoy a lot of people!

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