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The Games Announced for the Wii U

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This list of all the games announced for the Wii U. While announced, some of these games are in early development and may or may not ever actually be released; the further out the release date, the less chance we'll ever see the game. Those with specific release dates are, for the most part, definitely going to be released, although their shipping dates may change.

 

***2014***

Lego The Hobbit (WBIE)
The game: Action adventure game based on the first two movies of the Hobbit film trilogy.
Release date: April 22, 2014

NES Remix 2 (Nintendo)
The game: Another set or old games with new challenges for the eShop.
Release date: April 25, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Activision)
The game: Another Spider-Man game.
Release date: April 29, 2014

Child of Light (Ubisoft)
The game: eShop RPG/platformer.
Release date: April 30, 2014

Abyss (EnjoyUp)
The game: Side scroller involving underwater exploration.
Release date: May 2, 2014

Armillo (Fuzzy Wuzzy Games)
The game: Intriguing marble-rolling game.
Release date: May 12, 2014

Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo)
The game: Kart racing game.
Release date: May 30, 2014

Sonic Boom (SEGA)
The game: From the trailer, it looks like an action adventure game. It's part of a new Sonic Boom franchise that includes a TV series and a toy line.
Release date: May, 2014

Gears (Mobot)
The game: Ball rolling game.
Release date: Spring, 2014

Tengami (Nyamyam)
The game: An side-scrolling adventure game with a pop-up book theme, original for iOS.
Release date: June, 2014

Art of Balance (Shin'en)
The game: eShop puzzle game previously released on the Wii and 3DS, but with better graphics and physics and some new modes.
Release date: Q2, 2014

Assault Android Cactus (Witch Beam Games)
The game: eShop "twin stick shoot 'em up."
Release date: Q2, 2014

Ballpoint Universe (Arachnid Games)
The game: Visually striking eShop "side-scrolling shooter / platform adventure game."
Release date: Q2

I've Got To Run (4 Corner Games)
The game: Procedurally generated game for the eShop involving running. Wii U Exclusive
Release date: Q2, 2014

Shovel Knight (Yacht Club Games)
The game: Retro platformer.
Release date: Q2, 2014

A World of Keflings (NinjaBee)
The game: An eShop city-building game already available for the 360.
Release date: 2014 ("a couple of months," according to a post at the end of January)

Ping 1.5+ (Nami Tentou Mushi)
The game: eShop super-fancy breakout/pong-style game.
Release date: Spring, 2014

Stick It To The Man (Ripstone)
The game: Indie action-adventure game that looks really unusual.
Release date: Spring, 2014

One Piece Unlimited World Red (Namco Bandai)
The game: Latest game in the series.
Release date: July 2014

Soul Saga! (Disaster Cake)
The game: A "love letter" to PS1-era JRPGs
Release date: July, 2014

The 90s Arcade Racer (Nicalis)
The game: "A racing game with old-school principles" for the eShop.
Release date: mid-2014

Falling Skies (Little Orbit)
The game: Multi-platform game based on the TV series.
Release date: 9/16/2014 (according to Newegg.com)

Project CARS
The game Multi-platform racing game.
The Wii U gamepad: developer says, "The gamepad just screams new innovations for gameplay and is a perfect match when thinking about using the gyroscope as a handheld wheel like in Mario Kart Wii and showing data on the screen such as a map, telemetry, speedo, or rear view mirror."
Release date: Fall, 2014

Super Smash Bros. Wii U (Nintendo)
The game: Untitled brawler.
Release date: Winter, 2014

Affordable Space Adventures (Niflas, Knapnok)
The game: Action-adventure spaceship game exclusive to the Wii U.
The gamepad: The gamepad will display the spaceship's rather elaborate control panel.

Release date: 2014

Aztez (Team Colorblind)
The game: Bloody fighting game with striking visuals.
Release date: 2014

Bayonetta 2 (Nintendo)
The game: Sequel to an over-the-top action game.
Release date: 2014 (Japan release is summer, 2014, so likely summer or fall in the U.S.)

Citizens of Earth (Atlus)
The game: Retro RPG.
Release date: 2014 

Cubemen 2 (Nnooo)
The game: eShop strategy game.
Release date: 2014

FAST Racing Neo (Shin'en)
The game: Futuristic racing game, sequel to WiiWare title FAST Racing League.
Release date: 2014

Forma.8 (Mixed Bag)
The game: Multiplatform game that appears to be an action-adventure title involving flying through maze-like caverns.
Release date: 2014

How to Survive (505 Games)
The game: Top-down zombie survival game, already available on other platforms.
Release date: 2014

Hyrule Warriors (Tecmo Koei)
The game: Zelda-skinned Dynasty Warriors.
Release date: 2014

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (Oddworld Inhabitants)
The game: Remake of the 2D Platformer Oddworld.
Release date: 2014

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD (Oddworld Inhabitants)
The game: Remake of the quirky action game.
Release date: 2014

Road Redemption (Darkseas Games)
The game: Motorcycle combat racing game inspired by the 1990s Road Rash series.
Release date: 2014 

Transformers Rise Of The Dark Spark (Activision)
The game: Something Transformer-y..
Release date: 2014

The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup (Gory Detail)
The game: 2D Platformer with "dark elements"
Release date: 2014

X (placeholder title) (Nintendo)
The game: Open world RPG that includes mech battles. Appears to be a sequel to Xenoblade Chronicles.
Release date: 2014

Wooden Sen'SeY (Neko Entertainment)
The game: eShop platformer.
Release date: 2014

 

***2015***

Razor Global Domination (Renegade Kid)
The game: Multiplatform skateboarding game.
Release date: 2015

 

***To Be Announced***

Nihilumbra (Beatifun)
The game: Atmospheric puzzle platformer previously released for iOS and PC.
The gamepad: Paint colors on the touchscreen, asynchronous multiplayer.
Release Date: TBA

Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails (Dakko Dakko)
The game: Action game coming exclusively to the Wii U eShop.
Release date: TBA

Squids Odyssey (The Game Bakers)
The game: eShop action/strategy/RPG game.
Release date: TBA

1001 Spikes (Nicalis)
The game: eShop retro platformer.
Release date: TBA

Ittle Dew (Ludosity)
The game: Action adventure game in the style of old top-down Zelda games. Already out for PC.
Release date: TBA

Monkey Pirates (Henchmen Studio)
The game: eShop game of some sort.
Release date: TBA

Teslagrad (Rain Games)
The game: Electricity-themed puzzle platformer.
Release date: TBA

Pier Solar and the Great Architects HD (Watermelon)
The game: eShop RPG.
Release date: TBA

Q.U.B.E. Director's Cut (Toxic Games)
The game: eShop puzzle game.
Release date: TBA

8-Bit Boy (AwesomeBlade Software)
The game: Retro platformer for the eShop.
Release date: TBA

Acoustic Highway (Maestro Interactive)
The game: Racing game.
Release date: TBA

Anima: Gate of Memories (Anima)
The game: Action RPG for the eShop.
Release date: TBA

Armikrog (Pencil Test Studios)
The game: A claymation adventure from the creator of The Neverhood
Release date: TBA

Art Academy (Nintendo)
The game: Drawing software.
Release date: TBA

Biker Bash (Slightly Mad Studio)
The game: Multiplatform combat racing. eShop game.
Release date: TBA

Cryamore (NostalgiCO)
The game: Action RPG.
Release date: TBA

Dragon Quest X: The Five Awakening Races Online (Square Enix)
The game: An MMORPG released for the Wii in Japan in 2012, and to be released on Japan for the Wii U in March.
Release date: TBA. No guarantee it will ever come to North America.

Dusty Raging Fist (PD Design Studio)
The game: Side-scrolling beat 'em up for the eShop.
Release date: TBA

Fade into Darkness (Maestro Interactive)
The game: "Auditory exploration game" exclusively for the Wii U eShop.
Release date: TBA

Forgotten Memories (Psychoz Interactive)
The game: Horror-survival game also planned for iOS devices.
Release date: TBA

Gravity Badgers (Wales Interactive)
The game: eShop puzzle game.
Release date: TBA

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Champion Edition (Drinkbox)
The game: Multiplatform action platformer.
Release date: TBA

Hullbreach Uncloaked (Hullbreach Studios)
The game: Sequel to the Wii/3DS  browser-based MMORPG Hullbreach Online.
Release date: TBA

Insanity's Blade (Casual Bit)
The game: Retro 2D hack & slash.
Release date: TBA

Jett Tailfin (Maximum Games)
The game: Underwater racing game. eShop game.
Release date: TBA

The Legend of Zelda: Untitled Wii U Game (Nintendo)
The game: All Nintendo has said so far is that it will be less linear than previously entries. It sounds like it may also have co-op play.
Release date: TBA

Mad Men Football (AE Games)
The game: Indie retro football with historic characters.
Release date: TBA

Mars Harpoon (Seductive Dungeon)
The game: Side-scrolling action game.
Release date: TBA

My First Songs (RingZero)
The game: eShop kid's karaoke game.
Release date: TBA

Nero (Storm in a Teacup)
The game: "Visual novel."
Release date: TBA 

Nucleotide (FrozenPixel)
The game: Indie action-adventure game.
Release date: TBA

Oliver and Spike: Dimension Jumpers (Rocket Pocket Games)
The game: Action adventure.
Release date: TBA

Paper Monsters Recut (Mobot Studios)
The game: Platformer previously released for iOS and PC.
Release date: TBA

Pinball Arcade (FarSight Studios)
The game: Pinball simulator
Release date: TBA

Pixel Boy (Giant Box)
The game: eShop "Top-down dungeon crawler."
Release date: TBA

Project Y2K (Ackk Studios)
The game: Turn-based RPG for the eShop.
Release date: TBA

Putty Squad (System 3)
The game: Remake of the 1992 platformer.
Release date: TBA

Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs (Firehazard Studio)
The game: eShop action game based on a cartoon.
Release date: TBA

Sacrilegium (Topware Interactive)
The game: Multiplatform survival-horror.
Release date: TBA

Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem (Atlus)
The game: A mashup of two game series.
Release date: TBA

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 (City Interactive)
The game: FPS sequel.
Release date: TBA

Star Beast: The Stellar War (Dead Pixel Entertainment)
The game: A "2.5 shoot-em-up" for the eShop. 
Release date: TBA

Swords and Soldiers (Ronimo)
The game: HD remake of the real-time strategy Wii game, to prime people for the sequel. 
Release date: TBA

Swords and Soldiers II (Ronimo)
The game: Real-time strategy sequel; based on the teaser trailer, could be a Wii U exclusive. 
Release date: TBA

Super Robo Mouse (RCMadiax)
The game: Puzzle game. 
Release date: TBA

Super Ubie Island (Maestro Interactive)
The game: eShop platformer whose title changes every few months.
Release date: TBA

Sync (Dead Pixel Entertainment)
The game: Metroid-style first-person adventure. Wii U exclusive.
Release date: TBA

Two Brothers (Ackkstudios)
The game: eShop RPG.
Release date: TBA

Turtle Tale (Saturnine)
The game: 2D platformer.
Release date: TBA

Watch Dogs (Ubisoft)
The game: Cool-looking action/adventure game.
The Wii U gamepad: Unknown, but developer says the gamepad is natural for the hacking theme.
Release date: Fall, 2014 (as listed on Ubisoft's online store).

Wrecking Balls Arena: DX (Team Kakumei)
The game: I'm not sure what this is, just that it's an indie game coming out for the Wii U (and Ouya).
Release date: TBA

X-Type Plus (Phoboslab)
The game: Indie arcade-style shooter.
Release date: TBA

Yarn Yoshi (Nintendo)
The game: A yet-to-be-titled Yoshi game done in the art style of Kirby's Epic Yarn
Release date: TBA

ZaciSa’s Last Stand (ZeNfA Productions)
The game: 2D space-themed Tower Defense-style game for the eShop.
Release date: TBA

Aqua Moto Racing Utopia (Zordix)
The game: Jetski Racing Game
Release date: TBA

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