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[Rumor] A Wii U launch list so crazy, it has to be fake

3/20/12 12:00pm
tl;dr

Are you ready to play WoW on Nintendo?

Editor's Note: g1 CommanderZaktan might have posted this first, but HarmlessHazard's post was easier on the eyes. Kudos to everyone who caught wind of this and we will follow up as the story develops.

According to Dual Pixels, games like WoW, DotA 2, and Counter Strike: Global Offensive, as well as many other unannounced titles will all be available for the Wii U at launch.

Here's what they had to say:

"A source close to Dual Pixels that has insider knowledge of Nintendo has revealed to us a major Wii U eShop leak featuring titles scheduled for launch and some that are in production for the platform. Wii U, launching this Fall is Nintendo's most technologically advanced console to date with horsepower that rivals PS3 and Xbox 360 allowing our current HD experiences to be recreated on the upcoming console. According to our source, developers are taking note of the opportunities Nintendo presents with Wii U, given the superior processing power that was unavailable on the original Wii. The Wii U eShop leak below contains titles from a suite of publishers including Nintendo themselves, EA, Capcom, Square Enix, Activision, Valve, and more. "

The list is as follows:

Level 5

  • Professor Layton Chronicles (Level 5)

Activision

  • Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD-Complete (Activision) (Launch)
  • Goldeneye 007: Reloaded (Acitivsion) (Launch)
  • World of Warcraft (Activsion) (Launch)

Capcom

  • Resident Evil: The Mercenaries Bio Ops (Capcom)
  • Okamiden HD (Capcom) (Launch)

Electronic Arts (EA)

  • Boom Blox Wii U (EA)
  • NFL Blitz Touchdown (EA)
  • Burnout: Rush Hour (EA) (Launch)
  • Shank 2 (EA) (Launch)
  • Crysis (EA) (Launch)

 Gaijan Games

  • Bit Trip Runner 2 (Gaijan Games) (Launch)

Namco Bandai

  • Tank! Tank! Tank! (Namco Bandai)
  • Meteos (Namco Bandai)
  • Pac-Man Battle Royal (Namco Bandai) (Launch)

Nexon

  • Dragon Nest (Nexon)

Nintendo

  • Big Brain University (Nintendo) (Launch)
  • Super Mario Strikers Unlimited (Nintendo) (Launch)
  • Fluidity: Toxic (Nintendo) (Launch)

Sabarasa

  • Protocol (Sabarasa) (Launch)

SEGA

  • Rodea the Sky Soldier (SEGA)
  • Renegade Ops 2 (SEGA)
  • Phantasy Star Online 2 (SEGA) (Launch)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 (SEGA) (Launch)

Spicy Horse

  • Big Head Bash (Spicy Horse) (Launch)

Square Enix

  • Demon's Score (Square Enix/Epic)
  • Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Wii U (Square Enix)

Telltale Games

  • The Walking Dead (Telltale Games) (Launch)

Ubisoft

  • UbiArt Presents: Sketchtarium
  • Red Steel 2: Locked a Reloaded (Ubisoft)
  • I Am Alive (Ubisoft) (Launch)

Valve

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve) (Launch)
  • DotA 2 (Valve)
     

Seems really strange to me. I mean WoW? DotA 2? And most of them are just ports and HD make-overs. I think I'll wait until E3 to see just how far fetched (or true!) this list really is.

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