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Blockbuster UK Hints at Wii U Games?

by Andrew Brown - May 7, 2012, 6:15 pm PDT
Total comments: 12 Source: http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=1..., (GoNintendo)

The video rental chain lists 25 games on their computer system.

Blockbuster UK's computer stock listing has apparently revealed 25 Wii U games, some of which were already announced. A reader at GoNintendo supplied photos of his workstation monitor compiling the following list:

Aliens: Colonial Marines
Assassin's Creed
Batman Arkham City
Darksiders II
Dirt 3
Formula 1 All Stars
Game Party
Ghost Recon Online
Just Dance 4
Killer Freaks From Outer Space
Marvel Super Heroes
Metro Last Light
Monsters Party
New Super Mario Brothers Mii
Ninja Gaiden 3
Pikmin
Rabbids Party Land
Raving Rabbids
Rayman Legends
Shield Pose
Splinter Cell 6
Sports Connection
Tekken
Your Shape 2013
Zombie

There is also a listing for a white Wii U console in the system. Whether this is an accidental leak of sensitive information or another case of an overenthusiastic retailer fabricating information in anticipation of their upcoming stock is yet to be seen.

A poster on NeoGAF claiming he was an ex-employee of Blockbuster supported the notion of the list not being entirely true. He said "All of the Wii U games on the system are entirely speculated by the sales team, and are there purely as placeholders."

We've previously seen similar gun-jumping, such as when EB Games listed a release date for the new Smash Bros. title on their store shelves, so this list must be taken with a sizable grain of salt. 

We'll update you on the situation as soon as more information is revealed.

Talkback

TJ SpykeMay 08, 2012

I am glad you aren't claiming it's a "launch" list like GoNintendo is considering that at least one of the games is confirmed as a 2013 release (Metro). The list seems fishy at best to me, though I wouldn't be surprised to see most of those on Wii U.

I think it's just a speculative list that retailers occasionally do. It's full of stuff we know or has been implied, but it also contains obvious junk like Shield Pose, which won't be a full game by itself.

Looks like an eager employee spent twenty minutes searching online for Wii U games, and this is what he or she came up with. Really, a game called just Zombie?

EnnerMay 08, 2012

Rabbids and Splinter Cell 6.

It is assured that Ubi Soft will have a bunch of games for the launch window, especially given past video game hardware launches such as the Kinect, 3DS, and Vita.

A new Splinter Cell game tailored for the Wii U is a game I would be interested in seeing a lot of.

Kytim89May 08, 2012

Zombie = Resident Evil 6 Wii U.

AdrockMay 08, 2012

Quote from: Kytim89

Zombie = Resident Evil 6 Wii U.

No. There's no way that's correct.

motangMay 08, 2012

Wonder what that Marvel Super Heroes is...

Zombie = Resident Evil: Untitled Third Chronicles Game

CericMay 08, 2012

Quote from: motang

Wonder what that Marvel Super Heroes is...

Ultimate Alliance: Ultimate Collection.  A seamless combination of 1 and 2 with linking chapters.  Yes, oh yes :D Probably not

PlugabugzMay 08, 2012

I would get excited by this but i can't given Blockbuster's sudden return to gaming after having sold Gamestation to Game (followed by its subsequent collapse).

red14May 09, 2012

Awww shit! ;D  Tekken! I hope it's Tag 2.

VickiLMay 10, 2012

Hey, what happened to Lego City Stories?  Admittedly, recent Lego games haven't been as good as the Star Wars ones, but it's one of those things they mentioned last year that I wanted to hear more about this year.

Yes, yes, I know.  Just a list put together by a bored Blockbuster employee.

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