Nintendo Wii U console set for November 18 release in Canada

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      During a preview event in New York City today (September 13), Nintendo announced that its Wii U console will be launching in Canada and the U.S. on November 18.

      The Wii U will be available in two configurations. The Basic Set, coloured in white and with an 8 GB storage capacity, will be priced at $299.99. The black Deluxe Set, with a 32 GB hard drive, will be $349.99.

      Most users will be looking to purchase a Wii U for video games, but the console will also be equipped with Nintendo TVii, which enables video streaming from live and on-demand sources such as Netflix. Full details about how TVii will work in Canada were not revealed.

      Both retail versions include one tablet-like GamePad controller, a sensor bar, and an HDMI cable. The Deluxe Set also includes a console stand, a charging cradle and stand for the GamePad, and a copy of the game Nintendo Land.

      Nintendo also announced a number of games in development for the Wii U and planned for release between November 18 and March 31, 2013. They include:

      • 007 Legends (Activision)

      • Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft)

      • Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition (Warner Bros. Interactive)

      • Darksiders II (THQ)

      • Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Disney Interactive)

      • FIFA Soccer 13 (EA)

      • LEGO City: Undercover (Nintendo)

      • Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth (Ubisoft)

      • Mass Effect 3 (EA)

      • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Capcom)

      • New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo)

      • Pikmin 3 (Nintendo)

      • Rayman Legends (Ubisoft)

      • Scribblenauts Unlimited (Warner Bros. Interactive)

      • Skylanders Giants (Activision)

      • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (Sega)

      • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Namco Bandai)

      • Trine 2: Director’s Cut (Frozenbyte)

      • ZombiU (Ubisoft)