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The Best Wii U Games For Christmas 2012: The Top Games When Buying A Wii U

Updated on September 18, 2012

The brand new Wii U console will be launching with a wide variety of super hot games that are sure to be selling like hot cakes all through the holiday shopping season. The games top Wii U games for Christmas and Black Friday will run the gamut between big, next-gen cross platform releases like Assassin's Creed III and unique Nintendo exclusive titles that take advantage of the Wii U's unique hardware.

This year, you can please the whole family by picking up some family friendly party games to please the more casual Nintendo fans and throwing in some AAA action titles to please the hardcore gamer on your Christmas list. Remember, if you're buying a new Wii U console, it only comes with one controller! If you want to play with friends, be sure to pick up a nunchuck controller or a Pro Controller.

New Super Mario Bros. U

What's a new Nintendo console without a new Super Mario game? New Super Mario Bros. U brings back Mario, Luigi, and friends for another classic side scrolling romp. Up to four players can control Mario, Luigi, and two Toads to once again fight Bowser and rescue the oft-captured Princess. Featuring delightful 3D graphics, a brand new flying squirrel power-up, and the same great Super Mario action, this will be the Wii U game to get this Christmas.

If four players isn't enough, it's possible for a fifth to join in using the Wii U's one of a kind touchpad controller. Help your friends with power-ups and other useful bonuses while maintaining a birds-eye view of the action, this is the perfect way for less experienced gamers to join in the fun without facing a steep learning curve as the game's difficulty increases. This is, without a doubt, one of the top games available this Christmas for the WIi U.

Assasin's Creed 3

For the first time in years, a Nintendo console will be launching a AAA quality title alongside the PS3 and 360 without lagging behind in the graphics department. Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed III is the perfect title to really show off the Wii U's power. Take control of an all new protaganist as you hunt down and kill mysterious Templar conspirators looking to take control of America's destiny.

Set during the early days of the Republic, ACIII is one of the hottest games of 2012 and a perfect gift for the hardcore gamer who's looking to delve into the WIi U this Christmas. This game works especially well with the Wii U Pro Controller, as it is specifically designed to be used with multi-platform titles like this

Just Dance 4

The signature dance game will be available this Christmas 2012 for the WIi U. Once again, join your friends and family for a hardcore dance off that's going to leave the whole family sweating and laughing. A great way to integrate fitness and gaming without any stuffy "exercise" tutorials. Just Dance 4 is just pure fun!

Exclusive to the WIi U version is the "Puppet Master" mode. Using the touch screen on the Wii U GamePad, players can control the flow of the dance and make the other players march to their drum. Who will be the last one standing in this contest of grace and agility?

Just Dance 4 features songs by Elvis Presley, Selena Gomez, Pink, Niki Minaj, Stevie Wonder, One Direction and more.


ZombieU is one of the first major games to take full advantage of the Wii U's touch-screen controller. Control your hero while he battles hordes of zombies across a desolate post apocalyptic wasteland while reading maps, managing items, and solving puzzles on your GamePad. A truly immersive experience, this is going to be a must-have Wii U title for Christmas 2012.

Oh, and try and stay alive. There are no do-overs in ZombieU. Once you die, your character will rise from the dead as a lifeless ghoul while you control a brand new character.

Scribblenauts Unlimited

What better launch title for the Wii U than Scribblenauts? The quirky and creative Nintendo DS title makes the leap to the next gen console and is sure to take full advantage of the unique controls the Wii U offers.

Like in previous versions, players will be able to summon nearly anything they can imagine from thin air and use them to solve mind bending puzzles. To spice things up, Scribblenauts Unlmited offers a much deeper level of customization. Use unique materials and color palettes to let your imagination soar and create whatever type of world you desire.

Want a wooden dragon? Done. A depressed Abraham Lincoln in a pink hat? That's not impossible. Whatever you can dream, Scribblenauts can do.

Have a favorite Wii U game for Christmas? Let us know what YOU think the best Wii U game for 2012 is in the comments!

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