Major core games announced for Wii U, video

Batman Arkham City, Assassin's Creed, Aliens Colonial Marines and more

Third parties are backing Nintendo's new console, Wii U, with multiple core franchises previously only confirmed for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Wii U games shown off in a trailer at Nintendo's E3 press conference included "launch title" Darksiders II, Ghost Recon Online, Ninja Gaiden 3, Aliens Colonial Marines, Dirt, Metro Last Night, Tekken, Batman Arkham City, an Assassin's Creed and a Rabbids game.

Ubisoft is also making "two new brands including a revolutionary first person shooter for the hardcore audience being developed exclusively for Nintendo Wii U and a multi-sports game for the whole family".

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EA CEO John Riccitiello also promised an 'unprecedented partnership' with Nintendo that'll see multiple EA games appearing on Wii U. A video running behind the exec as he spoke on stage showed the company's leading sports franchises, as well as Battlefield 3, although no specific EA titles have been confirmed for the system.

Sega West CEO Mike Hayes has said his company is 'fully supportive' of the new Nintendo console, stating that Wii U "opens up an impressive amount of new opportunities for publishers and developers alike."

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot called Wii U "an amazing new source of inspiration for our developers". "With the combination of technologies brought together by this console, our creative teams will be able to take the Ubisoft vision of developing rich, immersive and innovative gaming experiences for all audiences even further," he said.