Wii U’s 2013 line-up: somewhat bleak yet somewhat hopeful

Not enough Wii U games in your library? Well, don’t hold your breath just yet. Wii U’s confirmed Japanese lineup for 2013 isn’t so much a line as it is, well, three games.

So far, only Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2, Tank! Tank! Tank!, and Need for Speed: Most Wanted have been given precise release dates, with Tank! Tank! Tank! having already released on the eShop.

Yet, not all hope is lost for Japanese Wii U owners. Other titles set for release in the first half of this year include Pikmin 3, Game & Wario, Dragon Quest X and Wii Fit U.

North American and European Wii U owners should count on receiving these games too, as well as Rayman Legends, LEGO City: Undercover, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and more.

In addition, eShop releases will no doubt play their part to wane the coming months. High-quality downloads including Runner 2, Toki Tori 2, Cloudberry Kingdom and Mutant Mudds Deluxe are all on their way, as well as The Cave, headed to the eShop this month.

The console is still young, however, so criticisms and complaints are certainly unwarranted. Still, for some of us, these next few months may see a hold in spending and and an increase in saving. After all, E3 is but months five months away, and the announcements therein will surely entice.

What games are you looking forward to? Do you think 2013 for the Wii U seems promising, lacking, or somewhere in between?