I love new console releases. They bring out the best rumors, and by best rumors I mean the kind of rumors that require a salt mine. Today's rumor comes from Dual Pixels who claims to have the skinny on the Wii U's eShop launch when the console comes later this year.
Some of these titles could very well happen, while some are absolutely insane. This is why rumors are so much fun though. For a moment, we get to imagine a Nintendo that actually makes smart business decisions and gets Valve on board with its console.
The full list of rumored titles is as follows:
Professor Layton Chronicles (Level 5)
Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD-Complete (Activision) (Launch)
Goldeneye 007: Reloaded (Acitivsion) (Launch)
World of Warcraft (Activsion) (Launch)
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries Bio Ops (Capcom)
Okamiden HD (Capcom) (Launch)
Electronic Arts (EA)
Boom Blox Wii U (EA)
NFL Blitz Touchdown (EA)
Burnout: Rush Hour (EA) (Launch)
Shank 2 (EA) (Launch)
Crysis (EA) (Launch)
Bit Trip Runner 2 (Gaijan Games) (Launch)
Tank! Tank! Tank! (Namco Bandai)
Meteos (Namco Bandai)
Pac-Man Battle Royal (Namco Bandai) (Launch)
Dragon Nest (Nexon)
Big Brain University (Nintendo) (Launch)
Super Mario Strikers Unlimited (Nintendo) (Launch)
Fluidity: Toxic (Nintendo) (Launch)
Protocol (Sabarasa) (Launch)
Rodea the Sky Soldier (SEGA)
Renegade Ops 2 (SEGA)
Phantasy Star Online 2 (SEGA) (Launch)
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 (SEGA) (Launch)
Big Head Bash (Spicy Horse) (Launch)
Demon's Score (Square Enix/Epic)
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Wii U (Square Enix)
The Walking Dead (Telltale Games) (Launch)
UbiArt Presents: Sketchtarium
Red Steel 2: Locked a Reloaded (Ubisoft)
I Am Alive (Ubisoft) (Launch)
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve) (Launch)
DotA 2 (Valve)
The source speaking to Dual Pixels also tipped them off about Assassin's Creed 3 being announced for the Wii U. That did come to pass so he at least gets some cred for being able to guess the obvious. With these titles, however, it's hard to verify any of this. A lot of this just looks like a fan boy's wet dream.
The funny thing with gaming though is that you can't just disbelieve every rumor you hear. There are a few small sites like this that get massive scoops before anybody else. It's happened before and it will happen again. I'm just saying to start digging out that salt so you can have a hefty amount of it when considering this rumor.
Do you think any of these games have a chance of coming to the Wii U? Let us know in the comments.