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Wii U Release Details 'Leak' Online: Specs Found On 'Official' Packaging, Games For Pre-order And GamePad Features Surface [FULL LIST].

The release date for Nintendo's Wii U is likely to come in November, and a new leak indicates that the long-time gaming company is preparing for the launch. Marketing for the Wii U, complete with images of games for pre-order and technical specs from the box itself, has allegedly leaked online.

The series of images (http://www.maxi-geek.com/2012/08/wii-u-marketing-kicks-in-round-australia.html) surfaced on Maximum Geek on Thursday. Nintendo has not confirmed the purported photos of the boxing and specs for its Wii U console, and has yet to comment on the matter. The user who uploaded the photos says he took them at the Nintendo Experience at EB Games and has seen other stores with these items.

The advertisement does not reveal the (http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/354933/20120621/wii-u-release-date-price-specs-nintendo.htm) official release date for the Wii U, but says "New from Nintendo Coming 2012," urging fans to pre-order. This could indicate that Nintendo may be ready to start rolling out pre-order sales for the Wii U very soon. Games available for pre-order according to the alleged photos include the following:

- "Nintendo Land"

- "LEGO City"

- Super Mario Bros. Wii U"

- "Just Dance 4"

- "Wii Fit U"

- "Sports Connection"

- "ZombiU"

- "Assassin's Creed 3"

- "Pikmin 3"

- "Darksiders 2"

The reportedly leaked image also reveals what is believed to be the official (http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/361506/20120710/wii-u-release-date-price-specs-nintendo.htm) tech specs for the Wii U . The list appears to be on the back of the packaging for the Wii U, and says the following:

Size

: Approximately 1.8 inches high, 10.5 inches deep and 6.8 inches long

Weight

: Approximately 3.41 pounds

Wii U GamePad:

The (http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/348463/20120604/wii-u-release-specs-pro-controller-e3.htm) Wii U GamePad controller removes the traditional barriers between games, players and the TV by creating a second window into the video game world. It incorporates a 6.2 inch 16.9 aspect ratio LCD touch screen, as well as traditional button controls and two analog sticks. Inputs include u+ Control Pad, L/R L/R
abbr.
left/right
 sticks, L/R stick buttons, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons, ZL/ZR buttons, Power button, HOME button, SELECT button, +/START button and TV CONTROL button. The GamePad also includes motion control (powered by an accelerometer, gyroscope gyroscope (jī`rəskōp'), symmetrical mass, usually a wheel, mounted so that it can spin about an axis in any direction. When spinning, the gyroscope has special properties.  and geomagnetic sensor), a front facing camera, a microphone, stereo speakers, rumble features, a sensor bar, an included stylus and support for Near Field Communication (NFC NFC
abbr.
National Football Conference
) functionality. It is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and weighs approximately 1.1 pounds (500 g).

Video Output:

Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. Compatible cables include HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) A digital interface for audio and video signals designed as a single-cable solution for home theater and consumer electronics equipment. , Wii D-Terminal, Wii Component Video, Wii RGB, Wii S-Video Stereo AV and Wii AV.

Other Controllers:

The Wii U console is capable of supporting two Wii U GamePad controllers, up to four Wii Remote (or Wii Remote Plus) controllers or Wii U Pro Controllers, ad Wii accessories such as the Nunchuk, Classic Controller and Wii Balance Board The Wii Balance Board is a balance board accessory for Nintendo's Wii video game console. It was first revealed on July 11 2007, at E3 2007, in combination with its software counterpart Wii Fit. .

Appearance:

The new console features a compact design that will make it a natural addition to any home entertainment setup.

CPU CPU
 in full central processing unit

Principal component of a digital computer, composed of a control unit, an instruction-decoding unit, and an arithmetic-logic unit.
 

: BM power-based multi-core processor

GPU

: AMD (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, www.amd.com) A major manufacturer of semiconductor devices including x86-compatible CPUs, embedded processors, flash memories, programmable logic devices and networking chips.  Radion-based High Definition GPU

Storage

: Wii U uses an internal flash memory. It also supports SD memory cards and external USB USB
 in full Universal Serial Bus

Type of serial bus that allows peripheral devices (disks, modems, printers, digitizers, data gloves, etc.) to be easily connected to a computer.
 storage.

Media:

Wii U and Wii optical discs.

Wii Compatibility:

Nearly all Wii software and accessories can we used with the Wii U.

Some of the text on the back of the alleged (http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/371257/20120807/wii-u-release-games-list-price-leaked.htm) Wii U box is hard to make out since the image is a little blurry at certain points, but that is the overall list of specs. There are also photos of the packaging for the Wii U Pro Controller, which looks similar to Microsoft's Xbox 360 controller.

The retail advertisements did not reveal any information about the Wii U's price, but the cost is believed to be announced To be announced (TBA)

A contract for the purchase or sale of an MBS to be delivered at an agreed-upon future date but does not include a specified pool number and number of pools or precise amount to be delivered.
 in September, (http://www.tgdaily.com/games-and-entertainment-brief/64994-wii-u-price-expected-in-september) according to TG Daily .

"It is tough to pinpoint any type of expectation when Nintendo themselves are being incredibly vague about it," EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich said to TG Daily. "Considering the potential for PS3/Xbox 360 price cuts this holiday, it is understandable that they are keeping their cards close to their chest."

Earlier this week it was also reported that pre-orders for the Wii U will allegedly begin next week for a "Black Friday" release in November. This information comes from a GameStop employee who reportedly spoke with Go Nintendo, (http://www.gamezone.com/products/wii-u/news/wii-u-pre-orders-allegedly-begin-next-week-for-supposed-november-black-friday-release) as GameZone reports .

Until Nintendo makes an official announcement, it the release date and price of the Wii U are uncertain. The console is (http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/367303/20120726/wii-u-release-date-price-usa-specs.htm) expected to push out between 4 million and 5 million units during the Wii U launch window, experts say.

Be sure to check out the reportedly leaked photos for yourself over at Maximum Geek.
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