Rise of the Guardians Wii U release date announced

We may not have an exact release date for the Nintendo Wii U quite yet, butD3 Publishermay have just given us a helping hand with that by announcing the release of a movie tie-in game that seems like it could be pretty close to a launch title.

Rise of the Guardians, a Dreamworks animated feature starring Jude Law, Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman, and Alec Baldwin, features mystical characters like the Easter Bunny (Jackman) and Santa Clause (Baldwin) fighting to save the world from falling into darkness at the hands of the Nightmare King (Law.) So in other words, it's a lot like the Nightmare Before Christmas.

The movie isn't out until 2013, but the video game tie-in will be releasing on November 20 on the Wii U, lending to speculation that it is actually a Wii U launch title that reveals the release date for Nintendo's console. This report corroborates other evidence that popped up today in a Sega press release that suggested Wii U would launch in November.

Rise of the Guardians will also be out on Wii, 3DS, DS, 360 and PS3.

We will of course report back if we're able to get any more concrete information on the Wii U release date.

Andrew Groen

Andrew is a freelance video game journalist, writing for sites like Wired and GamesRadar. Andrew has also written a book called EMPIRES OF EVE: A History of the Great Wars of EVE Online.