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Nintendo Demos Wii U, New Controller For Wii

Submitted by on January 14, 2012 – 10:21 am3 Comments
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Nintendo gave the press some hands-on demonstrations of their new Wii U controller at CES this week. The new device is meant to compliment the famous Wii remote and “nunchuk”. Check out Machinima giving the new controller a try (skip to 7:50):

The Wii U features a large touch screen surrounded by several buttons and a joystick. It seems cumbersome compared to the Wii remote, but is reportedly light enough to permit the rapid movement needed for gameplay.

In addition, the differing design is intentional, meant to spur new games that will feature distinct roles for players with the Wii U versus players with the remote. For example, one such existing game has the player with the U controlling a space ship; the players with remotes must fire at the ship from the ground.

The Nintendo Wii fought conventional gaming wisdom in 2006 by emphasizing simplicity and accessibility over detailed graphics. But mobile devices have since presented entirely new (and even more accessible) opportunities for gaming.

The new controller originally debuted at last year’s E3 Convention in Los Angeles. Nintendo says the Wii U will go on sale following next year’s E3.

Source: Huffington Post

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3 Comments »

  • Richard says:

    Just a note the WiiU is a completely new Console and controller. The WiiU also works will the current wii remote and nunchuk. The headline is misleading. THIS IS NOT A NEW CONTROLLER FOR THE current wii.

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  • Weston says:

    Richard is completely right.The Wii U is a brand new HD Nintendo console that sports a controller with a 6 inch touchscreen. It also supports all of the original Wii’s games, controllers and peripherals. You should edit this article to reflect what’s true before you mistakenly confuse people.

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