Nintendo just unveiled their new console, the Wii U, well kinda as they focused more on a new interactive tablet looking controller for it. The controller has a screen, is fully compatible with the Wii, and allows you to move gameplay seamlessly from the TV back to the controller itself.
The controller is NOT the Wii U console. As far as we can tell we didn’t actually see the Wii U console itself. We do know that the Wii U will support 1080p HD. We also know that the Wii U console will not be available until Holiday 2012, that’s right we are over a year away from the console’s actual release. No word on a price point yet or any real detail on the console and specs. Nintendo said they don’t really focus on the specs, they focus on the experience.
That is all we know at this point, stay tuned.
The Wii U is the new console that includes a controller with a 6.2-inch screen (seen above).
In single-player games:
- The new controller can display information on its screen that does not appear on the TV.
- The information and viewpoint can also change in the new controller based on the orientation of its gyroscope.
In multiplayer games:
- The player using the new controller can have a different experience than those looking at the TV. This will offer a wide variety of competitive and cooperative opportunities.
In addition to the 6.2-inch screen, the new controller also features an accelerometer and a gyroscope, a rumble feature, an inward-facing camera, a microphone and speakers. Adding these features to the Classic Controller button scheme – two analog Circle Pads, +Control Pad, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons and ZL/ZR buttons – will enable a breadth of game-play experiences while appealing to both casual and dedicated video game players.
Wii U combines motion-sensing game play with the ability to support full HD graphics. Each Wii U console will be partnered with a new controller and can also use up to four additional Wii Remote™ or Wii Remote Plus controllers. The system is also backward compatible and can play all Wii games and use all Wii accessories.