Nintendo’s motto has always been “Creating Something Unique.” That is certainly a motto they have always tried to live up to. With the Wii U, they are hoping to once again change the face of gaming as we know it.
Nintendo are only having their presentation on Tuesday at E3, but they have released a pre-E3 video to showcase their new Wii U console, and are leaving the Tuesday presentation to showcase all their games on the Wii U.
The Wii U GamePad, which is the official term for tablet based controller revealed previously, has finally come to completion. The GamePad now supports two proper gaming joysticks with precise 360° movement. These thumbpads can also be clicked in as an extra button (just like the Xbox and PS controllers can). Nintendo plan on using the GamePad as a Social Window to the rest of the world while you are playing your games.
The controllers HD screen is also a touchscreen supporting great sensitivity. You can use a stylus or your fingers, depending on your needs. Nintendo are also boasting that you will be able to use the touchscreen as your main screen with absolutely no lag. This has yet to be seen if entirely true, but if it is, it will be the first time this has been done. Before you cry out “But the PS3 does that with the PSP or Vita,” just remember, on the PS platform, there is a huge and noticeable lag. Nintendo are also claiming the ability to take screenshots and post them up on the Miiverse from your controller.
The GamePad can also be used as a universal controller for your TV and other electronic devices. Will all this new functionality in the Wii U GamePad be enough for Nintendo to lead the next generation console race all over again? Coupled with the fact that the Wii Balance Board works with the Wii U already, and the new Pro Controller for the Wii U, I’ll be very surprised if it isn’t met with huge success when it launches later this year!
I for one cannot wait to see what they have planned for Tuesday!