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Nintendo Unveils Wii U GamePad At E3
Nintendo has been trying to recapture the popularity they originally had with the Wii and DS. But after last year’s issues, they haven’t shared much about the Wii’s successor, the Wii U at the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo). They named the 63 games that will roll out with the console and showed off the exciting new Wii U GamePad. As many people have speculated, the controller will have a touch screen that will allow players to experience the game in a different way. It will reinvent how games are played and will allow 2 players to have more interaction within the game experience. It will feature a 6.2 inch touch screen along with the normal sensor, joysticks, triggers and buttons the typical ones come with. Here is what Shigeru Miyamoto had to say about the new controller.
With the Wii U GamePad we have the first dedicated personal screen in the long history of game machines
Nintendo America’s president (Reggie Fils-Aime) had this to say about the new controller as well.
The GamePad doesn’t just introduce a new type of gameplay, it redefines an entire dynamic, multiple experiences are possible in the same game at the same time. That’s transformative … it stands to revolutionize your living room.
Some of the games they named that are to be released for Wii U include New Super Mario Bros. U, Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition and Pikman 3,. No word on price or actual release date yet, but we do expect it to be out by this holiday season. The console will also come in black or white.
I have to say, I am convinced they found a new to bring new life back to Nintendo. The fact that this will make gaming more interactive is great. That is partly why Microsoft’s Xbox and Nintendo’s DS consoles have sold so well. People want more interacting and this will provide users with that experience. I also love that they plan to release some big names with the console, it should help with the sales by far. My only main concern is how the newer gamers will deal with this. As we said before, Nintendo is trying to woo back the hard core gamers and the ones that Nintendo converted with the Wii and DS seem to be left out. To me that is a big risk on their half, even if the hard core gamers are the fans that keep Nintendo going. I do hope that they will find a way to woo the casual gamers into their market next, even if I have shared previous that they need the hard core gamers more.
How do you feel about this news? Does it sound like something you want to buy? I expect that we will learn more as E3 goes on, I doubt they have stopped with all of this info. A lot has yet to be explained by Nintendo by far. While I doubt the price, etc will be released-I do think we can expect more info on games and accessories soon enough from them.