Nintendo, in what was easily the greatest press conference in all of E3, revealed their latest console! This console is creatively titled the ‘Wii U’ and appears to be such an amazing device.
Imagine this: You’re playing Super Smash Bros. on your TV and suddenly some douche changes the channel on you. With the flick of a button, or maybe even less, you can continue playing on the screen that the controller has built into it. Along with the controller interface reveal came many different other functions, such as touch screen compatibility as well as some of the ways these features can be utilised. There was a Ninja game where players could use the touch screen on the controller to throw stars onto the game on the tv. Another awesome feature was that showcased was that you could have one player in multiplayer play on the controller and then have 4 other players utilise the split screen on the television unit. The controller also utilises gyroscopes, dual analogue controls, cameras and the like.
Previously, video games played on a home console have been confined to the TV and offered identical viewpoints to each player in a multiplayer environment. Furthermore, watching TV and playing console games have been completely separate experiences. The new controller removes these boundaries, creating a more dynamic and fluid gaming and entertainment experience. Visitors to the E3 Expo will see firsthand the type of gaming experiences made possible by Wii U and the new controller such as:
- 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.
Nintendo also showcased a demo reel of the possibilities of titles that would be available with third party developers. These included many highlights, such as Darksiders 2, Arkham City and a really graphically impressive Alien game (I mean really impressive, you would not have thought that it was on a Nintendo Console). The console will also host first-party games as well as being backwards compatible with the Wii and its accessories.
This console is already making the creative part of my mind go crazy, there are so many possibilities, so many features, so many announcements! I know it’s sometimes unprofessional to put your own bias into a news article, but in this case, it cannot be helped. We also believe the console will be released around December – February 2011, 2012 respectively.
Make sure you Keep and Eye on The Nintendo E3 website.
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