THQ had release the uDraw tablet for the Wii back in November 2010. It is basically a gaming tablet with a pressurized stylus and, in combination with the Wii Remote, can be used for motion control. Instead of keeping it a Wii exclusive, however, THQ has announced that the tablet will be heading for both the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360, due out sometime in 2011.
Vice President of THQ Asia Pacific, Rodney Block, had this to say about the expansion of the uDraw tablet on other consoles:
“Xbox 360 and PS3 fans have been asking for uDraw and after such an overwhelming response from Wii players, it’s with great excitement that we launch uDraw HD. There’s no console based artistic tool like it, uDraw can be used to create pieces of art, keep minds active and play games. Fostering creative expression, the uDraw for HD consoles can be enjoyed by the whole family, encouraging them to spend quality time together”.
Alongside the bundled software uDraw Studio Instant Artist, THQ has revealed two more games for the tablet that will be released this year: Pictionary: Ultimate Edition and Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat. THQ promises more games for the tablet in 2012.
I guess those who wanted this tablet and didn’t have or want a Wii would be excited about this announcement, but I do seriously doubt that it was in high demand from all types of gamers, especially one group of gamers. At least they decided to expand.