Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Nintendo announces new console, the Wii U
Nintendo announced the Wii U, their new console release for 2012. The Wii U will use a more standard style controller over the Wiimote and Nunchuck combo, and will allow players to play without the need for a TV, as the controller has a 6.2 inch touch screen built in. This touch screen can also be used in tandem with the TV for some games. The controller also features a camera, gyroscope, microphone, and speakers. The Wii U will be HD-capable and will be host to a number of titles including Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, Assassin's Creed, Darksiders II, Ghost Recon Online, Batman: Arkham City, DIRT, Tekken Wii Succession, Metro: Last Light, and Aliens: Colonial Marines. A number of small demo games created by Nintendo for E3 were shown off as a means of exploring a few of the ways in which developers can utilize the console and controller. I'll admit, the Wii U was different from what I had expected, but I'm curious to see where things go from here and will keep my ears and eyes open for new information.