Say U, say Wii: Nintendo unveils new console

09.06.2011 Gaming : Danny Bilson : Wii U

Kyoto – Nintendo has revealed its successor to its Wii, Wii U. The controller, a 6.2in-screen hand-held tablet, is the first of its kind. It supports traditional input from the previous Wii, with added motion control.

‘It’s a Swiss army knife of controllers. It offers more possibilities,’ explains Danny Bilson, executive vice-president of core games at games developer THQ.

Asymmetrical game play lets you play from two screens. In the same game, one player can operate from the controller screen, while another plays on the tv.

Such innovation in technology doesn’t just create a world that is more believable – the hand-held set enables the user to move wirelessly into a private, 360-degree virtual world.

For more about new innovations in gaming, look out for our trend reports from E3 2011.

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