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E3 2011: We've 'uncovered new plays to play Battlefield' on Wii U - EA

Frank Gibeau reveals EA's ideas for the controller

EA's President Frank Gibeau has revealed that the new Wii U controller has enabled EA to "uncover new plays to play Battlefield."

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A Battlefield 3 trailer was shown off for Wii U at Nintendo's E3 conference earlier this week and now Gibeau has revealed how you might be able to play the first-person shooter on Wii U.

"What's really going to make it [Wii U] stand out for core gamers is the new controller. It's touchscreen, it's elegant and it works seamlessly with the experience. We've just had a little bit of time with it and we've uncovered new ways of playing Battlefield that I'm really excited about."

He added: "You can imagine that there are new ways of playing the game from a commander mode or for being able to drive from a different position inside of a vehicle. What I really liked about it was how good it felt in your hands. In addition to that it's super powerful. It allows you to do a lot of things that no other controller can do."

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  1. linkfinity Thursday 9th Jun 2011 at 15:00

    id like to see the controler having the radar on it

  2. Flag Captured Thursday 9th Jun 2011 at 15:18

    I've heard that the Battlefield 3 videos used on the conference were of the PC build - not representative of the Wii U....
    Still, I can sort of see the appeal of it, as long as nintendo uses a network and does away with friend codes, else I won't even buy the console.

  3. onmsam Thursday 9th Jun 2011 at 15:25

    it would be cool to plot strikes and put the map on there to see where the copters are and could use gyro sensor for driving

  4. Riverlution Thursday 9th Jun 2011 at 16:43

    New plays to play?

  5. Joe_Crow Thursday 9th Jun 2011 at 18:06

    Point at the screen to bring up sniper scope. UAV/Map and weapons on the touchscreen. Driving controls.

  6. Waldy565 Thursday 9th Jun 2011 at 18:18

    The demo looked fantastic, actually im going to go and watch it again!

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