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Nintendo Wii U will offer deeper gaming experiences - Iwata

Nintendo President bigs up new console

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has promised that Wii U will offer deeper games that players will never have experienced before.

In a personal message delivered in Nintendo's annual report, Iwata highlighted what will make Nintendo's new console stand out from the crowd.

"We plan to release the Wii U system, the successor of Wii, in the year-end sales season of 2012," wrote Nintendo's chief. Wii U has a new controller named the Wii U GamePad with a 6.2 inch touchscreen. With the combination of the Wii U GamePad and a TV screen, players can enjoy gameplay that takes advantage of two screens whose positional relationship is not fixed."

He added: "Also, for multi-player games, Wii U makes asymmetric gameplay possible, which means the role of a player using the Wii U GamePad is different from the other players using the conventional Wii Remote controllers. In this way, we will propose deeper game experiences and new entertainment that people have never had the opportunity to enjoy before."

We've never played anything quite like Nintendo Land's Animal Crossing Sweet Day or ZombiU before. They are just two of the best Wii U games we've played so far.

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In the same message, Iwata outlined Nintendo's strategy.

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  1. ledreppe Thursday 2nd Aug 2012 at 10:53

    I just hope it's not going to turn into a gimmick that doesn't get properly exploited, like the Wii's motion sensing feature turned out to be (with a few notable exceptions like Skyward Sword).

  2. CraigEmberson Thursday 2nd Aug 2012 at 12:49

    I just hope it's not going to turn into a gimmick that doesn't get properly exploited, like the Wii's motion sensing feature turned out to be (with a few notable exceptions like Skyward Sword).


    To be fair, they're two different situations. The Wii U and it's controller ARE the console in its entirety from day 1, whereas Motion Plus was an extension. Motion Plus was a change from what people were used to and developers were wary but with Wii U, they can see all of the potential from the start.

  3. noelnen Thursday 2nd Aug 2012 at 13:40

    "The Year end 2012", "The Year end 2012" "The Year end 2012"
    come on Nintendo give us the date!!

  4. mattym727 Thursday 2nd Aug 2012 at 19:30

    I just hope it's not going to turn into a gimmick that doesn't get properly exploited, like the Wii's motion sensing feature turned out to be (with a few notable exceptions like Skyward Sword).


    To be fair, they're two different situations. The Wii U and it's controller ARE the console in its entirety from day 1, whereas Motion Plus was an extension. Motion Plus was a change from what people were used to and developers were wary but with Wii U, they can see all of the potential from the start.


    He means motion sensing in the Wii controller in general I think,not just motion plus :)

  5. pppongi Friday 3rd Aug 2012 at 19:52

    No offence Nintendo but i have got attached to my Wii, i spent a load on the Wii so i'm not going to trade it in and have to spend eve more. like the 3ds XL i have only just bought ma 3ds no way i'm gonna trade it in!

  6. Valmar Sunday 5th Aug 2012 at 10:30

    No offence Nintendo but i have got attached to my Wii, i spent a load on the Wii so i'm not going to trade it in and have to spend eve more. like the 3ds XL i have only just bought ma 3ds no way i'm gonna trade it in!

    You don't have to worry about that, all of your old Wii downloads including WiiWare games and Virtual Console classics will be able to be transferred to your new Wii U.

  7. Fubz Wednesday 8th Aug 2012 at 01:55

    I'm just hoping for new games d: all the great Wii games that I bought were all released ages ago. All the new games are either just sequels or some OK games. Really hoping for an absolutely crazy new game (Like Super Mario Galaxy did for the Wii) and not just another same game but on the WiiU and a couple of differences

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