After the worst kept gaming secret this year, Nintendo finally revealed to the world for the first time their latest gaming console, The Nintendo Wii U. While the name probably took a good five minutes to come up with, I much prefer it over a goofy sound like its older brother, such as The Nintendo Floof, or maybe even The Nintendo KERYAPCHU. In any case, I was very impressed by this new console.
(Click for a bigger image of The Wii U’s controller)
The Wii U, which supposedly has full 1080p HD, was shown with such cool features as transferring the game from the TV to the screen on the controller if somebody else would like to watch something more important. It also is a drawing tablet, media transferring device (in the video below, a dude swipes a youtube video from the device right onto the TV), as well uses for playing across the controller and TV. For this example, a new HD Zelda game (confirmed to be running in real time) was quickly shown where your inventory screen is on the controller’s screen. This will come in very handy and definitely seems like a badass feature.
Other third party developers were shown in a video with the games they are currently working on. These games included other system power hungry titles such as Darksiders II, Batman Arkham City, and even Battlefield 3 to name a few. With this kind of power coming to a console for Nintendo finally, I’m curious as to what the future holds. Nintendo also announced a new Super Smash Brothers title confirmed to be coming to the Wii U as well as the Nintendo 3DS, as well as somehow playing them cross platform.
Nintendo’s Wii U was given a release date of 2012. My guess is Fall. For a full tech video of just exactly what the Wii U can do, watch the video below. AUN.