Nintendo reveal the Wii U

Nintendo officially unveiled their new console  previously called Project Cafe and confirmed that it will be called Wii U. The Wii U supports full  HD graphics over HDMI and games can be wirelessly transmitted between the TV screen and the new unique game controller, which has a 6.2 inch in-built non HD screen.

The controller includes two thumb sticks, face buttons, a d-pad, a built-in camera, two trigger buttons on the left and right shoulders, an accelerometer and a microphone. It also supports video chat, the controller can also be used in conjunction with the Wii Remote, Balance Board and Nunchuk. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said the controller hasn’t been designed to be a portable gaming system.


 The console has internal Flash memory which can be augmented with “SD Card or USB solutions”. It will play optical disks and downloadable content, and will be backwards-compatible with Wii software and it will launch some time between 1 April and 31 December 2012. There’s no official price.

There was little further details about the console itself and the conference focussed on the new controller. Games wise several top developers were shown praising the new console and it. It was revealed that games that will come out on the new console included Batman Arkham City, Darksiders 2, Assassins Creed, Ghost Recon Online and EA will be bringing it’s top sports franchises to the Wii U.

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