The Wii U (The Wii’s Sexier Cousin)
The Wii was made to bring the whole family together to play games and have fun, which it did. Then fifteen minutes later they all got bored with it and left. However, it did have a lot of selling power and some pretty good ideas, so naturally it’s getting a sequel.
The Wii U is like the Wii’s sexier cousin. They have a lot in common, but you know which one you want to play with. Though it was originally known as Project Café, the new title and the first trailer for the console were shown at this year’s E3. The Wii U makes use of some of the features from the Wii, for example the remote, but it also brings a lot of new material to the table.
The trailer is all about the new controller and for good reason as it’s the most prominent difference between the consoles. As well as a controller it also acts as a handheld console, giving players the option to take games from the TV and play them on the controller. The level of interaction between the controller and other Wii devices is pretty impressive, even allowing players to use the controller with the balance board and the Wii remote.
Players can use the new controller in so many different ways, as you’ll see from the trailer below, some of which are reminiscent of the augmented reality feature on the Nintendo 3DS. It really seems like Nintendo are making something really good, or at least something with a lot of cool technological applications. I imagine that it would be a lot of fun just playing around with the different features, but Nintendo are trying to aim the console at serious gamers as well as casual gamers. This means that we should be getting a nice blend of action and miscellaneous games, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Before you get too excited you should note that, in the two days after it was announced, shares in Nintendo had dropped by nearly 10 percent, which shocked the president of the company and me. It’s strange, expensive new consoles in a recession seems like such a good idea, though hopefully the recession will be over, and we’ll all be rich, by the time it’s released which isn’t until sometime after April 2012.
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