Find out just what couldn’t wait for Tuesday as Satoru Iwata reveals new information about the Wii U…
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Iwata discussing the word UNIQUE
During Tuesday’s event Nintendo will focuss exclusively on Wii U
This will be about the concept
One of the reasons was a family using tablets and smart phones, but not talking to each other
What is the future of human relationships? This is Nintendo’s challenge – to unite rather than divide.
The “Wii U GamePad” is the name of the tablet
Two Sticks Confirmed. Circle Pads are good for portables, but these are better for precision, 360 degree and also pushed down like a button
The back of the pad and the button layout has changed for comfort.
The square underneath the D-pad is the location of the NFC device.
The other square near the power button says TV on it, and swaps between displays.
The Wii U GamePad becomes a wireless TV Remote!
Now talking about how the Wii U’s two screens are fundamentally different from the DS family.
Stylus and fingers touch control. Also features motion and gyro controls.
Don’t need to be directly in front of your TV, anywhere in your living room… Play on the controller when TV is in use, log in to Wii Fit to check your stats without the TV etc
The Wii U will support Wii Remote, Nunchuk and Balance Board. The Wii U also will work with the Wii U Pro Controller, a redesigned Classic Controller Pro.
The Wii U can also connect people across the world
Black Wii U GamePad shown. Nintendo’s own social network, with tweets and sharing of ideas and tips?
Zombie game shown, looks generic.
Mii Parade on Pad shown, logos for Mario, Mario Kart, Metroid, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Yoshi, Boo etc
Mii Wara Wara, is the Wii’s OS, a giant Mii Parade showing your Mii, families Miis, Miis in same country and Mii’s playing the same game
The Mii’s gather around the games they are playing even if you don’t own them
Now talking about Miiverse… The Mii Universe
Text Messaging, Touch Controls, Like Pictochat
Miiverse, you can add facial expressions to tell people your mood. Also post screenshots, and transmit game content you’ve created. This can then be added to others games.
Miiverse works with all Wii U games, and features such as speechbubbles with tips can appear in games. Mario 2D game shown.
In the above Mario Screen, there are comments that hint at a flying squirrel suit as well as a baby Yoshi!
Nintendo considers the GamePad’s screen to be a social window.
Miiverse works with single player games and multi-player games online, to track goals, regardless of space or time. Browser based. This will be available from Wii U, 3DS, PC and any web enabled device including smartphones and tablets.
Internet Browser, can browse on GamePad, and share with big screen so everyone can see.
“A great idea solves multiple problems at the same time” Shigeru Miyamoto. Nintendo believes this is the Wii U
Wii U tagline seems to be “together better”
More to come this week, including software!
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