In a recent interview with Edge, Xenoblade Chronicles X executive producer Tetsuya Takahashi revealed how the gamepad would be implemented into the new Wii U title. In short, it looks like the gamepad is going to be used in the same way as in many other games: as a navigational device. The gamepad will also house some other interface features.

“We decided that it would be perfect to use as a navigation device, in the same way that a lot of tablet computers are. We’ve put some important features relating to the game system and your objectives onto the GamePad, so I feel that this should create a very user-friendly experience for players.”

Xenoblade Chronicles X is currently slated for release later next year. Will you be picking this title up when it launches for the Wii U? Make sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Written by Elia Pales

Elia Pales owns pretty much every single product Nintendo puts out, and due to his impulsive tendencies, he also tends to purchase every gaming product put out in general. When not gaming, he’s probably running cross country or writing. He makes sure to take regular gaming breaks, though.

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