Wii U ‘Offers deeper experiences, unique multiplayer’ – Iwata

Thursday, 2 August 2012 11:47 GMT By Dave Cook

Wii U has been highlighted in Nintendo’s annual financial report, in which Nintendo president Satoru Iwata explains just why the Wii U is going to be a success. Deeper experiences, new forms of entertainment and unmatched multiplayer are just some of the reasons mentioned.

Iwata explained, “We plan to release the Wii U system, the successor of Wii, in the year-end sales season of 2012.”

“Wii U has a new controller named the Wii U GamePad with a 6.2 inch touchscreen. With the combination of the Wii U GamePad and a TV screen, players can enjoy gameplay that takes advantage of two screens whose positional relationship is not fixed.”

Iwata also discussed Wii U multiplayer and the issue of control, “Also, for multi-player games, Wii U makes asymmetric gameplay possible, which means the role of a player using the Wii U GamePad is different from the other players using the conventional Wii Remote controllers.”

“In this way, we will propose deeper game experiences and new entertainment that people have never had the opportunity to enjoy before.”

Thanks ONM