Wii U games using dual-Gamepads will launch “sometime next year,” says Nintendo

Saturday, 15 September 2012 21:42 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Wii U will have games which use dual-Gamepads “sometime next year,” NoA has told 1UP. GamePads won’t be sold separately in the US at launch, as in Japan, due to the fact it may cause confusion among consumers since there aren’t any games require two at the moment. “The launch window is all going to be single-GamePad. The dual-GamePad functionality, we expect to start seeing that in games sometime next year,” Bill Trinen said. “Our feeling is, we’re not going to sell another GamePad if you don’t have something to use it with. We’ll make that available as an additional accessory when there’s content to support it.” Until then, co-op and multiplayer games can be played using a WiiMote and Nunchuck. Wii U launches in November in the US and Europe.

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