Wii U’s Virutal Console store – Nintendo’s marketplace for retro titles – was announced during the company’s latest episode of Nintendo Direct yesterday. Check out Steph’s all-encompassing report on everything that got announced, including Wind Waker HD. Photos have surfaced online of the Virtual Console’s controller options, including dual GamePad support.
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Wii U Pro Controllers just got cheaper thanks to peripheral manufacturer Nyko, which revealed its cost-effective alternative to Nintendo’s design at CES. Get pricing and a shot of the device after the jump.
Wii U offers players a myriad of control methods, from the GamePad tablet device, classic WiiMotes and the more recognisable Pro Controller. Retailers are claiming that the device can hold an 80 hour charge. Get the details below.
Industry analyst Michael Pachter has said his comments regarding Activision forcing Nintendo to create the Wii U Pro Controller were “an educated guess,” as he was never told by either firm this was the case.
Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has claimed that Wii U’s Pro Controller was only created after Activision threatened to leave Call of Duty off the machine unless it has a traditional input method.
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