Nintendo's Wii U GamePad Provides Second Screen Gaming Experience

Posted on June 10, 2012

Wii U GamePad E3 Launch


Nintendo unveiled its new WiiU console along with a lineup of games at the 2012 E3 Expo. Instead of taking on the controller free aspect of the Microsoft Kinect, Nintendo decided to launch the Wii U GamePad, a controller with a 6.2-inch touch screen that changes how people interact with video games.

Wii U GamePad


Some of the new games already announced for the Wii U include Pikmin, Wii Fit, Batman: Arkham City, Scribblenauts, Batman: Arkham City: Armored Edition, LEGO City: Undercover, SiNG, Assassin's Creed and New Super Mario Bros. U. Nintendo also revealed new games like Nintendo Land, a Wii U game set in a virtual theme park with a dozen attractions inspired by fan-favorite Nintendo franchises such as The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong.

Wii U Mario Bros U Announcement


Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime, says, "The GamePad doesn't just introduce a new type of game play, it redefines an entire dynamic. With asymmetric game play, multiple experiences are possible in the same game at the same time. That's transformative. While games are the focus of this year's E3, the Wii U story also includes the enhanced social connections and integrated entertainment experiences created by the GamePad. We're providing a glimpse of that with the introduction of Miiverse and by revealing partnerships with some of the biggest content providers on the planet."

Here is a virtual tour of the Wii U GamePad. Take a look:



Photos: Vince Bucci/AP Images for Nintendo of America/Business Wire

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