If you’re looking for a new home console that does something a little different to those that have come before it, your interest will have no doubt been peaked by the announcement of Wii U.
An awesome new controller
One of the most compelling things about Wii U has to be its innovative new controller. This state-of-the-art device is known as the Wii U GamePad and helps you to interact with others in a refreshing new way. It contains motion, gyro and geomagnetic sensors which track your movements and will allow you to view the world from different angles by looking at the high-tech screen.
Great timing for family entertainment
With Christmas rapidly approaching, Wii U will most definitely be a big pull for those looking to get the family around the telly for some group gaming. It’s bound to be attractive to people of all ages, like the Nintendo Wii that came before it, and is the perfect antidote to the cold winter nights that will soon be drawing in. Those with Nintendo Wii Remote Controllers can play Wii U games with or against those with Wii U GamePads in a way that gets everybody involved across an array of interactive worlds.
A wealth of new and diverse games
The new console will be launched with a wide range of titles that are perfectly designed to show off the best of the Wii U GamePad. Many are based on old favourites and feature much-loved characters from Mario games such as Bowser and Mario. Nintendo Land, for instance, takes you on a journey through 12 lively attractions including Animal Crossing: Sweet Day, Donkey Kong’s Crash Course and The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest and each attraction is a standalone game.
The possibilities are seemingly endless
The way the system works makes for some fascinating and innovative ways to get involved. Batman: Arkham City Armoured Edition, for example, lets you use the Wii U GamePad to select weaponry, personalise gadgets and locate enemies – and even use sonar to detect the position of The Joker’s men and take out the guards without being seen.
The console hits stores at the end of November and looks like it will have plenty to give gamers to think about.