controller Archive

Further evidence that the Wii U supports two tablet controllers?

We still haven’t heard word from Nintendo on exactly how many tablet controllers the Wii U supports simultaneously, but a NeoGAF poster claiming to be in the know has stated that “documents [Nintendo of Europe]‘s representatives and distributors got … last August” confirmed that the Wii U does indeed support two of them at once. [...]

Leaked final design of Wii U controller

A leaked image of a newly designed Wii U controller has been released. It is unknown at the present time if the source is legitimate, but it seems to be real. Notable changes are the new analog sticks, previously analog nubs, which have been moved diagonally from the D-pad and directional buttons. Also, a slew of ports [...]

Patent shows how Wii Remote and Wii U will interact?

A patent has surfaced (tracked down by our friends at Nintendo Life) showing how the Wii U controller might interact with the Wii Remote. The example shown in the patent is that the two characters on the TV screen is being threatened by an enemy. Using the Wii Remote you can grab the character off [...]

Blizzard considering releasing Diablo 3 on consoles

It was recently revealed that Blizzard are considering the possibility of releasing Diablo 3 on console platforms. The highly anticipated title released on the PC and Mac today but Blizzard’s Leonard Boyarsky hinted that they might bring the action RPG to consoles: It’s not just going to be a simple port if we do a console version – [...]

Rumour: Crytek got Crysis running on the Wii U

Apparently a Crytek employee got the upcoming shooter Crysis 3 running on the Wii U. However, this is not a sign that they are developing the game for the Wii U as they were just seeing what the console could do. The rumour also claims that the Wii U was able to run the game [...]

Patent for a Wii U controller cradle

It appears that Nintendo might have filed a patent for a cradle for the Wii U. It looks like it might work similarly to the Nintendo 3DS charging cradle and could be used to charge the controller when not in use. It is unknown whether this will be an actual device as many patents are [...]

Rayman video does not represent final console form

The Rayman Legends video that was leaked yesterday has been causing quite a stir. The video showed a trailing wire coming from the back of the controller and had some media outlets suggesting that maybe Nintendo were struggling with streaming video from the console to the controller. Ubisoft have now issued a statement explaining that [...]

Wii U to be a great console for MMORPG’s

The Wii U’s touchscreen controller may make the Wii U a great platform for MMO games. While speaking to Official Nintendo Magazine, Funcom’s Joel Bylos explained that the touchscreen would allow the console to run MMO games without compromising the experience. Wii U could be the first real console on which running an MMORPG without [...]

Wii U rumored to cost around $300

With the Wii U’s development cost being rumored at approximately $180 per unit, including controller components, an anonymous source indicates that it may come to retail at no less than $300, a higher mark on the price chart than Nintendo are known for. Nintendo’s new controller for the console is valued at roughly $50, making up [...]

Sonic is a “perfect fit” for Wii U, according to SEGA

SEGA’s Takashi Iizuka, who leads Sonic Team, thinks that Sonic and the Wii  U were meant to go together. He explains that the Wii “created that living room experience with families, and it had great success,” and that “adding the controller, and in a sense upgrading the Wii, [the Wii U] has got potential to [...]