Wii U “hard to understand” until you get your hands on it, says Nintendo
The Nintendo Wii U was once again touted at E3 2012, where Nintendo went at lengths to explain how its innovative asymmetric gaming and social features work. Unfortunately for many, E3 2012 still left many questions unanswered. Not to worry, Nintendo says. It’s only “hard to understand the system until you get your hands on it.” The Nintendo Wii U will be great, just wait and see, is the message.
Nintendo’s Wii U is the most advanced console Nintendo has ever released. It comes with a tablet style gamepad, can stream games to its controller, and has what Nintendo calls “asymmetric multiplayer” – where players can impact what’s happening on the TV screen by interacting with the gamepad’s display.
Nintendo also boasted of social features, including instant messaging during games. However many are still unsure how some of these features will actually work.
The Wii U might sound like the most complicated games console to release, but Nintendo wants to reassure us that all will be clear once we get to use the features for ourselves.
“It can appeal to people all ranges in terms of their gaming ability,” Nintendo of America’s senior director of corporate communications Charlie Scibetta told Gamasutra, admitting it’s “hard to understand the system until you get your hands on it.
To help gamers understand, Nintendo wants as many people to play it as possible. “A big part of our strategy has been and will continue to be trial, getting it in as many people’s hands as possible,” he said.
Fingers crossed that all soon becomes clear, for what is a very promising looking console. Nintendo says it has learnt its lesson to deliver more games for “core” and casual gamers.
E3 2012 saw Nintendo reveal a host of third and first party games including Pikmin 3, New Super Mario Bros U, LEGO City Stories, as Wii U-exclusives, and special edition Wii U games such as Batman: Arkham City Armoured Edition, with new commands for the tablet controller.
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