It is safe to say that I wasn’t the only one that was left a little baffled and empty after watching lastnight’s Nintendo Direct broadcast. If you missed it you can catch the full video over here, or to summarise it all you can scroll through these captured images below to get a quick summary and save yourself 30 minutes. Enjoy.
Nintendo’s aim is to bring gamers and family members more together…
…and to do this you’ll be needing one of these – a fairly large Wii U GamePad
The GamePad will feature ground breaking controls, like the L3 and R3 stick buttons – Wow!
A Near Field Communication reader/writer sits below the D-Pad, to read cards and figures, that’s pretty neat
The GamePad features IR technology that will allow you to use it as a pretty dull looking TV remote
‘Core gamers rejoice! A 360 inspired Pro Controller will also be available for multiplatform games
A ‘geeky’ gamer stereotype was required to explain how gamers can interact with the Wii U
An improved Nintendo Network was also shown, with message boards (note: Wii U in Blackunderneath)
Nintendo Network features will also be accessible from your desktop or mobile browser – finally! if a little late
The GamePad may not look so big against a HUGE 60″ Plasma screen. Video chat will be possible.
The Wii U menu screen will show Nintendo Network activity, with comment bubbles showing discussions between gamers. So prepare yourself for some rude drawings
With all the new power of the Wii U, your Miis will not utilise it, and will remain very low poly and basic *sob*
New Mario Bros. was teased, and in-game comments can we viewed – which will be very fitting for spoilers
The Miiverse (Mii Universe) was Nintendo’s big word of the day (note: drunk Mii on the right there)
…and finally, Nintendo pulled curtains on us. A feature to hide content on the TV – Ground breaking!
Tuesday’s Nintendo presentation is said to focus all on games for the Wii U. Although I am sure 3DS will also have its own air time, I just hope Nintendo manage to dig themselves out of the hole they have dug from this Nintendo Direct broadcast, and make us gamers more excitment for the Wii U, because at the moment this new hardware unveiling isn’t fulfilling most gamers expectations.
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