With the release of Nintendo’s latest console, the ‘Wii U’, many people may be wondering what to expect with it, or if they should bother with buying it, especially if they already own the original Wii.
The Wii U has a plethora of new features and of course, a bunch of new games. But what all can you expect out of the new Wii U? In this article I’ll list some of the most notable new features of the Wii U and explain what they’re all about.
Of course there will be new games coming out for the Wii U. After all, it is a brand new console.
However, the Wii U’s launch line-up is especially impressive, with highly anticipated titles such as Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition, Assassin’s Creed III, New Super Mario Bros. U and many more.
Each of these games will make full use of the Wii U’s new hardware and of course its new controller.
Quite possibly the most notable new feature of the Wii U is the new controller, called the “Wii U GamePad”.
The Wii U’s new controller has a touchscreen built in. This allows for some pretty interesting gameplay for the player using the Wii U GamePad, especially since many of the Wii U’s multiplayer games will have the player with the Wii U GamePad in a completely different role from the other players.
While it will of course take some getting used to, I believe this new touchscreen controller is a brilliant stroke of genius from Nintendo and will no doubt help to change how we play games in the future.
The Wii U will also include some handy and fun apps. Apps such as the Wii U Chat, which is basically Nintendo’s version of FaceTime or Skype.
Other useful apps include the Wii U Internet Browser, Nintendo TVii, and the Wii U eShop, which allows you to buy video games and download more apps.
Nintendo will most likely add more new apps as time goes on, as well.
Two different Wii Us
Unlike older Nintendo consoles, the Wii U will have two different versions at launch; the “Standard version” and the “Deluxe version.”
The main differences are the color, the storage space and of course, the price. The standard version is white and has 8GB of space, while the deluxe version is black and has 32GB of storage space.
The standard version will cost around $299 and the deluxe around $349.
The Wii U will be completely backwards compatible with most Wii games, both on disc and digital. This is especially handy if you have a lot of Wii games you enjoy playing, but don’t want to have two consoles laying around.
Not only will the Wii U be backwards compatible with Wii games, but it will also be able to use most Wii accessories such as the Wii Remote Plus, Wii Nunchuck and the Wii Balance Board.
With so many innovative and fun games coming out, along with it’s revolutionary new controller, the Wii U is definitely looking to be one of Nintendo’s better consoles.
However, only time will tell if it truly does match up with Nintendo’s previous consoles, all of which have been pretty big hits. Regardless, the Wii U does have a lot of potential, and as long as Nintendo and game developers tap into its potential then it will no doubt be a success.