Wii U – What can you expect?
As the days get colder and the nights draw in, Nintendo is set to release the Wii U just in time to help counter those winter blues. Available from November 30th, the machine promises to spice up your gaming experience like never before – so what can you expect? Well, here are just five of the major features you look out for?
The Wii U GamePad
Not only is the Wii U a powerful, high-definition gaming system, it also comes with an extraordinary new controller – the Wii U GamePad. This clever device can be used alone or in conjunction with the TV and is designed to change the way you, your family and friends connect. It redefines the dynamic of playing together in a room and offers a more realistic and magical experience.
360 degree effects
One of the ways the Wii U GamePad can do all this is using its integrated motion sensor, gyro sensor and geomagnetic sensor technology. These understand which direction you’re looking and in some cases can give you a 360 degree window within which to view your gaming session.
With the Wii U Console, you can play Wii U Games like never before thanks to a feature known as asymmetric gameplay. During the game Animal Crossing Sweet Day, for instance, those with Nintendo Wii Remote controllers can control the runners on TV and those with a Wii U GamePad can control the chasers – on their own personal screen. The actions and movements of all characters are carefully integrated, but each user has a different experience.
As well as new ways to play, the Wii U also introduces a variety of non-gaming features to enhance the overall user experience. The Miiverse is a network communication system that lets gamers discuss games and share new content with people from across the globe. Players can enter the Miiverse with their personalised Mii characters and can discover new and interesting elements about their favourite games.
Want to find out the latest football scores? Perhaps you want to check Facebook or other social networks? Well with the Wii U you can, as it comes with an internet browser that lets people with a wireless internet connection surf the net. Using the Wii U GamePad controls, gamers can share their favourite websites on the TV or can view them on-screen – even in the middle of a game.
The Wii U is released in just a few short weeks and is sure to keep you entertained throughout winter.
Three exciting games for the Wii U
Nintendo is set to release its brand new home video game console, Wii U, in stores from November 30th and has announced a selection of titles that will be available from launch. Here’s a look at just three of the ones that are likely to be most popular – and why!
Roll up, roll up and enjoy a fun-filled adventure at Nintendo Land – a virtual theme park that’s packed with 12 lively attractions. Here you can shoot arrows, wield sword and ride carts, or you can fend off the growing army of ninja fighters that gate crash the park. Each attraction is also a standalone game with multiple levels and gameplay modes – so give Donkey Kong’s Crash Course a go or explore Luigi’s Mansion.
New Super Mario Bros. U
The Super Mario Bros. games have been with us forever and Nintendo will be celebrating the launch of their latest console with New Super Mario Bros. U. This side-scrolling adventure features a host of familiar characters including Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Peach but offers new worlds, new power ups and new ways to play, so step inside the Magic Kingdom and use your Wii U GamePad for a different experience.
Batman: Arkham City Armoured Edition
Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City have been incredible additions to the superhero video genre and will be given a new lease of life on the Wii U. Thanks to the GamePad you can explore the game like never before and can take on the Joker (and his cronies) in style. Select your own weaponry, personalise your gadgets and activate your sonar powers and creep up on the baddies without being seen.
Wii U is released in just a few short weeks, so put the date in your diary.
- Wii U would like you to play
- Wii U: New games for a new device
- Which Gaming Console Offers the Most for Family Enjoyment?
- Gifts for the Video Game fan
- Fun Nintendo DS Games for Everyone
- Wii U: Will U be able to get one?
- Guinness Book of Records names top virtual baddies