While it had a few great titles, the Wii abandoned core gamers for the most part, profiting off of Wii Fit-loving casual gamers. Next year, Nintendo intends to make amends and support both core and casual gamers with their latest console.
The Wii U will not only be more powerful than the Wii—with early demos showing PS3/360 level quality—but the controller itself will act as a screen. Sporting a 6.2" touch screen, it will be used for new dual-screen gameplay, or allow you to play games on your Wii U while your TV is being used for something else.
Nintendo also announced a whole slew of third party core games that should whet any gamer's appetite:
- Batman: Arkham City
- Darksiders 2
- Assassin’s Creed
- Ninja Gaiden 3
- Ghost Recon Online
- Metro: Last Light
- Aliens Colonial Marines
Full specs have yet to be revealed, but it will include "Multicore-based IBM Power" and support 1080p. Previous Wii peripherals will all work with the U, and it will be fully compatible with Wii games.
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