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Nintendo showcases Wii U tablet controller

by Steven Mostyn - Jan 16 2012, 18:35

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With cross-demographic appeal and a concrete connection with casual gamers already well established by the motion-sensing Wii, Nintendo is clearly hoping that the Wii U’s touch-screen tablet controller will renew interest in its Wii brand.

Drawing on the current consumer infatuation with tablet devices, last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas saw the gaming titan offer up a sneak peek—not at its console hardware—but at said controller.

Check out the following demo clip, which showcases the abilities of the tablet controller as it allows the player to tilt and turn the screen to gain an in-game panoramic view not provided by the fixed-view television. 

It can also be used to manually manipulate gameplay camera angles and even change light sourcing from day to night with a single touch-screen button press.

CES 2012’s tantalizingly brief glimpse of the Wii U and some of its features suggests Nintendo has now begun the process of magnifying the Full HD 1080p appeal of its next-generation home console.

Prior to last week’s tradeshow in Las Vegas, it was widely expected that the Japanese giant would wait until the E3 Expo in Los Angeles to reveal and focus on aspects of the Wii U, but the company has since hinted saturation will be ongoing from this point forward. 

“Essentially we will be sharing information throughout the entire year,” Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime said during an interview with Spike TV.

“I won’t say you’re going to have to wait until E3, but certainly we’re not breaking any news here (on Spike),” he teased

The Nintendo Wii U console will arrive at retail before the close of 2012.

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