This isn’t specifically Pokémon-related, but today Nintendo president Satoru Iwata unveiled some specifics about the Wii U so here goes:
- The Wii U controller has been redesigned from the prototype shown at E3 last year and officially called the Wii U GamePad.
- The Wii U GamePad has a TV control button and can be used as a fully independent infrared TV remote.
- The Wii U “Pro” controller was also revealed, looking similar to the Wii’s “Pro” controller, as well as an Xbox 360 controller.
- Mr. Iwata also unveiled the Miiverse: a sort of communication hub where players can see their friends’ Miis gathered around whatever game they’re playing. Players will be able to share game tips, screenshots, and messages with each other during a game. Players can also send each other hand-written notes like in the 3DS’s Swapnote application. The Miiverse will be accessible from Wii U, 3DS, mobile devices and home PCs, and you’ll be able to suspend play of any Wii U games to check on your Miiverse whenever you want.
If you would like to see the Nintendo Direct Pre E3 briefing, click [here]