Anonymous sources have revealed that the Wii U’s release might be pushed to December due to some manufacturing trouble.
The delay is said to be due to the complexity of the GamePad controller and at this point still a rumour. Sources at CVG have indicated that Nintendo had planned on releasing the device as early as November intending it to benefit from Thanksgiving sales in the US.
Nintendo has declined to comment on the matter as they are not yet ready to release a release date or price yet. Vital features to the device include:[quote]
New ways to play: With the television and the Wii U GamePad working as two integrated screens, Wii U creates unique possibilities for gaming, allowing “asymmetric” game play where each player can have different goals, challenges and views within the same shared gaming experience.
Miiverse: Miiverse is a brand-new network communication system that lets gamers from around the world share experiences, discuss games and discover new content. Using their personalized Mii character, players enter Miiverse and see games, applications or entertainment content that either they have interacted with recently, expressed interest in learning more about or that their friends are using or discussing.
From here they can challenge their friends to play together, ask a question about a difficult level or discover new elements of their favorite games they never knew existed. After a notable achievement or other share-worthy moment, players can pause their game or application and seamlessly post messages to the Miiverse community.
Wii U GamePad controls: In addition to the previously announced touch-screen and motion controls, the Wii U GamePad was redesigned and improved from its reveal in 2011. The new form factor offers players dual analog stick controls and can be used as a remote control for users’ TVs, even while the Wii U console is turned off. Nintendo also announced availability of the Wii U Pro Controller as a separate peripheral.
Wii compatibility: All game discs for the Wii system are compatible with Wii U, and the system will support controllers for the Wii system.[/quote]
For some the Wii U will be an awesome device of fun and frolicking and no doubt for others nothing more than another TV remote, because we all need more TV remotes.
Last Updated: August 13, 2012