One of the biggest news to come out of today’s Nintendo Direct is the existence of a new controller design for Wii U. Not only will Wii U be compatible with all existing Wii peripherals (Wii Remote, Nunchuck, Classic Controller, and Balance Board), Nintendo today pulled the curtain on a more traditional style controller for the console. The Wii U Pro Controller looks an awful lot like an Xbox 360 gamepad, which in and of itself isn’t a pad thing at all.
What does this mean? Well, multiplatform games should be a snap to program for, for one. Also, it looks like Nintendo has figured out that making it as easy as possible to port over games to their platform will be pivotal going forward. Will each console come bundled with a Wii U Pro Controller, AND a Wii U Gamepad? Who knows, looks like we will have to wait until Tuesday (or longer) to find out.
Show of hands. Who likes this controller design? Looks comfy to me!