Wii U Gamepad: Third-party SNES inspiration
A new controller for the Wii U, which has been inspired by the iconic Super Nintendo controller looks set to make an appearance, although this is a third-party development and little information is known about it at the moment. It currently looks like a mix between the Super Nintendo pad and the Wii U Pro Controller yet it will be much cheaper, even though we are unsure whether retailers will be stocking it.
The controller has been listed on the site of Australian games retailer EB Games, but will not be coming to fruition through Nintendo, so those interested are informed to check out the build quality before pre-ordering one. Highlighting this third-party controller IGN mention the price being listed as AUD $48 (USD $49), and this is apparently in the region of $30 less than the suggested price of an actual Wii U Pro Controller. According to the site, the controller will release on November 30, which coincidentally is the same time the Wii U console is released in Australia.
In other Wii U news, CVG report on Ubisoft’s comments about the GamePad, and according to Michel Ancel, the creator of Rayman the GamePad controls have an amazing response time. This will cause further excitement to surrounding the new Wii U console and its features, as Ancel speaks out about how advanced the GamePad is, giving gamers the impression that Nintendo are really on the ball this time around. The controller is very responsive and this can be seen when the GamePad wirelessly streams content straight from the TV, it runs at 60 frames per second the latency is monitored at 1/60 of a second, so arriving one frame late it is regarded as almost instant.
Our most recent article concerning the Wii U spoke about news that Nintendo and Activision are finalizing a DLC deal for Black Ops 2 on their new console, and even though this is not completed yet, we are sure there are many gamers interested in a Season Pass. The Nintendo Wii U console will have some great features that will be implemented for games like Black Ops 2, and this deal will be a nice touch for those contemplating the new system. In addition to the news about the controller, would you appreciate one styled like the Super Nintendo pad?
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