Apple enthusiasts got their announcement day yesterday (whether they were satisfied is another story). Nintendo fans got their turn today with the unveiling of details for the Wii U.
It’s $299, for the basic version that includes the console (which is way more powerful than the Wii and somewhere in the ballpark of the PS3/Xbox360, give or take… probably better, not worse), the GamePad (the signature of the system, a controller with a 6.2-inch screen, two analog thumbsticks, a forward-facing camera, a bunch of face buttons and a gyro sensor), 8GB of on-board memory, AC adapters for the console and controller, a sensor bar (take that, Japan) and—surprise!—an HDMI cable.
Cough up $50 extra and you can get the Deluxe version with more memory, a stand, a charging cradle, and a membership to its Digital Deluxe Promotion (downloads and shit).
They made a thing for it called TVii that is both a crime against the English language and a new service for letting users watch streaming video from sources like Hulu, Netflix and YouTube on the Wii U GamePad, even if someone else in the house is using the TV that the Wii U is hooked up to. It’ll even pull stuff that was DVR’d on your TiVo.
Some bonus shit right here that might actually become a reason in itself to cop this shit. Don’t sleep! Nah, you’re more interested in what games are scheduled to be on it? Okay.
Activision Publishing, Inc.
Call of Duty®: Black Ops II
Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013
Rapala Pro Bass Fishing
Monster Hunter™ 3 Ultimate
Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game
Ben 10: Omniverse™
Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
Mass Effect™ 3
Madden NFL 13
EA SPORTS™ FIFA Soccer 13
Trine 2™: Director’s Cut
Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
Zumba® Fitness Core
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™ 2 Wii U Edition
TANK! TANK! TANK!™
New Super Mario Bros.™ U
NINJA GAIDEN™ 3: Razor’s Edge
LEGO® City: Undercover
Wii Fit™ U
Game & Wario™
The Wonderful 101™
Aliens: Colonial Marines™
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Shin’en Nano Assault Neo
Tecmo Koei America Corporation
WARRIORS OROCHI® 3 Hyper
Wheel of Fortune®
Toki Tori 2
Assassin’s Creed® III
Just Dance® 4
Marvel Avengers™: Battle for Earth
Your Shape®: Fitness Evolved 2013
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Game Party Champions
Batman: Arkham City™ Armored Edition
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