Discover a wealth of exciting new ways to enjoy home entertainment with Wii U, Nintendo's next home console. With a revolutionary new touch screen controller, precision motion controls, and full HD graphics, a whole new world of play styles and gaming possibilities is on the horizon. The time is coming to truly expand your idea about what a game console is - and can be. The system launches in 2012 and includes the new Wii U console and amazing new controller.
Wii U Console: Premium pack includes:
A New Wii Console Experience:
According to Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, "Wii U redefines the structure of home entertainment by fundamentally changing how the TV, the game console and the Internet function and interact together", he continues, "The experience enabled by Wii U and its new controller takes players deeper into their games, while reaching out wider than ever before to be inviting to all kinds of gamers".
Wii U combines motion-sensing gameplay with the ability to support full HD graphics. Each Wii U console will be paired with a new groundbreaking controller, with its 6.2-inch wide screen. Previously, video games played on home consoles have been confined to the TV and offered identical viewpoints to each player in a multiplayer environment. The Wii U controller enhances that experience with different viewpoints available in-game and in differing games/game situations. Also, watching TV and playing console games have been completely separate experiences. The new controller removes these boundaries, creating a more dynamic and fluid gaming and entertainment experience.
Within Single Player Games:
While in-game, the new controller can display information on its screen that does not appear on the TV. The information and viewpoint can also change in the new controller based on the orientation of its gyroscope.
Within Multiplayer Games:
The player using the new controller can have a different experience than those looking at the TV creating a wider variety of competitive and cooperative opportunities.
The New Controller
In addition to its 6.2-inch screen, the new controller also features an accelerometer and a gyroscope, a rumble feature, an inward-facing camera, a microphone and speakers. Adding these features to the Classic Controller button scheme -- two analogue Circle Pads, +Control Pad, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons and ZL/ZR buttons -- will enable a breadth of gameplay experiences while appealing to both casual and dedicated video game players. The Wii U system can also use up to four additional Wii Remote or Wii Remote Plus controllers and is backward compatible to all Wii games and all Wii accessories. The Wii console has sold more than 86 million units globally and greatly expanded the overall audience for video games. Wii U aims to expand that audience even further.
New Super Mario Bros. U:
New Super Mario Bros. U is the highly inventive latest instalment in the legendary and iconic franchise that is Super Mario. Our favourite Italian is now here on Nintendo’s innovative home console the Wii U, offering a brand spanking new and wide range of gameplay with the use of the ingenious screened gamepad. Join Mario and friends once more, as you delve into his universe like never before.
This game is the direct sequel to Super Mario Bros. Wii, and gives you another side-scrolling adventure in the beloved Mushroom Kingdom, but gameplay has been overhauled in order to fully utilise the new options that the Wii U Gamepad has to offer, particularly the touch screen that measures over six inches long. Players can also play as their Mii characters alongside the iconic Mario, Luigi and Toads, and now have the option to socially connect with the Miiverse. When connected to the Nintendo Network, players can connect to the Miiverse and see other players’ accomplishments, comments, and feedback, as well as leave their own for others to see.
A brand new feature that has been introduced, amongst others, is the Boost Mode. This mode guarantees multiplayer fun, as another play can jump into the game using Boost Mode, and can create platforms out of thin air by touching the touch screen on the Gamepad, which dissipate when the player stands on them. These blocks can be used to either help or hinder Mario, as you can use the blocks to help the Wiimote-based players reach secret areas, escape enemies, make difficult jumps, and avoid falling to their deaths, or you could use the blocks to cause more chaos and your friends to lose a life. The Boost Mode also makes co-operative speed runs possible for those players that fancy themselves a challenge, in which they can use the Gamepad to interact with and manipulate objects in real time, meaning new ways to find the fastest routes through each level.
Another new feature in New Super Mario Bros. U is the Tiny Balloon Yoshi. Mario can carry the baby Yoshi in his arms, and then when the jump button is pressed whilst Mario is in mid air, Yoshi will inflate with air, allowing Mario to gain altitude on his jump. Repeatedly pressing the jump button allows more and more altitude to be gained until Yoshi grows tired and deflates, and Mario will float slowly and safely to the ground. Alongside this, there is also the Flying Squirrel Mario suit, which is a gliding suit that allows Mario to sweep through levels and cling to walls, as well as get a single boost of altitude when jumping before slowly floating him down to the ground.
The Wii U showcases innovative gameplay and features for a Nintendo classic, offering new possibilities to the classic Mario game. With new abilities that utilise the new Wii U Gamepad, as well as new social features, New Super Mario Bros. U amply displays just what Nintendo can do to improve a legendary game and give a glimpse of what to come in the future of Nintendo consoles and games.
New Super Luigi U:
The Year of Luigi-themed downloadable content for New Super Mario Bros. U offersplayers 82 updated courses and only 100 seconds to complete each one!
But it also includes a new playable character in multiplayer mode: Nabbit, who steals items from Toad Houses. Nabbit can't power up, but also won't take damage when he touches enemies.
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