Nintendo unveils new game system "Wii U"

13:21, June 08, 2011      

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Japanese videogame giant Nintendo Tuesday provided a preview of its second-generation game system "Wii U", aiming at meeting the standards of hardcore video players.

Nintendo chief executive Satoru Iwata unveiled the new system at the opening of the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles on Tuesday, saying, "For Nintendo, the goal of innovation is to serve every player."

Wii U takes up Nintendo's record innovation with a controller pad that combines a 6.2-inch touch-screen with toggles and buttons.

For the first time, videogames can appear on TV in high-definition with a Nintendo device, and can be displayed simultaneously on the controller pad, but with different points of view. Some games can be played solely on the controller.

The new Wii U is expected to hit the market between April and December in 2012 to battle with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3. The price was not yet announced.

Major videogame studios such as Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, THQ and Square Enix are already on board crafting games for the Wii U, according to Nintendo North America president Reggie Fils-Aime.

Nintendo first unveiled the Wii console in 2006, opening videogames to moms, seniors, and other "casual" players with the introduction of a motion-sensing controller.

Source: Xinhua
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