Nintendo plans to release Wii U this holiday season and the success of the long awaited console will be because of different multiplayer methods and much deeper gaming experiences according to president Satoru Iwata. He also mentioned that asymmetric gameplay will provide brand new entertainment for all gamers.
“We plan to release the Wii U system, the successor of Wii, in the year-end sales season of 2012.”
“Wii U has a new controller named the Wii U GamePad with a 6.2 inch touchscreen. With the combination of the Wii U GamePad and a TV screen, players can enjoy gameplay that takes advantage of two screens whose positional relationship is not fixed.”
“Also, for multi-player games, Wii U makes asymmetric gameplay possible, which means the role of a player using the Wii U GamePad is different from the other players using the conventional Wii Remote controllers.”
“In this way, we will propose deeper game experiences and new entertainment that people have never had the opportunity to enjoy before.”