Wii U, the Follow-Up to the Wii

Six years almost after Nintendo is launching the Wii U. The follow-up to the monstrously popular Nintendo Wii console has been launched in North America on November 18th will be in sales from November 30th in Europe. This console incorporates multiple unique features including the Wii U GamePad, which offers a second window into the videogame world.

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The GamePad is a merging of a tablet interface with a traditional controller. Where the Wii was designed around simplicity and accessibility, the Wii U is a bit more complicated proposition. This GamePad allows for the possibility of playing full console games without a television.

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We like the very well hardware. The console isn’t big, strictly speaking, but it is quite a bit deeper than the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3.

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The Wii encourages local multi-player and the Wii U’s support for almost all of the Wii’s peripherals means that many players already have everything they need to get friends and family together and playing in the same room.

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Three launch hardware packs are available to choose from along with the strongest line-up of launch software in Nintendo history. These include third-party heavy hitters such as FIFA 13 from Electronic Arts, Activision’s Call Of Duty®: Black Ops II and Ubisoft’s ZombiU™, as well as games developed by Nintendo such as Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros. U.

Players can choose between a white console in the Basic Pack and a black console in the Premium Pack, about which further details can be found at the official Wii U website. Players will also be able to get their hands on a limited edition ZombiU Premium Pack, which has the same contents as the normal Premium Pack but instead of Nintendo Land features the ZombiU game and a Wii U Pro Controller.

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In addition, make sure you check the Wii U Facebook page for further local event details, as well as YouTube for the latest Wii U videos.

Whether playing together with friends or alone, Wii U delivers brand new entertainment experiences and aims to change the way you interact with your TV in your living room.

Wii U is available across Europe along with 24 launch day games to choose from on 30th November 2012.

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