Today marks the official launch of the Wii U console, with midnight launches happening throughout the UK. This latest home console from Nintendo is delivers full high-definition (HD) compatibility and due to the innovative Wii U GamePad controller offers more choice and variety of gameplay than ever before.
The Wii U GamePad offers an integrated second screen and can also be used independently of the television set with certain software; it also features full motion controls, an inbuilt camera, microphone and stylus for more detailed touchscreen controls. From today gamers will be able to choose from the one of the strongest line-ups of launch software in Nintendo history, featuring twenty four titles including family favourites such as New Super Mario Bros. U and Nintendo Land as well as third-party exclusives such as the highly anticipated ZombiU from Ubisoft.
Wii U is available in three different hardware packs at launch. The Wii U Basic Pack features a Wii U console with 8GB internal storage and a Wii U GamePad, both in white. The Wii U Premium Pack contains a black Wii U console and Wii U GamePad, and with 32GB of internal storage provides more space for downloadable content (DLC). The Wii U Premium Pack also contains a stand for the Wii U GamePad and console, a charging cradle for the Wii U GamePad, a sensor bar and the Nintendo Land software. A further limited edition ZombiU Premium Pack is available that features ZombiU and a black Wii U Pro Controller instead of Nintendo Land. Both types of Premium Pack also offer the Nintendo Network Premium reward program.
All three packs also feature an HDMI cable and AC adapters for the console and Wii U GamePad, and are available to purchase now. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on the Wii U and forthcoming software for the videogame console.