Patent Shows Off Wii U Zapper

A patent has been uncovered via Engadget that shows the Wii U Zapper that was featured in the Wii U unveiling video at last years E3. We should see the final form of both the Wii U Zapper and the Wii U console at E3 which takes place in LA next month.


82 thoughts on “Patent Shows Off Wii U Zapper”

    1. I don’t think it looks dumb. It could be cool to use with a shooter using the screen as a scope or something of that caliber

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      1. Eh, maybe. But I just need the Wii Remote + Nunchuk combination, and I will dominate over anyone else. Except for, well, PC gamers.

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        1. What i really think Nintendo should do with the controller is add voice dictation. Lets say your playing a team game like ghost recon and you have to give your AI teammates instructions you could just call out there name and tell them when and who to kill

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          1. Then just have the Wii U Controller at your side while you use the Wii Remote + Nunchuk combo. That can work.

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      2. To me it all comes down to weight and balance, I tend to play long hours in the weekends, so if it becomes a hassle, then yea poor design, but if it feels good and functions well, I can care less wtf it looks like, I’m gaming, not a going to a fashion show, leave that to apple.

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    2. Ehh looks OK. Screen could be used as a radar or something? Touchscreen to change weapons? Idk. I know I wont be getting it. Didnt get the first one, not getting this one. Shooters arent my thang

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      1. Who knows, us consumers don’t know what we want. Until I see awesome experiences with that Zapper, I’m not getting it and I will always consider that to be a waste of money and resources.

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          1. Well, I guess if you have super-advanced AI technology that expands what Binary Domain did and had a super-responsive voice-command function that rivals Siri and you can actually talk to them, I guess that would be pretty sweet. But that can easily be done with just another headset. Maybe if they used good motion controls that are on-par with Skyward Sword…

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            1. Well the zapper is only a small accessory. Sure it’ll be nice if it had those things. But will it? Probably not if its not going to be frequently used.

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            2. I think you make a point with the headset cause i think that kind of microphone built in would cost more money which might make sales for the controller less but on the other hand i would prefer not having to buy accesrories though

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              1. Why not allow up to use your own Bluetooth headset you have at home? That would be better. Although, we don’t know what type of Bluetooth Wii U supports…

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                1. OK for one in reply to cool kid their is already a head phone jack which was on the model displayed at E3. and for 2 Primedmetroid i do not think regular headsets have the capability to do voice dictation

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                  1. Ooo didnt know that. Thanks for the clarification. And I think I had turtle beaches in my mind when I wrote the comment

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      1. What kind of experience does Nintendo want to put through us nowadays? This is my final verdict until more information comes out: until I see a good, MEANINGFUL way to use that Zapper to enchance gameplay, I’m not dropping a single dime for that piece of plastic.

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  1. I wish they scrap all the Wii type stuff, like the zapper thing looks kinda cool. But they should try to not mention it so much

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  2. Thing is, this actually makes a great deal more sense than the Wii Zapper ever did due to the screen on the controller. There are some tremendous opportunities for things like sniper sights and whatnot.

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  3. As long as they make games that utilize this like Call of honor or whatever 100% optional… for people that want to use this can but people who just want to use the dual analog controller can… so everyone gets what they want

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  4. Well remember guys, its an accessory. Its NOT REQUIRED to play any of the games. Its something you get IF YOU WANT.

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    1. I’m not to sure of if it would be better to put analogue sticks or keep the circle pads. I like the 3ds circle pads but the analogue sticks may give better feed back. can’t say until I use the ones on the Wii U

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    2. What’s so bad about Circle Pads in comparison to analog sticks? Resident Evil: Revelations and Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D controlled fine with Circle Pads.

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      1. I’m just saying that analog sticks are pretty solid as it is. The 3ds uses circle pads instead so it can easily close itself. I don’t see why the Wii U needs them unless it gives a better response than analog sticks which i do not know since i have not used them

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        1. Hmph. Didn’t IGN and others say that the ‘Pads’ feel a lot like the Nunchuk’s stick? if that’s the case, I hope the haters shut up.

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          1. The nunchuk sticks are fine but i hope in the final version of the controller they add buttons to the circle/analog controls. Like the L3 and R3 on Ps3

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            1. Hmph. Can’t really argue with that. I mean, adding the L3 and R3 buttons on a controller nowadays is a no-brainer.

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    1. Looks like all 3 controllers to me. Interesting. Nunchuck for movement, Wii U for scope, and Wii remote for aim. Interesting

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  5. I looked a the zapper controls in some Wii games, I don’t want to use a Zapper because of those mixed up motion+button controls.

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  6. It LOOKS dumb. But, for an first-person shooter game for example, if you could move/point it in any direction and the gun/sniper sights (on the tablet screen) moved with you, that would be freakin’ PIMP.

    Imagine sitting in a swivel chair, spinning around to snipe someone on a balcony or something. Fun. But as an optional feature, just in case it gets too confusing

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  7. Charger: cool. Zapper attachment… I have visions of the touchscreen controller not being secured properly and soaring across the room.

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  8. *Shakes head* No, we’re not doing this. No matter how light that tablet may be, having yet another zapper just because people might have issues with its gyroscopic aiming is overkill.

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  9. We had the NES Zapper.

    Then the SNES super scope

    Then the Wii Zapper.

    And this.

    Someday, there will be over 10 Nintendo Zappers.

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  10. I own the zapper for the Wii….It’s still in it’s box and never been used. Sadly it’s the only Zelda game I never played either.

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  11. Sorry, but that thing looks awkward as hell to use. Seriously, the Zapper worked for a Wii accessory because the original controller wasn’t so… bulky and was shaped in a way that made sense. This looks like someone’s stuck a TV screen on a machine gun.

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