If you’re looking to play multiplayer games on the Wii U then it’s time to dig out those spare Wii Remotes as according to a spokesperson for Nintendo the Wii U will come with one tablet controller. The controller itself won’t be available to purchase separately (possibly due to cost). So, if you’ve got a bunch of friends coming round in 2012 dying to play some Smash Brothers Wii U multiplayer then it’s time to bring out those Wii Remotes and Classic Controllers.
“Both the controller and the console will be sold as one unit. You won’t be able to buy the controller alone.”
– Nintendo representative