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.
That looks sooo dumb.
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
Eh, maybe. But I just need the Wii Remote + Nunchuk combination, and I will dominate over anyone else. Except for, well, PC gamers.
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
Then just have the Wii U Controller at your side while you use the Wii Remote + Nunchuk combo. That can work.
Yeah, but most voice commands don’t work unless you’re extremely clear.
Already done! youtube.com/watch?v=mWNt0eiMygQ
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.
They should improve the wii u zapper and make it look like a real rifle
You are dumb.
Ok, THAT beats the crap out of this Wii U Zapper in terms of lameness.
Playstation Move is horrible.
Okay now that looks really stupid.
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
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.
Agree. Hopefully we’ll be able to see actual footage at E3. And like you said, “who knows..”
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…
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.
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
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…
Or they the controller should have a headphone jack so you can plug in whatever headphone you prefer.
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
Ooo didnt know that. Thanks for the clarification. And I think I had turtle beaches in my mind when I wrote the comment
If it’s dumb but it works, it ain’t dumb.
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.
Ah, but how does it feel?
it def can be a giant heartbeat sensor for call of duty LOL
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
“But they should try to not mention it so much” This is a patent and not an announcement man.
Looks really good.
It’s the same that Ninty showed last year.
Looks almost the some as the Wii Zapper! One Month till E3 so we will see if this is really the Wii U Zapper then!
Shotters, here I come
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.
I see what you did there…
Oh, I can’t wait to not buy this since they’ll only use it for, like, four games.
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
Played a few arcade games like this, got a few #1 spots on the high scores, too.
WIRELESS NUNCHUCK AND WIRELESS CLASSIC CONTROLLER (and Pro) ALSO! PLEASE NINTENDO!
If this gives you 360 degree motion controls, playing FPSs with this and having surround sound would be awesome.
remember.ps4 wont support UHD so dont except too much graphics on ps4.
Wow. Dot even need to ask… U definitely mad, bro.
Well remember guys, its an accessory. Its NOT REQUIRED to play any of the games. Its something you get IF YOU WANT.
A really unic shooter could be made out of that.
sickr dont forget to bring us a new about the next splinter cell.i want splinter cell 6 to come on the wiiU
Yeah bring us a new on that.
Leave stupid to peteriuss.
I thought that they were converting from analogue sticks to Circle Pads…
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
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.
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
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.
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
Hmph. Can’t really argue with that. I mean, adding the L3 and R3 buttons on a controller nowadays is a no-brainer.
yea dont forget about the pressure senssitive triggers
the nunchuk is it with the zapper or is it the blue print?
Looks like all 3 controllers to me. Interesting. Nunchuck for movement, Wii U for scope, and Wii remote for aim. Interesting
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.
I’d hit that.
And then I’d have to buy another one, because I hit things too hard.
Will have to see it action before I give a verdict.
Leave Luck To Heaven
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
This looks pretty interesting. I’d love to see how developers use this in games.
Imagine Sniper Elite V2 with that bad boy!
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I’d like to try this out on the Aliens game and on the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon game.
Charger: cool. Zapper attachment… I have visions of the touchscreen controller not being secured properly and soaring across the room.
This could be great FPS games on the Wii U. Conduit on Wii U with this zapper please!!
Sniper gun maybe? I found this too predictable. This design was stuck in my head when the WII U was first released.
*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.
We had the NES Zapper.
Then the SNES super scope
Then the Wii Zapper.
Someday, there will be over 10 Nintendo Zappers.
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.
this was shown in the original wii u trailer… 1:50
i would buy it. if aliens colonial marines used it, that would be awesome
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.
this cOuld lead to an awesome augmented reality metroid prime