We're beginning to get a clearer idea of what Nintendo's Wii U console and controller will offer us when it releases next year, and Ninty guru Shigeru Miyamoto has spilled a few more choice details. Apparently the controller will have a built-in standalone web browser, and the Zelda franchise will (unsurprisingly) be making its way to the new system.
Speaking to Kotaku, Miyamoto confirmed that the Wii U tablet controller features a standalone web browser that can be used independently of the console and television. He believes that this is the answer to having to boot up your console, television or PC every time you want to surf the internet... and that this convenient functionality is the Wii U's greatest triumph.
You have a screen available at any time that you can check.
This dedicated second screen, and the way people may use it, not just for gaming, but to do things like browse the Internet, is the Wii U’s single, biggest design accomplishment.
Miyamoto went on to confirm that an HD Zelda title is in the works, which will take advantage of the Wii U's unique and "interesting" capabilities.
This is an HD system, our first HD system, and we want to create a real HD Zelda game for it. You will see a lot of these in-depth and deep experiences in terms of visual style. You will also see some play styles that are fun and interesting because of the play structure.
We'll keep an eye on the situation. For now, though, why not check out our hands-on preview of the new Wii U controller in action?