Nintendo Reveals Wii U Pro Controller and GamePad

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Listen up Wii gamers. Finally, a controller without all the cord tangles and worrying if you will be able to reach your game chair, which is across the room from the console.

Nintendo recently revealed the Wii U Pro Controller for its upcoming Wii U console. The controller is a bit larger than its predecessor and features a design similar to the Xbox 360 controller.

The controller will feature a built-in rechargeable battery that can be recharged through its micro USB port. The controller is also expected to support up to four Wii U Pro controllers.

Also, Nintendo confirmed today the new Wii U GamePad design, which was leaked a month ago.

In a press release, Nintendo announced, “In addition to the previously announced touch-screen and motion controls, the Wii U GamePad was redesigned and improved from its reveal in 2011. The new form factor offers players dual analog stick controls and can be used as a remote control for users’ TVs, even while the Wii U console is turned off. Nintendo also announced availability of the Wii U Pro Controller as a separate peripheral.”

The Wii U GamePad also features a TV control button, allowing you to use the controller as a universal remote for your television when the console is not in use.

More information about Wii U will be revealed at E3 2012, beginning at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Tuesday, June 5.