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The new controller houses a 6.2 inch touch screen while the rest of the body of the controller looks like an amalgamation of the bottom of a 3DS and a Wiimote. The video above shows that you can be playing the same exact game on your T.V. and on the screen on your controller. I'm not fully sure how this is going to work yet but I can imagine it being pretty great having your own personal screen in any game that has 4-player co-op/split-screen such as Smash Bros. or New Super Mario.
A partially playable tech demo for a HD Zelda title also made an appearance showing the versatility of the touch screen as an items/map menu. This demo in particular had me and I'm sure a bunch of Nintendo fanboys drooling. Any gamer that legitimately has seen link through the ages has waited quite a long time to see the Hyrulian Hero rendered in HD and even this small glimpse gets me interested to see what Nintendo has in store for the franchise beyond Skyward Sword.
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One of Nintendo's promises with the Wii U was that we were gonna see more third party developers and hardcore games for older gamers. So far we have a few titles thrown into the ring in development for the systems launch: Darksiders 2, Assasins Creed, Ghost Recon, and an exclusive Ninja Gaiden title as well as Tekken on a Nintendo console for the first time ever. I'm glad to see Nintendo finally got the message that while we love their first party titles we really craved third party support.
Nintendo's focus on the Wii is slightly askew this year taking a back seat to the Wii U but we did get to see a trailer for a New Kirby game as well as a new trailer for Skyward sword(my inner fanboy freaked the hell out when i saw how epic it looked). While the Kirby game did look like it had it's share of puffy cute platforming it's hard to out do the latest Skyward Sword trailer. Graphically, it's easy to say this is the best looking Wii title to date and it certainly looks as epic as Zelda should be. I can't wait to get my hands on it.
Nintendo had a huge amount of new stuff to show us this year and it definitely has me excited. Let's hope the Wii U lives up to it's promise.