Kotaku’s Stephen Totilo posted a ton of (rumored) details on the controller for the Wii 2. I really don’t know what to make of it. The controller sounds strange and unusual, but in a very different way than the Wiimote. When Nintendo announced plans for the Wii, I had an idea of what the controller could do and the type of fun it could lead to. The Wii 2 controller sounds a bit…insane:
Its main controller, as rumored, will include a touchscreen, two analog sticks and a camera, we’ve confirmed with our own games industry sources who are familiar with Nintendo’s plans for the machine.
That new controller’s screen will measure 6.2 inches and the controller will also include eight buttons.
I enjoy the simplicity and direct connection of touch controls. I also enjoy the complexity of having multiple buttons. That said, I’m having a hard time blending these two (very) different input methods. Of course it wouldn’t surprise me if Shigeru Miyamoto made a game that made the controller seem brilliant. It also wouldn’t surprise me if the controller was only used in an interesting way in first-party games developed by Nintendo.
What do you make of the Wii 2’s controller?