by David Sanchez on September 15, 2012 @ 2:27 am
While Nintendo previously mentioned that the Wii U can support dual GamePad play, it doesn’t look like that’s a feature we’ll be seeing at launch. Hell, you won’t even be able to purchase a standalone GamePad when the Wii U first hits the scene.
“None of the launch window titles support dual GamePad play,” said Nintendo Product Marketing Manager Bill Trinen in a statement to Polygon. “As a result we won’t be selling the GamePad as a separate accessory. It will be released once the content is there to support it. Our anticipation is that there will be (games that support it) some time next year.”
Until games that actually require two separate GamePads are revealed, we won’t even know how much the controller costs on its own. To be quite honest, I don’t think developers will be making many games that require two GamePads. That’s just me being a cynic, though. I’m certain it could happen, and there may be a few games that do it, but I think, for the most part, we’ll see titles rely on a single GamePad.
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