Over the past couple of days, Nintendo has revealed they have been integrating new features into the Wii U controller and system. During the latest Nintendo investor conference, president Satoru Iwata announced the Wii U controller will have Near Field Communication (Wireless distribution of information). “By installing this functionality, it will become possible to create cards and figurines that can electronically read and write data via noncontact NFC and to expand the new play format in the video game world. Adoption of this functionality will enable various other possibilities such as using it as a means of making micropayments”, said Iwata.
Street Fighter Producer Yoshinori Ono had the following to say to CVG about the Wii U’s development:
“What we saw last E3 is not a reflection of everything this console is able to offer. We have been trying the development kits and some of its new characteristics will improve its possibilities. It isn’t something like Kinect or similar accessories, it’s something different.
I can’t tell you more about it because, if I do, Nintendo will send assassins to finish me! But let’s say that Wii U will be a console with so many and unique possibilities that it will be difficult to show them in the box they are going to sell it or to be published by magazines and other mediums.”
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