This is the Tokyo street Demo that was shown behind closed doors during E3 last near, now being shown at CES 2012.
Looks pretty cool.. Can't wait for PS4 and Xbox720
am i the only one who is more amazed by how he used the controller to look around like in a real car than the graphics?
Wow those graphics looked so real, it looked just like Tokyo!
Feature looks cool but I would like to see how it would work in a real game. *Plays GTA V on Wii U. Cops coming. Takes eyes off TV and looks on tablet over should. Crashes into building and dies* Every tech demo I have seen is brilliant. But all I am not getting here is the 'how' in the use of these features. Also, I am wondering how the tablet controller would play in a lot of games and what is the ratio of TV to Tablet time in when viewing. I am basically still confused yet impressed all at the same time. Crystal Chrnonicle/Four Swords gamestyles? The mario party demo where they had to find the 5th guy(Mario) was neat but nothing really that great. I think I would like to see the screen used for puzzles and looking in things. Open a chest, look on the screen, open your inventory. Kind of makes the Wii U like an HD DS. One concern is the issues of looking at the screen and the controller at the same time. The Wii U still uses the old remotes too. Too many questions.
represents the evolution of the gba/gc connectivity. A perfect example was the pacman game where the other players looked at the tv and could not see the whole maze. The main player, using the gba, could see the entire maze and was chomping around. Or how in LoZ WW there was the tingle tuner. They can also use the tablet to pick plays in sports games. Just needs to be more tablets or have them officially state the 3ds w/circle pad can act as an additional tablet controller.
For a game like GTA i can see the tablet being used when performing a driveby, tvscreen still showing the car while the tablet has a first person view out the window, And while not in the car it could be used as a smartphone for the maincharacter. Another neat idea i hope they implement on Alien Colonial marines is to use the tablet as the alienradar, imagine entering a steamy/cold area and a layer of condensated water/frost forming on the screen making it harder to see the aliens, then swiping the touch screen to remove mentioned layer. those are just some of many great things that will be possible with the tablet.
Trees could use some work, but otherwise tech demo is impressing me. Certainly showcasing that the Wii U has a hefty shift in Power from PS3/X360 if you ask me if that's a real-time demo. How much so I would love to know. I wish Nintendo would spill the specs. Either way I expect a decent level of graphics above last gen. No Specs is worrying factor though. I am doubtful Wii U has less than 1 GB RAM in the system. I am hopeful 2 GB is used. I know Sony and Microsoft are likely aiming for 2 GB. If Wii U has only 1 GB it will be a limiting factor.
I want Wii U now (proper) :)
I hope Zelda HD looks exactly like the DEMO when the Wii U comes out.
Why couldn't it end up looking better? :D
@ Lf_sIcKmAn Wow, I m really surprised to see 4 disagrees so far. Well I do agree with you that the Zelda HD should look a lot better than the E3 Demo. But lets be fair, when you add the play mechanic, AI, Camera view functions, etc, the GPU/CPU/MEM will in fact take a performance hit. And, of course, the same goes for the Tokyo Street Demo as well .So far, Every demo Nintendo have shown, doesn't really show the real potential of the Wii U's hardware capability simply because all we get from the Demo is wonderful graphics with few objects moving through space, no character interactions, no physic collisions, more just to list a few. So until Nintendo releases a Demo that show everything off, it won't be nothing more than beautiful still back grounds.
amazing i want one NOW
Looks good, If they bring immersive experiences probably I will get it.
I can't stop smiling when I see the zelda demo, and that I might play a zelda game that looks that great eventually. the Tokyo street demo has made me think about the controller potential in ways I haven't though, so that's good too.
that did look really nice but i'm sorry, if you want to see the potential of that Tokyo street demo take a look at the Vita. this is going to be very difficult for Nintendo. that feature already exists and will have existed for nearly a year before the Wii-U releases. graphics wise it's on a par with the 360 and the PS3 so that's good news for Nintendo fans. the only worry is that controller. i really want the future to be Nintendo and Sony. i just don't want another generation of MS thanks. i hope Nintendo does well with this, but i just feel it could have already been covered by the PS3/Vita combo. i truly hope i'm wrong here though
First, how can it be difficult for nintendo when every wii u owner will have the controller but not every ps3 owner have/will get the vita. Secondly, due to the first reason, how many developers will utilize the ps3/vita combo? Not as much as utilizing the wii u controller because it was made for this purpose of it controller. Stop shoving sony in every topic. The world doesnt revolve around them.
because there will be 70 million PS3s out there and millions of Vitas already. those with a Vita can get a Ps3 cheaper than a Wii-U and those with a Ps3 will be able to buy a Vita for less than a Wii-U. there will already be millions of people out there with both when the Wii-U releases anyway and devs may want to get more out of the launch of their games. it would be more lucrative to hit an audience of millions than an audience of thousands give me break with the stop shoving Sony in every article as well please. how can i express this concern without Sony when it's there product i'm comparing it to. i want Nintendo to succeed and move us away from shovelware @at below. you do realise that those experiences already exist on PS3/Vita combos even at launch right? games are already doing this and that Tokyo demo has been done on at least two games i know of already: Uncharted and Hot shots golf. why do you think i'm saying this? oh yeah, i'm just a fanboy. always the argument
Get out of here with your fanboy drive GribbleGrunger. I'm looking forward to Vita as much as the next guy, but the problem is you'll probably never see those features fully supported by developers because not everyone with a PS Vita will own a PS3 and vice versa. Where as with the Wii-U, the control will come with every controller, there for a push for these immersive experiences is possible because the market will be there. Be realistic son, you sound stupid.
@GribbleGrunger Please, go away and play your ps3/vita.
HD Zelda with all of this tech will make the greatest RPG franchise in history even more emersive....freakin sweet.
Very very impressive!
The street one. Is that someone driving in real life or are those the graphics? They are making it very confusing
Those are the graphics buddy !!!! Nice that you can't tell the difference..shows how powerful the system really is :-)
Day 1 for me let go WII U
Anyone notice TWO WiiU controllers running the same app, at the same time, on ONE wiiU console? Can't Wait For WiiU!!!!!!
Just because you can do something new with technology doesnt mean its good. Nintendo is so far from their roots that they are blind to it and they are going to fail again. They have tried so many different things and still havent learned a lesson (virtual boy) for example. And they are also saying how this new console is HD, well, by the time this is released MS and Sony are gonna pull something out much more powerful than this, and then its going to put Nintendo right back where it is now. I can see Nintendo eventually going right back to square one where they were just making games, kinda like what sega is doing now because of their failure. Rumours of a MS portable console is going around, if thats the case, nintendo can kiss their @$$ goodbye.
At least they are trying something new. Everyone is bitching about boring and not unique games, yet everyone is still bitching about everything new companies bring up to the table. Lets see how it turns for Wii U. I can see myself buying that while waiting for real next gen consoles.
But they haven't failed with their "Experiments" which is why they continue down that root.
They dare to take a leap of faith.
"And they are also saying how this new console is HD, well, by the time this is released MS and Sony are gonna pull something out much more powerful than this" And how will this concern me when I play my next batch of awesome Nintendo franchises? All this talk about exclusivity on this website and no one really seems to understand why people buy certain consoles.
Im gonna wait for price drop and more games to come out
@knightwolf You really dont know shit about the video game industry,your comment shows that!Inovation is whats going to drive the next generation of consoles and video games,and until this point in The history of console hardware and also in some points software its been always Nintendo to drive innovation foward and the others trying to keep the pace!Look right know i dont own any nintendo system,i sold my wii and still play on my PS3,xbox 360 and PC.But im still convince of the afirmation i made,just like im sure that i will be buying the WiiU!
The WiiU is amazing im gonna que up 4 this baby wow to the guy saying vita can do this what a plum the WiiU is too powerful by far 4 a vita/ps3 to even come close trying to copy the same features the WiiU is Power7 with watson tech tons of Edram and a custom HD Radeon using AMD very best/most current graphics technology which is HD7000 1gb of Edram is enough to make games on ps3 look like an atari 2600. All this rubbish on wiiu power from sony fanboys is very funny look Nintendo are making huge games and there games will be amazing plus Nintendo have just hired a Naughty dog former employee plus a few more all working on Metroid.
Im pretty sure the next zelda and mario wil use this to look around.