Nintendo's Miyamoto discusses Wii U's future dual GamePad and NFC support

Of the many hardware features crammed into the Wii U's hefty GamePad — from a touchscreen to a front-facing camera to motion control — one of the most mysterious remains the controller's integration of near field communication or, as its better known, NFC. At a meeting this afternoon, Shigeru Miyamoto — Nintendo Senior Managing Director, and the designer behind some of gaming's biggest franchises — said that creating games with NFC integration was more of a priority than a game supporting dual GamePads.

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kirbyu2105d ago

"Nintendo's Miyamoto", as opposed to Ubisoft's Miyamoto.

darthv722105d ago

they add in the use of the 3ds with the circle pad pro as a form of gamepad type of control option.

It may not have the technical prowess of an actual gamepad but the similarities of them both having touch and streaming connectivity makes it to convenient to just ignore.

kirbyu2105d ago

I still don't think the 3DS needs a 2nd circle pad. But they can add one if they want. As long as it's below the ABXY buttons, not above. I probably wouldn't get a 3DS + 2 Circle Pads either way, but Nintendo should still remember which design is better.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney2105d ago (Edited 2105d ago )

Zelda please & Bayonetta!!

CouldHaveYelledUiiW2105d ago

I can't really see anything Revolutionary, gameplay wise, that can make use of this technology.

I guess you could do somethings like Skylander and Disney but that has always seemed kind of meh.

Using figure or (if) Cards to add characters to a game seems kind of unnecessary.

I guess micro-transactions would be great for security- no credit cards or Codes to type in...
-Just scan something you buy at the store, Like a 1 step phone card.

The US Dragon Quest X for WiiU maybe the 1st user.

kirbyu2105d ago

"Just scan something you buy at the store", if you mean what I think you mean, the 3DS may already have that. Whenever I add credit to the 3DS eShop, it says I can scan a QR code, but I don't know why.

BullyMangler2105d ago

maybe, just maybe . nintendo will do the oll "toy in the cereal box" routine . and maybe just maybe nintendo will add secret playable characters for the next smash in the form of NFC toys in cereal boXes all around the gLobe . . or NFC cards .

ISNeko2105d ago

Best thing: buy Nintendo eShop points card, touch gamepad, points added. Continue with life.

arbitor3652105d ago (Edited 2105d ago )

"NFC is perhaps best known as the wireless tech used to transport Skylanders' figurines into the game when placed upon its NFC-powered "portal."

"With NFC, that's a feature that everyone that owns a Wii U can take advantage of. So that's what we're putting our priorities right now."

REALLY? that is where your priorities are right now? i cant even make fun of that. i cant make that sound any dumber.

and nintendo wonders why they have lost so much of their hardcore audience.

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