Pokken Tournament has its own unique controller for Wii U. However, a pre-order listing has highlighted some of its limitations.
it would of worked fine for nes and snes games, could not be that hard can it?
Apparently it is....smh
I'm not surprised, considering it seems to lack a few buttons that everything sans Wiimote seems to have, IIRC. It's a good thing that Nintendo has set up its past two consoles to use so many different types of controllers, though. Regular Wiimote, Wiimote Plus, either of the former with a nunchaku, Classic controller, and now with the Wii U we have the Classic Pro, Game Pad, and even the 3DS for some games. That's a lot of options, and while not all games use all options, simply having that many controllers viable with at least some of the games on the system makes a world of difference. It's one reason why I hope the NX is backwards compatible; no need to buy new controllers means an easier time playing local co-op right out of its box.^_^
This reminds me how Nintendo doesn't allow the GameCube adaptor to be used on other Wii U games.
Have you thought about the possibility that it does not work with other games because of technical issues?
Have you thought Nintendo could've released a patch to work around this
Only Nintendo would pull something like this in 2016 smh.
Pull what exactly? The controller in question is for Pokémon Tournament alone - it specifys such. ALL other games playable via Wii U can be played on the included Gamepad. Nobody has pulled a fast one...certainly not like when I purchased my PS4 at launch and included controller lacked 'rumble'.
But it's so damn pointless. Why on earth does this game even NEED a special controller? It does absolutely nothing the Wii U gamepad or the pro controller can't already do. It's a waste of resources on the developer and a waste of money for the consumer.
@WickedLester: It's an option for those who what a japanese arcades feel, because it's releasing on arcade in Japan as well.
I know that it's not required that you use all of the different controllers that they've produced, but I still don't care for it. Working at Gamestop you wouldn't believe the amount of confusion this has caused for customers, specifically those that are part of the casual demographic, or just buying gifts. This is right up there with the exclusion of a charger when buying a New 3DS XL for me. I really like Nintendo, but I can't help but feel as though they oftentimes make things far more complicated than need be.
This controller really is a microcosm of how messed up and backwards their method of doing business is. It's like they run their company in such a vacuum they are oblivious to the pulse of the industry. Instead of actually listening to gamers and giving them what they want, they do whatever the hell THEY want and expect people to like it.
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