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Wii U: First hardware images

Gawp at Nintendo's next-gen home console

Nintendo's released the first hardware images for Wii U.

Wii U is of course the long-awaited new console from Nintendo that lives up to rumours of a new and innovative controller.

Nintendo's unveiling of the new controller consisted of a video showcasing its capabilities. It kicked off with a chap playing Mario on the big screen using the dual-sticked, HD screened controller, before switching the TV and carrying on playing the same game using the controller's screen alone.

The controller also has a number of applications of its own. Drawing and art based software looked particularly impressive and electronic versions of board games also feature.

There were also big AAA announcements for the new machine such as Darksiders II, Batman Arkham City, Tekken and Battlefield 3.

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Nintendo announced the new home console at E3 this evening. Read more here.

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