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Nintendo making Wii U-turn on multiple tablet controllers, claims report

Journalistic digging reveals Nintendo hard at work to establish Wii U tablet multiplayer

After multiple statements stating that the Wii U would only work with one touch screen per system, Develop has spoken to an anonymous industry source who claims that the Wii U codebase tells a very different story.


They claim that the Wii U is 'at the very least' being prepped for use with two simultaneous touch-screen controllers.

Previously Shigeru Miyamoto had formerly underlined the likelihood that only one touch-screen controller would be used with the system, with fellow players instead using their 3DS or Wii Motion Plus controllers.

He had previously explained: "Our basic premise is that you can use one with a system. If we got to an idea of having multiple (controllers) it might be just more convenient for people to use their Nintendo 3DS and have a way to connect that.

"That being said, we are doing research about if someone brings their controller to their friends house and they want to play together on Wii U to whether or not something like that would be possible."

Is this a sign, then, that this research has been fruitful? Develop's source goes on to claim that "Nintendo appears to be on the cusp of solving the technical conundrum of a single Wii U device supporting two tablet controllers".

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However, this doesn't count out the issue that, as Nintendo have already stated, buying two tablets would be a costly affair indeed.

It's further evidence that Nintendo is trying to get its house in order after poor E3 showing and a torrid year in terms of sales. Keep on rolling those dice guys, we need you back on top form...