Pre-E3 2012: Wii U Gets a New Controller
During Nintendo Direct, Nintendo’s pre-E3 show thing, they unveiled the redesign on the Wii U tablet controller, giving it a more NES gamepad feel and better grips to make holding the thing more comfortable. During that show, they also unveiled the Wii U Pro Controller, their stab at a more conventional controller.
As you can see in the picture above, the Wii U Pro has two analog sticks, two shoulder buttons and triggers, a d-pad and the face buttons. It may just be me, but when I look at this controller all I can see is a weirdly designed Xbox 360 controller knockoff. Then again, that may just be me.