Wii U Gamepad Serves as Second Screen for Local Multiplayer
Nintendo has revealed an interesting functionality of the upcoming Wii U GamePad. With its own sensor to detect Wii remotes, the GamePad can be used as a second monitor for local multiplayer matches, as an alternative to split-screen.
One player plays on the television while the other sets up their gamepad and uses that as a mini-TV. This is a creative and convenient use of the GamePad, one of many Nintendo likely plans on implementing.
Apparently, players will be able to play with the screens side-by-side without the Wii remote sensors confusing the two controllers. We’ll see if this pans out, and if the GamePad’s screen isn’t too tiny to be functional as a TV. Nintendo hasn’t made any physical demonstrations of this functionality, but more news is sure to come.