The tablet-like WiiPad for the Wii U is the revolutionary next step in the evolution of controllers for the icon gaming console. Fitted with a touchscreen flanked by controllers on the sides, the WiiPad can be used to play games when the TV is turned off. The gamepad also offers users the ability to interact with the game further by using a stylus to add stepping stones or stunning enemies while controlling the main game play through the controllers. However, the real generation-defining feature of the WiiPad is its ability to deliver asymmetrical game play which allows two or more players playing the same game with entirely different experiences.
But before you get too excited with the possibilities that this claim means, chew on this- Nintendo has states that the amazing new Wii U gamepad will not be available as a standalone offering when the new console is officially launched in the US. Nintendo America announced that for the time being, users will not be able to purchase an additional WiiPad for the WiiUs though the company did not rule out the possibility of the gamepad being made available in the future. According to the statement released by the company, the WiiPad may become available as a standalone purchase as and when Nintendo launches games that can be played with two controllers.