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DudeSean

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I think it will be Wii Sports U, Nintendo Land 2 or Mario Kart U. I would be pleasantly surprised if it was the new 3D Mario adventure, allowing some sort of co-op where a second player could connect and play as Luigi in the same area as Mario.

What do you think will be the first Wii U game to support two gamepads at once will be?

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I would be pleasantly surprised if it was the new 3D Mario adventure, allowing some sort of co-op where a second player could connect and play as Luigi in the same area as Mario.

I never even thought of that. That would be epic!

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DefHalan

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My guess is something like Nintendo Land 2 or maybe some DLC for Nintendo Land, like how everyone has been asking. Whatever it is I think it will come with the Gamepad, much like how every Zapper came with Link's Crossbow Training and Wii Sports Resort came with Wii Motion Plus

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DudeSean

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Whatever it is I think it will come with the Gamepad, much like how every Zapper came with Link's Crossbow Training and Wii Sports Resort came with Wii Motion Plus

I agree. It could be Wii Play U.

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DefHalan

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DefHalan wrote:

Whatever it is I think it will come with the Gamepad, much like how every Zapper came with Link's Crossbow Training and Wii Sports Resort came with Wii Motion Plus

I agree. It could be Wii Play U.

I wonder if it will be a disc or a download voucher. The eShop seems to be Nintendo's main focus.

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DudeSean

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Considering Nintendo Land came with the Wii U as a disc instead of already installed on the Wii U, I'm assuming it would be a disc if they did bundle the two.

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DefHalan

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Yes but the ZombiU bundle came with Nintendo Land download voucher I believe and it would mean they wouldn't have to put money into making a disc

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I am pretty sure it will be a pack-in with the second gamepad. It's likely the gamepad will cost a pretty penny so including a game makes it easier to swallow.

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Kyloctopus

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I believe Balloon Fight is actually the first game to support 2 Gamepads.
At least, thats what I heard from Joystiq.
Edit I can't seem to find that article, so I guess I read it wrong. But it wouldn't surprise me if the Virtual Console service was the first, to support 2 Gamepads

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I don't think Nintendo ever intended to have two GamePads used simultaneously, given how long it took for them to even admit that such a thing would be possible. So I don't think any first-party Nintendo titles will be specifically designed for two GamePads. Some may support it, but I think Nintendo will leave that for third parties.

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AaronB

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Miyamoto has said they're working on games that use 2 gamepads already. I'm concerned with cost - someone posted that they lost theirs and getting it replaced cost about $140. When they start selling them, I hope they're $100 or less (and come with a game). Otherwise, that's just too much to charge for a controller no matter how good it is.

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Rod64

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I hope Mario Kart.

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ShadJV

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Burning_Spear wrote:

I don't think Nintendo ever intended to have two GamePads used simultaneously, given how long it took for them to even admit that such a thing would be possible. So I don't think any first-party Nintendo titles will be specifically designed for two GamePads. Some may support it, but I think Nintendo will leave that for third parties.

I'll admit I don't have the source so feel free to take this with a grain of salt, but I am fairly certain Miyamoto himself mentioned that Nintendo is working on software that will utilize two gamepads.

As for price, I wouldn't expect anything lower than $100, the gamepad itself probably costs more to make than the Wii U console. This is why I expect it will come with a game though, that is a lot to spend on a second controller when buyers won't yet even own a game supporting two gamepads. In fact, Nintendo Land 2 has been the best theory I've heard yet, with a new Wii Sports coming in second.

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Burning_Spear wrote:

I don't think Nintendo ever intended to have two GamePads used simultaneously, given how long it took for them to even admit that such a thing would be possible. So I don't think any first-party Nintendo titles will be specifically designed for two GamePads. Some may support it, but I think Nintendo will leave that for third parties.

Actually, here: http://www.polygon.com/2013/3/5/4067494/nfc-nintendo-wii-u-mi...

Nintendo is working on games with dual gamepad support, whether they see the light of day or not.

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Mario Kart U seems like a good title to introduce the idea, definitely. Maybe they can come up with something akin to the two person karts/teams from Mario Kart Double Dash and use two Wii U Game Pads in some way connected to that? Like have the person using items use the Game Pad?

A new 3D Mario game using it for co-op would be fantastic though. It'd be like this awesome video, except with a better camera system:

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My guess is a new mario game like SM64. That video made me want to make SM64 HD for the wii u with co up.

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The smart move would be to release a sequel to one of the Wii series (or NintendoLand?) that's relatively expensive (but still a much better deal than buying a game and a new gamepad separate) that comes with a 2nd gamepad to demonstrate that type of gameplay experience and have one or two games with optional uses of 2 Gamepads also released near the same time.

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I'm fine with not paying $140 for a new GamePad, thank-you-very-much. Honestly, no game ever for the Wii U could have dual GamePad support, and I'd be fine with that.

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MrGawain

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It might not be a case of BUYING another gamepad- if a friend can bring theirs around and sync it to your machine without it affecting the connection to their own machine it would save a lot of cost. Plus an alternate could be using a 3ds with a Circle Pad Plus and ignoring the buttons on the back of the joypad.

And if I were to say what the first big game to use 2 gamepads? Possibly Mario Kart, but more likely Smash Bros, as the game people will be the most open to throwing money at.

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MrGawain wrote:

It might not be a case of BUYING another gamepad- if a friend can bring theirs around and sync it to your machine without it affecting the connection to their own machine it would save a lot of cost. Plus an alternate could be using a 3ds with a Circle Pad Plus and ignoring the buttons on the back of the joypad.

Yes. Taking a gamepad over to another players house could work. Sort of like how with Four Swords Adventure people could bring their game boys over. But I don't have any friends with a Wii U or a gameboy, so neither situation benefits me.

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And if I were to say what the first big game to use 2 gamepads? Possibly Mario Kart, but more likely Smash Bros, as the game people will be the most open to throwing money at.

Smash Bros. is gonna sell pro controllers, not gamepads. People aren't going to buy controllers that cost over $100 to play Smash Bros. when the pro controller will be perfect for it. How would Smash Bros. even make use of two gamepads? I suppose so you could get a closer view of your player, but that would be an unfair advantage and only two players max would be able to do that.

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