It's now Wii-ly easy to find the sync button (image credit: Nintendo Connect / Ryan Deaver)

Impatient gamers rejoice! Nintendo Connect has discovered that Wii U-branded remotes will sport a handy, external sync button. As a result, players will no longer be required to remove the remote's battery cover in order to sync it with their console.

Located on the underside of the remote, this surprise design change has most likely been included to make the syncing process easier for players. Nintendo recently confirmed in its popular Iwata Asks series that this is also why the Wii U system itself features an external sync button.

We learnt some time ago that the Wii U would be compatible with all existing first-party Wii peripherals, so there's no immediate need to upgrade. Consumers will also be able to get their hands on the new Wii U Pro Controller when it releases alongside the console at launch.