Splatoon may be gracing plenty of Wii U systems worldwide, but the official Tumblr account is still rolling on, and has shared a rather peculiar and fun trick. It seems that both players can use motion-based aiming controls in the local multiplayer Battle Dojo mode, with a bit of bizarre customisation.
By quite literally strapping a Wii U Pro Controller or Wii Classic Controller / Pro to a Wii Motion Plus Remote and doing some fiddly button presses, you can effectively mimic the combination of dual stick and motion aiming that's typically reserved for the GamePad.
One of our scientists has made a rather stunning discovery! From early reports, it appears to be a means of adding motion control to the controller of the player playing on the TV screen in Battle Dojo. On the controller selection screen for Battle Dojo, press and hold down on the +Control Pad, press and hold B, and then press ZR and ZL.
It seems a Wii Remote Plus is necessary to perform this incredible feat. This technique also appears to be possible when using a Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro! When using a Wii U Pro Controller, first press ZL and ZR to select that as your controller, and then press the 2 Button on the Wii Remote Plus to activate it.
This is rather typical of the humour and attention to detail of the Splatoon team, it must be said, and is almost worth trying purely for the daftness of it.
Will you be strapping a Wii Remote Plus and dual stick controller together to try this? Of course you will.
lol I am going to try this tomorrow
That's incredible. Nintendo, you so crazy sometimes.
Interestingly, from what I've seen; this is also hinted at in one of the single-player "scrolls".
Haha! It's so dumb and yet kinda genius
I just tested it out and it actually works really well haha.
@DreamyViridi in the picture that shows a remote strapped to the pro controller, it even shows the down, b and triggers in red, but I would have never thought it meant to press them in battle dojo.
50% stupid. 50% genius. 100% Nintendo.
I'm calling it now; a tool that will allow you to attach your Wiimote to your Pro Controller will be available between June and September.
Hmm... dual Gamepad support udpate incoming at e3?
Too bad I sold my plus adapter with that so-called Zelda game.
Um, why not just have Remote+Nunchuk controls available full-stop? It's not like you couldn't have the Gamepad in a stand to use the map jump function in single-player and there's not too many buttons for the two part scheme. Even in the dojo the Gamepad player could use the built-in sensor bar and a stand...
You know, as stupid as it is, its equally clever
And its a nice alternative to buying a new, even more expansive Pro Controller.
LOL. I'd love Nintendo to release a New Wii U Pro with built in gyro.
Macgyver must've REALLY wanted motion control....
This is the stupidest, cleverest, and funniest thing I seen all day. Funny how it turns out that skeleton in one of the sunken scrolls knew what he was doing after all. X)
Now if only they allowed pro controller support plus gamepad for quick drops and maps. I'm going to wear out those trigger buttons on the gamepad.
@Shiryu well called.....that would make allot of sense! New options on old games and new alike, more of a unique hardware pull and...Well...they DID say they would!! But as others have pointed out above, Nintendo are far from logical
that's weird but cool at the same time
Lol post of the day right there Post# 8
Those of you that have played it a lot what do you think of the twins stick + motion controls? I am hearing things all over the board about it while playing the demo last week it felt kind of strange. Not sure if I like it or not.
What's next, wrapping up the Gamepad to a Wii Zapper?
Wii remote plus attachment for the Pro Classic Controller is gonna be made, i just know, that or it was an unintended code that slipped through.
I can't help but feel like they would like to genuinely push this as a viable control option - but they know it's too idiotic.
This is amazing!
It saved the local balloon multiplayer mode.
It's my favorite "shooter" ever!
Hmm, april fools is back already?
@Iggly well they did show something similar in the Wii U reveal video
@A01 LOL. I like that
@outburst And a headphone jack. Actually, releasing a new Wii U Pro Controller with gyro and a headphone jack wouldn't be too bad of an idea. They just need to make sure it uses the same battery that runs off of black magic that the current Pro Controller uses. Seriously, that battery is ridiculous.
This is funny, as the original Classic Controller was designed to be able to fit an adapter to hold the Wii Remote, but was never used. (I believe Nyko or some other third-party company produces adapters though)
Agreed on headphone jack! Gyro is the most important for me since I hate (and suck at) aiming with the R stick. And yeah on the battery. I charge like every 4-6 months (alternating with gamepad, pro, and wiimote).
This looks like something my insane mind would imagine.
@IceClimbers LOL. That battery is the battery of the regular 3DS.
"...press and hold down on the +Control Pad, press and hold B, and then press ZR and ZL."
Sounds like you need to have a couple more arms to actually do this like, say, a squid. The other method (pressing the 2 button on the wiimote) seems unusual as well, as in the picture the 2 button is hidden under the pro controller. I don't have the game yet, but when I do get it, I will need to remember this so I can hobble one together and hang it on my wall.
edit after reading the text a little closer, I may have assumed it meant to hold the +pad and b button on the wiimote, along with ZL and ZR on the classic. Silly me!
@Bearface Who would waana play a Wi u game with a old sucky wii controller the orginal wiis controller sucked it made the entrie system not worth playing
NX Controller leaked? Lol
@Danrenfroe2016 I instantly liked it, and hope that if we get another Metroid Prime, they do something similar. Not just for scanning. Played WWHD and RE:Revelations (3ds) with gyro controls as well, so I was used to it already.
@VeeFlamesNL And out of stock fro months.
This is insane. It's the sort of thing only Nintendo would ever do
@DreamyViridi that is the first thing i thought of when i seen the picture.
this is actually really cool. i love funny tricks like these
And yet, does the game support IR pointing? No. They can put in this s*** but they don't put in the control method the game should have. What a bunch of crappy developers these clowns are.
@Danrenfroe2016 I think it's an ingenious idea to combine the two, because that gives you the best of both worlds and actually improves on using only one of them. When I fired up the Demo, I initially wished for an option to disable the right stick, but then in the middle of a match I found myself using the right stick for certain movements. It's definitely superior to only using the twin sticks, because on the one hand you're more flexible that way and on the other the motion controls are far more precise, similar to a mouse. The time it takes to get accustomed to it differs from player to player, but generally, if you have any experience with using a Wiimote (or any other kind of motion control), it shouldn't take too long. But it's definitely worth the time to get used to it because it gives you an advantage most online players already use.
After MK8 already proved that the Gamepad's gyro sensor (although I still drive with Wiimote+Nunchuk in MK8 because I'm used to it after so many years in MK Wii) is clearly superior to the Wiimote, this is another game where it gets obvious. Maybe that's the reason the Wiimote isn't supported? Still I'd wish they add that later. Or they could design a new Wiimote that matches the Gamepad's precision and doesn't need the IR sensor anymore, because honestly, IR is a pretty outdated technology.
@outburst & @IceClimbers: Yeah I would totally love a Wii U Pro Controller with Motion sensors! But why a headphone jack? You can already use the one from the Gamepad, even if you don't use it to control the game. And I'm pretty sure the Pro Controller (internally) uses the same battery as the Wii U Gamepad and because of the lack of a display, the battery lasts so much longer!
@SanderEvers: They did that already in Smash Bros., you can use the 3DS as a controller on your Wii U. Ingenious! ^^ I don't have a 3DS (yet), but I hope they'll implement that on more games. I'm pretty certain that on the next development platform (which will be shared between home and portable consoles) this will become a standard feature.
Yah that's why Nintendo isn't anymore what it used to be they put all their focus on figuring gimmicky ways to control games
Not only will I try it, but I might do it permanently as I am WAY better with the motion controls than just the twin stick
I'm not entirely sure if someone has pointed this out yet, but one of the scrolls from singleplayer (the one with the human skeleton and WiiU) actually shows a controller in this formation.
Got a nice chuckle out of that, surprised it actually works.
@Ichiban I was actually thinking about a controller like this before I went to bed last night.
Pro Controller/Classic Controller set up. Motion controls built in (similar to sixaxis with PlayStation) and an IR pointer on the top of the controller.
Didn't find the scroll or see this article before sleep, so...I guess I'm just on the right wavelength.
Reminds of the time I taped two wiimotes together so I could play Tetris co-op by myself, lol.
So we will be expecting a Nintendo branded rubber band at E3?
@ReshiramZekrom yep Nyko made it. I bought one back is 07 for Wii. Thinking Nintendo would make a game for it, then if not some indy dev. would for the wii/ware.
-Other wise its just a tidy way of playing games with your classic controller.
Make your own controller (N)interface.
3D Printer at the ready !!!
@mjc0961 Splatoon would be so awkward like that. Good thing you don't work at Nintendo.
Why not simply support Nunchuck & Wiimote instead. It would make this game a lot easier and a lot more fun to control + 610 pounds lighter in the hands than the Gamepad.
I hate Wii mote pointing for shooting, the Splatoon control method is the best.
I think I will permanently tape the Wii mote to the pro controller, the wrist strap isn't quite good enough...
@VeeFlamesNL : by Power A, lol!
We havent played vs yet, will have to give this a try.
Does it work w/ a regular Wiimote w/ the Plus attachment or does it have to be Wiimote Plus? I have 2 of each, just asking.
Why does this work?!
@ReshiramZekrom Yep, they do. I have this one for my original Classic controller: http://www.ign.com/articles/2007/02/23/nyko-wii-classic-controller-and-click-grips-preview
@rjejr Should work with both, as their is no difference between the two options in operation.
Can I just please use the pro controller for online? I honestly don't like using the gamepad because it dies in a matter of a few hours.
@TheRealThanos - "Should work with both"
Yeah, it should, but it's Nintneod so I thought I'd ask.
Tried this earlier today w/ my son. He's pretty good using motion in the mutliplayer and had no problem thwomping me using this weird combo for motion. He used the Wiimote Plus b/c thats the one that had the good batteries in it.
Funny because this was the plan for the original Classic Controller as it has those latches for likely an accessory to cradle and combine the Wii Remote behind it.
S-so this controller would work with it, right??
I tried it several times, but I couldn't get it to work. Has anyone successfully pulled it off?
@rjejr Yeah, never underestimate kids and their ability to pick up things more quickly than us. Back in the SNES days, I always got my behind handed to me by one of my little cousins in Street Fighter 2. By the time I had pressed two buttons, he had already sent multiple fireballs my way or something like that...
@FJOJR Check comment #62. They're still available, if you're interested and you have an original Classic controller. (obviously)
@leo13 You might wanna check comment #64...
I already knew this was supposed to be a thing on Wii. That's why those liitle clamp areas are there on the CC. They got rid of them for Pro controllers, though.
@AyeHaley @Varoennauraa @MadAdam81 did you try this did it work?
@yokokazuo @rjejr how did you get it to work? I've tried it several times with a pro controller and a Wii motion plus and it's never worked
@leo13 when you go into the battle dojo and it says press ZL and ZR on the controller, make sure you are holding down and B before you press them. Then when on the weapon select screen press a button on the Wii Remote (they say 2, but I think any should work).
Also make sure that both controllers are synced to the Wii U.
@yokokazuo thanks I'll try it again tonight
Got it to work with Wii Pro Controller. Works great!
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