Pictures of what is apparently a new updated Wii U controller have been leaked onto the internet. The image shows a controller equipped with full size analogue control sticks rather than the 3DS style circle pads on the widely distributed images of the Wii U previously shown. The source of the image; a Twitter account of a QA tester “Matty B00sh” at TT Games, the company behind the Lego series of computer games is no longer online. The message that went with the picture was “Nintendo fanboys alert: look what we have at work! #BoysAndTheirToys”, according to the report on cnet.
In the picture above you can see the “old” and “new” controllers. The older version is in the upper photo. The angles of the pictures taken above clearly show the difference in the analogue control sticks. In addition the Select (-) and Start (+) buttons have migrated from either side of the big Home button to under the XYAB pad buttons on the right of the slab. On the lower right next to the Power button a new button has appeared, it seems to be flush to the surface and unlabeled in the photo, perhaps it’s a reset button. A similar flush rounded square button is also now under the D Pad on the left.
Whereas the old Wii U controller is displaying the Wii U logo on screen only, in the above pic, the new version is actually branded Wii U on the lower left bezel suggesting it is nearer to a final design. The Wii U is going to make its debut at E3 in early June, not very far away. So we’ll be able to see a lot more of the Wii U and its controller in a couple of weeks.