Nintendo held a special conference ahead of its regular press gathering before E3 2012, during which it presented certain details about its upcoming Wii U home console, including the final version of the console’s tablet controller, which is now called the Wii U GamePad.
As you can see in the image above that shows the differences between the prototype presented last year at E3 2011 and this new version, the final design has twin analog sticks instead of nubs, while the buttons beneath them (the D-Pad and Face ones) have been moved slightly to make maneuvering the controller a more comfortable experience.
Besides letting owners control their console with the GamePad, the device can also read and write items like cards or objects through NFC (Near Field Communication).
Nintendo also added a TV remote control function into the GamePad, which allows those who use it to interact with their TV through the touchscreen.
Check out a gallery of images depicting the Nintendo Wii U’s new GamePad below.