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E3 2012: Nintendo Pre-E3 Event Reveals Black Wii U, Online Video Chat

Posted on June 4, 2012 AT 09:02am

Nintendo’s Wii U has only been seen in a white color scheme since the console was first announced, but last night during their online pre-E3 presentation, a black Wii U was visibly and unmistakably present in the video footage.

During the segment, a brief scene (pictured above) showed off the black Wii U and WiiPad from all angles during a motion control sequence, plus an online chat interface for the Wii U “Plaza” that appears to be compatible with a mobile app. Nintendo didn’t officially announce a mobile app, but one must wonder if it’s Android and/or iOS compatible.

Most notably, the Wii U and WiiPad were shown used together to broadcast a live Internet chat, as shown in the photo below. It appears to operate wirelessly in a fashion very similar to what the iPad and iPhone can do with Macintosh laptops and computers.

Hopefully, Nintendo expands on this further at their press conference on Tuesday. Stay tuned for more from EGM.

Source: Nintendo

McKinley Noble, Contributing Editor
McKinley Noble has been writing about video games for seven years as a blogger and journalist, with each job adding to his painstakingly alphabetized collection of retro gaming memorabilia. When not cracking jokes about the gaming industry, he's a talking encyclopedia when it comes to mixed martial arts and anything MMA related. Follow him on Twitter: @KenTheGreat1. Meet the rest of the crew.

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