Nintendo's Wii U will support two Gamepads, the company announced today.
When the Wii U was first announced last year, Nintendo vaguely indicated that its console could support only one Gamepad. However, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said today at his company's E3 keynote that it'll actually support two Gamepads.
The Wii U Gamepad, which Nintendo showed off earlier this week, will ship with a 6.2-inch touchscreen and a stylus for additional input options. In addition, the Gamepad boasts an infrared transceiver, gyroscope, and accelerometer. A rumble feature, now a near-necessity in any game controller, will also be included.
Nintendo sidestepped any opportunity to divulge pricing or availability on the Wii U Gamepad at today's event.
This story has been updated throughout the morning.