Wii U GamePad 'distracting' for fighting games, says Tekken boss
Katsuhiro Harada says looking back and forth between screens in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 on Wii U is bothersome; GamePad instead to be used for "shortcuts."
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The Wii U's tablet-like GamePad controller--in conjunction with a television set--is not a good fit for fighting games, Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada told Eurogamer in an interview published today. Harada explained that when Tekken Tag Tournament 2 launches for the Wii U, the GamePad will likely be used for features not related to quickly glancing between two screens.
"Looking at the small screen and the big screen at the same time is pretty distracting for a fighting game," Harada said. "So we're thinking of making [the GamePad] useful as a way of having shortcuts. Or, by making progressing through the game more convenient. Or by playing alone on the GamePad screen."
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 hit Japanese arcades last September and welcomed an update in February, which added new modes, such as one-versus-two matches and pair-play mode. It is due out for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 11. For more on the fighting game, check out GameSpot's latest preview.