Zelda: Breath of the Wild Doesn't Require the Wii U's GamePad
Breath of the Wild is Pro Controller-compatible.
During a roundtable attended by GameSpot, producer Eiji Aonuma confirmed that Breath of the Wild can be played with the more traditional Wii U Pro Controller.
This perhaps shouldn't come as a surprise considering Breath of the Wild is also coming to NX, which may not have a Wii U-style tablet controller. If that is the case, it would make it a challenge to integrate essential functionality into the GamePad controls on Wii U.
Nintendo announced the Breath of the Wild subtitle earlier today. We've also gotten a look at new Amiibo figures on the way and gone hands-on with the game; you can read our impressions here.