Think about it. With the extra screen on the controller, each player can see their own hands and the table would be on the TV screen! Having a screen on the remote would make ANY card game work on the Wii U. It seems really useful for a game like Magic because there is often a lot of sifting through your deck and graveyard to find things and with an electronic interface each card graphic could have links to draw those cards automatically. Also, with Magic on the Wii U, I’d never have to find something to use as counters, keeping up with effects, or making sure I turn my cards 90 degrees when they’re tapped. Probably the best part would be never again having to worry about bending one of my four Black Loti. Okay, stop laughing, a man can dream, can’t he?
Honestly, I probably won’t sit through the freezing cold in a camping chair for six hours playing my Nintendo DS waiting on the store to open when the Wii U comes out on November 18th, but I will try to get one for myself as a Christmas present. At $299 for the base model and $349 for the upgrade which includes a nifty controller charging cradle I’ll probably opt for the upgrade. Then again, I am a sucker for gadgets and an early adopter who doesn’t mind paying the “nerd tax”. Now, I’m thinking a battle tech game would be super neat on this system too, but I guess that’s another article for another day. If you want to find out more about the WiiU, check it out here. If you have any other ideas or thoughts about this upcoming system then leave a note in the comments for us!