Nintendo Co. this week demonstrated the Measure Up demo for the Wii U hardware at the at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.
The tech demo allowed two users to compete in stylus-based challenges that included drawing a line of 1.5 inches, drawing a 50 degree angle, and drawing a circle of 1.5-inch circumference.
Each user is delegated a number of points depending on how close the drawing is to matching the required measurements.
The final score was tallied in the end of the demo to declare a winner.
The stylus was responsive and accurate to the touch as the Wii U controller offered a bright and large screen to facilitate activity.
Nintendo this week said it will release Wii U, the successor the Wii hardware, in 2012.
The Wii U controller includes a 6.2-inch touch screen that allows users to transfer gameplay to the controller screen, or use the added screen to relay menu items.
The controller includes two analog circle pads, a d-pad, touch screen, microphone, speakers, gyrophone, face buttons and two sets of triggers.
Images to the controller screen wirelessly from the Wii u. Titles can be structured to use the controller and the screen at the same time. Examples include swiping a ninja star from the controller that fires to the TV screen.
Additionally features include Wii U controller web browsing and video call chat.
The hardware will be fully backwards compatible with the Wii.
New game titles include a new entry in the Smash Bros. franchise and LEGO City Stories. The company will demonstrate eight new interactive experiences at the E3 show floor.
Game concepts include New Super Mario Bros. Mii to insert a Mii avatar into the title, and titles that include a different perspective depending on whether the player uses the Wii U controller or Wii Remote.
Third-party titles include a new Tekken, Ghost Recon Online, Assassin’s Creed, Dirt, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Metro Last Night, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, and Darksiders 2.
The Wii has sold 86 million units worldwide to date since launch in 2006.