Thanks to a QA tester for Traveller’s Tales, a new image of the Wii U controller has been leaked. As you can see in the image to the left, the most noticeable change is the addition of analogue sticks instead of the little nubs that featured on the 3DS.
Aside from that, the select and start buttons have been relocated. They now reside on the right hand side of the tablet and there is also the addition of a small square button just below the directional pad. Presumably, this will sync the controller to the Wii U in a similar fashion to the Wii Mote.
As the sharp of eye will probably notice, the controller is now marked with the official Wii U branding, which will probably quiet the rumours that Nintendo was planning on changing the name.
The controller shown in the image could possibly just be a developer only version, but I would not be surprised if this version – or something very similar – is what we consumers will end up seeing.
The person responsible for the leak has also suggested that the console is having issues with the ability to stream wirelessly to the tablet, so the Wii U may be having some trouble living up to the promises Nintendo made about fully wireless functionality. Lets hope we will be finding out more at E3, where Nintendo will be showing off the machine once again.