Now your playing with power!

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Nintendo has announced in Japan 2 new accessories to help power up your play sessions.

For the iconic Wii Remote, Nintendo has finally announced an official charging solution. The design is very basic, includes a new back cover with built-in battery, a charging cradle and AC adapter. However this solution is only for a single Wii Remote, if your looking for a solution to charge 4 remotes at once, you would need to by 4 of these  and have each plugged up to a separate power outlet, less than ideal.

The Wii U GamePad is not left out however, the new extended battery is a much simpler proposition. The GamePad with its standard battery currently gives you between 3 – 5 hours, depending on brightness, rumble and power saving mode. The new extended battery clocks in at 2550 mAh giving you between 5 – 8 hours of gameplay on a single charge.

Will you be waiting eagerly on either of these official battery accessories?

Lewis Pugh is a game developer at Leuvsion ( for mobile platforms, born and bred on Nintendo gaming. Being a developer gives Lewis a unique perspective on Nintendo news, especially relating to the eShop and Nintendo Network. Today he plays Wii U and 3DS enjoying their distinctive gameplay offerings. Looking into what the future holds for Nintendo is always tricky, even with its established heritage, but that’s exactly what makes it so fun. NNID: Leuvsion