Report: New Wii U controllers will feature analog sticks

Wii U analog stick controller

According to a tweet sent out by @MATTYB00SH (which has since been deleted), the Wii U tablet controller will be undergoing a much-requested re-haul in the inclusion of analog sticks as opposed to the 3DS-like circle pads. The tweeted photo also shows small differences in the original Wi U tablet design. These changes include the plus and minus buttons being moved from the center to the right side of the controller and a Wii U logo added to the lower left.

Nintendo has gone on the record to state that a final form Wii U controller would be shown at E3 2012. Is this the final form that they speak of? If so, the decision to use analog sticks instead of circle pads will make developers of first-person shooters seemingly happy to work around in development.

Aside from the inclusion of analog sticks, are there any other changes to the Wii U controller that you would like to see? Ask away in the comments below.

Harrison Milfeld is a writer, editor, and freelance journalist from Missouri. Ever since he could walk, Harrison has been an avid fan of the world of Nintendo. For years, he has purchased every one of the company's subsequent products (yes, including the Virtual Boy and eReader). It wasn't until he was a young teen when he bought a PS2 that he began to embrace cross-console relations, a decision he doesn't regret. When he's not gaming, Harrison is looking to break into the magazine journalism industry and realize his dream of becoming a features reporter.