The Wii U is aiming to take over from the success of the Wii several years ago. Released on November 18th 2012 in the USA, this time the console comes in either standard for $300, or deluxe for $350 the latter comes with a black finish, more memory and a game.
The previous Wii was the first Wireless controller, the Wii U comes with a tablet-like controller which is 6.2 inches in size and is a 16:9 ratio LCD touch screen, alongside the standard buttons and analogue sticks. This will allow stylus to be used in some games and allow for easier browsing. And the idea is you can play on the TV or on the tablet screen.
Fear not you can use the old Wii style remote so multi-player gaming should always be possible. My one question though is will it come with Bowling or Tennis which had such an impact on the Wii… nah.