Need for Speed: Most Wanted, a surprisingly good open-world driving game that made its way onto my top ten list for 2012, will feature a unique mode when it’s released on March 19th for the Wii U. From the press release:
…introducing an all new local co-op mode, Co-Driver, one player drives using the Wii Remote controller or Wii U Pro Controller, and another player uses the Wii U GamePad to provide control and navigation assistance on a fully interactive real-time map. Using just their fingertips, a partner can distract pursuing cops, switch from night to day or activate enhanced performance for any car and even control the amount of traffic on the road.
Given how hard it can be to find your way around at the speeds you have to drive, a co-driver pointing the way sounds like a welcome feature. It’s exactly the sort of asymmetrical experience that only the Wii U can do.