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Wii U GamePad "distracting", says Tekken director

Katsuhiro Harada talks about how his team will use the Wii U's controller

While the touchscreen-enabled Wii U GamePad is a good fit for certain titles, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 director Katsuhiro Harada finds it "distracting" for fighting games. Harada told Eurogamer that the controller won't be used for complex moves in the game.

"Looking at the small screen and the big screen at the same time is pretty distracting for a fighting game. So we're thinking of making it useful as a way of having shortcuts," said Harada.

"Or, by making progressing through the game more convenient. Or by playing alone on the GamePad screen."

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 are scheduled for a September release, while the Wii U version has a larger Winter 2012 release window.

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Reviews Editor, USgamer

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.