The new Nintendo Console has been officially unveiled, and it’s called “Wii U”, rather than the rumored “Wii 2” or “Nintendo Beem“. In addition to a nifty touchscreen controller (6.2in screen), it features “an accelerometer, a gyroscope, rumble functionality, a front-facing camera, a microphone, and speakers.” Wii U will hit stores in 2012. Video preview after the break. Click here for the first picture in gallery.

The Wii U can output up to 1080p video via HDMI, and it can handle one tablet controller plus as many as four Wii Remotes or Wii Remote Plus wands. (In fact, the Wii U is backward compatible with all Wii games and accessories.)]

[via KotakuDestructoid]