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Nano Assault Neo will use GamePad camera for two-player matches

The GamePad will be able to capture a player onscreen during two-player mode

Nano Assault Neo, Shin'en's twin-stick shoot ‘em up for the Wii U, will allow players to literally face-off using the GamePad's camera, Manfred Linzner told Not Enough Shaders.

In the Nano Assault series, players travel a microscopic world to destroy a deadly virus. Nano Assault Neo, the game created specifically for Wii U, will take advantage of the console's unique abilities for a gimmicky-but-fun addition, said Linzner. Using the Wii U's video stream capabilities, the GamePad will be able to capture a player onscreen during two-player mode.

"In two-player mode, one is on the TV and the other on the GamePad," Linzner said. "We also use its camera to capture the first player and show his face on the TV along with his vehicle."

The feature can be disabled if players so choose. Neo players will also be able to start the game directly from the GamePad or pick it up at anytime.

"When you play on the TV you can use the GamePad directly to manipulate your collected satellites and rotate the level to see where items and enemies are hidden," Linzner said.

Nano Assault Neo does not yet have a release date, although it is expected to ship within the Wii U's launch window.