Amazon UK is now listing a “Wii U controller faceplate” for pre-order, which confirms that Wii U faceplates will be available for those who wish to spice up their GamePad. The Amazon listing indicates that it’s a “Nintendo Licensed” controller faceplate, which likely means that all official plates will be certified and licensed by Nintendo, much like Microsoft did with the original Xbox 360 front plates. This isn’t the first time we’ve actually seen a Wii U faceplate. Back at E3 a few months ago, developer 5th Cell revealed an odd-looking Wii U controller faceplate based on their upcoming game Scriblenauts Unlimited. The faceplate mimics protagonist Maxwell’s iconic rooster hat, as you can see on the image below.
Amazon priced the faceplate at £15, which could be a tad too much for what is essentially a piece of plastic. But pre-orders are generally set at a higher price point if there is no official price set by the manufacturer. Perhaps Nintendo will soon reveal some of their own officialy branded faceplates as well.