Nintendo's opening E3 2011 keynote took a wild turn near the end with an announcement of a brand new piece of hardware. "In thinking about a new Nintendo system we knew the prevailing thought would be this: yes, the game would probably be right for all of us, but could it also be a perfect fit just for you," said Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's Global President. "The answer to that question is an emphatic: Absolutely. Today, welcome to the world of Wii U." A bright and simple Wii with an inverted U in a blue/green square appeared on the screen, and there was much rejoicing.