Want a headset for that Wii U you pre-ordered? Well, it looks like Turtle Beach has you covered. Yesterday, at TGS 2012 they revealed two Wii U specific headsets featuring stereo audio and microphones that will plug directly into the GamePad controller.
Created in collaboration with Nintendo, the EarForce NLa features in-line volume control and noise-isolating ear cushions to block out distractions and they will be available in black or white color schemes. For Nintendo gamers on the move, the headset will also be compatible with Nintendo 3DS and DS handhelds.
“We are very excited to be working with Turtle Beach to launch the N11 and NLa for the new Wii U,” said Steve Singer, Vice President of Licensing, Nintendo of America Inc. “We look forward to fans having a high quality audio experience with our newest console.”
Also revealed was the more feature heavy EarForce N11 (at the top), which boasts acoustically angled 50mm speakers, an adjustable lightweight headband and breathable mesh ear cushions. This model only comes in black, which is okay because they look pretty darn slick, and will also be compatible with 3DS and DS.
“The Wii U launch will prove to be one of biggest gaming console events of the year and we couldn’t be more excited to support Wii U with dedicated headsets,” said Bob Picunko, Chief Marketing Officer of Turtle Beach. “The advanced capabilities of the Wii U system offer us the chance to deliver gamers the kind of quality they fully expect from both Turtle Beach and Nintendo.”
Both of Turtle Beach's new Nintendo Wii U headsets will be available later this year. The NLa will set you back about $35, while the N11 comes in around $50.