The Wii Wheel was one of the most popular accessories of Nintendo’s current (soon to be previous) console. Despite the fact that it only came with Mario Kart Wii, the accessory can be found in most homes with a Wii.

Now, with the GamePad containing all the motion sensors required to function as a wheel, as well as the general shape and size that doesn’t require an additional add on, Sega has detailed GamePad controls and use in its new title, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.

In addition to using the GamePad as a steering wheel and taking advantage of its accelerometer to do so, you can use the screen on the GamePad in a number of ways. It can act as a rear-view mirror in some races and a way to control honing weapons in others. We’re not sure how distracting it’ll become to use both screens, but we’re pretty sure that’s part of the challenge!

The GamePad could also be used to show the entire game on its display so that someone else can watch television, a feature we’ve yet to see from any third party titles.

Sega is releasing Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed on Wii U launch day November 18th in addition to more regular versions of the game for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on the same date. There is a Vita and 3DS version expected in early December.

Take a look at a video showing off the GamePad features and stay tuned for our review of Transformed shortly after the Wii U’s launch!

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Christopher Kalanderopoulos founded Eggplante in 2009 to cover one event in Los Angeles. It never occurred to him that it would make him the Editor of an online magazine for the next decade. He spends most of his time gaming, backing cool Kickstarter projects, and hanging out with his wicked cool nieces and nephews.

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