Chatting to Nintendo Gamer, Namco Bandai's Katsuhiro Harada suggested a number of innovative uses for the touchscreen controller that will be the defining feature of Nintendo's new high-definition console.
For example, the new Tekken could use the second screen to let players view stats or strategy guides, edit characters using simple stylus strokes or even manipulate combat arenas in real time.
However, Harada added that the horsepower of the new console will also ensure an experience that pleases the hardcore players, offering minimal controller latency and a smooth frame rate of 60 frames per second.
"We're taking the fight into an entirely different dimension altogether," the producer said.
Nintendo has confirmed that its revolutionary new console is still scheduled to make its international debut before the end of the year.