Wii U GamePad to Remain Blank While Playing Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

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It was revealed in an article by Nintendo World Report that the Wii U GamePad will be black while playing Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. The opposite is true as well; if the game is being played on the GamePad, the television will remain blank. This might convince players to instead play with the optional controllers such as Wii Remote and Nunchuck or Wii U Pro Controller. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze comes out February 13th in Japan, February 21st in North America & Europe, and February 22nd in Australia. What are your thoughts on Retro Studios’ decision to not utilize the Wii U GamePad?