This is a discussion on question about controlling the wii u???? within the Nintendo forum, part of the Multiplatform Talk; do i have to use a wii mote and nunchuck as a 2nd or 3rd controller or can i just ...
I'm pretty sure you can just use the gamepad and pro controllers for everything. I don't believe that gamepads are sold separately though so you will have to just get pro controllers.
well i know from what i've seen and read that most if not all games right now only support one game pad anyway so i would have to use 1 game pad and rest pro controllers. i just wanted to make sure the wii u games could be played that way and wasn't forced to use wiimotes. i hate those things.
Unfortunately I can answer your question with personal experience (because I sold my WiiU at launch for $600) but the back of the game box should show which controllers the game supports. So if it only has the Wiimote on the back it is safe to assume the game only supports that, and likewise for all the other controller options.