Patent applications from Nintendo for a redesigned Wii U controller surfaced earlier this year, and now a picture of the actual controller has appeared online. The image was posted on a Twitter feed of a QA tester at TT Games, but has since been removed.

The biggest change from the old controller (pictured below) to the new controller are the control sticks instead of circle-pads. It also looks like there may be a few new buttons and logos here and there.

This does not necessarily represent the final design of the Wii U controller. We will likely find out more about whether or not the controller has received an update next month at E3.

[Source: NeoGAF]