Tetsuya Takahashi has discussed with EDGE magazine how the game will use the GamePad. Takahashi says that they want to create something that is extremely user friendly and intuitive for users of the game.
“We decided that it would be perfect to use as a navigation device, in the same way that a lot of tablet computers are,” Takahashi said. “We’ve put some important features relating to the game system and your objectives onto the GamePad, so I feel that this should create a very user-friendly experience for players.”
All sounds good to me.