UI Question

Greetings! Not sure if this is the right place, but oh well! =P

I know the game is not out on mobile yet, but I was curious if there was any discussion about improving the directional pad and/or buttons for the mobile release for the game? I really enjoyed playing the first installment, but that static NES type controller plastered to the front of the screen drove me nuts. There are so many great examples of directional pads / button configurations in various games. Any hope (or news) of this?