After GameInformer’s sources revealed that a Wii 2 was likely to be in the cards for E3, IGN and CVG followed the story with some research of their own.
IGN’s sources claim that the platform is significantly more powerful than the 360 and PS3, and that Nintendo’s intent is to recapture the core audience. The platform will supposedly support up to 1080p, and is backwards compatible with previous Wii Software. IGN’s sources also echoed a E3 2011 showing of the console, but said Nintendo is schedule to reveal the console’s existence this month.
CVG’s digging found information about the controller itself. According to their sources, the controller won’t be an upgraded Wiimote, and instead will feature feature an HD screen on the controller itself. While CVG was unable to uncover the screen’s functionality, IGN did confirm they found it to be a touchscreen. One of CVG’s sources commented saying, “Nintendo’s plans sound unreal. Publishers are already planning launch titles and it’s all very exciting.”
Definitely sounds like this is spiraling out of Nintendo’s control. We’ll have to see if later this month they announce the Wii 2.