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Rumor: Feel Games With Project Cafe’s Controller

Okay, this is getting a bit out there. Supposedly Nintendo has one big feature left up their sleeve in terms of the Wii successor, assuming the past ones have been true. Swedish website Loading claims that Nintendo’s new controller will let you feel the game, using the controller’s built in touch screen. The controller would allow you to feel different types of textures that could be found in the game. Supposedly this idea sprung from the Wii’s vitality sensor, which might explain why we’ve seen nothing of it.


I can buy a built in touch screen on the controller and the ability to stream content to it, but I’m not sure about this. Mainly how much it would cost. A 6-inch touch screen sounds expensive enough, but this seems like it would just adding a whole new layer of costs.


The only confirmed details about the Wii’s successor so far is the fact that it exists and that it will be playable at E3. While I’m not placing my bet on this rumor, let’s have some fun with it. What Nintendo universe item, character, object, or whatever would you want to feel first?


(Via: GoNintendo)

Wii Successor Confirmed for 2012

After a long stream of rumors, Nintendo has finally confirmed that a Wii successor is indeed on the way. At their investors meeting, they acknowledged the console and revealed that they have plans to launch it in 2012. We’ll be seeing the platform this E3, including the hardware itself and playable software. That’s all Nintendo had to offer us.


Current rumors suggest that the Wii successor, fairly well known as Project Cafe at this point, has a built-in 6-inch touch screen on the controller. Rumors on the visuals are a bit shaky for the platform. Many sources claim that the platform will be slightly more powerful than a Xbox 360, while others claim it to be significantly more powerful than the PlayStation 3. There’s also supposedly another secret that Nintendo is being hush hush about.


But rumors will be rumors. We’ll have to wait until E3 2011 to see what Nintendo really has up their sleeves.


(Source: Nintendo)

What Will HD Visuals Do for Nintendo?

With all the talks around the Wii’s Successor, Project Cafe, Wii 2, whatever you want to call it, tons of information is flying around and no one is one-hundred percent sure what is true. Sure, a touch screen on the controller seems likely at this point, but there is really only one confirmed fact about Nintendo’s next system. It will support HD to some degree. Although that’s a fact we’ve known pretty much since the launch of the Wii. We can also assume that, while rumored to be stronger than a PS3, it will probably be at least the power of the Xbox 360. But what does this do for Nintendo?


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Miyamoto Talks 3DS Software, Tests/Ideas, and Connectivity with Future Console

There isn’t much faith in the current 3DS line-up at the moment. But hey, welcome launch windows. Even with a possible full scale hardware production underway at Nintendo, Miyamoto definitely is giving time to the newly launched handheld.


In an interview with Gamekyo, Miyamoto confirmed that the development of Ocarina of Time 3D is complete, but as of right now they’re still tweaking translations for the title. The game itself will run at thirty frames per second. Miyamoto also mentions a “mirror mode” for the Master Quest mode, but I’m going to say hold back on that one. The interview was translated from Japanese, to French, through Google translate into English. So I’m not sure if somewhere along the way that was just mistranslated for the mode being an alternative mode. Miyamoto said StarFox 64 3D’s development is also complete, which is launching July in Japan.


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Latest Round of Wii Successor Rumors

Oh, look here! More Wii successor rumors!

So we have two sets of talk here thrown into one post. The first set of info is from IGN, who discovered more details about the system’s hardware itself. IGN claims that the system is based on AMD’s R700 CPU architecture, which out performs the PS3’s Nvidia processor. It will use a triple core IBM PowerPC chipset similar to the one in the Xbox 360, but clocking speeds are faster. They again, say that the platform will support 1080p, but this time mention the possible addition of Stereoscopic 3D.


Through IGN’s sources they found that the platform’s retail price is looking around $350 or $400, and Nintendo plans on beginning to start manufacturing in early October this year. They also found that Nintendo is considered the platform name “Stream,” but is looking at other options. This name is based off the idea that the system can stream content directly to the built in screens on the controllers.


Kotaku‘s digging found that the screen size is actually 6.2 inches, slightly larger than the previously rumored sized. And while we already knew Wii Remotes would be compatible with the system, it sounds like they’re intending to leave motion controls open as a option to developers. Some have also noted the possibility of one player using a Wii Remote, while another uses’ the rumored system’s more standard controller with a screen on it.


See you next round of rumors.

Rumor: Rockstar Bringing GTA V to Wii Successor

Grand Theft Auto V hasn’t technically been announced yet, but we can probably safely assume when it is, it will be for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.  But with all the rumors flying around that Nintendo is starting to ramp up their next console behind the scenes, third parties are bound to be getting their hands on the console.  One of those third parties may be Rockstar Games.


Rockstar Games is a big deal on the the 360 and PlayStation 3, so it’s no surprise that if Nintendo was pushing for the hardcore, it would be a big name to go after. And supposedly they have with GameKyo claiming that the developer already has dev kits for the new platform and is hoping to have Grand Theft Auto V as a launch title. Of course how far after this hits the 360 and PS3 version, who can say. Nintendo’s next platform is rumored to be hitting late 2012.


But again, rumor, rumor, rumor!


(Translation source: GoNintendo)

Rumor: More Wii 2 Features

Horrah, rumors!  It seems IGN’s Jim Reily may have hit a little bit of a goldmine wiht his digging. Over his twitter he tweeted a few bits of details, including that the controller, along with the HD  touch-screen we’ve been hearing about, will feature dual analog sticks. He also says the platform will feature the ability to stream content, essentially allowing players to stream “entire games” from the console to the touch screen.  Jim Reily also dug up that the platform will heave first and third party games at E3, but wasn’t able to find out if it would be playable.


Next-Gen.biz also got some info, confirming that publishers like EA, Activision and Ubisoft have had their dev kits “for months,” and that the platform will feature motion controls better than that of the PlayStation Move. Their sources also said that Nintendo is likely to launch the platform with a new brand, rather than Wii.


And finally a smaller publication,01net. claims to know a bit about the hardware specs of the system. According to them, the system’s processor will be an IBM Power PC CPU with three cores. The GPU will be from the ATI R700 family with a shader unit at version 4.1, and the platform will have at least 512Mb of RAM. What does this technical mumbo jumbo mean? Basically slightly better than an Xbox 360.


They also throw their hat into the controller scene, claiming the controller has a six inch touch screen (IGN also says this to be true), front facing camera, d-pad, two bumpers, two triggers and can be used as a Wii Sensor bar, and possibly more. They also claim that it will be compatible with all Wii software and perhiprhials, as well compatbile with Gamecube software as well. They also claim another “big surprise” will be announced at E3.  What gives them credibility? They accurately leaked NGP specs before its announcement.


So, yeah. As with every rumor post, rumors are rumors. And with information seemingly spiraling out of control at this point (I’ve had to update this post about four times now before posting), it’s hard to believe everything. But with publications like Game Informer and IGN, it’s hard not to believe that at least some of it is true. Also, I saw some mention of blu-ray discs, but wasn’t able to find the source of it, so take that as you will.


(IGN quotes via: GoNintendo)
(01net. transltation source: Games Radar)

Rumor: Wii 2 Backwards Compatible, Features HD Screen on Controller

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.

Rumor: Multiple Sources Confirm New Nintendo Platform for E3

Right off the back of a rumored Wii Price drop, another rumor is making rounds. Game Informer has confirmed with multiple sources that the Wii successor’s announcement might be closer than we think.  Sources say the title will be revealed this summer at E3 or possibly sooner.


While there was no comment on any sort of new control scheme or anything, an anonymousness source said, “Nintendo is doing this one right. [It’s] not a gimmick like the Wii.” The platform reportedly has graphics comparable to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.


The sources indicate that the platform is scheduled for a late 2012 launch, and that Nintendo is already showing the platform off to third party developers.


Not much we can do right now other than wait until E3 to see if anything pops up. If we do see it, I don’t think we will see anything big at E3. Maybe just a tease.

Developer Lists Wii2 Title On LinkedIn

A developer, who has worked on a handful of racing games including the Test Drive series, updated his LinkedIn account resume. Two of the titles were unannounced titles both were for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but one of the titles was also listed for another platform listed as “Wii2.”

Whether or not this is a typo or a leak is unknown, but it does point to the possibility that developers may be looking towards a next generation Wii.

If it is true, I doubt we will see anything official any time soon. The Nintendo 3DS was just announced and I’m sure Nintendo will probably be focusing on it late this year and early next year to make sure that the platform sees a successful launch.

(Source: GoNintendo)