E3 2011: Wii U Reveal Trailer

#1 Posted by rajkosto (25 posts) -

you asshole

#2 Posted by JetForceGemini (175 posts) -

I don't understand why they are showing what are essentially Wii games on it. Mixed messages aren't good. 

#3 Posted by Linkster7 (1094 posts) -

Want one. Now.

#4 Posted by s0mah (115 posts) -

new controller to cost how much? OH WORD COOL SPOT ON THAT BITCH!

#5 Posted by chrismafuchris (1154 posts) -

I like it. It should be good.

#6 Posted by ApertureSilence (1180 posts) -

This ad essentially makes the Wii U look like a silly peripheral for the Wii.

#7 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3858 posts) -

Okay, you gotta admit, all that stuff is really cool.

#8 Posted by MyNiceIceLife (660 posts) -

ok that looks pretty cool. hopefully they actually get games that are worth playing on the system that aren't just nintendo produced games.

#9 Posted by Bones8677 (3366 posts) -

Nope. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

#10 Posted by Lrawrl (6 posts) -

I'm very curious what the screen resolution on that thing is gonna be.

#11 Posted by LordCrom (317 posts) -


#12 Posted by GioVANNI (1312 posts) -
@Lrawrl: It's not HD, I know that much
#13 Posted by MysteriousBob (6262 posts) -
@PrivateIronTFU said:

Okay, you gotta admit, all that stuff is really cool.

I don't have to agree with that.
#14 Posted by Orange (230 posts) -

I wonder how much different it will look by the time it launches...

#15 Posted by Junkion (15 posts) -

Bulky as hell but hella interesting!

#16 Posted by TadThuggish (968 posts) -

The name is the worst. It sounds like a Mad Catz peripheral circa 1999.

#17 Edited by thatdutchguy (1294 posts) -

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#18 Posted by Bumpton (482 posts) -

That was actually surprisingly cool looking. Reading about it just doesn't do it justice. I think I officially went from "don't give a damn" to "cautiously optimistic."
#19 Posted by vassie (10 posts) -

Isn't it a bit late for Nintendo to releasing a console that matches the 360 & PS3? Surely the novelty has worn off by now? No?

#20 Posted by buhssuht (457 posts) -

so in nutshell, its DS + Wii + iPad

#21 Posted by cexantus (132 posts) -
Because Vita is such a great name?
Anyways, this actually looks pretty damn impressive.  This is perhaps proof that good or bad, Nintendo is the only ones that have balls to do something different in this industry.  God bless 'em for it.
#22 Posted by mr_tickles (186 posts) -

So stereotypical........Hernandez is on the mound.  
I think this whole thing is weak sauce.  
Nintendo brings out the wii and motion gaming is all the rage. Microsoft and Sony follow suit. Now Nintendo makes a console that focuses on the peripheral maybe not so much for motion controls, but including the monitor in the controller.  Essentially making a controller........a controller again. 
Does this just mean that we are headed toward a larger handheld ala DSIXL that will communicate with a base station on your tv in the long run? 
It's very reminiscent of airplay being used to push content from an Ipad to an Apple TV. 

#23 Posted by reson8er (33 posts) -
@vassie: Should be renamed the Nintendo Stopgap
#24 Posted by LegionVsNinja (64 posts) -

This thing looks incredibly uncomfortable to hold for any decent length of time.

#25 Posted by WilliamHenry (1257 posts) -

Some of its capabilities are neat, but thats not enough to get me to buy this. Feel like I'm too old to care about this and I'm only 24.

#26 Edited by bonkers (34 posts) -
@thatdutchguy89 said:

will sell like hotcakes to stupid people

So I guess you'll be first in line then, huh?
#27 Edited by TiE23 (259 posts) -

I want to shoot my self as many times in the head as I can while watching this video. The most utterly insane shit I've ever seen. I mean, this is like if you took the Balance Board, Vitality Sensor, PS Move, and Kinect, the 3D of the 3DS, and the Wiimote and put it into a single misguided wonder of technology.

I mean, tilt controls and touch screens have their place... But 99% of the time I'm still playing games with a controller / mouse and keyboard.

I don't want toys, I want games. I wanna play Battlefield, Assassin's Creed, Red Dead, Grand Theft Auto, Witcher. Not utter bullshit variety game packs. Sure, they'll have the one Mario or Zelda game that's just amazing... but I'm not going to buy into that if I only have those to look forward to.

#28 Posted by Zeemod (295 posts) -

Facepalm with the new controller!

Kind of neat technical and aesthetic components here but I am no way seeing the "more adult Wii" component and "more hardcore fan base" appeal. Their marketing strategy doesn't appear to have changed. Good for them ($$$) but sad for me :'(

#29 Posted by dougmansion (144 posts) -

I want so badly to believe this will be great after being a little burned by the Wii. We'll just have to see what there is to offer as we get closer to release.

#30 Posted by bkbroiler (1659 posts) -

Looks cool, but don't really care about it at all.

#31 Posted by RobertOrri (1177 posts) -


#32 Posted by vassie (10 posts) -
@reson8er: :)
#33 Edited by vpcwiu (41 posts) -

This explains it all. Click here if it doesn't animate.

#34 Posted by ItBeStefYo (1096 posts) -

Next gen my ASS!

#35 Posted by oldenglishC (1104 posts) -

As someone who hasn't turned on my WII two years, this still looks kinda bad ass. 

#36 Edited by kcd_22 (4 posts) -
@MurderByDeath:  yeah i fell asleep during the conference and woke up part way through this video and thats literally what i thought. it looks like some new thing for the wii, not the new wii. it wasnt until i talked to a friend afterwords that i was told that it was the new console. I think that this video does not show the unique parts of what this console is trying to be, not to mention a terrible name
#37 Posted by jozzy (2053 posts) -

So, if you want with two players, do you need to buy two of these things? I don't get it, their new console is a handheld/console hybrid?

#38 Posted by xogxgunnz (5 posts) -

This is gonna be awesome! Taking your controller on the go is an idea I'm surprised hasn't been done earlier.

#39 Posted by Piranesi (467 posts) -

Their messages seem to be all over the shop on this - is it enough of a jump for the hardcore but not enough for parents to shell out the dosh all over again?

The adverts look like it is just a tablet screen for the current Wii, playing similar looking games and using the same controllers.

#40 Posted by ThePilgrums (441 posts) -

@TiE23: Someone's gruuuuumpyyyy. ;)

Anyway, this will sell gangbusters to the Wii crowd... IF they can set it apart in their heads. People already think the 3DS is just a DS with 3D and not a hardware upgrade. Unless they market this thing just right, people will think it's just a Wii with a tablet. That could spell DISASTER for Nintendo.

As for the "hardcore"? No chance in hell will this win them over. A 360 controller this hulking thing isn't. The name alone would probably turn them away. Nintendo is kidding themselves if they think this will win 360/PS3 gamers back.

Looking forward to seeing the price and included peripherals.

#41 Posted by Branthog (5717 posts) -

Like I've said before, this seems to gimmicky. My problem isn't with the hardware. I actually think it's kind of cool in an insane sort of fantastic way. My problem is that they probably won't have anything on the console that I WANT TO PLAY. Or, rather, nothing that I want to play that I won't prefer to play on one of the other consoles. So far, Nintendo's only real content (except on the DS) has always been "another mario... another zelda... another mario... another zelda" with a lot of shovelware mixed in from third parties. I'd like to see them get out there and stop making a career out of just the same two franchises. Then, maybe I'd be stoked for this.

#42 Posted by Chalian (215 posts) -

i don't even.........
#43 Posted by reddwarf42 (29 posts) -

@xogxgunnz said:

This is gonna be awesome! Taking your controller on the go is an idea I'm surprised hasn't been done earlier.

You can't take it anywhere. It has to stay in range of the console.

#44 Posted by Sanj (2687 posts) -

If I can take a dump while still playing a game I was playing on my TV, THEN THIS WILL BE THE GREAT CONSOLE OF ALL TIME.

#45 Posted by OsvaldoMoreno (64 posts) -


#46 Posted by Frank_Mann (56 posts) -

Yawn... Pass.

#47 Posted by AngriGhandi (827 posts) -

Glad to see Nintendo are still whimsically insane.

Now we just need to find out if their willy wonka madness pad can run crysis or whatever

#48 Posted by nasie (133 posts) -

I'm just gonna say.. no. I want to like it. But I honestly can't say I'm excited.

#49 Posted by jackperry (3 posts) -

I was unsure about this but now...I am definitely intrigued.

#50 Posted by nickux (1461 posts) -

I feel like I should be excited but without seeing some games, price, clear release date, etc. it's hard to care. I feel like we've been here before when the Revolution was first announced. It seemed so amazing at the time. And it was, in some ways. But when I look at the Wii collecting dust I get this "fool me once" kind of feeling. I want to believe but for now I'm just skeptical. I'm sure Nintendo will prove me wrong and take my money in no time.

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