Wii successor official.

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#1 Posted by HibikiRush (157 posts) -
#2 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

Interesting.

#3 Posted by Enigma777 (6058 posts) -

Oh Nintendo, you so crazy!

#4 Posted by HibikiRush (157 posts) -

My body is Reggie.

#5 Posted by JJWeatherman (14569 posts) -

Umm, OK. Where exactly did that letter come from?

#6 Posted by President_Barackbar (3474 posts) -

Color me extremely indifferent.

#7 Posted by FesteringNeon (2166 posts) -

If they have anything down at this point, it's the timeline.

#8 Posted by HibikiRush (157 posts) -
@JJWeatherman said:
" Umm, OK. Where exactly did that letter come from? "
Nintendo Investor Relations.  
#9 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2132 posts) -
@HibikiRush said:
" @JJWeatherman said:
" Umm, OK. Where exactly did that letter come from? "
Nintendo Investor Relations.   "
Investor Relations you say?  That is very interesting.  If nothing unfortunate happens, this could be a really crazy E3 this year.
#10 Posted by JJWeatherman (14569 posts) -
@ShiftyMagician said:
" @HibikiRush said:
" @JJWeatherman said:
" Umm, OK. Where exactly did that letter come from? "
Nintendo Investor Relations.   "
Investor Relations you say?  That is very interesting.  If nothing unfortunate happens, this could be a really crazy E3 this year. "
Indeed. Can't wait.
#11 Posted by Slaker117 (4843 posts) -

I didn't disbelieve it, but it seems odd that there is no signature.

#12 Posted by BeachThunder (12410 posts) -

I liked it better when it was just vague speculation :(

#13 Posted by Tactical_Kill (1695 posts) -
#14 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -

Will be playable at E3? Interesting.

#15 Posted by SBYM (1219 posts) -

This didn't provide any information about whether or not I'm going to say "Wow."

#16 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4701 posts) -

Should be a interesting E3. I am pretty curious about this thing.
#17 Posted by Gaff (1882 posts) -

This is the same stunt they pulled with the 3DS! While keeping investors informed is one thing, but haven't they heard of "e-mail"?

Nintendo and online... Sheesh

#18 Posted by RiotBananas (3600 posts) -

God I hope they call it the Wii ii.

#19 Posted by SBYM (1219 posts) -
@RiotBananas said:
" God I hope they call it the Wii ii. "
If they do that, they should just change which letters are capitalized. wII
#20 Posted by GlenTennis (3145 posts) -

I, for one, am excited.

#21 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7184 posts) -

Stupid of them confirming it early, they should have kept to mouth shut so it was a big announcement at E3. But as long as they don't show/leak anything else besides the fact it is real then I guess it's okay.

#22 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

I liked the rumoured name of "Stream".  Sounds decent while continuing the joke.


I'm sure Nintendo would have preferred to keep this secret but it should be very interesting to see and what the other two will do to counter it.  Sony already have the NGP to show off but Microsoft really have their work cut out for them and I hope they learnt their lesson after last year's conference that hyping up casual nonsense isn't going to keep anyone interested.
#23 Posted by RiotBananas (3600 posts) -
@SBYM
@RiotBananas said:
" God I hope they call it the Wii ii. "
If they do that, they should just change which letters are capitalized. wII
Nah, It's gotta be Wiiii and the last 2 i's are blue or something.
#24 Posted by niamahai (1394 posts) -

/slow golfclap


So now Skywards Swords is another Twilight Princess again?
#25 Posted by pizzafreak360 (33 posts) -
@niamahai: They said their successor is coming in 2012, so unless Skyward Sword get delayed... 
#26 Posted by Cheesebob (1249 posts) -

Call it Puu.

#27 Posted by niamahai (1394 posts) -
@pizzafreak360 said:
" @niamahai: They said their successor is coming in 2012, so unless Skyward Sword get delayed...  "
well TP was originally a GC title and then delayed for Wii so IS HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF?! DUN DUN DUUUNN

still kinda excited to see a new console. 
#28 Edited by Sayishere (1840 posts) -

I dont know what to think....i have mixed emotions. A part of me is giddy as fuck as a Nintendo fanboy, but theres another part of me that cant be bothered, just because i bought a Wii and it ended up gathering dust for years. Ive only literlaly played 5 whole games on the wii, the others i played were a joke. and most of these were first party Nintendo games.

Online
#29 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -
The report also said that Skyward Sword is still a Wii game and I doubt they could get away with delaying it for another year..  Though when we got the rumours about the system possibly releasing this year, this was definitely the first thing that crossed my mind.

I've always been a big Nintendo fan, but I don't see how anyone who's serious about gaming could really defend the Wii.  At best, I hope Nintendo have learned from it.  I don't mind them trying to appeal to casual gamers but it shouldn't be their main focus.  Bringing back third party developers and big games franchises for people who actually buy games should be..  and hopefully we see an online service that resembles something from this decade too.

Some people may not want to see a new generation of consoles come yet but this is always an exciting time.
#30 Posted by mortal_sb (558 posts) -

next two years are gonna be exciting! microsoft and sony have to show something in 2012, or latest 2013. and i love watching unfold all that stuff over the course of time.

#31 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

An Awesome E3 it will be,

#32 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

the Wii sold 86 million units ?


holy fucking shit man
#33 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

Next round of consoles confirmed then.  There's no way MS and Sony don't have their successors already deep in progress.

#34 Posted by KarlPilkington (2778 posts) -

Imagine if they had Battlefield 3 looking like the PC version.

Just imagine.

#35 Posted by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -
@GlenTennis said:
" I, for one, am excited. "
#36 Edited by Contro (2040 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba said:

" Stupid of them confirming it early, they should have kept to mouth shut so it was a big announcement at E3. But as long as they don't show/leak anything else besides the fact it is real then I guess it's okay. "


It made no difference at all to the 3DS's reception at E3, where Nintendo did the exact same - PR - E3

01.net's rumour of the console being referred to as "Project Cafe" internally, have been given more credibility. Images found on Nintendo's developer helpsite, WarioWorld:









01.Net's Rumours


- Wii2 = "Project Café"

- Developer quotes: graphics capabilities "roughly equal to those of the Xbox 360", performance "over the Xbox 360, but just a notch".

- Custom IBM PowerPC CPU with three cores

- RAM: unknown. 01net speculates: It would be logical that it is a unified RAM, like the 360, with a minimum of 512 MB

- Graphics processor: AMD (ATI) - probably a series R700, with a shader (for managing the effects) more recent than the Xbox 360 (probably version 4.1).

- Controller has a 6" touch screen; 16:9, Single Touch, Sub HD with a resolution of ~800 x 500

- A front-facing camera

- Standard set of buttons (D-Pad, two bumpers, two triggers (4 face buttons?) & IR lights (like a sensor bar)

- Wireless streaming of video content to controllers w/o need for TV.

- Controllers are clients, all processing is done on the console then streamed in HQ with no lag

- Another Surprise feature

- To be revealed at E3

- Launch in June 2012

- Rockstar among 1st to recieve SDK's and have a game planned

- Controller Mockup closest to actual controller according to their source:  



#37 Posted by craigbo180 (1726 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba said:
" Stupid of them confirming it early, they should have kept to mouth shut so it was a big announcement at E3. But as long as they don't show/leak anything else besides the fact it is real then I guess it's okay. "
They have only confirmed it to keep investors happy.
#38 Posted by Oddface (85 posts) -

It's exciting to see Nintendo getting into the hardcore market again, but I just can't help feeling that three consoles fighting for the exact same market is a little much. It could become another GameCube or Dreamcast. But then again, if they do something really cool and unique that people want, it could do really well.

#39 Posted by Cubic (171 posts) -

The rumours actually make the console sound pretty good. A touch-screen could give you a more complicated, PC style control experiences with certain games (how much better would Dragon Age 2 be if you didn't have to navigate silly button combinations to get to your abilities); maybe RTS games and Baldur's Gate-style RPGs would finally work properly on a console.

#40 Posted by foggel (2764 posts) -

Now I want coffee.

#41 Edited by Xpgamer7 (2398 posts) -

from all the pic's I've seen it looks like an SDK hardrive with a classic controller. The controller has an LED on it. I'm so excited already but I'm really hoping it'll be at PAX.

Confirmation? 
Controller?
Leaked Poster? 
#42 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

I'm not falling for this, I think you just did this letter yourself..
#43 Edited by Theresonlyone (190 posts) -

Super Smash Bros + hopefully good online + HD = excited me


@Hizang It's been confirmed by Nintendo it's on Engadget and all.
#44 Posted by MattyFTM (14432 posts) -

I'm actually surprised they didn't announce this before the leaks happened. That's what they did with the 3DS. They put out a press release basically saying "Yo, we're doing this thing, we'll show it off at E3" about 6 months before it was officially unveiled, just to beat the inevitable leaks. It seems far better than Sony's strategy which seems to be to deny everything until they officially unveil it. Leaks are going to happen, you might as well stick out a press release or something making it official.

Moderator Online
#45 Posted by mnzy (2925 posts) -
@Hizang: So he made the letter...and loaded it up to the official nintendo site? Quite impressive, I say.
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#46 Edited by PenguinDust (12626 posts) -

Let the official rumors and speculation begin!

#47 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -
@mnzy:
People can do wonders with computers nowadays..
#48 Posted by Toms115 (2317 posts) -

somewhat interested in this.

#49 Posted by Kjellm87 (1722 posts) -

HYPE

#50 Posted by Tebbit (4485 posts) -
@Contro:  There is no way that's real, I mean... look at the coffee!

 

Can nobody else see the chihuahua faces in the coffee!?!?!




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