The latest source to confirm that Nintendo’s Project Cafe/Wii 2 controller will sport a six-inch touchscreen is Japan’s Nikkei newspaper and will provide tablet-like experiences and it’s said it can be a standalone portable console and will have a rechargeable battery. Nintendo’s expected to release its Wii 2 unveil press conference next week at E3 on June 7………….
Nintendo to be going a whole nother level with a preview of the next generation of the Wii currently code-named Project Cafe. Nintendo has even confirmed that this E3 they will talk about the Wii’s successor. We all know that the initial Wii was a lot of fun to play the first few times you saw it but that it was never really designed for the intense hardcore games like Call of Duty, Gears of War and Uncharted like the Xbox 360 and PS3. The Wii 2/Project Cafe looks to change all of that. So what are exactly the latest rumors on the Wii 2 aka Project Cafe?
- Full 1080p HD support– Yes, this is something the original Wii couldn’t do and rumors are that Nintendo isn’t just stopping at HD on this new Wii but are also adding 3D support as well. We wouldn’t be surprised about this particularly seeing how much Nintendo loves 3D.
- Brand new controller– The controller is said to also be getting a major overhaul, dumping the Wii’s Wiimote and Nunchuck in favor of a new more traditional button filled controller design– just with a large 6 inch touchscreen in the middle for viewing the games your playing on your own personal screen. We’re pretty excited about this and we see this as being great for multiplayer games. Imagine a Madden game with friends where you don’t have to worry about them seeing your possible choices of plays or a Call of Duty-like game where you don’t have to worry about someone peaking at your screen to find where you are. This should mean much more fun– and intense– gaming and seeing how Nintendo loves making their home consoles a social, multiplayer experience this is something we can really see them doing. IGN is also reporting that this new controller will allow you to wirelessly stream entire games to your controller’s screen as if it were a mini TV, so you don’t have to worry about those fights for who gets the TV. Yeah, this new controller is beyond insane.
- Incredible graphics– Beyond supporting full 1080p HD and possibly 3D, this Wii 2 is said to sportgraphics that are better than both the PS3 and Xbox 360– both of which as we already know have some awesome graphics of their own. Clearly Nintendo is holding nothing back.