By now most of you have heard about the rumored Wii 2 (Project Café) that is supposedly in development. There has been a strong buzz on the web the past few days speculating about the new system’s capabilities and how Nintendo is finally taking the leap into HD gaming. The new system has had some “screens” leaked over the past couple of days showcasing potential design schemes for the console and the potentially elaborate controller.
The system itself looks like a slightly modified version of the current Wii console, but the controller is what really steals the show in this mockup. It looks like if a Gamecube controller, an Xbox 360 controller, and a DS had a threesome, the resulting offspring would be the Wii 2 controller pictured above. Also the right aligned paragraph suggesting 1080p-streaming video to the controller has me excited for the possible design feature, but not for what additional controllers will cost. The last thing I also noticed inside that small bit of visible text was that the streaming video would render quarter sections of the screen on each individual’s controller. If implemented this will more than likely be a feature used in multiplayer games such as Mario Kart or Smash Bros (pretty sweet). This controller will surely ascertain or surpass the level of hype that the original Wii controller had behind it, but only time will tell.
Even though these screens are more than likely fake, it has me excited regardless. I love when new systems get announced and hopefully this buzz pushes Nintendo to have a prototype version of the system and controller ready for E3. Stay tuned for more Wii 2/Project Café news and as always follow me on Twitter @GamersAbstract and on Facebook.
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