Rumours Suggest Wii 2 Has New “HD Controller”

Touchy.

We said overnight that several sources are citing a new Wii for an E3 reveal this year, and today CVG have apparently come up with more information on the successor to the hugely popular Wii.

“Sources understand Nintendo plans to officially unveil the console,” says the site, “which will feature full HD visuals and graphical capabilities beyond Sony and Microsoft’s current hardware, at E3 this June.”

Apparently various publishers have already been briefed on the new machine (some claim Ubisoft are among the lucky few) and launch titles are “in the works” at the moment.

However, CVG are also claiming there’s going to be a new controller, which will feature a “built-in HD screen” which, we assume, will sport some kind of touch capability.

“Nintendo’s plans sound unreal,” one source said. “Publishers are already planning launch titles and it’s all very exciting.  The hardware is even more powerful than current HD consoles and backwards compatible with Wii. The controller will be all-new and has a HD screen on it.”

Nintendo aren’t commenting on the rumours, naturally.

18 Comments

  1. Backwards comparable with the Wii? So, upscaled Wii sports then? Since that’s pretty much the only game at least half of Wii owners have! ;)

  2. Oops, compatable not comparable!!

  3. I dunno about a HD Nintendo console. I cant see Wii HD having the same impact as the Wii. To me it feels like they are throwing their hat in a little late.

    The Wii is in a division of its own and it completely works, thing with going HD is things look less cartoony and more real and I cant see Ninty making this transition on their first attempt.

    They will have their work cut out winning back the hardcore gamers. I will give them a look as its always interesting when new gaming experiences are brought to the table and lord know Ninty have the skills.

  4. And HD screen controller sounds truly stupid, I’m dissapointed in Nintendo now. Just make a good design and stick with it, like Sony and Microsoft does. Just make clever design changes to the gamecube controller and it’s good.

  5. It’ll have to be pretty good to convert people from their PS3’s and 360’s.

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