Nintendo invigorated the family market with the Wii – its revolutionary controller was widely derided at first but ultimately made Nintendo a household name for the first time in years.
And, if a report from Nikkei turns out to be the truth, it looks like they’re going to do it all over again.
Project Cafe, the codename for the Wii’s follow-up, is set to be revealed at E3 next Tuesday. Apparently it’ll feature a 6 inch touchscreen on the console’s controller which will give a ‘tablet-like’ aspect to games. The touchscreen can be detached, and used as a portable.
Sounds like the console can stream to the controller when the TV is being used for something else, for example – something that we’ve covered before.
The thing will also feature a camera, and will seemingly release in the second half of 2012 , a year from now. All eyes on E3 then – we’ll let you know what it’s like when we get our hands on it.