WiiU Discussion (Previously "'Wii 2 / Project Cafe' rumors")

  • megatronx, yep. Project Reality was the codename, then their final name was about to be Ultra 64 but they changed it.

    http://www.nesworld.com/n64system.php

    I'm interested in what the final name of this new system might be. I'd imagine since they claim it's going to be a system more built for the hardcore market, they wouldn't use the name "Wii" this time around.

  • I'm interested in what the final name of this new system might be. I'd imagine since they claim it's going to be a system more built for the hardcore market, they wouldn't use the name "Wii" this time around.

    Are you sure? Because, I'd bet it will be

    Wii Tuu

  • Wii FIX

    XD

    If they going for hc audiances then

    Nintendo Overkill

    would be approprate.

  • Are you sure? Because, I'd bet it will be

    Wii Tuu

    Or they could move to France and call it the "Oui Deux".

  • Knowing Nintendo the name would probably be something like wii 2 HD

  • Knowing Nintendo the name would probably be something like wii 2 HD

    Instead of Wii 2, why not just "Wii Wii"?

    Now THAT would be hardcore.

  • > Knowing Nintendo the name would probably be something like wii 2 HD

    >

    Instead of Wii 2, why not just "Wii Wii"?

    Now THAT would be hardcore.

    LOL XD

  • Okay so I just saw Nintendo's E3 presentation of the WiiU. The controller actually looks pretty cool. Though it's just about as big as a console all by itself

    Still the screen on the controller actually seems like a good idea. The obvious use would be to take your HUD or inventory stuff off of the main screen and put it on the controller screen, which would be good enough if that's all it did in my opinion. But the touch interface and the virtual viewport stuff it can do is pretty neat as well. I can imagine, say, a racing game where the TV shows the main action and the controller screen acts like a rear view mirror.

    Anyway the console itself being HD and the controller having actual thumb pads and buttons is really all that matters from a gameplay standpoint for me... finally a return of hardcore gaming on Nintendo

    At least, in theory...

  • Also the name WiiU is dumb, but I am not surprised in the least about that.

  • If I'm not mistaken, the Dreamcast was the first videogame console to have a screen unit controller. It--and the Dreamcast in general--was ahead of its time and what made it even more incredible was that the screen unit (the VMU) was compact and could be taken out of the controller to play games on the go. I used to enjoy raising my Chao's in Sonic Adventure when I was on the go.

  • If Nintendo is actualy making a return to the hardcore scene, I might but this, but they probably won't so, meh...

  • If I'm not mistaken, the Dreamcast was the first videogame console to have a screen unit controller. It--and the Dreamcast in general--was ahead of its time and what made it even more incredible was that the screen unit (the VMU) was compact and could be taken out of the controller to play games on the go. I used to enjoy raising my Chao's in Sonic Adventure when I was on the go.

    Yup, it was a shame that Dreamcast came out when the tech wasn't there to support its ideas. Something like that updated to new tech would be...well...WiiU

  • If I'm not mistaken, the Dreamcast was the first videogame console to have a screen unit controller. It--and the Dreamcast in general--was ahead of its time and what made it even more incredible was that the screen unit (the VMU) was compact and could be taken out of the controller to play games on the go. I used to enjoy raising my Chao's in Sonic Adventure when I was on the go.

    That's true, I totally forgot about that. Even so the WiiU's controller screen is basically an iPad with HD resolution . Though it's apparently not portable. They made it clear that the controller itself doesn't store games or other info, and is basically just receiving a video signal from the console itself.

    If Nintendo is actualy making a return to the hardcore scene, I might but this, but they probably won't so, meh...

    Darksiders 2, Batman Arkham City, Aliens Colonial Marines, Ghost Recon Online, Metro Last Light, Tekken, Ninja Gaiden 3, and Battlefield 3 were all announced as titles in progress, so that's promising.

    I'm sad to hear that the controller may need a new version of the Wii console to work, the E3 thing made it look like you only needed your previous Wii and the controller

    Yeah they didn't go into much detail about that in the presentation, but the G4 interview with Reggie afterward stated specifically that the WiiU is a completely new console, though it is backwards compatible with all Wii titles and peripherals. I suspect a lot of hawk shops and second-hand game stores will have an overstock of Wii's around the time of WiiU's launch

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  • Ok had to make a joke about the name Wiiu.What did the japanese guy say when his friend accidentally wii'ed on him in a public restroom? ,WiiU on me!!! you suuuuck!!!

  • Pinkim 3 just announced.

    round-up info i've copied form some site. Official stuff

    [quote:g2ky2nia]Here's everything the Wii U is packing:

    Size: Approximately 1.8 inches tall, 6.8 inches wide and 10.5 inches long.

    New Controller: The new controller incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 touch screen and traditional button controls, including two analogue Circle Pads. This combination removes the traditional barriers between games, players and the TV by creating a second window into the video game world.

    The rechargeable controller includes a Power button, Home button, +Control Pad, A/B/X/Y buttons, L/R buttons and ZL/ZR buttons. It includes a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope, rumble feature, camera, a microphone, stereo speakers, a sensor strip and a stylus.

    Other Controls: Up to four Wii Remote (or Wii Remote Plus) controllers can be connected at once.

    The new console supports all Wii controllers and input devices, including the Nunchuk controller, Classic Controller, Classic Controller Pro and Wii Balance

    Board.

    Media: A single self-loading media bay will play 12-centimeter proprietary high-density

    optical discs for the new console, as well as 12-centimeter Wii optical discs.

    Video Output: Supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i. Compatible cables include HDMI, component, S-video and composite.

    Audio Output: Uses AV Multi Out connector. Six-channel PCM linear output through HDMI.

    Storage: The console will have internal flash memory, as well as the option to expand its memory using either an SD memory card or an external USB hard disk drive.

    CPU: IBM Power-based multi-core microprocessor.

    Other: Four USB 2.0 connector slots are included. The new console is backward compatible with Wii games and Wii accessories.

    Note: Details are subject to change.

    Confirmed games

    Assassin's Creed

    Darksiders II

    Ghost Recon

    Dirt

    Aliens: Colonial Marines

    Metro II

    Batman: Arkham City

    Prototypes/Yet to be confirmed

    Battlefield

    New Super Mario Bros Mii

    I like first party nintendo games... well zelda and metroid and then mario. Something from the rest too. So i don't really care about the name that much. I had 2 360's but they long time dead. Still got wii and I'm looking forward new zelda. As well there is few ps2 games i haven't played that r looking good to me so i wasn't going to buy any new console soon. And for me wiiu is a good timing.

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