In advance of E3 next week, Nikkei has leaked that the Wii successor's controller will feature a six-inch touchscreen (different from the Wii 2 concept image to the right).
According to Andriasang's summary of a subscription-only article, the controller will give "tablet-like controls" to games, and will also be usable as a portable game device on its own. The controller also includes a camera and a rechargeable battery.
Nikkei says to expect it the second half of 2012 but this is not confirmed as of yet. So keep update to date with our E3 coverage where we hope to have confirmation.
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Nintendo Japan has confirmed it will release a new game console- dubbed by gamers as Project Cafe- in 2012. It will be announced and playable at E3 this coming June and is said to be "significantly more powerful" than the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
"We will show a playable model of the new system and announce more specifications at the E3 Expo, which will be held June 7-9, 2011, in Los Angeles," the company said in a brief statement. Have no worries- multiple sources say the console will be backwards compatible with current Nintendo Wii titles. The console is also rumored to utilize a new, tablet-shaped controller, will have a 6-inch touch screen display, dual analog sticks, and has the ability to stream content directly from the console.
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