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Nintendo Wii 2: The Wii 2 Will Offer A Brand New Way Of Playing Games Says Nintendo President

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has told investors that the recently announced successor to the immensely popular Nintendo Wii will “offer a new way of playing games within the home.”

Satoru Iwata wouldn’t go into detail regarding how Nintendo’s next generation home console will change the way that gamers experience video games, but instead he stated that people should be patient and all will be revealed at E3 in June.

“As for the details of exactly what it will be, we have decided that it is best to let people experience it for themselves at E3. So I won’t talk about specific details today, but it will offer a new way of playing games within the home.”

– Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata

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      1. The rumor is not Wii Stream. That’s not how Nintendo names their consoles. Since the N64, the names have always been completely different. The rumor is that it will be called the Stream.

      2. A proposed name is Stream (Wii isn’t in the name at all), and it’s one of many. For the moment, we can only call it Project Café.

  1. Another new way to play? Cool, just so long as it doesn’t overshadow the way most gamers already love to play games. It’d be nice to have the best of both worlds. I do hope it’s not like motion control though. :P

    1. I’m thinking that motion controls will be in there somehow (maybe for backwards compatibility? If not, then you can probably use a wiimote for Wii games) but the rumoured screen will probably be the big thing.

      Anyway, “brand new way of playing games”? Did we expect anything less from Nintendo?

      1. Backwards compatibility with both the Wii and the Gamecube has already been announced. Project Cafe’s controller will double as a sensor bar so that you can use Wiimotes to play Wii games on Cafe.

    2. The word is that the main controller (a traditional one with a screen in it, not strictly a tablet like some sites are reporting) will act as a sensor bar. There’s also a patent image of a redesigned Wiimote with a thumbstick on it (posted in 2008), and it’s assumed the new controller is meant to work with the old and new Wiimote. If the new one is real, it’s said to be more accurate than the Playstation Move, so that combined with the presence of a traditional controller should cancel out Waggle as a go-to mechanic.

      http://wiihdrumors.davidturnbull.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Redesigned-Wii-Remote.jpg

  2. A NEW way to play? I just recenty mastered how to play the last time we had a “new” way to play. And I’ve had a Wii since launch!

    …how about going back to the old way to play?

    1. It’s looking like that might be the case. I assume most games will only use the regular-joe controller (dual analog, 4 face buttons, 4 shoulder buttons, + – and Home), you can play games the regular way but in another room without the need for a TV screen given the screen in the controller. At the very least, expect almost all the multi-platform games to work this way, at least within the first year.

      Just don’t buy any motion control games, and you’ll be set. I will buy some, but that’s me.

  3. Sounds like another big gimmick that won’t really improve the way we play games but rather just change it to something annoying, less efficient, and less fun.

    1. It sounds like the screen (BTW, it’s said to be a traditional controller, not a tablet). Whether or not it would have touch functionality, this rumored screen would allow you to play your game in another room without the need for a TV. Aside from that, most games will have REGULAR CONTROLS. It can apparently act as a sensor bar for the old and rumored new Wiimote pictured below (from a patent in 2008), but other than that most things released will probably be gaming as it was pre-2006: A game on a screen and buttons.

  4. The Wii 2 is getting better and better by the minute. Why backtrack in technology? What is the harm in moving forward? If they backtracked, sure they’ll please one set of audience, but then they would be hurting themselves, because they are letting “old skool fans” stop them from being creative.

    Let them make whatever system they like. We are NOT forced to buy every single one of them.

    1. That’s why I hope it’s true they’ll be backing 2 controllers equally. Then if they evenly develop games for it and encourage developers who choose motion controls, they won’t be neglecting either market.

  5. One thing i hope is tht they keep the ability to play gamecube games on it and the wii games.

  6. One thing i hope is tht they keep the ability to play gamecube games on it and the wii games.
    maybe n64 games 2 and maybe in 3d like the 3ds… maybe thats too much to ask for.

  7. People don’t worry this is Nintendo, there tha masters at innovation, we won’t b disappointed trust in Nintendo!!!!

  8. “As for the details of exactly what it will be, we have decided that it is best to let people experience it for themselves at E3. So I won’t talk about specific details today, but it will offer a new way of playing games within the home.” WITHIN THE HOME…. sorry no on the go gaming controller for us…

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