Nintendo Confirms Wii Successor at E3 2011, Arrives in 2012

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155w ago - Today Nintendo has confirmed (PDF) that the Wii's successor will be shown and playable at E3 this year, and that the new home console will be launching sometime in 2012.

According to several reports, the next-gen 'Project Cafe' Wii will utilize a new controller providing users with a unique view to streamed content from their console and TV.

To quote from MCVUK (linked above): "A fierce fortnight of rumours concerning the Wii 2 has been rounded off with official confirmation of a new Nintendo home console.

The platform holder confirmed as much in a note attached to its most recent financial report. It confirms that a “successor” to the popular motion sensing machine will launch at some point in 2012. It will be shown at this year's E3 in June."

Finally, for those wondering E3 runs this year from June 7 to June 9, 2011.


 

Nintendo Wii RVT Dev File Leak - System Menu Changer & More!

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192w ago - It's been quite some time since the last Nintendo Wii leak we reported on, and recently some more Wii RVT Dev Tools have leaked to the Internet from release group OneUp including the System Menu Changer Disk and more!

To quote from MLRX at GBATemp.net (linked above) on the leaked file details:

DEV TOOLS

RVT.System.Menu.Changer.Disk.v1.13.RVT.Wii-OneUp_iNT
RVT.Development.Key.RVT.Wii-OneUp_iNT
WII RVT.Menu.Uninstaller.Tool.Channel.v1.01.RVT.Wii-OneUp_iNT
WII RVT.DiskCheck.Tool.Channel.v1.01.RVT.Wii-OneUp_iNT

SYSTEM MENU 1.0 WADS

IOS4-64-NAND-v3.wad
IOS9-64-NAND-v516.wad
RVL-WiiSystemmenu-NAND-v33.wad

For those curious, the files have apparently surfaced on the alt.binaries.games.wii newsgroup, and below is the related .nzb file link and a download mirror for those who have trouble with newsgroups.

Download: Nintendo Wii Dev File Leak .NZB / Nintendo Wii Dev File Leak Pack [Mirror]
 

Video: Nintendo Wii GameCube Backup iSOLoader POC Arrives

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199w ago - Although many have sold their Nintendo GameCube to upgrade to a Wii console, according to crediar the GameCube homebrew scene isn't dead as demonstrated in a Starfox Assault backup proof-of-concept iSOLoader video below!

Back when I owned a GameCube, you needed a mod-chip and could only run backup games burned to disc so it appears things have come along over the years on Nintendo's next-gen machine.

The POC video's caption simply reads: "The impossible just became possible!"

Finally, HERE is the USBGecko Log for those curious how it works. Check out the video below and long live the Nintendo GameCube!




 

Nintendo Wii E3 2010 Report, New Zelda Video Game and More!

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200w ago - Below is a report from the Nintendo Wii E3 2010 press conference, which unfortunately debunked the rumor of a Wii HiFi HD console announcement.

The first game "Zelda: Skyward Sword" was shown with huge technical difficulties (video below). The wireless controllers were not being received by the Wii and the presentation was cut a bit shorter than planned.

Then a new Mario game was announced called "Mario Sports Mix" which features Mario, and all of the characters we associate with him, playing games like basketball, Hockey, Dodgeball, and volleyball.

Then Nintendo introduced Wii party. Wii party allows families to play each other using their own personal Miis created by them.

After that a game by Ubisoft called "Just Dance 2" made its announced comeback to the Wii. Then a game which no one had heard about since E3 2009 was announced with gameplay and that is "Golden Sun Dark Dawn".

A huge announcement came when Nintendo showed an actual group of gamers being asked about a game which had not been mentioned yet.

That game, after the group said it invented multiplayer was revealed and it is "James Bond Goldeneye". It will be released this holiday season...
 

Rumor: Nintendo to Announce New Wii Codenamed HiFi at E3

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201w ago - According to French site Gameblog.fr (linked above), Nintendo is planning to announce the previously rumored Wii 2 which is codenamed Wii HiFi at E3 2010 next week.

To quote from the site, roughly translated: "But beware, according to our information from developers, the 3DS should not be the only machine unveiled by Nintendo.

It is becoming increasingly clear that the manufacturer would conclude his lecture by unveiling its next home console, named Wii is currently code HiFi!

We learn in the aftermath the next home console from Big N would be calibrated for release in November 2011.

• It would have a power similar to that of an Xbox 360
• It should not be called "Wii 2", but Wii HiFi (in any case the code name leaked)
• It would be very oriented online
• One of the main features is the community
• It would be released in November 2011"
 







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