[Rumor] Wii 2 SDK Image Leaked?

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Apr 22, 2011
  1. Livin in a box
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    *UPDATE* Even more rumours are going around now with details that it may launch in October with a price point of $350 to $400 and will also include custom built AMD graphics that will outperform the PS3. It will also have the potential to produce stereoscopic 3D images! I’m not sure about these and I would take some seawater around with this one. You can read more about it here.

    More Wii 2 rumours are currently swirling the net with a new image that has recently leaked that appears to feature the new Nintendo console.

    The image is below, and on it you can see the new features that Nintendo is boasting. It is important to note, however, that this image is probably not meant for the general public to see (ie. we will not see this at E3) and is for developers instead. That console pictured could also be the SDK (development) unit, but considering the fact that Nintendo’s dev units in the past have not differed greatly from the retail version, what we could be seeing might be a real indication of what we might see in June.

    Back to the picture in question: the title Innovation Reinvented is definitely one that I can see Nintendo using. Innovation is a word that Nintendo like to use often with their products including the Wii Remote when it was announced.

    Nintendo appear to be touting cheap development costs too with unparalleled gaming performance which is very interesting from a gamers’ standpoint. As everyone knows, the Wii is nowhere near the Xbox 360 and PS3 in terms on graphics which is the very reason why many developers have ceased porting their multiplatform games to the system. This could bring them crawling back, though.

    Other interesting points on the image include easy porting between PC and Xbox 360 which I assume basically means that it will be using the same CPU/GPU architecture as PC’s and 360?s, not the CELL and other complicated things that Sony used in the PS3. Developers will be very happy to hear that. Also they have noted anytime live update which is something that the Wii is sorely missing and some Live Framework that I am unsure of what it is but it shouldn’t concern us consumers.

    As for the console itself, we can see 3 lights on the unit and what I presume is an eject button just left of these. There is also a Nintendo logo on the side of the console. It appears to be using the same “suck-in” DVD drive that the Wii used too.

    And that’s about everything that we get from this simple image. It’s certainly interesting, but if it’s real or not is another question. The console pictured could be absolutely anything from an external HDD to a freeview box with a built in DVD player, so it should be taken with a few grains of salt. No mention of this new revolutionary controller either, so we’ll just have to eagerly await the Nintendo conference at E3 this June.

    Here’s the image:[/p]
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    It's certainly interesting but there are so many conflicting sources. Some say it won't launch in October and be very expensive, others say it will be. I just don't know what to believe anymore. If I'm honest, I'm not completely sure if their next console will be a PS3 beater. But we'll see.
     


  2. Zorua

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    It looks weird....

    Well, at least it's official now!
     
  3. Hadrian

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    I read on GoNintendo that this was posted on 4chan.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Ahh, the days of speculation of Nintendo. Where fans pretend to scrutinize every detail until they actually get a press release. This really brings me back.
    If the X360/PC porting ease is true, I do hope to see a few PC titles move onto the Café. And, in my own wishful thinking, I wish to see the release of yet ANOTHER (proper) sequel to Tales of Symphonia. Over ALL consoles.
     
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    Oh God, I don't know what to complain about, the price or that there are so many rumors about this.
     
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    I like the look of it [​IMG]
     
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    Can't wait for Nintendo's Investor Conference(4/26/2011) to clear all this shit the rumors created
     
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    Its from /v/.
    And am I the only one thinking that it looks like a wii with rounded corners?
     
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    can
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    I think it looks like an external HDD.
     
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    That looks like an advert for a PC World UK router, not a Nintendo console.
     
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    Easy portability from XBox 360? So it's going to have last-generation graphics...? And why is every console black and shiny now? I miss my matte, fingerprintless electronics :<
    EDIT: Let it be known that I have predicted that this is going to be extremely expensive and quickly filled with absolutely shit games.
     
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    Didn't Reggie say 3D for the next home console was unlikely?
     
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    I'll just ignore all these rumours until E3 starts, just a waste of time. I'll kill the waiting time by drooling on things actually happening, like Skyrim.
     
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    We might not have to wait that long. Nintendo's annual investor's investor briefing is just around the corner after all.
     
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    My prediction of this investor conference.

    *One of Nintendo's bigwigs will walk onto the stage*

    Ninty Bigwig: "Blah blah sales blah blah install base blah blah"

    *investors sit looking angsty*

    Ninty Bigwig: "There is a Wii successor to be released...you'll find out more about it at E3"

    *Ninty bigwig walks off stage*

    *Investors sit knowing they should have suspected this*

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    The picture just looks fake.

    Not the system itself, just the writing. It doesn't "Sound" like Nintendo.
     
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    i mean u cant actually tell if a picture is true or not
    if its good quality then one would say its created or photoshopped BUT if its bad quality then they said why does it have to be bad? did they take a photo of it? skepticism in all situations.

    but the point about the 3d seems interesting... i wish they provide some glasses (red cyan will do) so that ANYONE can view 3d and doesnt require "special TVs"

    its funny actually, every interesting and new tech that exists is on this console from touchscreen, camera, gyro, accel, to 3d..... now we can say, "it only does everything"
     
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    This is Nintendo catering to devs, not consumers, so the wording will be different.
     
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    That would explain it then.

    I was wondering what the hell happened to Big N's interesting wording.

    The leaked SDK looks interesting though.
     

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