The cat’s out of of the bag folks. After a stupid amount of time of speculation, name guessing, and rumors, the new home console has been announced – the Nintendo Wii-U. A trailer has been shown, demonstrating some very impressive stuff.

The controller has been shown to work as a portable screen (Playing on it instead of a TV), a video call device, a drawing pad and much more. It will feature similar motion controls as the 3DS, but it is also possible to e.g. toss shurikens from the controller screen onto the TV. The console itself was curiously not shown, but a combination of the Wii-U controller and various Wii peripherals.

To say that the console is a minor graphical upgrade would be a stupid understatement. A video will be posted later, but for now have a screenshot:


The console seems to have a full-Wii support, including all games and all peripherals. Not many games have been shown, the E3 floor will only feature a few tech demos. However, third party games had a few surprising announcements – Darksiders 2 (At launch!), Ghost Reckon Online, Assassin’s Creed, Tekken, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Metro Last Light, Ninja Gaiden 3, Dirt, and (Don’t jizz now) Arkham City. Later on, Madden and Battlefield 3 were indirectly confirmed for the Wii-U as well. Fun times!

Last but not least, at the end of the trailer, a video has been shown of what seemed like Twilight Princess, but turned out to be a completely different montage of Link fighting what seemed like Gohma. At first I thought was a pre-rendered cinematic sequence for the trailer… But after seeing the trailer for the third party games, and the graphics demo, I am not so sure anymore. Perhaps, just perhaps, it’s… a new Zelda?

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