The Wii U, Nintendo's next console (video) -- Engadget for whole story or hit spoilers
[SPOILER]Coming in 2012, Nintendo's next home console will deliver "deeper game experiences" that aim to offer "something for everyone." And it'll be called the Wii U! A variety of new controls will be made available by that crazy new controller with a 6.2-inch touchscreen embedded in it. Most importantly, you'll no longer be tied to a TV to enjoy your home consoling action -- the Wii U controller can handle your gaming session when the television is needed for other purposes, while a built-in front-facing cam will let you video chat from anywhere too. Notably, you won't have to use the 6.2-inch behemoth if you don't want too -- the Wii U will be compatible with all current-gen accessories and software. Yes, your expansive Wii collection will play on the U version of the console as well. We've also seen some decidedly high-def visuals from Nintendo showing off the Wii U's graphical prowess. See video of the unveiling after the break!
Batman: Arkham City, an Assassin's Creed game, Dirt, Ghost Recon Online, Tekken, Metro Last Light, Aliens Colonial Marines, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, and Darksiders II all got a mention as coming to the Wii U. Yes! EA's John Riccitiello just said the Wii U will deliver "brilliant HD graphics." Finally, the Wii is going HD!
Speaking of HD, the fact sheet from Nintendo informs us that the Wii U can pump out 1080p video over HDMI. It'll also be compatible with component, S-video and composite cables. There'll be "internal flash memory" of unspecified quantity, which will be expandable via either an SD card or external USB HDD. IBM is, as with the original Wii, once again responsible for providing the processor inside. Four USB 2.0 slots are made available, while game media will be served up on "proprietary high-density optical discs." There's also another, worthwhile, reminder that the Wii U will play Wii games and their optical discs without a problem.
Like always you come in first.
lol.. the controller is huge though.. i wonder what kind of game functions it will carry.
Thats an add on really. All the old controllers and attachments and what not that you spent hundreds on will still work with the new wiiu along with all wii games.
The controller can also be used as a portable gaming device.
That Wii looks so... Futuristic.
By the way, once we hack the Wii U, will we change the site name to Wiiuhacks or what?
are they going to implement their idea on using the ds as a controller also?
lol.. it looks like my dvd player
Originally Posted by Binary Wave
Yes the controller can play the game alone but it is not made to be a portable device all on its own. The controller allows games to have another demension. Such as I seen a golf game and the tablet was on the floor with a ball shown on it in a sand pit. Person has a wii remote and took a swing the ball then dissapeared from the tablet and appeared on the tv as it flew through the air. It can also be used on the wii zapper now as a scope.
THAT THING IS HUGE! lol.. but thats a pretty f'ing cool idea!!!
Originally Posted by supermasterpig
i would like to direct this quiestion too all wiihacks staff,moderators,hackers,,,..just everyone related/submitting directly to wiihacks...
Now since the wii-u is announced and known to be released next year......
the first thing came to my mind was again backups.....which led to my second inquisitive thought .
wii there be a *wiiuhacks.com* for wii-u?
wiihacks is the best for wii hacking scene.....
it would be awsome if the talented of wiihacks.com......got into wii-u and created wiiuhacks.com or something....
what do you all say???