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7:20 PM on 06.03.2012

Is there something to the texts in Super Mario Wii U?

We're just about an hour out from the Pre-E3 Nintendo Direct 2012, and people are already getting into a deep analysis of the scant bits of new game footage that was shown. In Nintendo's bizarre new video showing of...

Jonathan Holmes


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Mistwalker Celebrates Terra Battle's 500K Downloads Milestone

Having now surpassed 500,000 downloads, Terra Battle fans will soon enjoy new characters from the original character and dragon model designer of Panzer Dragoon, Manabu Kusunoki. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.




9:00 AM on 04.03.2012

Rumor: Wii U 'not as powerful' as Xbox 360, PS3

Rumors for the Wii U are a dime a dozen, and not all of them agree. The latest seems to go against the idea that it will be on par with current consoles from Sony and Microsoft, suggesting it will still be weaker than the com...

Jim Sterling

9:20 AM on 12.02.2011

Rumor: GameStop to sell Xenoblade in US (Update)

[Update: Nintendo has thrown fuel on the fire, updating its Facebook page with Xenoblade images! The plot thickens] According to a NeoGAF Sherlock, Xenoblade Chronicles will finally come to North America despite Nintendo of A...

Jim Sterling

8:40 AM on 07.08.2011

Rumor: Last Story, Xenoblade already localized for NA

Operation Rainfall, a group dedicated to the seemingly impossible task of giving the Wii more than four games this year, has declared potential victory. According to a "source" at Nintendo, both Xenoblade and The Last Story a...

Jim Sterling

7:00 PM on 05.30.2011

Rumor: Europe to receive The Last Story

While in Paris to attend a concert performed by Masashi Hamauzu, the current composer of the Final Fantasy series, Mistwalker president Hironobu "The Gooch" Sakaguchi mentioned that the Wii action RPG The Last Story would def...

Tony Ponce

10:20 AM on 05.20.2011

Is this a genuine photograph of Project Cafe?

A photograph has clambered its way up the Internet grapevine, one that allegedly displays the Project Cafe console in all its white, curvy glory. If it's the genuine article, then Nintendo's new console is a cross between a W...

Jim Sterling

12:20 PM on 05.06.2011

Rumor: Project Cafe to be Nintendo FEEL

If you thought the Wii was a silly name, what do you think of the rumored moniker for Project Cafe? The latest industry mutterings suggest that Nintendo's HD console will be called Nintendo FEEL, with a name that seems to nod...

Jim Sterling

7:30 PM on 05.03.2011

Image of 'Nintendo Selects' Wii budget titles surfaces

Earlier today, we told you about the rumored line of budget games for Wii, which is set to roll out along with the also-rumored price drop for the system later this month. Quick update on that front! Images of the proposed bu...

Jordan Devore

10:20 AM on 05.03.2011

Rumor: 'Wii Select' budget games, Wii price drop

Prices slashed! It looks like Nintendo plans to move consoles and games this year, leading into next year when they launch their new console, codenamed Project Cafe. Retail sources tell Kotaku that Nintendo will drop the pric...

Dale North

4:20 PM on 04.25.2011

Rumor: Project Cafe controller shaped like a tablet

It's time for your daily serving of Project Cafe rumors, folks! The mysterious Nintendo console has had another slice of gossip carved off of its inscrutable hide, with talk of a tablet-shaped controller.  The simple int...

Jim Sterling

12:20 PM on 04.22.2011

Here's the latest leaked Project Cafe image

We've been inundated with all sorts of mock-ups and leakages concerning Project Cafe, the rumored HD console being developed by Nintendo. The latest development is this supposedly leaked image, found on various forums and ima...

Jim Sterling





4:55 PM on 04.21.2011

Project Cafe to be named 'Stream'?

From "Wii" to "Stream," eh? One-track mind, Nintendo, one-track mind. Other new rumors from the IGN party van include: Could retail between $350 and $400. Being manufactured in Taiwan. Could ship as early as this October. Will be based on a version of AMD's R700 GPU architecture, not on Fusion. Will definitely output in HD (phew!). Mmmmm! Delicious speculation!

Tony Ponce



Rumor explosion: HD Wii 2 / Stream / Project Cafe photo
Rumor explosion: HD Wii 2 / Stream / Project Cafe
by Jim Sterling

Update:  The system is now rumored to be called Stream.

The rumors concerning a new HD console from Nintendo have ramped up to absurd proportions, to the point where it's getting difficult to keep track of everything. 

Some of the rumors sound like total BS, while some are more sensible. Here's loads of them, so make your own mind up:

  • Square Enix, Capcom, Sega, Konami, Activision, Rockstar/Take Two, Electronic Arts, Namco and Ubisoft have development kits, and all have at least one game in the works.
  • Nintendo may not launch with any first party games, as it plans to really support third parties this time.
  • It won't have "Wii" in its name.
  • Third party support extends to hardware, with a better storage solution being developed.
  • Better download service.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword may launch at the same time as Project Cafe. This could lead to another Twilight Princess situation.
  • Hideo Kojima has been mentioned in conjunction with the system. 
  • Retro is working on a title that "everybody wants." It's been suggested that it could be Eternal Darkness 2.
  • A Resident Evil game is in the works (when isn't one in the works?)
  • A StarFox title is being worked on.
  • Grand Theft Auto V will be a Project Cafe title in addition to everything else.
  • A mockup was discovered and posted to 4chan (see gallery).

 

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Rumor: New HD Nintendo console planned for 2012 photo
Rumor: New HD Nintendo console planned for 2012
by Jim Sterling

Rumors of a Wii HD have been floating around since the dawn of time, but Game Informer has boldly stated that various sources are now corroborating the development of some sort of HD Nintendo system with a 2012 launch date in mind. 

According to the rumor, the new system will have visuals that directly compete against the Xbox 360 and PS3, though they may or may not fall short of the PS3's benchmark. The latter half of 2012 is the expected release window, and publishers are already alleged to have seen it. 

Nobody has yet stated whether or not it will have "Wii" in the name or if it will feature backwards compatibility. An anonymous source has said, however, that "Nintendo is doing this one right. [It’s] not a gimmick like the Wii."

This is the first time substantial details have ever accompanied Wii successor rumors, so it's eyebrow-raising stuff. Nintendo has neither confirmed nor denied the rumor, telling people to "stay tuned" for its E3 announcements. Exciting!

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1:40 PM on 04.13.2011

Rumor: Nintendo dropping Wii to $150 in May

It's getting to be that time, folks. The time when Nintendo pushes the Wii's price tag down again. According to a "trusted source" at Engadget, the company is expected to start selling the system at $150 on May 15. Such a mov...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 11.22.2010

Rumor: EA working on NFL Blitz title

According to Giant Bomb's well-placed tipster, Electronic Arts/EA Sports is currently working on resurrecting Midway's NFL Blitz series. EA Sports recently releases NBA Jam remakes across all platforms, and reports had previo...

Nick Chester