Nintendo hints at ‘fun surprise coming soon’ (Update)

Here’s one we almost missed into today’s Wii Shop Update — Nintendo is hinting at a “fun surprise coming soon.” I don’t do this often, but since my brain can’t function fast enough to piece together this information, here’s a copy/paste from the press release:

In other news, the Wii-kly Update has a fun surprise coming soon for all our fans. We can’t tell you the secret just yet but maybe we’ll offer you some hidden clues. From AZ to NC, if you’re a fan, your applause could rattle your walls, windows, door. You might enjoy this news whether you live in a brick house or Vanderbilt dorm. Even people living along Route 286 in rural Pennsylvania ought to be excited. It’ll feel like a bunch of birthday greetings and, really, who could ask for more? But that’s about all we can say for now, so be sure to check future Wii-kly Updates.

Based on those clues, what could Nintendo possibly be talking about? Is this a new WiiWare game based on an IP we should all be excited about? Will an oldie-but-goodie we’ve all been waiting for finally make its way to the Virtual Console? Or will we be met with crushing disappointment?

Start speculating in the comments below, Sherlock.

[Update: The dots have been connected, and all signs seem to point to Commodore 64 games coming to the Virtual Console. Yay? Hmmm … check out the interesting evidence in the comments. Thanks, guys!]

Nick Chester