Friday, June 17, 2011

Wii U

Register Hardware has released a roundup of rumours and info surrounding Nintendo's recently announced Wii successor. Edited excerpts follow:

"According to Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, while the console aims to claw back support from the core gaming community, it also has ambitions of capturing the attention of those who play games on tablets, smartphones and laptops."

"One analyst believes the Wii U packs 50 per cent more processing power than its current-gen counterparts. Crytek (creators of Crysis) confirmed its CryEngine is almost up and running on the Wii U."

"Activision also believes the Wii U's performance and online integration means the platform will be friendlier to core-games. Activision's Eric Hirshberg said: "They're committing to HD, greater processing power, digital infrastructure, connected universe at the back end... Those are all the things we need to make a state of the art experience for a lot of games."

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For Nintendo's official info page, click here.

For a brief 'hands-on' with a demo version of the Wii U, click here.

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