Posted: 24 January 2005 at 8:32pm | IP Logged
The dirt on Nintendo's next-gen Revolution console?
Posted Jan 23, 2005, 3:55 PM ET by Peter Rojas
There's already been at least one dodgy "leak" before about the Revolution, but
supposedly the same tipster who dished some reliable early dirt on the DS has
also given up some details about Nintendo's next-generation game console. Here's
what this guy is claiming:
- That Nintendo is building gyroscopes into the controllers, presumably to add
some sort of motion-control aspect to games.
- The console will have dual processors and built-in broadband (we're assuming
Ethernet, but maybe also WiFi?).
- There are no plans to connect the DS to the Revolution, but there could be
some integration with the Game Boy Evolution.
- The Revolution will have four controller ports, a hard drive, and support
for high-resolution displays and Dolby Digital 5.1 channel surround sound.
- The console will be backwards-compatibility with GameCube games, and in what
would only be a swipe at Sony, its drive will use HD-DVD, rather
- The console will launch with a new Mario game (of course), and there is a
new Zelda game in the works.
- There's some teaser stuff at the end about how the truly "revolutionary"
part of the new console is going to be something that "is nothing new
technically speaking. It's just something that hasn't really been applied to
video games before." The tipster also claims that his source would only tell him
that "touching is good but feeling is better."
We're not even going to front that this stuff is all for real or not—we
simply won't know for sure until Nintendo unveils this thing at E3.