Nintendo Wii 2 controllers leak out

There have been rumors that Nintendo may be planning to bring its next generation Wii to the consumer market in the very near future. What we haven't seen, until this point, are any leaks of the new platform. That all changes today with new images surfacing that show the new platform including "Screen Stream" controllers.

The information comes courtesy of neogaf.com and IGN. The images show off the new controller platform with a screen attached to the device. The idea is that the 1080p image can be split into four sections and sent to the users controller. Imagine playing a multiplayer game with four friends, the screens would allow you to only see where your character is in the game and mask it from the others sitting right next to you. 

The codename for the next generation platform is "Project Cafe" and could land as early as later this year. If the slides hold true, it seems that Nintendo will be looking to bring the handheld gaming experience a little bit closer to the home console market.

What else Nintendo has in plan for the next generation console still remains to be unearthed. It is reported that the console will likely cost between $350-$400, support 1080p and stereoscopic 3D. 

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

Additional Windows 8 UI and under-the-hood changes revealed

Next Story

Rumour: iPhone 5 will have teardrop design [Update]

46 Comments

Commenting is disabled on this article.

So I guess they screens would act like the touch screen on the DS. But one problem, they will probably be very expensive controllers.

Hmm, being the "old man" gamer that I am who 98% of the time plays video games by myself meaning with no one else in the room, which approximately 50% of those sessions is some kind of online MP if not less, I am curious to see how this technology winds up playing out for the individual player. For those younger gamers who tend to congregate in one room, I see this being potentially very cool. For the gamers like myself, potentially not so much. Will have to wait and see once more details are released.

MtnDewCodeRedFreak said,
Hmm which brings to question ... Will Wii 1 games be compatible with the Wii 2 console?

Likely all, they likely will just make you use a old wii remote or buy one. They would go down in price anyway.

It looks good. Like Mario Kart and it has your map on-screen. Or CoD and you have your stats/Map on the Controller leaving more space on screen.
But this should be taken with a pinch of salt from where it originated. Many sites are claiming it's inbetween. Not confirmed and possibly fake.

So they could make a version of the Four Swords or A remake of Wind Waker and have one of the controllers be the tingle Tuner.

I just see it now....

"Why am I not throwing grenades!?!" *looks down* "Oh thats why! I dont have any!" *looks back up* "Hey I'm dead!"

xbamaris said,
I just see it now....

"Why am I not throwing grenades!?!" *looks down* "Oh thats why! I dont have any!" *looks back up* "Hey I'm dead!"

LMAO Well, hopefully UX teams take stuff like that into account and don't just use the controller screen to use it... lol

So the console is basically one huge thin-client. Sounds interesting. You can show inventory and things on the controller screen when in single-player games, maybe. I just hope the controller doesn't weigh as much as the console itself.

JuraiNeowin said,
Weren't these images found to originate from 4chan? not exactly a bastion of reliable info

umadbro. GO RAGE LESS PL0x~!!!!

Rofl It's been excellent reading material for generations of interneters

JuraiNeowin said,
Weren't these images found to originate from 4chan? not exactly a bastion of reliable info

True, but there have also been juicy leaks as well.

JuraiNeowin said,
Weren't these images found to originate from 4chan? not exactly a bastion of reliable info

Yep, that's the source. Makes me wonder why Neowin would think these "leaked" images were legitimate =D.

So what image is displayed on the tv?

I think it's a neat idea however others and myself included like to play on big screens regardless whether we can see what each other is doing, if I wanted to play mario kart with my own screen I would just get out my ds and mario kart ds...

Innovating into new territory once again, leaving some work cut out for xbox and ps3 to try to match the features. First it was the motion-controlled gaming, now this. Really impressed.

BetaAddict said,
Innovating into new territory once again, leaving some work cut out for xbox and ps3 to try to match the features. First it was the motion-controlled gaming, now this. Really impressed.

Agreed, these controllers open up some interesting gaming possibilities.. and hard to tell by the blurry text on the other shots.. are they portable?

Curious if the price though might hurt them a bit, definitely knocks it out of the "casual console" market where the Wii was.. if it's going to be up in the near same price bracket as the next MS/Sony consoles, they better make sure there's a real good game lineup to go along with it.

BetaAddict said,
Innovating into new territory once again, leaving some work cut out for xbox and ps3 to try to match the features. First it was the motion-controlled gaming, now this. Really impressed.

I guess. but then again, this would be a much needed upgrade for the wii, while microsoft and sony could imitate this with mobile phones or something (if they wanted). kinda like the way you can play scrabble with an ipad and ipod/iphones, they could come up with a way to use the phone's screens to display additional information or something

BetaAddict said,
Innovating into new territory once again, leaving some work cut out for xbox and ps3 to try to match the features. First it was the motion-controlled gaming, now this. Really impressed.

i think SEGA did something like this with the Dreamcast 10 years ago.

Jen Smith said,

Agreed, these controllers open up some interesting gaming possibilities.. and hard to tell by the blurry text on the other shots.. are they portable?

Curious if the price though might hurt them a bit, definitely knocks it out of the "casual console" market where the Wii was.. if it's going to be up in the near same price bracket as the next MS/Sony consoles, they better make sure there's a real good game lineup to go along with it.

Yeah, but by the time the next XBox and PS4 ship this will have likely been on the market long enough to be several hardware revisions in. Meaning it would likely be much cheaper than the competition would be able to go as well.

Ricardo Dawkins said,

i think SEGA did something like this with the Dreamcast 10 years ago.

Well, the VMU was very different and even what it was meant for (Which wasn't this by a long shot) wasn't taken advantage of at the time.

I love Sega, and agree that they were revolutionary in a lot of respects, but this is something they never even attempted.

Ricardo Dawkins said,

i think SEGA did something like this with the Dreamcast 10 years ago.

Even older (13 years) and Memory cards with built-in LCD display that had controls and plugged directly into the controllers...only black and white GB graphics but still, first thing I thought about when I saw this...was the Dreamcast Memorycard.

M_Lyons10 said,

Well, the VMU was very different and even what it was meant for (Which wasn't this by a long shot) wasn't taken advantage of at the time.

I love Sega, and agree that they were revolutionary in a lot of respects, but this is something they never even attempted.


They didn't do a LOT with it, but there were some cool uses. I remember playing NFL2k and selecting plays on the VRU so that your opponent couldn't see what you were picking. Loved the Dreamcast.

Fezmid said,
They didn't do a LOT with it, but there were some cool uses. I remember playing NFL2k and selecting plays on the VRU so that your opponent couldn't see what you were picking. Loved the Dreamcast.

Wow, haven't thought of the VMU in years. My little sister used to take her chao egg to school to make sure it was ok. Was a great console back in its day.

Jen Smith said,

Wow, haven't thought of the VMU in years. My little sister used to take her chao egg to school to make sure it was ok. Was a great console back in its day.

Yes it was. I loved the Dreamcast and was genuinely saddened when Sega discontinued it. I have always been and continue to be a Sega fan. They made great hardware, and the Dreamcast did not fail because it wasn't a good console, because it certainly was...

M_Lyons10 said,

Yes it was. I loved the Dreamcast and was genuinely saddened when Sega discontinued it. I have always been and continue to be a Sega fan. They made great hardware, and the Dreamcast did not fail because it wasn't a good console, because it certainly was...


My biggest quarrel with Sega is that they never supported their consoles for very long. Anytime you bought their new hardware (Sega CD, Sega Channel, 32x, etc.), it would be discontinued within months and you could find it on the clearance rack for a fraction of what you paid and no new games to look forward to. Sega consistently did this to their consoles/hardware. You can only do that for so long before your customers lose confidence in you as a company and your product as a competing next generation console.

HeretikSaint said,

My biggest quarrel with Sega is that they never supported their consoles for very long. Anytime you bought their new hardware (Sega CD, Sega Channel, 32x, etc.), it would be discontinued within months and you could find it on the clearance rack for a fraction of what you paid and no new games to look forward to. Sega consistently did this to their consoles/hardware. You can only do that for so long before your customers lose confidence in you as a company and your product as a competing next generation console.

True, which was a shame because their hardware was always good. They just didn't have the finances to push something that wasn't generating a profit for long and found themselves changing gears constantly in hopes of finding something that would be the golden goose so to speak. A real shame because their hardware was great and their game designers were the only developers that could challenge Nintendo's... And now Sega releases licensed properties and little more. A real tragedy for a studio with properties such as Panzer Dragoon, Panzer Dragoon Saga, Skies of Arcadia, Jet Set Radio, etc., etc...

Denis W said,
Sounds kinda neat. Imagine the TV being in 'spectator' mode and the players have their own view.

Yeah, it does sound cool.