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RUMOR MILL: Wii 2 Controllers to Have Cameras?

May 20th, 2011 by jonahfalcon · 2 Comments

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Some leaked documents are showing that the Wii 2 controller will not only have screens on them, but front facing cameras, too.

According to Escapist Magazine:

According to a source that Develop calls “close to the matter,” the controller for Nintendo’s next console will have a front-facing camera, which will be used for creating in-game images.

This comes after weeks of speculation about the new console and its controller, and the source also claims to be able to confirm some of those rumors. Supposedly, the controller will indeed have a large, 6 inch touchscreen (stylus perhaps included) and a standard button layout, as was first rumored about a month ago.

With a touchscreen and camera, the new controller sounds suspiciously like a Nintendo DS or 3DS, and the source believes (but does not know for sure) that the handheld may be able to be used as a controller for the console. “The functions are the same,” he says. “It is a standard wireless controller added with a front-facing camera and touch screen. That sounds far too much like a 3DS to me. But I can’t confirm this, Nintendo is being very cautious about the details.”

Let us know if you believe this rumor.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 oliverNo Gravatar // May 22, 2011 at 5:35 am

    i want the podcast now when is it gonna start

  • 2 squidNo Gravatar // May 23, 2011 at 2:33 am

    eh, so many rumours, i’m just gonna wait until E3 till I believe anything.

    Unrelated, but I was surprised to hear you on the latest Polycast Civilization Podcast! I didn’t realise you were an internet celebrity 😛

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