Rumor: Wii U to Allow Video Chat, Facial Recognition
With anticipation for Wii U already reaching a fever pitch, it was only a matter of time before new rumors began to emerge regarding the system’s capabilities.
This particular batch of rumors deals with the near-finalized development kits that developers have recently received from Nintendo. Aside from the expected boost in power, the kits also allegedly boast some hitherto unknown features that make use of the tablet controller’s unique hardware. Among these features is the ability to video chat with other players (but only from the console’s dashboard), as well as facial recognition (reportedly similar to Microsoft’s Kinect).
Bear in mind that none of these features have yet to be confirmed, and they likely will not be until Nintendo’s press conference at E3 next week. The full list of rumored features can be seen at the link below.
Source: Zelda Informer
Capcom Registers New Trademark, Hints at Monster Hunter 3G Localization
Just two weeks before the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Capcom has registered a trademark for a video game titled Remember Me.
Little else about the prospective game is known save for the fact that Capcom filed for the trademark last week on May 22, but with E3 just around the corner, it is likely the company will unveil the project during the event. No platforms have currently been specified, but there’s a chance the title may end up on Nintendo’s Wii U considering it can run PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 ports with ease thanks to its improved capabilities.
In other Nintendo-related news, Capcom’s Senior Vice President, Christian Svensson, recently challenged a statement made by Head of Software & Services for Macquarie Capital Securities Japan, David Gibson, regarding the localization of Monster Hunter 3G. According to Gibson, Capcom was not going to localize the 3DS title as Monster Hunter Tri, the Wii game upon which it is based, allegedly failed to find a significant audience in the west. In response, Svensson glibly said, “I’d like him to name a source.”
While this isn’t direction confirmation that the company will be bringing the game to western territories, it does give fans of the series hope that they will be able to play it (in English!) sometime before the year’s end.
Best Buy Begins Wii U Email List
In preparation for Wii U’s launch, Best Buy has begun an email list to notify customers of when they can reserve the console. Fans can enter their email address in the link below to get an update of when the retailer will begin taking preorders for the system, which is expected to go on sale sometime this November.
Nintendo has already confirmed that it will not be announcing Wii U’s price and release date at this year’s E3 event.