Nightly News Roundup: 2011.05.03

Wii finally getting a greatest hits collection, even more Project Cafe rumor mongering, and Nintendo reveals the time and place where said rumor mongering will hopefully come to an end.

By Andy Hoover. Posted 05/03/2011 23:17 Comment on this     ShareThis

Nightly News Roundup

New Wii Bundle and “Select” Line of Greatest Hits Coming to Stores

A collection of new pictures has hit the net suggesting an upcoming launch of both a new Wii bundle as well as a collection of popular Wii titles branded with a new “Nintendo Select” logo.

The Nintendo Select titles pictured are Animal Crossing: City Folk, Mario Super Sluggers, Wii Sports, and Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, though Smash Bros. Brawl is also rumored to be part of the group. These re-releases will include the aforementioned logo as well as a red border surrounding the original box art and are expected to retail for $20.

The new Wii bundle will be available in black or white and come with Mario Kart Wii as well as a Wii Wheel. The launch of these new bundles is expected to coincide with with the long rumored Wii price drop to $150.


Source: Nintendo World Report

More Rumors Divulge Potential Wii Successor Specs

Several weeks after the initial rumblings began, the Wii 2/Project Cafe rumor mill is still going strong. The latest batch primarily concern more technical specifications as well as supposed “confirmation” of the new controllers features.

First and foremost is the rumor that the system will only feature 8GB of on board flash memory, completely forgoing the large hard drives found in most 360 and PS3 models. However, the system will support SD cards to allow for at least some expansion.

What comes as little surprise is the rumor concerning the system’s video output, which should support up to 1080i or 1080p, which is of course in keeping with the output from PS3 and 360.

The system’s physical media was also brought up, and it will allegedly come in 25GB discs. This is significantly larger than what is offered with current Wii and 360 DVDs and more in line with PS3’s Blu-Rays, which previous rumors claimed the system will support.

Finally, the latest rumors reiterate the new controllers functional similarity to 360 and PS3 controllers only with the addition of a six inch touch screen that will support touch, can be utilized as an extension of the TV, and will allow for the streaming of full games within a certain distance of the console.

Source: Kotaku

Nintendo Announces E3 Press Conference Details

Hardcore Nintendo fans looking forward to following all of E3’s glorious details live can now mark their calendar and start working on their fake hacking and wheezing for when they call in sick. Nintendo’s press conference will take place on Tuesday, June 7 at 9 am PDT/ 12 pm EST at the Nokia Theater.

This should of course be the event where we will finally catch a glimpse of Project Cafe.

Source: VG 24/7

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