Wii successor called ‘Nintendo Feel,’ to feature haptic touchscreen?

Cat being pettedThe Swedish website Loading has ignited an exciting new round of rumours, coming supposedly from a source close to Nintendo.

The most exciting part of their report is that the console’s controller will feature a touchscreen with haptic feedback technology – that is, a touchscreen that allows you to feel textured surfaces. For example, you’d be able to touch soft fur, and it would feel just like it, instead of your screen’s cold, hard glass. Loading included a link to this video in their article, which demonstrates Toshiba’s take on the technology.

The new console will apparently once again start a revolution with its controller, with the focus of Nintendo’s presentation at E3 being all about the look and feel of its games. Loading even said that the console will be named Nintendo Feel.

The source also said that you have to try “Feel” to really understand it, but that the idea of haptic feedback is very easy to sell to both hardcore and casual gamers – which I agree with wholeheartedly.

Lastly, it was mentioned that the Wii Vitality Sensor will make a comeback at E3 this year, but as a key feature of the Wii 2 rather than a peripheral for the Wii. Which ties in perfectly with the prediction I made yesterday.

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  1. Tralarris

    Cool Cool! (^_^)

  2. Arnar

    The Dead or Alive series is going to be really popular on the new console

  3. George Tirebiter

    I doubt that they’ve stumbled across the name itself. It sounds more like a placeholder they came up with, but it does sound like a name Nintendo could use.

    Felix might be a nice compromise.

    In the meanwhile, don’t go referring to it as “Nintendo Feel” just yet.

  4. YOU!

    This could end up being really… gross. I mean, depending on what images you can use…

  5. gamer guy

    so wii was called motion or move lol or wave or point, i don’t think so why call it feel….

    wii cafe maybe some other name along socializing wii wasn’t called motion or move only Sony is that dumb but haptic feedback has been my pet wii 2 innovation for a wile

    nintendo has a patent for it rumble feedback via stylus

    • That rumbling touchscreen patent…I remember that. Everyone thought it was going to make an appearance in the 3DS, but it didn’t. Thanks for reminding me about it; I’ll go look it up right now.

  6. mii

    I’m sorry I just don’t like the name Feel. It’s weird…
    I don’t wanna be felt… o_O