Wii 2’s controller to have front facing camera? (And confirmation of other rumours)

The Wii 2 could have a camera like its little brother.

A source has told the website Develop Online that the Wii 2’s controller will have a front facing camera. It seems that the camera will be able to create in-game images. What this means exactly is unknown as the source did go into more detail.

However, the source did go on to confirm that some of the rumours that we have already heard about the Wii 2’s controller may be true. They mentioned that the controller will indeed have a six inch touch screen, “possibly with a stylus” as well as having standard buttons.

Another source also discussed the possibility of the Nintendo 3DS being used as a controller for Nintendo’s next home console.

“The functions are the same,” the source said. “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.”

I can’t wait to see what Nintendo have in mind, if the front facing camera is true. Front facing seems to suggest taking a picture of one’s own face. It could be that the Wii 2 will possess the ability to add in features to a Mii’s face from a photo like the Nintendo 3DS. Speculations, speculations, I guess we will just have to wait until E3.

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Comments, Reactions, and General Hooliganism

  1. Joshua Dale

    this is about the last article posted on the site, but wanted this to be seen.

    Just thought I would link you to a website I spotted today, so you can see if you agree with me. It’s for a French website which gave several students a challenge to create some piece of multimedia of there own choice, and attempt to draw in over 5,000 views to the page. the top prize apparently went to 2 students for creating the video claiming to be the project cafe event.

    the original French site

    the translated page

    other news sites dont seem to have picked up on this yet, but it could be evidence that this is truly faked.

    Hope this is worthy of updating the original story, and hope your well

    Joshua Dale

  2. David

    I am really excited to see what Nintendo show’s this e3.

  3. Play4Fun

    can’t wait until E3 comes around to see the real thing.

    Only 18 days left to go! Hype! Hype! Hype!

  4. AMAC

    It’ll be interesting to see what the camera is used for, if indeed the Wii 2 controller does have one. I think that it would definitely be used for the console’s Mii Maker. I can’t wait until E3, when we’ll find out everything!

  5. George Tirebiter

    If the 3DS can act as a Café controller, it must be optional and limited to games that allow it. No one is going to pay $250 (+ tax) for a single controller. I know people already pay more for phones, but that’s not the same thing.

    I figure most people would be smart enough to figure this out, but I’ve noticed a couple sites blindly claiming “the 3DS is the controller,” so I had to say something.

  6. commonsense dude..

    possibly a stylus “HUH” theres no way in hell theres no stylus ITS A TOUCH SCREEN like the DS of course theres a stylus its a gaming controller not a frigging iphone…

  7. RockD79

    The controller rumors seem to be coming slowly reasonable. Been hearing them a lot recently and none to counter the claims. I can totally see the 3DS being used as an optional controller for the next system. Its been done before so why not. Guess we’ll find out in two weeks.

  8. SteveDOF

    Iwata talked about the possibility of the 3DS being able to be used as a controller for cafe. I hope that means the standard controller will have many of the functions of the 3DS, except for stereoscopic 3D of course.

    We know the controller will have buttons, a D-pad and some kind of analogue control, whether thumb-stick or slide-pad. It is very likely to have motion control, rumble and at least one speaker, why wouldn’t it?

    As for the rest, well, we keep hearing about a built in screen, so I think that is probable, maybe even central, for streaming content. It would be nice if it were a touch-screen too, but that might be too much and a camera sounds interesting, but I’m thinking about the cost of the controller and trying to be realistic.

    A standard controller with a built-in screen able to stream content from the base unit, might well be the whole thing, with no more bells or whistles than that. Let’s face it, even with just that, the cost of this handset is going to be comparatively high. Add in just half the stuff this controller is rumoured to have and the cost will rise dramatically.

    Here’s hoping Nintendo pull off a miracle have the touch-screen, camera, haptic feedback, and the rest.