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Wii 2: Can Nintendo conquer the hardcore again?

Debate: If rumours are true, could Ninty challenge the power-pair?

We'll have to wait until E3 (maybe) before we even get the slightest hint about whether or not any of the many Wii 2 rumours are true.

So far we've been told that the Wii 2 is scheduled for a 2012 release and, in typical Nintendo fashion, will come with a controller like none ever seen before packing its own HD screen.


How exactly the new controller will work, we don't know yet, but we're sure there are plenty of third and first-party devs that will have no problem in coming up with plenty of creative ways to utilise the new gizmo.

Perhaps more important are the whisperings circulating about the Wii 2 potentially packing more of a punch than the PS3 and Xbox 360.

It's a big claim, and one that still needs to be verified remember, but if it's true it looks like Nintendo could make a play for the hardcore gaming audience once more with its next console.

Our question to you is can Nintendo woo the hardcore once more or has its family fling hurt both its image and progress in the tech race? With two titans well established as hardcore, media power-houses can Nintendo simply waltz back into the fray and would you even want it to?