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Wii 2 is coming, admits Miyamoto

Development legend discusses possible E3 reveal

Nintendo development legend Shigeru Miyamoto has admitted that a successor to the Wii is in production.

Speaking to Edge, the Mario creator was quizzed on Wii 2 and pressed for details.


"Don't ask!" he said. "Even when the Wii launched we were developing new hardware, work on 3DS had already started. It's a matter of when we announce it."

When asked if we can expect an announcement at E3 in June, Miyamoto said: "Please wait. Be patient until we decide."

We'd love to, Shigsy - but it's becoming increasingly difficult with all these rumours flying around.

Wii 2 has reportedly been named 'Project Cafe' at Nintendo, and features a custom IBM PowerPC CPU with three cores, a GPU from the ATI R700 family with a shader unit at version 4.1, and at least 512Mb of RAM.

CVG's sources have told us that the system will come with a controller that houses its own HD touch-screen. We expect an E3 reveal in June.