Originally Posted by UrbanSmooth
Killer Instinct 3 would be a nice start for the next Nintendo Console.
Aye, unfortunately, Rare buggered off to Microsoft to make games that pale in comparison to their work with Nintendo (and before I get called a fanboy, yes, they do pale in comparison. Rare games on SNES/n64 were awwwwesome. Rare nowadays can't make anything to save their life.)
What I want is third party support that doesnt suck. First party Nintendo games are awesome, extremely high quality usually. There are only a handfull of third-party games on Wii that accomplish levels of awesomeness.
If Nintendo are courting Rockstar, then GTA V if it comes out on Wii 2 should be good. I wouldn't say Nintendo haven't come out with a new IP for ages, because they have, its just they've been more casual orientated. A new IP at launch would be great to be honest. Something that really showcases the technology. Maybe even a batallion wars/advance wars cross-over where you control army movements on touchscreen and the actual engagements as they occur like a 3rd person shooter on main screen. That'd be good.
If the pad does have a touchscreen, I can see possible uses, like inventory displays constantly acessible without pausing, or hotkeys - more buttons avaliable on touchpad without making a pad some kind of button coated plastic lump. FIFA, take a penalty without DAMN FRIENDS LOOKIN AT YOUR DAMN JOYSTICK MOVEMENT. Of course, like the rumours suggest, you could have Mario Kart split screen stream to each individual screen..to be honest, this could mean screenwatching is over.
My only problem is, Nintendo are saying this will change how we play consoles massively, so, If that is true, the things I have suggested seem more evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Elegantly circumventing problems like lack of buttons, or maintaining the flow of a game with no pausing to select items via a touchscreen. Perhaps that is revolutionary enough? I don't know.
Also, what about the wii backwards compatability rumours? How would that work with a touchpad controller?
Many questions, but only E3 has the answers.
EDIT: Interesting interview
Perhaps this signifies Nintendo moving towards more encouragement of 3rd party projects in addition to their own? Would make sense when you consider their rumoured courtship of R*.Edited by Perdition64 - 4/26/11 at 4:09am