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Revolution Name Will Definitely Change

Posted by Anthony Dickens

In an interview with Beth Llewelyn, the Nintendo senior director of public relations states Revolution name will change.

Like any other week, there has been countless rumours about the name of Nintendo next console, we've even seen shots of a "Nintendo Go" logo floating around, which didn't seem to go anywhere. However, in an interview with IGN.com, Beth Llewelyn, Nintendo of America's senior director of public relations, gave us information that the name is definitely going to change.

IGN: Is Revolution the final name of your new system?
Beth: No, it's not.
IGN: So it's definitely a codename?
Beth: It's a codename.
IGN: And it's going to change?
Beth: It is going to change.

Very interesting. We're not totally sure why games developers such as Nintendo, create a huge hype around a codename and then change it at the last minute before product launch, surely that only damages your hyped brand name? What we do now expect is a change, according to Beth Revolution will have a different name at launch. Lets hope they've got something good up their sleeves. Nintendo Vista anyone?

In the same interview, Beth also explained that the Virtual Console may indeed double up as a platform for developers to create new content.

IGN: The Virtual Console is going to be home to hundreds of classic games, from the sound of it. But can we expect original games for it, too?
Beth: Yeah, and actually Mr. Iwata touched upon that briefly today - the system being a platform for developers to try out new content. So, certainly. We've been focused pretty heavily on the classic content and now bringing SEGA Genesis and TurboGrafx games, but it certainly will be a forum for bringing some new content.

Expect those SNES Development Kits to triple in price on eBay. You can read the entire article over at IGN.com -- but be warned, the generic answer is "We'll see at E3".

[via revolution.ign.com]

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User Comments (5)

RocDaMike

#1

RocDaMike said:

I thought "Revolution" was a really good name for the new console.. Don't know why they're changing it. Oh well, let's hope it's a good one.

Nanaki

#2

Nanaki said:

Nintendo Go seems a bit lame tbh. Revolution is such a better name

James2t3

#3

James2t3 said:

Always thought Revolution was a bit lame but i have gotten used to it, though GO is super lame.

antdickensAdmin

#4

antdickens said:

Yeah, I wasn't totally sure at first, but I've kinda grown to like Revolution, its a great word to use ;) However, its not very catchy. "Revo" just sounds kinda lame to me :(

GO makes sense, because its Japanese for 5, but again, does sound kinda lame. Hope they don't screw up the name, it could really damage the image.

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