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Miyamoto Hints At Wii 2, Wii HD

Posted by Zach Kaplan

Gaming god also suggests that Star Fox may be blasting his way onto Wii

See that smoke on the horizon, son? That's the rumour mill starting.

The gaming public notoriously gets its hopes up when Miyamoto opens his mouth: it gives us permission to dream once more, like kids on Christmas Eve. Only a fool would think that Nintendo isn't working on their follow-up to the Wii, but a high-definition console? One utterance from the big guy and it becomes a possibility. Not to mention his answering a question about a beloved franchise with anything other than a laughing "we'll see." According to an interview with GamesTM:

Technology is always evolving and Nintendo, just like other companies, is going to integrate those technologies into our new products as they develop. Whether that be a Wii HD, Wii 2 or an entirely new console, I am not in a position to say at the moment. I think that in the next generation of hardware, the challenge is how unique and different a product Nintendo is able to make.

Additionally, Miyamoto said that he shares GamesTM's desire for a Wii Star Fox outing, which vibes with an earlier comment he made to Famitsu regarding controlling the Arwing with a Wii Remote.

All of this is quite cryptic but no small potatoes after months of nothing but Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid: Other M. It's not that these efforts are anything to sneeze at, but when Miyamoto adds a little extra fuel to the rumour mill, we can all feel the warmth.


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User Comments (54)



Edwin said:

"I am not in a position to say at the moment"

This does not equate to hinting.



skywake said:

yeah, this is close to non-news. Having said that, why wouldn't the next home console from Nintendo do HD? This is 2010 not 2004 and when it comes out it will probably be 2012. At this point if they did less than HD for their home console even the casual gamers would start asking where their pixels are.

Also, according to Iwata, even the next HANDHELD console might be "high resolution". This is supported by the announcement by Sharp a few days after the 3DS announcement. The same announcement that Japanese papers linked to the 3DS. Two of those screens would give you 854x960. If the next Nintendo handheld is that close to HD then it would be more than stupid not to have support for more than the same for "Wii2" or "WiiHD" or whatever its called.



Omega said:

I don't want to buy a new console every 4 years. I would like it if the Wii remains considerably longer on the market than the previous Nintendo consoles. I find it good how Sony does support the Playstation2 even 10 years after it's release.



JimLad said:

That Star Fox game has GOT to be coming.
Wii HD is also extremely likely now it's becoming the standard.



Hawker said:

you guys are reading way to much into this. Until someone says "yes we're working on the next system" it's basically a bunch of people reading way too much into people saying "eventually we'll be working on the next system". That's what I got form that comment, there's no hint anywhere there. All I got was, "when we start making the next system we'll want to use the most up to date tech" nothing more, nothing less.



JakobG said:

Well, the latest Nintendo rumors have proven to be true, but a new Wii?
They have some major games coming up this year and want to announce a new console afterwards?
I don't think so.
Also, I thought Nintendo finds HD not mass-compatible enough.
And a new platform would suck because I own a Wii since October.
Yet, his statement sounds like it's certain that a new console will release.

I too hope for a Star Fox Wii, and find it very likely to happen.
Miyamoto is hyped like a maniac about the possibility of a Star Fox game for the Wii, and he wouldn't admit that for fun.



Shiryu said:

I would love to have F-Zero on the Wii, but if Nintendo gives me an epic SNES Starfox 2 like Starfox Wii instead, I will surely not be complaining. =)



Rebel81 said:

Hope for a new Wii next year,a s the current Wii looks quite poor on a 42" full-hd plasma.

It's pure the gameplay why i still buy games.



AnticitizenOne said:

StarFox...and F-Zero. That's all I want for my 4 year old, just barely (for VC games) used Nintendo Wii.



Egg_miester said:

sighs do we really need more of theses so called news and topic's most likely there wont be a new wii system for 2 years



Kirk said:

I haven't even read the article yet but Pachter is bound to be smiling right about now



Smileoscar said:

I agree with kevohki.
I don't feel like buying a new console atm now that I have a Wii, 360 and PS3. Now I want to buy the games.



Willy105 said:

Guys, Miyamoto is just messing with us. Notice how he said specifically those things.



LztheQuack said:

"He shares a desire". Funny thing is, he has very little to do with Star Fox, and he's always been talking about a Star Fox Wii for a couple of years



The_Fox said:

Star Fox has been dead to me for awhile. Maybe, just maybe a Wii SF could make up for the craptacular Gamecube and DS entries into the series.



retro_player_22 said:

Okay Nintendo you got five games that needs to be confirmed and I want to know hear more about them at E3 2010:

  • Kid Icarus Wii
  • Pikmin 3
  • F-Zero Wii
  • Star Fox Wii
  • Kirby Wii


CheifThunder said:

What was that rumour about some guy working at nintendo France claiming wii 2 blu-ray,and an unveiling a month before release the end of the year.
E3/3DS Tokyo/wii2 ?who knows.

For thoughs who dont want wii 2 yet'simple'dont buy one.
Wait a few years,and in the mean time ill be buy mine while you bum out on yours.



JebbyDeringer said:

Star Fox would be nice. Even bad Star Fox games are still decent. I'd still rather a new Rogue Squadron by far. F-Zero would also be nice but as long as they reinvented it. The difficulty of the last one was too high (the tracks were challenging but it was the hardcore AI that really was too much). Also get rid of all the ship choices. The original 4 are plenty given that most of the other ships were ugly and the stats didn't vary much.



LztheQuack said:

No one ever said that the next console won't have HD. This is a misconception. Reggie said that the next console is not gonna primarily focus on HD, hence no Wii HD



GoldFish-Boy said:

OH MAH! Can't wait to see what's in store for us Wii owners. E3 will be EPIC for Nintendo this year! Maybe a new Star Fox and Wii??? What more could you want?



Linkuini said:

The way this article harps on how everything Miyamoto says can be turned into a rumor makes it sound like you guys are parodying yourselves or something. Which is awesome, by the way.



dizzy_boy said:

um, sorry to break it to you all, but nintendo have been working on their next console since they were done with the wii. they always move from one console to the next. they aren`t going to sit around and do nothing for ages.
granted, planning, R&D, and prototyping takes up the majority of each consoles development before it`s finalised.
but we all know the nintendo, aren`t going to let everybody know what they`re doing until the very last moment. they don`t want their ideas stolen before they`ve had the chance to get them out there first. simple business sense really.



Stuffgamer1 said:

Wow, I had to read all the way down to the last comment to read the obvious answer about console R&D. I figured I'd have to say it myself. Way to go, my_point_is!

What Miyamoto said here really tells us absolutely nothing! They're working on a system (which SHOULD have been assumed from the start), and won't tell us what yet...and Miyamoto wants Starfox. Well, y'know what? Reggie says he wants Earthbound. It kinda hasn't happened. Comments from people who aren't actually directly responsible for the occurance of desirable outcomes should be disregarded, and Miyamoto's statement regarding Starfox holds no more weight than that of anyone on NLife who says the same thing.



Monix2598 said:

great but i'd prefer another F-Zero than i prefer another starfox. ninty isn't going to release their console probally until after the xbox 720 and playstation 4 is released. don't get your hopes up just yet guys.



M00se said:

new console maybe in 3 years! now i want games and updates to make the console feel "newer". no reason for another console anytime soon!



LittleIrves said:

Though I agree that this is a non-story and total hearsay, I disagree that the most compelling thing Miyamoto said was anything about HD or Starfox. It was this:
"I think that in the next generation of hardware, the challenge is how unique and different a product Nintendo is able to make."
This tells me Nintendo still value innovation and original ideas over whatever the other guys are doing (better graphics, more horsepower, etc.) And that's exactly what I want to hear..



Rebel81 said:

I am surptised how many people here are reacting like a new Wii wwould be bad. Sorry but on bigger screens 480p looks quite poor. It's only the gameplay which saves the great games. With the natal project and sony's version coming I can't see a bright longterm future for the Wii.

And I love a lot of Wii games, but just sicking with the old because you used to is stupid. The Wii is still fun, but the grahics are damn poor compared with the 360 and PS3



That_Guy_from_Faxana said:

Ha ha, it´s basicaly "Next console? It´ll be unique... but no comments!"

On the other hand, it feels like a new Starwing is very likely this consolegeneration. And I´d be surprised if we don´t get a new F-Zero within a year or too. If only beacuse Nintendo are running out of big licenses



chadthegamer said:

Is it bad that I only care about the Starfox part of the news?
Honestly, I could wait 2 or 4 years before they release another system; as long as they continue making great games, I'm happy.



SamsN_ite said:

An in-house made Star Fox Wii is what we need!! Come on Nintendo! Make it right! Online Co-op and leaderboards!! Voice Chat! Toasters! Give it your all in a new Star Fox! p.s. take out foot missions.



rhythmheavenfan said:

I'll be overjoyed when they finally release a Wii HD. Imagining how beautiful some of the Wii's games would look in HD (Super Mario Galaxy, Brawl, etc.) really makes me mad that it hasn't been released yet, but I'll be patient. It looks like it's finally coming. Obviously, being excited for a new Star Fox goes without saying.



NintendoWorld1 said:

When's E3?

Isn't it in June.... hope so, Can't wait till Nintendo announce new games and maybe a new Wii....

I like them to announce
A VC Service for DSi
A brand new Wii (maybe)
Super Mario- All Stars (VC)
Mario Kart 2 (Wii)
New Super Mario bros 2 (Wii)



ODOGG618 said:

Don't care about HD, give us some updated graphics for crying out loud!!!! I would really like to see Nintendo put out a version of Madden that doesn't feel like a compromise. Anyone else?



DarkEdi said:

I only want an announce that put an end to all damn "friend" codes, only one user multi ds-wii account

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