E3 can't come soon enough

On Tuesday, Nintendo will take to the stage as it delivers its presentation at this year's E3 expo, at long last revealing details on the Wii's successor. So naturally, there's just enough time for more rumours to be backed up by another source.

Japanese newspaper Nikkei reports that the console could launch as early as mid-2012. The controller will have a touch screen measuring 6 inches, allowing gamers to use it as a traditional button-based controller as well as a tablet computer.

Nikkei also reports that Nintendo's successor to the Wii will be a more complete package that offers more convenience, with the goal of attracting more users by offering a home console that doubles as a portable system. This suggests the controller will be capable of performing as a individual device independent from the console.

The publication also backs up previous claims that the controller will have a built-in camera.

One thing's for sure: you want to be tuned into Nintendo Life when Tuesday arrives.

[source translate.google.co.uk, via e3.gamespot.com]