I guess we all knew that it was coming, but Nintendo has officially announced the successor to the Wii is on its way.

This new console is not planned to hit the market until 2012, possibly in the Spring. Apparently, Microsoft and Sony are not planning to unveil their new successors until 2014, so that gives some time for Nintendo to raise the bar as far as console gaming is concerned.

This console, which is said to have the code name of “Project Cafe” is expected to have “bigger and badder specifications than either the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3″. That probably means that it will finally get the HD going on, but this high-tech upgrade probably won’t include 3D.

The Wii 2, or whatever the big N will call it, is suspected of having a new controller interface that has the D-pad with buttons layout as well as a large touchscreen input. It will also support the Wiimote controllers that really changed the gaming industry through simplification.

Do you want to see it for yourself? So do I. The Wii successor is planned to be on display at E3 2011 from June 7-9, 2011 in LA. I attended E3 last year, and I might attend this year. If you remember last year, they company showed off the 3DS. I never did wait in the lines for that, but I think I would be more than willing to brave them in order to play with the Wii Successor.


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