Rumor: 'Wii HD' has a high definition screen on its controller

Coming off the heels of yesterday's breaking news that Nintendo will unveil a new high definition successor to the Wii in June at E3, we're all lusting for more info. CVG says it has the latest scoop on Nintendo's controller, which is said to have an HD screen.

According to CVG's source, the new controller is "not simply an upgraded Wii Remote, and will even feature a built-in HD screen." CVG is unsure whether it's a touchscreen or not, but I'd wager that it will be one. It'd be a waste to put an HD screen into a controller — an input device and not have it do something other than act as a secondary screen.

This wouldn't be the first time Nintendo's flipped the controller upside down, slapped it around and then told people to use it. The Wii Remote, besides being the first major motion controller for video game consoles (PlayStation's EyeToy doesn't count in my book because it was an accessory, not the default controller), also included a tinny mono speaker. It might have seemed silly at first, but being able to hear sounds at a closer range really helped bring the immersive experience closer to home.

Apparently, publishers are already hard at working making games for it as we speak. Who's excited for Wii HD/2? I have to say, if the console is really more powerful than a PS3 and 360, and offers a new controller at an attractive price that is $300, I'll be in line on day one — and I'm never in line for a Nintendo home console.

CVG, via Game Informer

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