*updated* it’s about to get real – ‘wii’ successor coming to e3

Years upon years of baseless speculation has at last culminated in the moment everyone has been waiting for, the Wii is finished. As if the unbelievable lack of upcoming releases and dwindling interest wasn’t enough to divine the device’s demise, a recent outpouring of sources has left little room for doubt that the follow up to the Wii is fast approaching.

The wait isn’t entirely over, sadly, as E3 remains slightly less than two months away. Luckily a few tid-bits of information have spilled out of questionable legitimacy, so hopefully this can hold you over until that beautiful summer day in June when all will be right with the world.

  • More powerful than all current-generation consoles
  • Will have Mario, Zelda, and Metroid games at some point in the future

Oh, that last one? I was citing my own sources, those being my common sense which I still retain a surprising amount of following the great “Blinx the Time Sweeper” marathon of 2003.

Stay tuned to New Game Plus for all of your up-to-the-minute coverage of the next Wii, presumably beginning on June 6th, when Nintendo is expected to deliver their annual E3 Press Conference.

I think I speak for everyone, or at least a very small subset of everyone, when I say that I’m all for a new Wii as long as its announcement happens in concurrence with the reveal of the Pikmin sequel promised so many conferences ago.

Update: As of today, Nintendo has officially confirmed the Wii successor’s appearance at this year’s E3 press conference. Speculation on a release date was also addressed with Nintendo setting the launch window for 2012. Confirmation regarding whether or not the console will release before the great apocalyptic day foretold in the prophecy has yet to be divulged.

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