Wii still sounds like a daft name for a games console, but Ninty might top it with its new console: the Nintendo Feel. While that name is far, FAR from confirmed, a source close to Nintendo told Swedish site Loading that would be the moniker for the company’s next home console.
NeoGAF user Majine translated Loading’s article into English, and while this is (for now) pure rumor, there are some fascinating ideas/possibilities here:
“The revolutionary aspect will once again be found in the controller itself. We already know Nintendo is developing a controller with a built-in screen. […] But this new “Screen-controller” brings another dimension – Feel. Our source uses the name “Nintendo Feel”
“Haptic technology is a form of tactile feedback used to simulate the experience of touching different objects shown on screen. The player can move their fingertips across a surface and clearly feel the difference between soft, smooth or rugged textures […] anyone can suddenly realize the feeling of fur agains the fingertips would do for Nintendogs.
Intriguing stuff, and also … possibly not true – we find out for sure on June 7th!