The Missing Link
While Zelda news has and will continue to be scarce (save for the obligatory E3 demos), the Wii definitely isn’t following the same trend. Nintendo has decided that simply riding the coattails of E3 wasn’t enough for their strategy; they’re continuing to heavily market the Wii… revealing new data–even if it is inkling at a time–about the “next generation” of console gaming.
First up is a decent interview by Cubed3 with the makers of Opera about how the Opera Internet browser will be integrated into the Wii. First and foremost, it’s absolutely free and will use the Flash memory inside the Wii as its browser cache. It will also be using
Next up… Gamasutra reports that Iwata has indeed confirmed that the Nintendo DS will be able to interact wirelessly with the Wii. Don’t get your hopes up too high just yet, though! So far all we know is that DSes will be able to yoink of downloaded content from Wii’s Connect24 service and play it directly on the DS.
What will we be downloading? Why, online games, demos, and other content! But before you dismiss that part about games in there as just the Virtual Console service, read this juicy quote from Mr. Iwata:
Could he be talking about indie game development on the order of something like Geometry Wars? We already know that the Wii will be the least expensive console to develop for, but allowing for micro-transaction games on the Wii, presumably compatible with the motion-sensing remote, would be a very slick concept indeed.Follow This Entry | Read Other Posts by The Missing Link