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Editorial: What is Nintendo's big announcement?

With both Nintendo Power and Official Nintendo Magazine promising a big reveal for their upcoming issues and GDC taking place next month, a huge announcement from Nintendo is almost a given. Out of all the possible scenarios, what are the most probable with the information currently present?

Zelda Wii Preview

Other than Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid: Other M, the new Legend of Zelda title for Wii is easily Nintendo's most anticipated title for 2010. It has already been confirmed by Satoru Iwata that the game will be shown off at E3 2010, but that doesn't mean the game can't make its first appearance at GDC this March. Remember, Nintendo announced The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks out of the blue at GDC last year. After a trailer there, the two magazines could feature some kind of first-look preview. After all, Official Nintendo Magazine's next issue will be out on March 12th -- right in the middle of GDC.

Old Franchise Revival, With MotionPlus

A while ago, Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream hinted at a surprising Nintendo franchise getting a revival on the Wii. More recently, Shigeru Miyamoto stated that he is working on a new MotionPlus title that isn't Zelda. If these two bits of information are related, then it's possible that Nintendo is brining back an older franchise: either Starfox or Kid Icarus; or they are creating a surprising sequel to either one of the following two games: Luigi's Mansion and Geist. Fans would greatly enjoy a MotionPlus enabled Starfox Wii title, and Kid Icarus Wii has been rumored for quite some time now. As for the sequels of the GameCube games, Nintendo previously renewed their trademark for Luigi's Mansion, and a sequel to Geist would fit the bill as surprising.

Wii HD

Ever since before the Wii launched, Nintendo has downplayed incorporating HD support into their current gen console. However, in the same speech given by Miyamoto at the Japan Media Arts Festival on Saturday when he stated a new MotionPlus title was in the works, Miyamoto also slipped info that Nintendo is working on new hardware. Whether or not this is even a new home console is unknown, but there's a chance Nintendo is working to bring an HD-compatible Wii to the market. If it's not an HD Wii, then there's also a high probability that the new hardware could be a brand new DS iteration.

What do you think Nintendo's big announcement is? Post your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Comments

  • Anthrax 4 years ago

    First!

    Also i loved luigi's mansion, even though it isnt considered a fan favorite, and wouldnt mind a remake. Altho my heart is set on starfox with wiimotion plus or my favorite idea, zelda wii, which i would cream my pants over but seriously doubt.

  • Stereoid 4 years ago

    True 3d perspective games without stereo-polarised lens. Something akin to Johnny Lee 3D-wii-mote innovation [google him if you've never seen it] except unlike Johnny Lee there's no need to swap the wii-mote with the sensorbar. Others can watch without a fuzzy picture but not enjoy the perspective change of the player. [sounds goble-di-guk? probably]

  • brickeater 4 years ago

    Of course I would love to see a new Zelda announcement; but if not then a sequel to Luigi's mansion or kid Icarus would be fantastic.

  • Vincent 4 years ago

    Holy carp Carl, how did you get a job at an actual site?

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