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.
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.
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