Someone has e-mailed Kevin (Chief of Gonintendo) what looks like a conference speech Reggie has been working on for Nintendo for Sept. 14th. Read on for what may be the very last RUMOR mill of the Nintendo Wii......the most speculated console in history.
"I noticed Mr. Fils-Aime putting something in the confidential waste bin, and walked over after he had left for a meeting.. the bin was full to the top as usual, and these screwed up pages were just in reach through the lid (without taking it off and spilling papers everywhere). There’s not much I can do to prove my credibility, however I think they may be of interest to you.."
HERE IS MY SUM-UP OF THESE DOCUMENTS:
-Wii launch to be something never done before for a console. Within 2 weeks of Sept. 14th the Wii will be released around the world. Reggie pulls Apple out of his pocket.
-Wii will be released on October 2nd in all 3 continents with 2 colors available-Black and White repectively.
-1.5 million units for United States, 1.5 million units for Japan, and 1 million units for Europe on launch day.
-Wii will cost $175 in the United States, 19,000 yen in Japan and 175 euros in Europe.
-What will you get for the price? The Wii will come packed in with 1 Wii-mote, 1 Nun-chuck, 1 Classic controller, a free copy of Wii Sports, built in Wiiconnect24 service, a voucher of 1,000 coins for downloads on the Virtual Console, built-in Web browser from Opera which includes all the latest standards including AJAX support, a power supply and of course AV cables. Also, for a limited time every package will come with a free remake of the game Duck Hunt on a 512Mb SD card.
-The Wii will have a wide range of accessories at launch as well. For a low price you can buy the DVD add-on for the ability to watch movies. The Wii "gun" will also be available to buy, and a Wheel add-on as well.
-Total of 21 games available to buy on launch day and 35 games by March.
-A brand new KID ICARUS by late March in US and Japan, April in Europe. After so many years he is finally back and ready to spread the love on the Nintendo Wii. Fans have been asking for a sequel and there is no better time to get him back on track, just as Retro has done with Metroid.
-"Disaster Day of Crisis" will be released sometime in January. There is a reason why this title has been held so secret. This title has everything to do with the last secret of the NintendoWii.
-THE LAST SECRET OF THE NINTENDO Wii:
Reggie talks about the Nintendo ON trailer that was released in 2005 and while the video was a fake, the maker was not too far off from the truth. Nintendo has been holding back on this announcment for quite some time because they did not want anyone else to steal the idea. Nintendo has been working on a HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY (HMD) for 5 years now originally to be released for the Gamecube but turned out to be better suited for the Wii. The first game to use the HMD will be Disaster Day of Crisis, which has been in development for 2 years. The game will offer a level of gameplay and graphics, combined with the Head Mount Display, which will exceed any other game experience because you feel like you are "inside" the game. For example: you will really see the sea approch you in DDOC, this level of immersion has never been achieved in a game console before. This HMD is optional and not required to play Disaster. Many other games will make use of this device.
Nintendo understands that this device could confuse some gamers, so that is why Nintendo has decided to sell it separately. The HMD will retail for $79 in the US and similar for the other territories. The HMD will be available when "Disaster Day of Crisis" is launched (January). The HMD will become available to third party developers by the end of this month (September).
This optional feature is intended with the "Hardcore" gamer in mind, which is another reason for not packaging it with the system.
Reggie concludes that the low price will open the market up to a wider audience more than ever. Its not theNext Generation of gaming, its a New Generation of gaming. Everyone young and old can have fun with the Nintendo Wii.
I wouldn't have posted this if it was "just another rumor" this is so well documented its scary. If you read the document word for word, it just looks like it was done by Nintendo. I am not saying by any means that this is true though. Nintendo has been mirroring Apples way of doing things and having the release of the Wii as a "disruptor" in itself is a very good idea. If the system comes out on October 2nd like it implies, its going to be one crazy time trying to get a Wii and thats just what Nintendo wants. I really don't know what to think at this point but come September 14th you can be sure that all the rumors will finally be put to rest once and for all. Will this one come true? Who knows. Also since there is absolutely no credibility to this story, what am I supposed to think? Its a big gamble to put too much faith in this.
Tell me what YOU think.