Update: for the sake of steering the comments away from the pictured controller, which is likely a WaveBird prototype (thanks, Kirk), I have changed the picture to relate to the rumored presentation slide. It makes more sense, anyways, as it could actually be true.
If you live in the United States, then 10:00 p.m. ET is the very time when, halfway across the world, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata will take the stage at the Tokyo Games Show and almost certainly reveal some details on the Nintendo Revolution. There has been talk that he will discuss the controller and what makes it so enigmatic.
Of course, if Mr. Iwata divulges any information on the Revolution, that will be one less piece of concept art to pass off as "the real deal actual Revolution controller" that he got from his brother's girlfriend's half-cousin whose father works for some independent developer that just so happens to have good connections with Sega who happens to be working with Nintendo of Japan and knows exactly what the controller looks like because their upcoming project fully utilizes the unique functions thereof.
You know you are going to miss them, all those pretty concept drawings and flavorful predictions of the features ?
at this point, if it was revealed that the Revolution controller was actually two electrodes that attached to your
forehead and read your brainwaves, would anyone be surprised? If the controller was in fact a miniature clone of
Shigeru Miyamoto, would anyone bat an eye at this point? So, for maybe the last time, here are two final rumors on the
The first comes from a picture by Total Video Games (via Evil Avatar) and shows a slide supposedly from Iwata?s presentation tonight and looks to be a page demonstrating Nintendo?s online service for the Revolution ? you can see the words ?offline,? the Nintendo logo and even the Revolution logo. On the bottom of the screen is a cartoon icon of a controller and a faded icon to its right that says ?wi-fi connection.? Could this be real? Maybe, but why is the date and time on the top left 08/19/2005 ? seems a bit dated.
The second comes courtesy of Joystiq reader JimbQ, who had previously did a sketch of a Revolution controller as ?someone who said works at a games company.? Later, an anonymous poster sent him a very similar image. There is a Nintendo logo in the middle, some strange track ball thing where the C stick used to be, and the grips have some sort of button/detector on them, it seems to be a natural evolution of the GameCube controller. Then again, the back is really bulky.
In all honesties, I do not know how true either of these are, and I am more than comfortable just waiting it out and finding the truth out tonight, if even just a tiny scrap of it. So this may be the last time you get a chance to make a ludicrous accusation about the Revolution controller ? so, please, be creative, and comment away.