Nintendo’s next console is called the Wii U

Rumored for years, hyped for months, the “Wii U” is exactly what everybody expected: a high-definition Wii. It’s name, however was not (so much for that Beam/Stream/Nintendo name). Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime says the Wii U is unique, utopian and it’s “tailor made for ‘you’.”

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While Nintendo didn’t unveil the actual hardware unit (you could see a glimpse of it in demo video showing off the controller), the console does appear to have support from a wide array of developers, including big names like EA, Namco, Sega and Ubisoft, Nintendo’s planning to “revolutionize” our notion of gaming once again.

Here’s a list of games announced at E3 for Nintendo’s new console (keep in mind that title names are not final and that changes can always be made):

Worried about your collection of Wii games? Have no fear, because Nintendo says that the Wii U is backwards compatible with all existing Wii games. Hopefully that means all of our purchased Virtual Console and WiiWare games can also be transferred over.

From the feedback we’re getting from the audience, it looks like Nintendo is poised to disrupt the PS3 and Xbox 360’s 10-year life cycle with the Wii U. At long last, Nintendo joins the HD console race, but is it too late or just in time?

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