Rumor: Devs already working on “new Nintendo platform”

Wednesday, 3 February 2010 18:39 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Videogamer reckons it’s heard that developers are already working on a “new Nintendo platform” ahead of a possible announcement by Nintendo at GDC.

“Just heard a rumor that you may be interested in, Nintendo are going to announce a new platform at GDC,” an employee at a major international publisher told the site. “Some devs have already started work on it.”

No specifics were given on whether the rumored platform was a handheld or a console, or if Nintendo planned to announce it at GDC or not – but he was sure the new hardware existed.

Rumors have been in abundance regarding a new platform or a platform update for a while now.

Earlier in the month, Michael Pachter predicted that an HD version of Wii would hit this year, and recently Iwata denied stating that a new DS with “highly detailed graphics” and a motion sensor was being planned.

As far as reveals go, Nintendo has only confirmed that at E3 this year, the new Zelda will be revealed, and as far as a new hardware announcement is concerned – the company attributed the report to be nothing more than “rumors and speculation”.