Project Cafe rumour round-up

Wednesday, 11th May 2011 04:31 GMT By Jessica Citizen

As we get closer to E3 and the promised unveiling of Nintendo’s mysterious Project Cafe, the air is thick with rumours. Fortunately, there are people who have carefully collated all the news that’s fit to print.

Coffee Cup

Backwards compatibility, the type and amount of memory, and just what the controller will look like are all being discussed over at NeoGAF, where Cheesemeister invites you all to “sit back, grab a cup of Hot Coffee and discuss any and all rumors” on the topic.

At the moment, “credible” rumours include:

  • New console using a R700 AMD GPU
  • Also using a TriCore PPC similar to the one in X360
  • Minimum of 512MB RAM
  • 25GB Optical Disc & 8GB of on-board flash
  • No built-in HDD included, SD card dependent
  • Controller has a 6.2″ touchscreen on it
  • Controller also has the standard set of controls & buttons (d-pad, dual analog, 4 face buttons, 2 shoulders & 2 triggers)
  • Controller also has a camera & gyros/accelerometers
  • Backwards compatible with Wiimote
  • More powerful than PS360 (significantly or just a tad bit is undefined)
  • Production starts as early as October 2011

Another section lists “reasonable” rumours dealing with dev kits, Rockstar Games, friend codes, launch dates and the potential price point for the console.

Then, of course, there are the things that even the rumour-mongers themselves admit are out of left field. Gamers are getting more than a little excited that one such story circulates around a sequel for Eternal Darkness, which Zelda Informer claims is being developed by Retro.

When you’re done reading the multi-page thread, pop over to the Nintendo World Report forums for a different perspective, consolidating all published rumours since September last year. As the posters themselves admit though, you are advised to “bring your own salt”.

CC image, courtesy Toby Alter.



  1. triggerhappy686

    “Gamers are getting more than a little excited that one such story circulates around a sequel for Eternal Darkness”

    If only that were true :( I remember reading Nintendo holds the rights to the IP so I suppose it is possible but probably a looooong shot.

    If the new Zelda is dual platform like Twilight Princess and im not restricted to motion exclusive controls I will 100% be getting one of these on launch. Ive never been so pumped for an E3 :)

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Blerk

    I’m taking absolutely everything here with a massive pinch of salt. The Wii turned out pretty much entirely different to the ‘Revolution’ rumours that were flying around for months before it was revealed.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Moonwalker1982

    I’m so curious to this reveal at E3, but at the same time i shouldn’t get too excited. I hope they’ll see the hardcore gamers out there, and make the system worthwile for them too.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. TheWulf

    The cycle is almost complete.

    Sega, it’s time for you to start making consoles again.

    (Also, Twilight Princess was the best Zelda game ever. Bar none. Yes, I’m biased, but at least the story wasn’t a horribly clichéd and tired pastiche like it’s been in every other Zelda game ever. TP was actually pretty good as a setting, rather than just as a game. Still no Okami though. :C Clover Studios… where art thou? Reband as an independent developer. Reband I say!)

    #4 4 years ago
  5. ManuOtaku

    The most important piece of information here is the Eternal Darness that is been in development by Retro, wooooow i cannot believe it if they are doing it OMG, words cannot trully said what iam feeling right now. ☺

    #5 4 years ago
  6. daytripper

    a really good star fox game would see me probably purchase

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Phoenixblight


    Why would that be exciting? Its not Silicon Knights. SO if anything that is more of a dread than excitement.

    #7 4 years ago

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