“Leaked” internal Project Café video demo proven fake

Saturday, 21st May 2011 17:16 GMT By Debabrata Nath

A video which appeared on YouTube this week, showing what looks to be an internal demo of Nintendo’s Project Café, three weeks before the console’s grand unveiling in Los Angeles during E3, has proven to be fake.

The video in question, which has been seen approximately 611,000 times, was posted by a French blogsite called Strategy Interactive. The video was a student project, which tasked the students with creating a viral video which would reach a large amount of views in the shortest time possible, reports Nintendo Universe.

As if there were any doubt to its authenticity, Nintendo UK still stated the video released on Wednesday was “purely rumour and speculation”.

The student video showed “tech diagrams” for Project Cafe on-screen with the box sitting below. A lady’s seen talking but there’s no sound. There’s also examples of the rumored touch-screen controller early on in the video.

A guy is seen watching attentively while she points at the screen. You can catch a glimpse of the console multiple times during the video.

Hopefully the students who created it received positive marks from their professor over it.

Nintendo’s next console is scheduled to get an official reveal at E3 this year. The company’s press conference, where the reveal will take place, will happen on June 7.



  1. rrw

    isnt that it been confirm to be fake

    #1 4 years ago
  2. 2plus2equals5

    For me it’s a fake, but if true the gamepad looks horrible and heavy.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Wow, I hope the controller doesn’t really look like that – it looks bigger than the original Xbox pads! And about half as ergonomical! :-D

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Christopher Jack


    #4 4 years ago
  5. Robbins

    who else is ultra excited for this

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Blerk


    #6 4 years ago
  7. EscoBlades

    @5: Very few people…..

    #7 4 years ago
  8. nofear360

    @5: I know I am!

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Schindet Nemo

    @5 If they’ll announce a sequel to F-Zero and Super Smash Bros. I will be.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. 2plus2equals5

    not at all, but curious yes.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. kingofscotland

    Curious yes – Excited if the ‘rumoured confirmed games’ were true (but that was way to good to be true.

    Battlefield 3
    GTA V Timed Exclusive
    Pro Evolution Timed Exclusive
    MGS Rising (Exclusive Content)

    Yeah doesnt sound like Nintendo – if this was a new M$ console I would believe that line up but not Nintendo

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Patrick Garratt

    Added the Nintendo UK comment.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. daytripper

    i’m looking forward to seeing it, not getting my hopes up it will be more powerful than 360/PS3 tho.

    i think pat knows some solid info about this console but cant say anything ;-)

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Fin

    It’s quite a good fake if it is one – if it’s not real, it’s most likely a student design presentation, or something.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. SOMI

    This is nintendo we’re talking about, project flipping cafe is 100% sure to be shit, and look at those gamepads, utterly wank just like every other Nintendo home console’s controller. Nothing good has ever come out of this company.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Telepathic.Geometry

    I’m mega fucking excited. :^D It’s a new Nintendo console, what’s not to get excited about. It’ll be bonkers guaranteed. (^-^)

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Blerk

    I would describe my feelings towards it as ‘morbid curiosity’ rather than ‘excitement’. :-D

    #17 4 years ago
  18. SOMI

    @26, the wii turned out crap and I think this one will too with the usual lamefest line-up.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Lightmanone

    This actually looks very legit. I think that this is what we will see at the E3. I certainly hope so at the very least. Looks very cool!

    #19 4 years ago
  20. OlderGamer

    Well I am excited. The Wii is the only Nintendo system that I didn’t spend more time playing then its competitors, Handhelds aside. So yea I am stoked.

    But still worried about:

    Digital Store
    Backwards compatibility(esp with VC/Wiiware).

    Once those issues are cleared up I can move forward. Hoping to preorder mine if things go well soon after E3.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Deacon

    however much truth there is in the above video, or the rumors flying around, I can’t help but be sceptical about the whole thing…

    If this indeed a more ‘core-orientated’ machine, and even if the graphics are marginally better than the 360 & PS3, I don’t really see where they’re going to be pitching this when the next MS and Sony consoles hit in 2 maybe 3 years time.

    Sure, people will throw money at them to play rehashes of all the Nintendo regulars in HD. Just add ‘Café’ to the end of every updated rereleased game and you’ve got yourself a lot of money!

    They really need to get away from having the SAME list of franchises released with EVERY new piece of hardware they churn out.

    I’m firmly on the fence. Bring on E3 !

    #21 4 years ago
  22. ManuOtaku

    Iam very excited especially for the rumoured line up of games, what i do believe is this console will have the same expasion like the n64, you know the one that increased the capacity to play games like donkey kong, i think nintendo will have something like this in order to compete with the newer rival consoles.

    Also what iam excited is that is a powerfull console with an easier development aproach this can do wonders to get third party support, one thing that nintendo is lacking, if they can accomplish this then it will be a great console, even better than the wii, in terms of success of course.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Erthazus

    Rumoured line up of games? Oh yeah… So FAKE.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. kezwar

    @15 I’m guessing you’re quite young because that statement is quite frankly utterly retarded.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. ManuOtaku

    #23 i dont think they are fake i think they are very possible because a) the new console can run the games and b) developers go with the most consoles port approach in order to increase their revenue c) based on the specs leak, it will be easy to develop for, therefore a port that is easy to make with low effort seems quite possible.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. TheWulf

    @15 & @11

    You’re youngsters, aren’cha? >_> There was one point in time when Nintendo was the primary font of mainstream gaming, with Sega doing the more quirky and off the wall stuff. That only seemed to change with the N64.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Telepathic.Geometry

    Major game-breakers for me will be…

    1) No trophies.
    2) No friends’ list in the manner to which I have become accustomed.
    3) No Pikmin.

    That is all.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. OlderGamer

    I can do w/o trophies/achievies and to be honest, I would enjoy it if they went away. I get so concerned about stuff like that that I often forget to enjoy the game.

    Friends list is a big deal, the friends code/id is pretty weak.

    Bring on the Pikmin!

    #28 4 years ago
  29. dreamcastnews

    Oh look! SOMI is here Nintendo bashing! What a surprise! Maybe some ‘constructive’ Nintendo should die!!1111!! Or Mario is gaaaaaay will ensue.


    #29 4 years ago
  30. Telepathic.Geometry

    SOMI is an idiot, but mostly he is ignored, and if that keeps up, he’ll die of starvation, so let’s turn a blind eye shall we? :)

    #30 4 years ago
  31. dreamcastnews

    You’re right, it’s so difficult when uneducated ‘me too’ gamers like that are still about living their ignorant lives. Most people here at least have some experience with all three current home consoles and know what they are talking about with constructive debating. But you’re certainly right.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Telepathic.Geometry

    Here, let’s eat these jaffa cakes and forget all about him. :^) /munches

    #32 4 years ago

    Unless Nintendo can come up with an online system that can compete with XBL, I don’t really care what this console does.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. 2plus2equals5

    Fake? Shocking! LOL

    #34 4 years ago
  35. TheWulf


    I completely agree with you, there.

    To be honest, I prefer things the way Blade Kitten did them, which is a bit retro. But it was basically in the form of every level had secrets, it added to an overall money total that let you buy stuff, it wasn’t too grindy, and it always showed you neat stuff that you’d otherwise miss if you were just blasting through.

    No achievement popups or anything, and the rewards were in-game money and interesting sights. I really liked that. I’m not a fan of achievements because I think they take away from the game. Turning a game into a job? Not for me, gaming should be fun, not work.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Christopher Jack

    Why not just make a porno?

    #36 4 years ago
  37. AHA-Lambda

    ok its fake but tbh im impressed with the students work then. Good job ;)

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Razor

    Seriously, a marketing company needs to pick these students up.

    They did a pretty good job :)

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Robbins

    first of all I was wrong about this looking cool, but still excited for the actual reveal

    @39 fuck you

    #39 4 years ago
  40. xino

    anybody who actually thought it was real: you can’t believe everything you see on the internet

    #40 4 years ago
  41. ThePenta

    fake and gay

    #41 4 years ago

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