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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Revolution technical specs to remain under wraps

Revolution technical specs to remain under wraps

"Previously announced simultaneous release could take place over four months

Nintendo of Europe marketing director Jim Merrick has revealed that the company may never release a list of technical specifications for the next-generation Revolution console.

In an interview with Dutch magazine [N]Gamer, Merrick is quoted as saying: “Regarding the specifications, we will probably never ‘release’ this information as we feel that it is largely irrelevant."

"While some of our competitors enjoy comparing specifications, it has little or nothing to do with how satisfied the consumers will be with the system and the games once they are released," he went on.

"I know people are hungry for information on Revolution and we respect and appreciate that, but we don’t want to contribute to the cloud of meaningless information that surrounds the next generation systems.”

Merrick said that the development of Revolution instalments in the Zelda, Mario, Metroid Prime and Smash Brothers series is "progressing well", and reaffirmed that not all games will use the "freehand" style remote controller alone - there's also the "classic-style expansion controller."

“This option is there for new games that will be created that are most suited to a traditional style of controller. We are not trying to say that the ‘traditional’ controller design is not valid, in fact Nintendo is responsible for most of the features that are found on today’s traditional controllers," Merrick pointed out." [more]

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