I hope you guys are interested in Wii U, because I’m going to be talking about it a lot for the next two weeks leading up to E3.
There have been a lot of rumors floating around concerning Nintendo’s new hardware offering, which is par for the course when a new console is announced but official details are scarce. There’s always some random post on a tiny forum in the dark corners of the internet from an “anonymous developer” who has the inside scoop and decided the best way to leak information is by posting it on n1nt3nd0fanz.org. A lot of them are very easily dismissible, but there’s one that I’ve seen a couple of times that seems very “Nintendo” and is actually very appealing to me – physical “gamer cards” with a StreetPass function.
We already know that Wii U will feature user accounts similar to Gamertags or PSN IDs according to Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. The rumor is that Nintendo will introduce physical “gamer cards” which you can carry with you and StreetPass with other Wii U users to swap information. These cards will supposedly feature a tiny LCD screen that will show an image of your Mii and, presumably, other relevant data.