This is starting to get silly now. First, there are rumours that ´Zelda: Twilight Princess´ would feature additional Rev controller functionality when played on the Revolution. Then Nintendo go on record calling the rumours ´pure speculation´. Well, the speculations may still turn out true. National Geographic Kids Magazine (of all magazines) have apparently been invited to Japan to test out the Revolution controller and write:
The Revolution will be available later this year. You'll be able to use it with games you already have as well as with new games. Here are some old favorites and a few of the things you'll be able to do with this revolutionary new controller.Here are some scans of the article, courtesy of Joystiq (perhaps the most valuable Revolution resource these days):
Interesting stuff, I am sure you will agree. Because are these guys talking about the game franchises which may be revived for the Revolution or are they talking about the actual Gamecube titles? It seems they are talking about the latter. And if so, they are actually suggesting that a whole number of games from the back catalogue would have dedicated Rev controller functionality. That in itself would be revolutionary.
EDIT Concerning this story, Nintendo has responded to Eurogamer and clarified the content:
What the magazine has done is imagine how existing franchises would work with the Revolution controller, rather than actually seeing anything. (...) It's all still speculation.The good people at Joystiq, though, (who are really the top source for Revolution news at the moment, I have to reiterate) comment:
Why invite them all the way to Tokyo so they could write a feature article full of speculation?Why, indeed?
Image source: Joystiq