Nintendo has "more surprises" in store for Wii owners, NOA´s Perrin Kaplan told IGN in an interview about the marketing campaign for the upcoming blockbuster title ´Metroid Prime 3´:
We still have a lot of our more traditional marketing efforts planned. People will see it all shortly, from ads to many of the usual tactics we use to support our key products. Plus: a few more surprises like the Metroid Prime 3 Preview. And no, I'm still not going to spoil the fun and tell you about it ahead of time!
Those surprises seem to be directly related to ´Metroid Prime 3´, but while they may be used to market the game over the next few weeks, the mere mention is reason enough to believe that they will become permanent channels or other features in their own right.
I know that this seems like a never-ending story, but this blog was founded to unravel the Wii´s secrets and, in fact, Nintendo execs themselves have made sure that their company´s latest home console remains shrouded in mysteries and rumours. Is it just good marketing or is there more to it? You decide, but read on before making up your mind.
Only last month, Kaplan´s boss, NOA president Fils-Aime, hinted at a surprise coming to Wii in September. And, of course, Perrin Kaplan hinted at more surprises way back in October, which never seemed to materialize.
In May, I found that a Ubisoft trailer contained a visual representation of a holographic projection add-on for the Wii. Ubisoft claimed that this was no concrete product, but rumours about a VR attachment for Wii are older than the Nintendo ON clip, so it deserved to be mentioned.
For a thorough summary of all theories, hints and mentions regarding a last secret, check the commentary to this post. Please appreciate that the post was written before the console´s launch and has not been updated.
All in all, I have become cautious to believe in a ´last secret´ big enough in scale to overshadow the revolutionary controller design (as I have originally been told by a very reliable source). But I still firmly believe that Nintendo is about to announce some new feature that will somehow extend or improve the Wii´s hardware or online functions.
Thanks to: GamePro, Sickr