Heading into E3 2012, Nintendo is either the easiest of the Big Three gaming companies to handicap, or the hardest, depending on your perspective.
We know, absolutely, that Nintendo's next-gen Wii U gaming console will reappear at this year's show. We know that games will finally be unveiled for this system. Yet, we largely have no idea what those games are. Nintendo's veil of secrecy on its software lineup is a little more opaque than it is for Sony and Microsoft...or so it seems. Here's what we think will happen.
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The Wii U (if that's its final name): More than the tablet?
Nintendo's next system could be renamed, just like the Revolution became the Wii. Last year, we had extensive time with the Wii U's odd wireless controller tablet, an iconic peripheral that's become synonymous with the Wii U. All anyone did was play a series of detailed software tech demos and mini-games; no launch-window games were unveiled.