Update: Nintendo announces name of new console, first details

During its on-going E3 press conference moments ago, Nintendo has formally revealed the name of its new home console; previously codenamed Project Cafe, the device will officially be known as Wii U.

Nintendo of America CEO Reggie Fils-Aime delivered the news on-stage, also confirming the tablet-like controller; the 6.2″ screen is touch sensitive (single-touch) and can be drawn on, for example. Aiming, browsing, making video calls with the controller is also possible, and it comes complete with a camera, microphone, speaker, accelerometer, and gyroscope.

The console itself was not specifically on show, but a promo image shows off the 1080p-capable system here.

What appeared to be a new Zelda game was also shown; we grabbed a few shots, have a look here. Nintendo was clear about not confirming any first-party titles though.

Update: 3rd party support coming in droves to Wii U
Update 2: Reggie – Wii U will “absolutely” be at a competitive price
Update 3: Wii U getting ‘exclusive, hardcore FPS’ from Ubisoft
Update 4: We go hands-on

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