In a recent interview Nintendo god Miyamoto felt it was his duty to share a few more secrets about the Wii console. Blabbing away to an IGN reporter Mr Miyamoto went onto reveal a few intriguing details on the Wii, its controller, and his upcoming games.
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You can read the full article over at IGNMiyamoto also touched upon one of the last areas of the controller's functionality, its speaker. "We had a lengthy discussion on the matter," said Miyamoto about the decision to include either a speaker or a microphone in the controller.
There was apparently even some consideration of including neither in order to keep the controller from becoming too complicated, but this was vetoed. "Because you're using a wireless, rod-shaped remote control to play, it's important to have feedback and reaction to the actions that you take," said Miyamoto. "Controllers until now have used rumble, but we felt that rumble would be insufficient, and ended up keeping the speaker in."
He let out one bit of information, confirming first if it was okay to reveal it. Nintendo is making a game in which four players play together by passing a single controller around. The controller calls out player names in order to indicate whose turn it is.
He also suggested another idea, a game where the controller quietly gives out secret information to individual players as their turn comes about.