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Wii 2 controller has a camera?

Takes in-game pictures - report.

A new report has surfaced that claims the Wii 2 controller will have a camera on.

The camera will be front-facing, according to a Develop source - and will take in-game pictures. Will it use augmented reality technology like SmartAR, the impressive-sounding Sony invention revealed yesterday?

The Develop source went on to back rumours that the Wii 2 controller features a six-inch touch-screen that "possibly" uses a stylus. The pad will have buttons, too.

Sounds a lot like a 3DS - a similarity the source speculated about.

"The functions are the same. It is a standard wireless controller added with a front-facing camera and touch screen," said the source. "That sounds far too much like a 3DS to me. But I can't confirm this, Nintendo is being very cautious about the details."

Develop heard that in an attempt to avoid leaks, Nintendo was not showing the console to all development partners.

Nintendo will unveil Wii 2 - codenamed Project Cafe - at E3 next month. So far its been a complete secret.

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