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Molyneux, Naka voice support for Revolution

Speaking at the Game Convention event in Leipzig last week, Sega's Yuji Naka and Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux both lent their support to Nintendo's forthcoming next-generation console, Revolution.

Speaking at the Game Convention event in Leipzig last week, Sega's Yuji Naka and Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux both lent their support to Nintendo's forthcoming next-generation console, Revolution.

Although plans for many key aspects of Revolution remain under wraps - most notably the design of the pad, which Nintendo claims is being kept a secret to avoid it being copied by rivals - both high-profile developers had words of support for the system.

Reports suggest that Sonic creator Naka admitted to being "under a strict NDA" in an interview with the Nintendo-Revolution gaming blog, and was therefore unable to share any details about the system - but confirmed that he has seen the full plans for the device.

"I have seen the Revolution," he said in the interview, which no longer seems to be available on the Nintendo-Revolution site, "and I think everyone will be very pleasantly surprised, when Nintendo reveal everything."

Britsoft legend Molyneux - who made his name with titles such as Populous and most recently worked on Black & White and Fable - was reportedly even more vague in his comments, but warned that nobody should write off Nintendo's efforts.

"There is a line at the end of the book 'Game Over' and it is: 'Never underestimate Nintendo'," he is widely reported as saying. "That is all I can say about the controller."

More details about the Revolution are widely expected before the end of the year, with the next major opportunity for Nintendo to make an announcement being the Tokyo Game Show next month, where company president Satoru Iwata is set to deliver a keynote address.

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Rob Fahey is a former editor of GamesIndustry.biz who spent several years living in Japan and probably still has a mint condition Dreamcast Samba de Amigo set.