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Recent Revolution "leaks" prove to be fake

A number of recent stories released on the internet purporting to show images of Nintendo's forthcoming next generation console, dubbed 'Revolution', and its tech demos have been uncovered as fakes.

A number of recent stories released on the internet purporting to show images of Nintendo's forthcoming next generation console, dubbed 'Revolution', and its tech demos have been uncovered as fakes.

The first supposed leak was created by a fan on the Newgrounds message boards,who posted he had seen the Revolution controller and that "it's actually not [called] 'Revolution' anymore... the new name is the 'Nintendo RS'."

This was picked up as a news story on blog site Joystiq and described as representing "a component of the Revolution's interface," but the fan who originally posted the information and image later confessed that it was a Photoshopped photo designed to be a joke.

The second 'leak' was speculated to be images from Revolution tech demos in Japan, detailing high quality visuals representing the power of Nintendo's console.

However, it was discovered that these images were taken from a render gallery using Splutterfish Brazil rendering software, with the offending artwork coming directly from its site

in several examples .

With this most recent information debunked, there still remains no true public representation of Revolution's controller or indeed the visuals it can produce, beyond a modest demo shown at this year's E3. With information still sparse, it is hoped that Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata, will confirm more details about the machine at the forthcoming Tokyo Game Show this September.

Nintendo's Revolution is set for a mid 2006 launch.

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