Destructoid has done us the kindness of translating some rumors about the upcoming successor to the Nintendo Wii from French gaming site 01net. The most interesting part? There's a new controller coming around the bend that's part Wiimote, part mini touchscreen tablet.

The controller itself is said to include a 6" single touch screen, d-pad, "L and R," two triggers, and "others." The functionality of the Wii's sensor bar has now been integrated into the controller, which would mean that you'd just use your controller as a sensor bar for Wiimote gameplay. It would a sport a front facing camera.

Also, because it's Nintendo we're talking about here, the cost of this controller is said to be "modest" and we shouldn't expect iPad levels of power or performance here. They call it an "iPad with buttons" for lack of a better term. 01net's source also elaborated on the hardware specs of the console itself.

[Destructoid]