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Retro Vault is our regular weekly feature in which we dive into gaming's past and share five classic nuggets of retro nostalgia. If you missed last week's Retro Vault you can read it here.

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16 September 2005 - The Nintendo Revolution and controllers

At the E3 Expo in May 2005, Nintendo's Satoru Iwata showed off the company's fifth home console, the Revolution, promising it would have a unique controller. After months of speculation, the Revolution controller was finally revealed at the Tokyo Game Show in September that year.

Featuring unique motion controls and an infra-red pointer function, the Revolution controller was an interesting announcement, one that took the gaming world by surprise.

When the console was renamed as the Wii at the following year's E3 Expo, the controller - dubbed the Wii Remote - stayed put, with only slight changes to the button labelling. Unfortunately, the various prototype colours shown off at the Tokyo Game Show were abandoned in favour of a white-only system and controller.

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