The first details and picture of the Revolution surface.
USA Today has an article on the Nintendo Revolution (currently still a code-name), showing a picture of the console.
The console has a front loading slot that can play games on full size DVDs as well as the smaller GameCube discs. It looks like a small flat box and has no visible controller ports as it will use only wireless controllers.
It will be around 2-3 times more powerful than the GameCube is currently and offer broadband access to a player matching service and to what is said to be downloadable versions of nearly every Nintendo game. Games from the original Donkey Kong to Super Mario Sunshine are mentioned, but charges for the service have not yet been decided.
One of the aims of the Revolution is for easier development than the other upcoming consoles as designers will not have to make major changes, but still have extra power to work with.
We'll have more coming up soon as the Nintendo Conference will take place this morning.