Nintendo unveils Wii MotionPlus peripheral

Monday, 14th July 2008 17:08 GMT By Mike

Nintendo is set to launch a new peripheral called Wii MotionPlus that promises to mimic “every slight movement players make with their wrist or arm.”

Apparently everything “is rendered identically in real time on the screen, providing a true 1:1 response in their game play.”

Said the company: “The Wii MotionPlus accessory reconfirms Nintendo’s commitment to making games intuitive and accessible for everyone. Nintendo will reveal more details about the Wii MotionPlus accessory and other topics Tuesday morning at its E3 media briefing.”

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By Mike Bowden



  1. pjmaybe

    NOW can we have that fucking Lightsabre game?

    #1 7 years ago
  2. Shatner

    So, wait.. the Wii is actually Wii 0.5 and they’re now finding a cute way of saying “Here’s Wii v1.0″ and charging people for ANOTHER accessory???

    So much for ‘cheap console’.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. pjmaybe

    Does go to show what a load of smoke and mirrors the Wiimote was in the first place. Motion sensing controller that needs an additional motion sensor. Say WHAT? What’re you going to sell us next? Yellow snow?

    #3 7 years ago
  4. patlike

    Does this mean you don’t have to sit in front of the sensor bar any more?

    #4 7 years ago

    Does this mean that Wii Boxing is actually going to feel responsive now????

    #5 7 years ago
  6. disusedgenius

    Only if they bring out a new and improved nunchuck as well.

    #6 7 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Fuck’s sake! That ‘more peripherals than games’ thing is looking less and less like a joke every week.

    #7 7 years ago
  8. Rhythm

    Agreed – the Wii hardly had me sold in the first place but this is getting a bit ridiculous.

    #8 7 years ago
  9. pleasant_cabbage

    Didn’t see that one coming.

    If it is light, adds accuracy, free in a bundle and doesn’t need changing often, maybe that’s not so bad… Maybe

    What kind of control options will future titles need to include so not to seperate the market too much?
    Is it a fresh new pain to implement properly?
    Can it help improve old games at all? (download patch? Yes wishful thinking :)

    Oh God, there will be motion+ remastered versions of *classics*

    #9 7 years ago

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