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Wii MotionPlus confirmed for June 12 in Europe

Tuesday, 14th April 2009 13:20 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Nintendo just confirmed Wii MotionPlus for a June 12 release in Europe.

Wii Sports Resort will launch on July 24.

“Everyone who has played the Wii can remember the moment they first discovered its intuitive controls and realised that this was an incredible new way of experiencing video games,” said NoE PR boss, Laurent Fischer.

“Wii MotionPlus will create that feeling again, taking gameplay to a new level of realism. And with Wii Sports Resort, people will get the chance to immerse themselves in a hugely fun set of games that are designed to make the very best of this exciting new technology.”

MotionPlus has already been confirmed for a June launch in Japan.

Press release after the break.

NINTENDO TO SET SUMMER ’09 ABLAZE WITH
Wii MOTIONPLUS AND Wii SPORTS RESORT
Advanced Motion Controls Arrive June 12th Wii Sports Sequel to Follow

London, England: April 14, 2009 – Nintendo is set for a blockbuster summer with the announcement of two anticipated product releases. The new Wii MotionPlus™ accessory will hit European retailers on June 12th, taking the motion-sensing controls of the popular Wii™ system to new levels of precision and performance. What’s more, these control enhancements will be on vibrant display when the Wii Sports Resort™ game launches on July 24th, offering a beach-themed follow-up to the popular Wii Sports™ game. Wii Sports comes packed with the Wii console and continues to attract new players of all generations and ages to the world of video games. Each Wii Sports Resort game comes packed with a single Wii MotionPlus accessory.

When used with specially designed games*, Wii MotionPlus tracks players’ movements in finer detail and with greater accuracy than ever before, building upon the innovative wireless function of the motion-sensing Wii Remote™ controller. Even the slightest twist of the wrist or turn of the body is replicated exactly on the TV screen, allowing users to become even more immersed in Wii game play. Wii MotionPlus is designed for easy attachment to the Wii Remote controller.

Wii Sports Resort takes the inclusive fun and intuitive controls of the original Wii Sports to the next level, introducing a whole new set of entertaining and physically immersive activities. With the deep control enhancements of Wii MotionPlus, veteran Wii users and newcomers alike can enjoy unprecedented gaming precision as they cruise on a water scooter, duel with swords, toss flying discs and much more.

“”Everyone who has played the Wii can remember the moment they first discovered its intuitive controls and realised that this was an incredible new way of experiencing video games.,” said Laurent Fischer, Managing Director, Marketing & PR, Nintendo of Europe “Wii MotionPlus will create that feeling again, taking gameplay to a new level of realism. And with Wii Sports Resort, people will get the chance to immerse themselves in a hugely fun set of games that are designed to make the very best of this exciting new technology.”

*Wii MotionPlus accessory is also compatible with Virtua Tennis 2009 (SEGA), Grand Slam Tennis (EA), Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (EA)

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5 Comments

  1. Blerk

    Wait, the add-on’s arriving before the games that actually use it? I thought they were bundling it with Resort?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Shatner

    It’s a test.

    If it sells well without games then the next addon will be a box of air priced at £20.00.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Tonka

    When are the EA games out?

    #3 6 years ago
  4. slayernl

    @ Shatner that is exactly what they are doing!
    but a month and 12 days between the add-on and the game is really weird I think….

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Prof Power Glove

    Yeah it’s release an entire month before Wii Sports Resorts did surplise me.

    It would be a wierd move if not for the other mentioned games (Virtua tennis etc) which are all practically finished and awaiting the motionplus anyway. I expect it was pressure from EA/Sega etc that finally put Nintendo into gear for it’s release..

    #5 6 years ago

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