Tag Archives: balance board
Mon, Apr 18, 2011 | 07:43 BST
Pack shots of the upcoming mixed martial arts-based fitness trainer have confirmed Wii peripheral support.
Sat, Apr 04, 2009 | 14:51 BST
During a hands on session with Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games for DS and Wii, Eurogamer learned that multiplayer will be available from the beginning. A good thing, it seems.
There’s stuff there on Balance Board support, as well.
The peripheral can be used for skiing, bob-sleighing and more.
Drown in words through the link.
Thu, Mar 26, 2009 | 14:47 GMT
No direct quote was forthcoming but Iwata apparently went on to say that the Balance Board was a platform in its own right and offered developers great opportunities.
More through the link.
Wed, Mar 25, 2009 | 08:12 GMT
The official Italian Nintendo site’s confirmed that the upcoming Punch Out!! is to feature Balance Board support, IGN reports.
From the piece:
A rough translation confirms that Wii Balance Board, the controller included in Wii Fit, will be utilized in Punch-Out!! to dodge and weave by players shifting their weight. The Balance Board will be utilized in conjunction with the standard Nunchuk and Wii Remote controls.
Expect the game to feature in Iwata’s keynote today at 9.00am PST (4.00pm GMT).
It’s out in May.
Fri, Jan 30, 2009 | 10:46 GMT
2K Games has confirmed that Don King Boxing will be released for Nintendo Wii and DS March 31.
The publishes promises a “revolutionary” boxing experience as the Wii version features balance board support.
“Don King Boxing has been specifically designed to take advantage of everything the Wii and DS have to offer,” said 2K heavyweight title holder and president, Christoph Hartmann.
“We worked closely with Nintendo to make Don King Boxing a unique experience, especially using the Wii Balance Board. It is great for those who love boxing or those who just want a fun way to get some exercise.”
Even Don King himself is hyped: “Don King Boxing is not your prototypical boxing game. What we have done here is truly innovative and provocative.
“Our goal with 2K Sports was to create realistic motions that most closely resemble the actual training regimens of prizefighters for maximum results.”
The balance board is not need in order to play the game.
Update: “K Games has just let us know that Don King Boxing will be out March 27th in Europe. March 31st is the US date.
By Mike Bowden
Mon, Jul 14, 2008 | 10:37 BST
Whilst talking exclusively to videogaming 247, Shaun White Snowboarding comm dev man Clarence Lim explained just how using the Balance Board is going to work, saying that first and foremost it just “feels right.”
“You stand either regular or goofy (with the Balance Board facing either left or right) and shift your weight to ride,” he explained.
“You jump by doing a little hop. Tricks respond to a combination of the A and B buttons (grabs) on the Wii controller and how you shift your weight on the Balance Board. The game is also intuitive and accessible with just the Wii controller. It’s as simple or complex as you make it, and the response is fantastic.”
Sounds good to us. Full interview with Clarence coming soon.
By Mike Bowden
Tue, Jun 17, 2008 | 13:51 BST
According to this Cubed3 report, Vitei’s Giles Goddard’s confirmed that his team’s working on a Balance Board WiiWare game for release later this year.
“Our current game uses the Balance Board actually, and it’s due out in September on WiiWare,” he said. “So yes, much like Theta we came up with several prototypes of games and picked one that we thought was the most uniquely suited to the interface. The interesting thing is that the games you would think would work well with the Balance Board actually don’t. So it should be interesting to see what kind of stuff gets made for it.”
No further details were given on the title. A full interview with Goddard’s promised “very soon”.