Tag Archives: wii motion plus
Thu, Oct 07, 2010 | 11:42 BST
Nintendo’s to release the Wiimote Plus range in Japan on November 11.
Mon, Jan 18, 2010 | 11:23 GMT
Fri, Apr 17, 2009 | 22:57 BST
Here’s another Virtua Tennis 2009 video from Sega. Take a look after the break.
Sega confirmed earlier in the week that Virtua Tennis for Wii will have online modes just like the other versions, and, thanks to Wii MotionPlus, use of buttons is optional.
Game’s out in May.
Tue, Apr 14, 2009 | 21:14 BST
Fri, Mar 20, 2009 | 21:20 GMT
Parappa the Rappa creator Masaya Matsuura has told MTV that there isn’t “a huge advantage to adapting to MotionPlus”.
Currently at work on his new rhythm game Major Minor’s Majestic March, Matsuura went onto say that games using the new hardware need to be built for it from the get go.
“We tried to adapt Major Minor to MotionPlus, but doing so didn’t really make it any more fun than it already was”, he said.
“Maybe MotionPlus titles need to be planned as such from the beginning.”
There’s no fixed date on MotionPlus’s release as yet.
Fri, Mar 13, 2009 | 22:29 GMT
EA Sports’ Peter Moore has spoken to Sporting News about how his new sports games – coupled with Wii MotionPlus – are going to change the way gamers perceive the genre.
As an avid tennis player, Moore wanted people to get up off the couch to play Grand Slam Tennis, he said.
“What the Wii MotionPlus allows you to do is do a true authentic sports motion. When you swing the racket and you bring it back for an overhead lob or smash, then that is reflected,” he said.
“The amount of sensitivity that now brings allows true sports motion. It’s the same with golf. What you can do with Wii Motion Plus is truly bring it back, swing through the club and then it allows you to hit draws, fades and hooks.”
Moore also talked about how with current-gen consoles, even best-sellers like Tiger Woods did not offer a “full” form of interaction with Wii’s controls, with which the company has found developmentally difficult to attain total immersion.
“It’s been a little more difficult when you take a game like basketball and how do you bring that to life with the Wii Remote? When you take a game like hockey, it’s a little easier because you’ve got a stick in your hand,” he said.
“Tiger has been great. We’ve made some strides with Madden. I think you’ll find that the work we’re going to do in Tennis in particular, where it feels very natural and you’ve got this range of motion that recognizes your wrist turning that is going to allow to have some sensitivity in the racket”.
Moving on to EA Sports Active, Moore is not deterred by people who purchased Wii Fit. He feels that the exercises contained in that game were more appealing to balance and coordination enthusiasts — meaning more of an Eastern philosophy to exercise.
Western physical fitness is based more around cardio, and this is where he feels EA will succeed with Sports Active.
Finally, asked about the cover to EA Fight Night Round 4 featuring Ali and Tyson, he said that the cover was chosen because it would be a “quintessential” dream fight.
“Ali will hold him off for six or seven rebounds, keeping him at arm’s length and then go in for the kill and probably take a knockout by 10 or 11 — or in the old days, round 12 or 13,” he said.
Fri, Mar 13, 2009 | 21:53 GMT
Grand Slam Tennis producer Thomas Singleton has posted a video explaining the game’s Wii MotionPlus controls.
The background noise in it is just awful, but this is what we picked up:
- The game stands on it’s own with or without the WMP; it is just enhanced by it
- You plug the WMP device into your remote and it allows your character to mimic your moves
- When you twist the Wiimote in your hands, the racket on screen does a spin with complete rotation
- Ball placement is determined by your swing
Pretty much everything that has already been said, but this time straight from the horse’s mouth so to speak.
Watch it below.
Thu, Mar 12, 2009 | 15:08 GMT
EA says that Grand Slam Tennis will include online support for as many as four players, as well as the ability to challenge new opponents online.
That’s according to an interview with Thomas Singleton over on GameSpot.
When asked about Wii MotionPlus, Singleton said it “gives users an even more authentic one-to-one motion that maps to your in-game player.”
“To play Grand Slam Tennis is to truly perform authentic sports motions”, he continued. “The tennis experience also grows with added shot depth and pinpoint ball placement, as the game now recognizes racket roll and end stroke position. Much like myself, one of the first things people do when they pick up a tennis racket is they spin it–that is, after all, what the pros do.
“We’re really just giving birth to pro tennis stars around the globe with this new ability.”
The video posted after the jump shows many of the famous players you can pretend to be.
Game is expected to land June 18.
Wed, Mar 04, 2009 | 20:45 GMT
Nintendo is still mum on Wii MotionPlus’s release date, but growing rumor is pointing to June.
GoNintendo noticed in the new Nintendo Power Magazine article on Grand Slam Tennis that MotionPlus is “due out prior” to the game’s release.
Grand Slam is out June 18.
Eurogamer was already under the impression that WMP would have a June launch, but was told by a Nintendo UK spokesperson today that “the release date is still TBC” and the talk was “rumor and speculation”.
Upcoming WMP compatible titles include: Wii Sports Resort, Grand Slam Tennis, Tiger Woods PGA Tour and Red Steel 2.
Tue, Mar 03, 2009 | 22:35 GMT
The Nintendo Power website has a scan of Grand Slam Tennis, as well as a bit of information on the game if you zoom in on photo.
Apparently, it’ll be as close as you can get playing tennis without actually being on the court, if what producer Tom Singleton says is true.
“Our main focus for this franchise is putting the racket in the palm of your hand”, he said. “We want to give you the sensation that you are literally playing tennis.”
Hopefully tennis-elbow will not be included in the package.
Game’s out sometime June 16.
Sat, Feb 28, 2009 | 19:10 GMT
EA has confirmed that Dead Space: Extraction will not be using MotionPlus when it releases for Wii.
While EA’s John Pleasants was wowing the crowd over at the 2009 Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, he did mention the game in almost the same breath as the firm’s Wii MotionPlus plans, causing a bit of confusion in some places around the ‘net.
It’s not happening though. Thanks to IGN for clearing it up.
Fri, Feb 27, 2009 | 22:55 GMT
EA Sports is planning on releasing games compatible with Wii MotionPlus regardless of whether the new feature has been launched or not.
Nintendo originally announced that Wii Sports Resort would be released and bundled with the WMP add-on come spring.
Now, MTV Multiplayer has learned that it is now listed instead as a “2009″ release.
EA games supporting Wii MotionPlus are expected to be released on June 16, but luckily, neither Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 or Grand Slam Tennis are dependent on the add-on.
“Tiger and Tennis will be compatible, but not dependent, on WMP. They will ship with the functionality, regardless of when WMP comes to market”, said an EA spokesperson.
More through the link.