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WiiMotion Plus almost dropped from Zelda: Skyward Sword, says Aonuma

Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has said that WiiMotion Plus was almost dropped for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

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  • Red Steel 2 gets violent in new trailer

    Ubisoft’s put out a new video for Red Steel 2, which is below.

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  • Red Steel 2 hits Europe on March 26

    Ubisoft has confirmed that Red Steel 2 will hit European retail on March 26. It was revealed through a new video released today, and posted below the break. A while back, it was announced for release in the US on March 23. Watch onward.

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  • Miyamoto: Next Zelda to use WMP for "a more pleasurable playing experience"

    Shigeru Miyamoto has said that the next Zelda game for Wii will use MotionPlus in order to provide more realistic sword combat and targeting. “In this (installment of the series), we’re using MotionPlus to make you feel much more like you’re actually fighting while holding a sword in your hand,” Miyamoto stated during an October […]

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  • Black Wii bundle hitting Europe on November 20

    Nintendo just said its black Wii bundle, which includes Wii Sports Resort and Wii MotionPlus, will release in Europe on November 20. British and Irish punters will get it on November 6. Americans get the new black kit on November 16, as previously announced. PR after the break.

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  • New Wii Sports Resort bundle heading to US

    Nintendo’s to offer a Wii Sports Resort bundle containing an extra MotionPlus unit for $60 in the US, starting October 12. This will apparently sit alongside the current pack, which contains one MotionPlus add-on for $50, until stocks run out. No word if anything like this is happening in Europe.

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  • Rage of the Gladiator's the first WiiWare title to use Wii MotionPlus

    Ghostfire Games has announced that its WiiWare title, Rage of the Gladiator, will be the first-ever WiiWare game to support MotionPlus. The fantasy-themed, first-person fighting game allows players to accurately swing their weapon in either horizontal or vertical attacks using WMP. You can still play the game without WMP though. The game is expected sometime […]

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  • Rumor: UK Wii bundle includes WMP, Sports Resort, Wii Sports

    An unnamed retail source has revealed to MCV that the UK’s current Wii SKU is to be replaced with new bundle that included Will Sports, Wii Sports Resort, and Wii MotionPlus. However, it is not believed that the new bundle will be less expensive than the current offering. If the report is accurate, this will […]

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  • Wii Fit Plus out October 4, new Wiimote and DSi colours shown

    Wii Fit Plus will launch in the US on October 4, NoA’s Reggie Fils-Aime said at the 2009 GameStop Manager Conference today. The exec also announced new US colours for DSi, the Wiimote and Wii MotionPlus. As of September 13, DSi will be available in white and pink: the machine’s currently on sale in blue […]

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  • Standalone Wii MotionPlus sales near 1 million in Europe

    Standalone sales of Wii MotionPlus are already close to 1 million in Europe, Nintendo said today. The peripheral has been bundled with the likes of million-selling Wii Sports Report, but “separate sales” of the add-on “have exceeded 936k sales across Europe since its launch,” according to a press release issued this morning. MotionPlus launched on […]

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  • Wii Sports Resort sells 600K copies in Europe

    Wii Sports Resort has been out in Europe since July 24, and it has already sold 600,000 copies. That’s 100,000 more than the States. Topping the UK all-formats chart for two weeks running, during its first week the game became the fourth largest selling Wii title to date with second week sales growing another six […]

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  • Wii Sports Resort sells more than 500,000 units

    Nintendo has announced that since its launch on July 25, Wii Sports Resort has sold over 500,000 units in the United States. “Through Monday we sold one copy of Wii Sports Resort roughly every 1.5 seconds continuously since it launched in the United States,” said NOA’s Cammie Dunaway, “This tells us consumers were eagerly waiting […]

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  • Wedbush: Wii HD could "seriously damage" a PS3 "comeback"

    It’s the report that keeps on giving. Wedbush Morgan’s exhaustive state-of-the-Union paper – Money for Nothing: How Ancillary Revenues Can Extend The Console Cycle – reckons a 2010 launch of an HD Wii SKU could bang PS3′s “comeback” chances right up the chuff. The company also reckons we’re likely to see a Wiimote with built-in […]

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  • Eurogamer re-reviews Grand Slam Tennis at 8/10

    Eurogamer’s posted its re-review of EA’s Grand Slam Tennis, bumping the score from 5/10 to 8/10. The site said last week it was to reassess the game after it found the Wii MotionPlus-enabled sports title to be sluggish on its Wii debug unit. Reviews, eh? Millions of words through the link.

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  • Nintendo showed Zelda at Q&A because it's a ways off, will use WMP

    Shigeru Miyamoto has told Wired that the reason the new Zelda game was show at the Q&A at E3 instead of the press event, is because it’s still a ways off. “Media briefings, for us, that’s a place where we’re going to talk about our business for the coming year and the products that we’re […]

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  • Fils-Aime: Near-term Wii opportunity is 360- and PS3-owning h8torZ

    The immediate growth opportunity for Wii exists in capturing the core gamer, Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime has told CNET. “The near-term opportunity is the consumer who owns an PS3 or an Xbox 360 and has been bad-mouthing Wii to their friends,” he said, talking at E3. “We can reach that consumer with games […]

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  • Wii Sports Resort press conference demo shows MotionPlus precision

    Below is Nintendo’s E3 press conference presentation of Wii Sports Resort. The footage focusses on how Wii MotionPlus really changes the way you play the game. Check it out.

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  • John McEnroe is excited to be in Grand Slam Tennis

    EA interviewed tennis legend John McEnroe in a mailer sent out to the press, and while it does indeed advertise Grand Slam Tennis, there are a few interesting tidbits in it. For one, this is John McEnroe’s first appearance in a videogame, and he seems rather excited about it. “I’m pretty excited to be with […]

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  • Pachter: MotionPlus could sell 10 million in 2009

    Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter has told Edge that he thinks MotionPlus could sell as many as 10 million units this year. “I think around 20 percent of Wii owners in the US and Europe will have bought Wii Sports Resort, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 or EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis,” which will come bundled […]

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Wii MotionPlus Latest

  • WiiMotion Plus almost dropped from Zelda: Skyward Sword, says Aonuma

    Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has said that WiiMotion Plus was almost dropped for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

  • Reggie on lack of Wii MotionPlus games: “We don’t force developers to stick to a particular control scheme”

    Huh? Wii MotionPlus is out already? Could’ve fooled us.

  • Red Steel 2 gets violent in new trailer

    Ubisoft’s put out a new video for Red Steel 2, which is below.

  • Red Steel 2 hits Europe on March 26

    Ubisoft has confirmed that Red Steel 2 will hit European retail on March 26. It was revealed through a new video released today, and posted below the break. A while back, it was announced for release in the US on March 23. Watch onward.

  • Miyamoto: Next Zelda to use WMP for “a more pleasurable playing experience”

    Shigeru Miyamoto has said that the next Zelda game for Wii will use MotionPlus in order to provide more realistic sword combat and targeting. “In this (installment of the series), we’re using MotionPlus to make you feel much more like you’re actually fighting while holding a sword in your hand,” Miyamoto stated during an October […]

  • Black Wii bundle hitting Europe on November 20

    Nintendo just said its black Wii bundle, which includes Wii Sports Resort and Wii MotionPlus, will release in Europe on November 20. British and Irish punters will get it on November 6. Americans get the new black kit on November 16, as previously announced. PR after the break.

  • New Wii Sports Resort bundle heading to US

    Nintendo’s to offer a Wii Sports Resort bundle containing an extra MotionPlus unit for $60 in the US, starting October 12. This will apparently sit alongside the current pack, which contains one MotionPlus add-on for $50, until stocks run out. No word if anything like this is happening in Europe.

  • Rage of the Gladiator’s the first WiiWare title to use Wii MotionPlus

    Ghostfire Games has announced that its WiiWare title, Rage of the Gladiator, will be the first-ever WiiWare game to support MotionPlus. The fantasy-themed, first-person fighting game allows players to accurately swing their weapon in either horizontal or vertical attacks using WMP. You can still play the game without WMP though. The game is expected sometime […]

  • Rumor: UK Wii bundle includes WMP, Sports Resort, Wii Sports

    An unnamed retail source has revealed to MCV that the UK’s current Wii SKU is to be replaced with new bundle that included Will Sports, Wii Sports Resort, and Wii MotionPlus. However, it is not believed that the new bundle will be less expensive than the current offering. If the report is accurate, this will […]

  • Wii Fit Plus out October 4, new Wiimote and DSi colours shown

    Wii Fit Plus will launch in the US on October 4, NoA’s Reggie Fils-Aime said at the 2009 GameStop Manager Conference today. The exec also announced new US colours for DSi, the Wiimote and Wii MotionPlus. As of September 13, DSi will be available in white and pink: the machine’s currently on sale in blue […]

  • Standalone Wii MotionPlus sales near 1 million in Europe

    Standalone sales of Wii MotionPlus are already close to 1 million in Europe, Nintendo said today. The peripheral has been bundled with the likes of million-selling Wii Sports Report, but “separate sales” of the add-on “have exceeded 936k sales across Europe since its launch,” according to a press release issued this morning. MotionPlus launched on […]

  • Wii Sports Resort sells 600K copies in Europe

    Wii Sports Resort has been out in Europe since July 24, and it has already sold 600,000 copies. That’s 100,000 more than the States. Topping the UK all-formats chart for two weeks running, during its first week the game became the fourth largest selling Wii title to date with second week sales growing another six […]

  • Wii Sports Resort sells more than 500,000 units

    Nintendo has announced that since its launch on July 25, Wii Sports Resort has sold over 500,000 units in the United States. “Through Monday we sold one copy of Wii Sports Resort roughly every 1.5 seconds continuously since it launched in the United States,” said NOA’s Cammie Dunaway, “This tells us consumers were eagerly waiting […]

  • Wedbush: Wii HD could “seriously damage” a PS3 “comeback”

    It’s the report that keeps on giving. Wedbush Morgan’s exhaustive state-of-the-Union paper – Money for Nothing: How Ancillary Revenues Can Extend The Console Cycle – reckons a 2010 launch of an HD Wii SKU could bang PS3′s “comeback” chances right up the chuff. The company also reckons we’re likely to see a Wiimote with built-in […]

  • Eurogamer re-reviews Grand Slam Tennis at 8/10

    Eurogamer’s posted its re-review of EA’s Grand Slam Tennis, bumping the score from 5/10 to 8/10. The site said last week it was to reassess the game after it found the Wii MotionPlus-enabled sports title to be sluggish on its Wii debug unit. Reviews, eh? Millions of words through the link.

  • Nintendo showed Zelda at Q&A because it’s a ways off, will use WMP

    Shigeru Miyamoto has told Wired that the reason the new Zelda game was show at the Q&A at E3 instead of the press event, is because it’s still a ways off. “Media briefings, for us, that’s a place where we’re going to talk about our business for the coming year and the products that we’re […]

  • Fils-Aime: Near-term Wii opportunity is 360- and PS3-owning h8torZ

    The immediate growth opportunity for Wii exists in capturing the core gamer, Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime has told CNET. “The near-term opportunity is the consumer who owns an PS3 or an Xbox 360 and has been bad-mouthing Wii to their friends,” he said, talking at E3. “We can reach that consumer with games […]

  • Wii Sports Resort press conference demo shows MotionPlus precision

    Below is Nintendo’s E3 press conference presentation of Wii Sports Resort. The footage focusses on how Wii MotionPlus really changes the way you play the game. Check it out.

  • John McEnroe is excited to be in Grand Slam Tennis

    EA interviewed tennis legend John McEnroe in a mailer sent out to the press, and while it does indeed advertise Grand Slam Tennis, there are a few interesting tidbits in it. For one, this is John McEnroe’s first appearance in a videogame, and he seems rather excited about it. “I’m pretty excited to be with […]

  • Pachter: MotionPlus could sell 10 million in 2009

    Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter has told Edge that he thinks MotionPlus could sell as many as 10 million units this year. “I think around 20 percent of Wii owners in the US and Europe will have bought Wii Sports Resort, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 or EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis,” which will come bundled […]

  • MotionPlus-only Red Steel 2 is “huge risk,” says Ubi

    Red Steel only works with Wii MotionPlus. This may or may not be a particularly clever idea. “It’s a huge risk,” creative director Jason Vandenberghe said in the latest Nintendo Power. “We have no idea what the penetration rate for Wii MotionPlus will be. We assume high. We would like it to be high.” Not […]

  • Wii exclusive Red Steel 2 confirmed for the holidays

    Ubisoft has announced that Red Steel 2 will hit Wii exclusively for the holiday season, and was built from the ground up to use MotionPlus. Set in a desert-bound metropolis, sword and gun play will be replicated on-screen using WMP. The stronger the swing, the larger the impact. “Red Steel was a unique opportunity for […]

  • Red Steel 2 to use Wii MotionPlus

    Red Steel 2 will make use of Wii MotionPlus, according to the next issue of Nintendo Power. The game’s on the cover of the magazine, which claims, “Finally, wielding a sword in a Wii game feels as real as you’d always dreamed.” You don’t want to know about the sword dreams we have. They’re horrible. […]

  • Tournament Challenge mode detailed in new Tiger Woods video

    EA has released another video for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10. Loads of golf stuff in it, including talk about the tournament challenges, clips of Tiger chatting about his mindset during some of his most memorable moments and other, well, golf stuff. The game’s out for PSP, PS2, PS3 and Xbox 360 this summer along […]

  • EA Sports titles to be bundled with Wii MotionPlus

    Both Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and Grand Slam Tennis are to be bundled with Wii MotionPlus, EA just announced. The company said specifically that, “the Wii versions of both Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis will be bundled with Nintendo’s new Wii MotionPlus accessory when the titles ship to […]

  • Virtua Tennis Wii to have online features and buttons are optional

    Sega said today that Virtua Tennis for Wii will have online modes just like the other versions, and, thanks to Wii MotionPlus, use of buttons is optional. Which is the main reason Sega feels its tennis game will stand out from EA Grand Slam Tennis. “I understand our competitors are using buttons?” said a Sega […]

  • Wii Motion Plus will not work on older Wii games

    Nintendo has told GameDaily that Wii MotionPlus will not work on older games, nor will a patch be released for WMP to work with Wii Fit. “The Wii MotionPlus accessory is only for games that are designed to make use of its abilities,” said Nintendo in a statement. The site originally theorized, that Nintendo would […]

  • More media for Grand Slam Tennis released

    Another load of shots for Grand Slam Tennis were released today, along with a video. Don’t forget that you can use Wii MotionPlus with it once the peripheral releases on June 8. Look below for the video, and on CVG for the pretty little pictures.

  • Wii MotionPlus to his US on June 8, priced $20

    Nintendo’s confirmed Wii MotionPlus for a June 8 launch. The peripheral will cost $20. Wii Sports Resort will follow on July 26. The new device and game were confirmed earlier for a June 12 and July 24 ship in Europe. Press release after the break.

  • Wii MotionPlus confirmed for June 12 in Europe

    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. […]