Tag Archives: Wii MotionPlus
Mon, May 11, 2009 | 20:21 BST
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 using the peripheral wasn’t an option, Vandenberghe added.
“I would love to say to you that it’ll be compatible with just a regular controller, but the gameplay simply isn’t there without MotionPlus,” he added.
“That core experience just isn’t there without it.”
The game releases this Christmas. MotionPlus launches in June.
Wed, Apr 29, 2009 | 20:17 BST
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 Ubisoft to work in tandem with Nintendo to create a title exclusively for the launch of the Wii console,” said Ubisoft’s John Parkes.
“Red Steel 2 is another milestone for the company as it is the first Ubisoft title with full Wii MotionPlus integration.”
Press release is below.
Wed, Apr 29, 2009 | 08:50 BST
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.
More on Gamespot. The game has no date as yet.
Sat, Apr 25, 2009 | 16:48 BST
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 with the Wii MotionPlus bundle.
Tue, Apr 21, 2009 | 16:22 BST
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 stores this summer in Europe. In North America, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 will be bundled with the Wii MotionPlus accessory at launch.”
MotionPlus launches in the US on June 8 and in Europe on June 12.
Release after the break.
Wed, Apr 15, 2009 | 21:29 BST
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 producer during a demo with Eurogamer.
Moreover, the game includes 100 percent of the content and modes included in the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 versions.
Game’s out in May. Thanks, GoNintendo.
Wed, Apr 15, 2009 | 19:04 BST
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 release patches that “will make the new accessory work with your already existing library.”
Tue, Apr 14, 2009 | 21:14 BST
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Tue, Apr 14, 2009 | 13:26 BST
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.
Thu, Apr 09, 2009 | 07:25 BST
Nintendo said today that Wii Sports Resort is to launch in June in Japan, according to this Reuters report.
The sequel will ship overseas the following month.
The title marks the launch of Wii MotionPlus.
The news comes from a Japanese press conference.
Sat, Apr 04, 2009 | 23:01 BST
A GoNintendo reader has seen an upcoming game release list at an Amsterdam retailer and took it upon himself to snap a picture of it.
According to the shot, Wii Sports Resort, Wii MotionPlus bundle and all, will hit stores on July 10.
Same goes for the the standalone WMP, apparently.
There’s something called Wii Fit Plus on there, slated for a November 19 release. What is it? No idea.
Goes without saying, but this may not exactly be the most solid information in the world.
Sat, Apr 04, 2009 | 09:52 BST
EA Grand Slam Tennis producer Thomas Singleton has told TechRadar that Wii’s MotionPlus can be “overly responsive.”
“It truly is giving you that one-to-one control movement of your arm motion and then mapping it directly to that one-to-one movement of your character on screen,” said Singleton.
“At times it’s overly responsive. It had so much fidelity that at times we have limited that fidelity to make it a compelling experience and giving you full total control.”
Grand Slam Tennis has no confirmed release date as yet.
Tue, Mar 24, 2009 | 16:17 GMT
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.
Fri, Mar 13, 2009 | 16:29 GMT
EA has officially announced Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10.
Real-time weather will be reflected on every course, and a television broadcast style presentation with instantaneous updates will be included
ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt and the Golf Channel’s Kelly Tilghman will be the announcers.
Implementation of Wii MotionPlus includes the real-life golfing ability to draw and fade, and the ability to “open up your clubface” to take on that “dogleg or tap in that five-foot putt”.
Still coming to PSP, PS2, PS3 and Xbox 360, although most news of it swirls around the Wii version.
Get the press release after the break.
Mon, Feb 16, 2009 | 12:12 GMT
Sega just officially confirmed a Wii version of Virtua Tennis 2009.
There’s no mention of Wii MotionPlus support in the press release.
A Sega UK spokesperson has just told us that they’re unable to comment on game features beyond those listed in the press release.
A Wii MotionPlus logo is rumoured to appear on the game’s box art, making is the first officially confirmed third-party game to support Nintendo’s new motion tech if true.
Full thing after the break. The game releases in May, alongside all other versions.
Tue, Oct 07, 2008 | 06:43 BST
Speaking to VentureBeat, NoA boss Reggie Fils-Aime has claimed that Wii MotionPlus was too expensive to be implemented at Wii’s launch.
We were aware of that technology at the time we designed the original Wii,” he said.
“But the cost would have been too high for the business model. It would have been unacceptable.
By waiting about three years, the costs come down substantially and it becomes a viable product,” he said.
So that’s why you don’t have a “proper” light saber game. More through the link.
Thu, Aug 14, 2008 | 08:42 BST
Nintendo’s Wii MotionPlus add-on came as a shock to everyone – including publishers. So it’s not too surprising that a few aren’t exactly feeling buddy-buddy with Nintendo at the moment. Game Informer (via NeoGAF), however, claims that LucasArts is especially miffed.
It’s not too hard to see why either. When you’re hard at work on a Wii game with the subtitle “Lightsaber Duels,” 1:1 motion control probably sounds like a godsend. Shame then, that LucasArts was already putting the finishing touches on the game when Wii MotionPlus was announced.
And so, the wait for a real lightsaber game resumes.
Tue, Jul 29, 2008 | 07:06 BST
According to this GI report, Ubisoft’s confirmed that Wii MotionPlus will be used in sword-fighting sequel Red Steel 2.
“Red Steel 2 has been in development for many months now, and this new device will help us be even more precise in what we do with the product,” said company director Alain Corre.
The new Wii motion add-on was shown for the first time at E3 this year, and Corre believes the Red Steel brand will benefit from the tech boost.
“The Red Steel brand is strong – I think we released it on year one, and that people understood that it was a first try on new technology, technology that wasn’t completely finished. And our game tried to grab the best out of it, and was a bit rushed to be sure to offer something in year one to Wii consumers,” he added.
“So Red Steel is a brand, and as with every brand we have, we now have to reach the top quality possible. What was missing was the preciseness of the sabre – and with this new device I think it will change the experience.”
More through the link.