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Tue, Oct 07, 2008 | 17:00 BST
Nintendo’s confirmed that both the Wii Speak microphone and Wii Speak Channel will launch on December 5 in Europe.
We’ll let Nintendo PR do the talking:
Wii Speak enables people to connect to and communicate with friends using the free-to-use Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection* in a way that is very socially inclusive. Wii Speak can be connected directly to the console and pick up the conversations from an entire room of people, meaning friends and families can all get involved in conversations, sharing gaming and social experiences together. It’s just like using a phone to make a call and chat with other Wii-friends: but with Wii Speak, everyone in the room can get involved in the conversation.
The new Wii Speak Channel, accessed from the Wii’s main menu, allows up to four console users – who can be anywhere in the world – to connect together to chat, or to share pictures and text messages at no extra cost. Once connected, the Wii Speak Channel brings user’s Miis to life: as users’ Miis represent them on-screen during their conversations. When players are talking to each other, their Miis also ‘talk’ to match the sound that is being picked up by the Wii Speak accessory.
It’s out in the US in mid-November.
Press release after the break.
Thu, Oct 02, 2008 | 20:28 BST
As reported by Joystiq, Nintendo’s announced the Wii Speak Channel in California this morning.
According to NoA’s Cammy Dunaway, up to four people can chat together, and the Wii Speak microphones will come with a coupon to download the channel.
No launch date was given. More through the link.
Update: This Kotaku report says it’s launching next month.
Update 2: It’s out on November 16. Says so on Shacknews.