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Nintendo Confirms Wii Remote Plus with Built-in MotionPlus

Nintendo has confirmed the existence of the Wii Remote Plus--which has MotionPlus sensor built-in--at its press conference in Japan. The device was spotted on advance box-art for the upcoming Nintendo-published, MotionPlus-requiring FlingSmash last week.

The box-art was removed and Nintendo told Shacknews it had "nothing to announce at this time," when asked for comment. The Wii Remote Plus will presumably be bundled with FlingSmash, which releases on November 7. Read more »

"The Nyco Wand+ is a really good product. Aside from ugliness, the controller is an incredible ..."
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Conduit 2 Will (Unsurprisingly) Support Wii MotionPlus

SEGA and High Voltage Software's sequel Conduit 2 will non-shockingly utilize Nintendo's Wii MotionPlus for enhanced control, though it will not be mandatory.

"Wii MotionPlus is something that the fans have been asking for since it was announced - we looked at it for the original game, took a look at its implementation in other titles, and ultimately felt that we could add to the experience in Conduit 2 by supporting it." explains Eric Nofsinger, Chief Creative Officer of High Voltage Software. "It's by no means required - gamers will have a great experience without it - but it does offer a level of extra control and adds value to those with the accessory." Read more »

"i think this game would sell so much more copies if it was on the 360 pc or ps3. it has so much ..."
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New Standard Wii Package Includes MotionPlus, Wii Sports Resort, Available in Black

The Nintendo Wii will be available in black from May 9, Nintendo has announced, when it updates the $199 standard bundle to include Wii Sports Resort and the MotionPlus peripheral in addition to Wii Sports and a controller, as had been rumoured.

"By including even more of our top-quality hardware and software in the basic Wii system package, we're extending that commitment to entertainment and value," said Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime. "Now more than ever, consumers can count on Nintendo to deliver inclusive fun and advanced motion controls at a mass-market price." Read more »

"nunchuk is included, yes. says nintendo: "In addition to the intuitive, motion-sensing Wii ..."
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Majesco Thrusts 'Swords' on Wii, Developers Panic

The latest from Attack of the Movies 3-D, Go Play Lumberjacks and We Wish You a Merry Christmas developer Panic Button has been unveiled in the form of Swords.

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"Oh, Majesco, you never stop the amusement, do you? (secretly hoping it doesn't suck)"
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EA's Wii Tennis and Tiger Woods 10 Now Arriving at Wii MotionPlus Launch

Electronic Arts' first two games to take advantage of the Wii MotionPlus accessory will now arrive alongside the optional add-on on June 8, the publisher announced today.

Previously, the Wii editions of EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 were slated to launch on June 16. Both games will be available individually at $50, with a $60 Tiger Woods bundle packing the regularly $20 accessory. Read more »

"Perhaps, but EA's really driving the point home with Grand Slam and the upcoming EA Sports ..."
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Wii MotionPlus and Wii Sports Resort Dated

Nintendo has announced prices and release dates for its control-enhancing Wii MotionPlus accessory and the game Wii Sports Resort, which will take advantage of it.

The Wii MotionPlus, out June 8 costing $20 per accessory, attaches to a Wiimote to increases the sensitivity and accuracy of its motion sensors to an almost 1:1 scale.

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"Yep Grand Slam tennis & Tiger Woods 10 are both out 6/15 and both support motion plus. I think ..."
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Wii MotionPlus Due Out by June?

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New details from a Nintendo Power preview indicate that the Wii MotionPlus, the remote add-on that enhances the precision the Wii motion controls, is due out sometime prior to June 18.

Nintendo Power's recent preview of EA's Grand Slam Tennis title mentions that the MotionPlus is "due out prior to Grand Slam's release."

After noticing the tidbit, GoNintendo tracked down the June 18 release of Grand Slam Tennis, leading to the assumption that the MotionPlus accessory will make it to stores sometime ahead of the date. Read more »

"They sure did, and no one since has. Why? Because Nintendo developers understand their ..."
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EA's Wii Tennis and Tiger Woods 10 Hit in June, Support Wii MotionPlus

Electronic Arts today announced that EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 will hit Wii on June 16, and confirmed that the two will the first Wii games out of EA that support the upcoming MotionPlus controller add-on.

Nintendo unveiled the accessory last summer, promising that it would improve the accuracy of the Wii Remote's motion-sensing capabilities to an almost 1:1 scale. At last official word, the add-on was to be bundled with Wii Sports Resort this spring. Read more »

"Would love to hit with crazy topspin that way with a semi-wester grip. :)"
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Wii Lightsaber Demonstrated by AiLive, LucasArts Beaten to the Punch

Related Topics – Nintendo Wii, Wii MotionPlus

Since the Wii's inception, fans have been clamoring for a 1:1 motion-accurate lightsaber game from LucasArts. And while Nintendo's announcement of the Wii MotionPlus accessory caught developers off guard, it appears that progress is being made toward that ultimate goal--albeit by a less familiar source.

LiveMove 2 is a piece of middleware designed to help developers easily incorporate Wii MotionPlus support into their games. Produced by AiLive, the tools were demonstrated in a short video (below), which shows a developer using a laser sword to knock around objects, including a human figure. Read more »

"Oh hell yeah! EA developing 40 titles? I'm sure they will all be quality."
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Red Steel 2 to Utilize Wii MotionPlus

A sequel to Ubisoft's first-person sword and gunplay title Red Steel will make use of Nintendo's Wii MotionPlus peripheral, a device which drastically increases the motion sensitivity of the Wii Remote.

The peripheral was first demonstrated at Nintendo's E3 2008 press conference along with Wii Sports Resort, the only announced title to make use of the device at that time. The game and Wii MotionPlus will be sold together as a bundle in the spring of 2009. Read more »

"I got about halfway through and I thought that it was getting better. The looking controls just ..."
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WiiMotion Plus Came as Shock to Developers

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Following the debut of the Wii MotionPlus peripheral at last week's E3 2008 exhibition, several third party Wii developers told GameInformer that they were not given prior notice of the peripheral's development before its official unveiling.

According to the report, the developers questioned added that they were not briefed of the implementation of the Wii MotionPlus—which promises to bring one-to-one motion control to the Wii Remote—and were doubtful that they would be able to support the device in games currently under development. Read more »

"I bet some devs will make games that support it but don't require it."
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