THQ takes a step into the accessory market this fall with a unique tablet controller for the Wii. As pictured below, the uDraw GameTablet resembles the digitizers graphic designers use with their PCs allowing natural drawing motions with a stylus.
Drawing space on the device measures 4" by 6" and it docks directly to the Wii Remote which it uses for power and communication with the console. It also includes a motion sensor that enables tilt-and-roll movement for interaction with characters in games. The tablet will come bundled with uDraw Studio, a collection of drawing, coloring, and art-based games, for a suggested price of $69.99.
In addition to the bundle, two other games will be available when the uDraw GameTablet hits store shelves: Pictionary and Dood's Big Adventure. These two uDraw games will carry a family-friendly price tag of $29.99. THQ plans continued support after that with additional games already in the works.
Mark Good, executive vice president kids, family, casual games and global online services said, "we've designed the uDraw GameTablet to offer something for everyone: the kids can doodle, save their creations on an SD card and print their artwork for display on the refrigerator. Students can improve their skills through in-game tutorial lessons. And the whole family can sit down together for family game time with products like Pictionary."
The uDraw GameTablet bundle and launch games will be available in the U.S. "just in time for the holiday season." Europe and other international territories will see them in early 2011.
This looks like something my young kids will love.