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Wii Wheel Available As Standalone

Posted by Anthony Dickens

Ubisoft's Wii Wheel attachment will be both bundled with GT Pro Series, Monster 4X4 and sold separately

If you missed the news earlier in the month, Ubisoft unveiled a "Wii Wheel" attachment that'll be bundled with its driving games.

Essentially the wheel is a shell for your Wii Mote which allows you to hold and turn it more like a steering wheel. However Ubisoft have now confirmed to Gamespot that the attachment will be sold separately so users can use it with games like Excite Truck and Need For Speed.

"Nintendo isn't the only company playing the shell game. Ubisoft will include a steering wheel attachment for the Wii controller with two of its eight Wii launch titles: GT Pro Series and Monster 4x4 World Circuit. The wheel will be compatible with a number of Wii racing titles.

However, the publisher confirmed for GameSpot today that it will also sell the wheel separately, so gamers eager to hit the streets with expected launch titles Need for Speed Carbon or ExciteTruck might be able to make use of the add-on without picking up Ubi's racers. Both GT Pro Series and Monster 4x4 World Circuit will retail for $49.99, while the steering wheel attachments will also be sold separately for $19.99."

Good news for gamers that weren't looking at buying the Ubisoft titles, but a tad pricey at $19.99? You decide.

[via uk.gamespot.com]

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User Comments (4)

Nanaki

#1

Nanaki said:

Would be worth the price with pedals, not just a glorified Wii-Mote holder

cronotrigger913

#2

cronotrigger913 said:

I was worried about this recently. I really want this peripheral, but the two games that come with it aren't tickling my fancy very much. GT Pro seems the most interesting, but my funds are somewhat lacking. Thankfully, Ubisoft did the right thing.

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