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E3 2008: Nintendo Announce MotionPlus Accessory

Posted by Anthony Dickens

Nintendo's new Wiimote addon is designed to capture a "true 1:1 response", but why Nintendo, Why?

Nintendo's upcoming Wii MotionPlus accessory for the revolutionary Wii Remote controller again redefines game control, by more quickly and accurately reflecting motions in a 3-D space. The Wii MotionPlus accessory attaches to the end of the Wii Remote and, combined with the accelerometer and the sensor bar, allows for more comprehensive tracking of a player’s arm position and orientation, providing players with an unmatched level of precision and immersion. Every slight movement players make with their wrist or arm is rendered identically in real time on the screen, providing a true 1:1 response in their game play. The Wii MotionPlus accessory reconfirms Nintendo’s commitment to making games intuitive and accessible for everyone. Nintendo will reveal more details about the Wii MotionPlus accessory and other topics Tuesday morning at its E3 media briefing.

Hmm, very interesting - we certainly didn't see this one coming. Nintendo haven't really explained why we would want one of these, nor what it exactly means for our gaming experience.

We'll be waiting with everyone else for further details at E3 tomorrow, watch this space!

[via nintendo.com]

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User Comments (5)

get2sammybAdmin

#3

get2sammyb said:

I'm surprised at the timing they announced this. Reckon they were trying to trump the possibility of an XBOX remote?

I've heard a rumour on the grapevine that this MotionPlus extension might be packaged with a Wii Sports 2.

Stay tuned.

i8cookie

#4

i8cookie said:

might be good, but all the best games at the moment don't really rely on motion sensing to be good. If it's packaged with wii sports 2 and is awesome then it might be werf it

stickmangrit

#5

stickmangrit said:

you guys remember that lightsaber game we were all clamoring for, but knew would never work with the current Wiimote motion sensors? yeaaaaah, it might be a little closer now than we thought.

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