Wii Sports Resort to Launch Internationally in July

No longer just a rumour!

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata today announced during his address to The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan that Wii Sports Resort would be released in Japan in June, with an overseas release in July.

The sequel to Nintendo's hugely successful pack-in title uses the enhanced motion-sensing capabilities of the Motion-Plus peripheral to accurately simulate activities such as sword-fighting, jet-ski racing and Frisbee. The game will come bundled with the accessory and a special extended Wiimote jacket that accomodates the added length of the controller when used in conjunction with the add-on. The Wii MotionPlus will also be available as a stand-alone purchase at release.

Iwata's announcement seems to confirm earlier reports which suggested a July 10 release for the bundle, denied as rumour in typical Nintendo fashion. Until those dates are confirmed, we'll just have to continue speculating.

Expect an announcement here at Nintendo Life when Wii Sports Resort is given a confirmed release date.

[via reuters.com]

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