Gun-shaped Wiimote Announced

Soon you can play all your games gangsta-style

Peripherals! Between the Wii Wheel, Balance Board, Perfect Shot and those useless plastic bits you snap onto the Wiimote to make playing Wii Sports even more embarrassing in front of a crowd, Nintendo's casual-friendly console can't seem to get enough.

For those big into lightgun games and that arcade feeling, or if you want to pretend to shoot Pikmin in the face, Penguin United may have an interesting item to consider. The peripheral maker has announced it will be launching its CrossFire remote pistol at E3, which handily integrates pointer functionality into a gun-shaped controller. The buttons'll be repositioned for ease of use, and even works as a regular Wiimote for non-pointer games.

“The CrossFire pistol will change the way shooting games are enjoyed on the Wii platform,” promised Penguin United president Richard Huang. “Previous gun designs are bulky and just don’t work very well. The CrossFire will offer gamers all the benefits of the normal Wii remote as well as providing a true 'gun' experience."

Let's hope the "true gun experience" doesn't end in four-hour stand-offs and bean bags to the chest.