Vitality Sensor News

News: Satoru Iwata - Tech Limitations Held Wii Vitality Sensor Back, But Launch is Still Possible

Satoru Iwata - Tech Limitations Held Wii Vitality Sensor Back, But Launch is Still Possible

It has a pulse

Ah, the Vitality Sensor. Remember that? It was shown off at E3 2009, leading to the raising of many eyebrows as Nintendo President Satoru Iwata pitched its ability to track the pulse and other readings, and explained how it could be suitable for games of relaxation. It's gone down as one of Nintendo's quirkiest product announcements,...

News: Vitality Sensor Will Be Released When Everyone Can Enjoy It

Vitality Sensor Will Be Released When Everyone Can Enjoy It

Or 99% of people anyway

Nintendo recently assured everyone that the Vitality Sensor is still in development, but if you've been wondering what's taking so long, let Nintendo president Satoru Iwata explain. Speaking at a recent financial results briefing, Iwata clarified that the sensor is still on the way but won't reach the market until it's suitable for everyone. This is a totally new type of..

News: Relax, the Vitality Sensor is Still in Development

Relax, the Vitality Sensor is Still in Development

Nothing to get worked up about

The Wii Vitality Sensor made waves at E3 2009 as one of the most bizarre Nintendo add-ons of recent times, then all-but disappeared from gaming radars as Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and the 3DS drew all the focus in last year's show. The sensor's invisibility caused many to suggest Nintendo had quietly ditched the device, but president Satoru Iwata has confirmed..

News: Vitality Sensor Details and Game Ideas Emerge in Patent Application

Vitality Sensor Details and Game Ideas Emerge in Patent Application

It's all about haemoglobin, apparently

E3 2010, TGS 2010 and Nintendo's Conference all came and went without even so much as a snifter of new information about the Vitality Sensor. Although Nintendo is still keeping the device behind closed doors, Siliconera has uncovered patent applications that reveal more about how the sensor works as well as its potential applications. Essentially, the..

News: Vitality Sensor's Vague Vital Signs Ever-Virile

Vitality Sensor's Vague Vital Signs Ever-Virile

Expo no-show no dodo

Those who discounted Nintendo's odd pulse-reading doohickey as a stillborn experiment swept under the carpet in favour of more potent technological advancements might want to re-count those unhatched chickens. As Nintendo of America's Cammie Dunaway told GameSetWatch: We're continuing to work on the Vitality Sensor. As we thought about what we wanted to bring to E3, we..

News: Red Steel 3 Teased in Official French Nintendo Magazine

Red Steel 3 Teased in Official French Nintendo Magazine

Updated: Ubisoft makes a statement

There's a curious little teaser in the back of France's official Nintendo magazine (appropriately titled Nintendo Magazine) that was brought to our attention by French website LiveGen. And that is that Ubisoft Montreal is already hard at work on le tiers in the Red Steel series. The Red Steel series has so far been Ubisoft's experimentation playground for Wii,..

News: Might The Next Zelda Sense Your Vitality?

Might The Next Zelda Sense Your Vitality?

Miyamoto: New tech with existing gameplay is pretty rad

The Nintendo Wii isn't exactly short of peripheral hardware. While the Balance Board and MotionPlus are relatively self-explanatory and their uses pretty easy to comprehend, the Vitality Sensor has left a question mark over gamers' heads. Since its flagship game was announced last summer, things have gone quiet again. That is until now, when..

E3 2009: Wii Vitality Sensor is Revealed

Wii Vitality Sensor is Revealed

Nintendo - inventing ways to play that you never knew you wanted.

If like Master Higgins you find yourself constantly running low on vitality then this might be a must-have Wii Remote add-on for you. For everyone else it might seem a little pointless. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata revealed the contraption at this year’s E3 but he neglected to reveal what application it would be used for, he..