Wii MotionPlus - News

April2012

  • News Real Life Skyward Sword Controls Don't Work

    Though kids have better luck

    We rather liked The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, stating that it's 'as good a Zelda game as we've ever played' in our perfect 10 review. We simply felt that everything blended beautifully, including the immersive MotionPlus controls. Not everyone felt the same about the control scheme, however, with some complaining...

November2011

  • Feature The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword in Motion

    Were the motion controls worth the wait?

    Very few games over the past decade have had the sheer level of hype and anticipation that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword has found heaped upon it. Not only has the game been in development for an extremely long time, but it's also been hampered by developmental challenges that, at one point, almost led...

April2010

  • News Hudson Serves Up Deca Sports 3 Announcement

    Will include MotionPlus support and online play

    Hudson recently announced plans to release the next iteration in its Deca Sports series (known as Sports Island in the UK), Deca Sports 3. According to its press release, Hudson is including Wii MotionPlus support for all ten games, which may pique the interest of those unfamiliar with the series. As you may expect, twenty sports after the original's..

October2009

  • News Red Steel 2 Devs "Have Beaten Waggle"

    Still have room for breakfast

    We're getting excited about Red Steel 2 here at Nintendo Life - in fact, we have been ever since our hands-on back in April! Whether it's the super-cool Japan-come-Wild West setting, the tasty graphics or the MotionPlus controls, there's no doubt it's one of the big titles we're dying to play next year. Sadly, all this time not able to play the game is proving a bit..

September2009

June2009

  • News New Wii Zelda May Require MotionPlus To Function

    So says Miyamoto

    Nintendo game design legend Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed that the new Wii Zelda - which was announced at this year's E3 - is being built with the intention of exploiting the newly-released Wii MotionPlus accessory. For those of you that don't know, MotionPlus bolts onto the base of the Wii Remote and offers a more accurate detection of movement. Speaking to Wired, Miyamoto said:..

  • News Wii Sports Resort: Now With Online Features!

    But don't get your hopes too high...

    Let's face it - even if Wii Sports Resort was just a half-baked version of pétanque it'd still sell amazingly well based on the Wii Sports name alone. Still, those of you who are planning to pick this one up for its MotionPlus ability might be interested to know that the game is set to feature WiiConnect24 capabilities. Browsing the Nintendo Channel and seeking..

  • News Miyamoto Unconcerned By Rival Motion Control Systems

    Sony and Microsoft's attempts 'lack depth', says Mario's dad

    This year's E3 was an interesting one for fans of motion-controlled gaming. Not only did Sony unveil it's PS3 'wand' controller, Microsoft went one better with Natal, which doesn't use a controller at all. Naturally, one might wonder what Nintendo - the company that started this particular revoluition - is thinking right now. The BBC..

  • News Wii Sports Resort E3 Trailer

    A look at the upcoming Wii Sports Resort title.

    We got a really good in-depth look at the upcoming Wii Sports Resort today during Nintendo's Press Conference and we were also fortunate enough to get our hands on the official E3 trailer and press release as well. We saw how intricate the movements of the Wii Motion Plus are inside the game during the Archery mode demonstration. It's clear that this..

  • News Red Steel 2 To Be Bundled With Wii MotionPlus

    Yet another non-Nintendo release gets the WMP pack-in treatment, plus more story details are revealed

    A while back, Ubisoft dropped the bombshell that its upcoming Wii title Red Steel 2 would require the Wii MotionPlus to play. It was a risky statement, as sales of the game would depend on how well the new accessory sold. However, Ubisoft has today confirmed that the game will be bundled with Wii..

May2009

  • News You're Gonna Need Wii MotionPlus To Enjoy Red Steel 2

    Ubisoft makes its high-profile sequel dependant on the new add-on

    The original Red Steel was a great idea that was sadly let down by a terrible control system. While people were quick to blame Ubisoft for coming up with such a half-baked concept, the latest news regarding the sequel might shed some light on why the previous game was so poor: the Wii's control system just wasn't accurate enough..

April2009

  • News Namco Bandai Turns Up The Heat With Cook Or Be Cooked

    A realistic Cooking Mama?

    'Casual' gaming on the Wii is currently big business so we probably shouldn't be surprised that Namco Bandai - along with Ghostbusters developer Red Fly Studios - is working on a 'serious' cooking title. Food Network: Cook or be Cooked contains a fully-stocked kitchen and will attempt to give a more true-to-life...

  • News Peter Moore: "EA Needs To Do Better On Wii"

    Former Microsoft man comes clean about EA's poor Wii performance

    EA Sports boss Peter Moore has admitted to Eurogamer that his company isn't doing as well as it could be when it comes to the Nintendo Wii. Speaking in an exclusive interview with the UK-based website, Moore had this to say: I think we need to continue to work on the Wii. When I look at the attach rate on the Wii of our software to..

  • News EA thrilled with MotionPlus

    The producer of Grand Slam Tennis at Giganto-Company EA had quite a bit to say on the subject of Nintendo's Remote-enhancer, and a quick whisper of new in-game characters too.

    Producer Tommy Singleton has the enviable honour of being in charge of one of the first MotionPlus-supported games (and the expectations that come with it), but quite luckily the add-on won him over from Day One; In certain..

  • News Tiger Woods and Grand Slam Tennis Get EU MotionPlus Bundles

    US gamers only getting Tiger bundle love?

    A press released just issued by EA has confirmed what we've expected for a while - the Wii MotionPlus is getting bundled with third-party software. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and Grand Slam Tennis will both be packed with the new device, but the press release states that only the former will be getting the same treatment in the US. EA SPORTS™, a label of..

  • News Wii Sports Resort & MotionPlus: Prices and Dates Confirmed

    Nintendo of America's press site is updated with some information Wii gamers have been waiting for!

    If you live in North America, you'll be pleased to know that Wii MotionPlus and Wii Sports Resort have finally been given release dates. Dates? Plural? Correct. Wii MotionPlus has been dated for June 8, 2009 and will carry a MSRP of $19.99, and just a little over a month later on July 26, 2009,..

  • News Wii Sports Resort With MotionPlus Coming in July?

    Could Wii MotionPlus finally have a release date?

    A picture was taken at an Amsterdam gaming retailer which shows a much-hyped Wii Sports Resort coming bundled with the Wii MotionPlus accessory being released on July 10, 2009. It also shows the Wii Motion Plus “Controller” being sold as a separate item as well. This could mean that it would be a stand-alone accessory, or that it could be..

March2009

  • News Motion Plus finally gets a date

    The slippery release date of WiiMotion plus has firmed up as a pack-in title

    Since the announcement of Wii motion plus at E3 2008, it was slated to pack in with the eagerly awaited WiiSports Resort. That was supposed to be this spring, and wait... it's spring right now. One delay after another has left us all wondering, but it seems it's not the add-on that's holding things up because now it's..

  • News Wii MotionPlus Set For July Release?

    EA certainly seem to think so

    Leading US magazine Nintendo Power has recently published a short preview of EA’s upcoming Grand Slam Tennis and nestled within the text is this comment: Thomas Singleton (EA) and his Vancouver-based team hope to take things to the next level, thanks in no small part to the Wii MotionPlus accessory (due out prior to Grand Slam’s release). The clever chaps over at..

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