Nov. 19, 2007 – Today, Nintendo's new Wii Zapper™ brings the precision and thrill of arcade-style targeting games right into your home. Made exclusively for Nintendo's Wii™ system, the Wii Zapper houses a Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ to provide a better feel in games where pinpoint accuracy is key. Best of all, the Wii Zapper comes with Link's Crossbow Training™, a series of targeting challenges in the style of The Legend of Zelda®: Twilight Princess designed to demonstrate the full range of fun for the Wii Zapper, all at an MSRP of $19.99.
The Wii Zapper is quite possibly the cheapest console accessory ever, especially as it comes with a first party title, Link's Crossbow Training.
Link's Crossbow Training puts players through a series of increasingly difficult targeting tests. In some challenges, hero Link uses his trusty crossbow to hit bull's-eyes. In others he is greeted by an army of approaching enemies and navigates the terrain using the control stick on the Nunchuk. Up to four players can compete one at a time as they try to best one another's scores.
The Wii Zapper has already received support from third party publishers, with the following games all "supporting" the add-on:
- Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (Capcom)
- Ghost Squad (SEGA)
- Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 (EA)
- House of the Dead 2&3 Return (SEGA)
More titles are expected to be announced soon with the possibility of both Time Crisis 4 (Namco) and House of the Dead 4 (SEGA) coming to Wii.
You can expect full reviews of the above titles over the next few weeks. The Wii Zapper is out now in the US and will hit European shelves on December 7th.
It's only a plastic shell - I think $20 is about right for a tiny target shooting game. I hear it doesn't feel good to use too. I'll find out when mine arrives anyway.
Yeah reports are the trigger is very squidgey and not the kinda springy trigger that (I) expected.
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