Posted by: Tha Square | July 14, 2008

New Remote Add-On to Bring 1:1 Motion Controls to the Wii

We all remember what was going through our heads when we first saw the Wii; it looked like a system that could revolutionize gaming as we know it. And though it has brought the goods in several titles, this new peripheral should put the “waggle” to rest. the MotionPlus device was revealed in a press conference earlier today and we should (hopefully) be seeing more at Nintendo’s main event tomorrow. However, they did have this to say about the MotionPlus:

“Nintendo’s upcoming Wii MotionPlus accessory for the revolutionary Wii Remote controller again redefines game control, by more quickly and accurately reflecting motions in a 3-D space. The Wii MotionPlus accessory attaches to the end of the Wii Remote and, combined with the accelerometer and the sensor bar, allows for more comprehensive tracking of a player’s arm position and orientation, providing players with an unmatched level of precision and immersion. Every slight movement players make with their wrist or arm is rendered identically in real time on the screen, providing a true 1:1 response in their game play. The Wii MotionPlus accessory reconfirms Nintendo’s commitment to making games intuitive and accessible for everyone. Nintendo will reveal more details about the Wii MotionPlus accessory and other topics Tuesday morning at its E3 media briefing.”

This is the rebirth of the Wii. Along with the Balance Board, the MotionPlus should bring us better games with the controls the Wii was intended to have. Games that are quickly approaching such as Red Steel 2, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, and The Conduit could benifit from this device. Whatever happens tomorrow, the MotionPlus is going to usher in a new era in Wii gaming.



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