Nintendo has just announced that the Wii MotionPlus add-on will be released to retailers in the US on June 8, and EU on June 12. However, the bundle with the Wii MotionPlus and with the Wii Sports Resort will be released to retailers on July 26.
Wii MotionPlus plug will retail for USD 19.99, while Wii Sports Resort will be offered for USD 49.99 which comes with one MotionPlus plug.
“Wii MotionPlus represents a new evolution in videogame control. The variety of fun games in Wii Sports Resort show off its incredible precision,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of sales and marketing.
“Developers around the world are busy working on new ways to incorporate Wii MotionPlus controls into inventive experiences for consumers.”
MTVblog just reported that Sega’s May 19 “Virtua Tennis” will support MotionPlus.
NINTENDO INTRODUCES THE WII™ MOTIONPLUS
July 14, 2008
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.