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Wii MotionPlus? An accessory? Whhhaa??

Fresh from Nintendo’s Press Site we get this:

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.

Wait so the WiiMote is NOT already precise enough, you have to BUY an Add-on?? Will this be included with Wii’s coming this year?

What the heck?? Guess we’ll have to see Nintendo’s press conference to get a better idea.  One has to wonder, is this Nintendo’s way of saying to Microsoft: “Think you can match us??”

Hawkes

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