[E3 2008] Nintendo Whips Out New Wii MotionPlus Wiimote Add-on


Like Microsoft, Nintendo apparently couldn’t wait for its E3 media briefing tomorrow to let loose one of its major unveils. The house that Mario built is now proud to introduce the Wii MotionPlus, an accessory add-on for the Wii Remote promising to deliver “more comprehensive tracking of a player’s arm position and orientation, providing players with an unmatched level of precision and immersion.” As you can see in the picture, the Wii MotionPlus is a small dongle that snaps onto the bottom of the Wiimote. Once attached, every arm and wrist movement is said to be tracked and rendered in real time at a true 1:1 response. That means no more delayed control responses, if it works as advertised.

That’s all Nintendo is saying for now. Check back for more tomorrow morning when Nintendo will be announcing further details and demoing the new accessory during its press conference.

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