[E3 2009] Wii MotionPlus – A Weapon For Your Interface

WiiMotionPlus.jpg Reggie Fils-Aime took the E3 stage today to (re)introduce the upcoming Wii MotionPlus accessory for a new sense of realism with the added precision control. He claimed that the “primary weapon for all this is “interface”.

The new extender on the Wii Remote will add a new sense of realism to playing games physically rather than just with hands and finger controls. “Every little mistake you make in the real world, will be faithfully reflected in the game. New Dimension in physical reality will have you muttering the same bad words in real life,” said Fils-Aime.

“For the past couple years, physical reality has been the new way to play,” commenting on how the controller and end user experience deliver a more realistic sensation reflecting on how something would be done in real life. “It doesn’t just look more real, but feels and plays more real. For decades players just used their fingers to play the action, now they are off the couch.”

What followed were a couple of videos showing off Wii Sports Resort, and demonstrating how much more precise the controller is, visually reflected on the screen. The first video was a mix of live action and CG showing snippets of people playing ping pong, basketball, samurai fight, archery, rowing, golf.

The next video opened with a skydiving demo, jumping out of the plane, grabbing onto friends, free falling, and synchronized parachutes popping open. An archery demo of the precision control followed with the Wii MotionPlus and Nunchuck pulled taught as the arrow was pulled back on the bow and released to show precision aiming and setting.

Wii Sports Resort is set for release on July 26, and will include Frisbee (Disc Dog), Jet Skiing (Power Cruising), Kendo (Sword Play), Table Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Sky Diving, Archery and Wakeboarding.

Additional 3rd Party games for Wii MotionPlus include EA’s Grand Slam Tennis and Tiger Woods PGA 10, and Virtua Tennis 2009 from SEGA.

The aforementioned Wii Sports Resort/Wii MotionPlus trailer is posted below, along with a bunch of new screenshots.

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