Wii Zapper Blasts Into Stores

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All the fun of coin-op light gun action can now officially be had on the Wii, as Nintendo today launches the Wii Zapper, which also comes bundled with the target-shooing archery goodness of Link’s Crossbow Training in case you forgot. Third-party publishers have also lined up a nice selection of outstanding titles to put that Wii Zapper of yours to use right away, including Medal of Honor Heroes 2 and Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (both in stores now) and Ghost Squad, which Sega will be releasing tomorrow.

“Our new Wii Zapper interface opens up a huge range of experiences for players and developers,” says George Harrison, Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. “Just as the Wii Remote put Link’s sword in your hands, now you physically pick up Link’s crossbow, take aim and shoot targets as though you were right in Hyrule. It’s another example of how Nintendo continues to change the way people interact with games.”

Strangely, some online retailers like EBgames/Gamestop and Amazon have the Wii Zapper pack listed for $24.99, while Nintendo’s official press release still says it should sell for $19.99, as had been originally announced. So I’m not sure why those shops are upping the price a bit. But at least Walmart has the correct pricing…

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