We had already heard that the next peripheral for Nintendo's Wii, the Wii Remote Plus, would be landing in Japan on November 11th, but it looks like Nintendo has plans to launch the controller in Europe first. The company has just announced that the remote will be launched in Europe almost a full week ahead of the launch in Japan, but it doesn't look like Nintendo's including any kind of console bundle with this launch.
The Wii Remote Plus is like your standard Wii Remote, which players have been using since the launch of the console. But, some folks out there cried out that the standard controller wasn't all that accurate, and so Nintendo created the Wii MotionPlus, which made the accuracy and sensitivity of the remote better. The next logical step was to make the Wii Remote actually feature the same functionality, but without the need of an extra piece to clip onto the controller. That's where the Remote Plus comes in.
It doesn't sound like Nintendo had to change the original controller all that much, in the size department, so if you're accustomed to the old remote and you get a new one, you hopefully won't notice a difference. Nintendo is launching the Wii Remote Plus in black, pink, white, and blue on November 5th all across Europe. The release doesn't mention anything about a price, however.
Wii Remote + Wii MotionPlus = Wii Remote Plus!
15th October 2010 – Nintendo will launch the Wii Remote Plus, an updated Wii Remote with built-in Wii MotionPlus hardware, on 5th November, giving players an incredible level of precision and gameplay accuracy without the need of additional add-ons.
Available in four colours - white, black, pink and blue, the Wii Remote Plus has the same physical dimensions of the standard Wii Remote and all compatible peripherals can be plugged into the base of the Wii Remote Plus as before, such as the Nunchuk or Classic Controller.
Functioning in exactly the same way as the Wii Remote with Wii MotionPlus connected together, the Wii Remote Plus enables players to see every twist of the wrist or arm brought to life and faithfully replicated on the TV screen with the use of one, compact controller.
Players of games such as Wii Sports Resort and FlingSmash will be able to take full advantage of the enhanced accuracy and realistic motion control which the Wii Remote Plus offers, as every swing of a golf club or fling of Zip is reflected in real-time on screen.
Wii Remote Plus launches across Europe on 5th November in black, white, pink and blue.