Penguin United CrossFire Pistol controller for Wii released

Dec 10, 2009
Penguin United CrossFire Pistol controller for Wii released

Nintendo's Wiimote controller has been given no shortage of attachments and shells to turn it from a wand into a sword, gun or steering wheel, but if you take your first-person shooters seriously then Penguin United have an alternative.  Their CrossFire Pistol eschews janky shells and instead integrates the Wiimote into a new, gun-shaped form factor.

Just about all of the regular functionality from the Wiimote is retained, so you get a D-pad and 1/2 buttons on the back, an A button on the side and a charging port/Nunchuck port underneath.  The B button is the trigger, there's a speaker and vibration force-feedback, and of course there's motion-sensitivity integrated; the only drawback is that it's not compatible with the MotionPlus add-on.

Nintendo Life reckon that, at $39.99 - roughly what you'd pay for a genuine Nintendo Wiimote - it's only really for the hardcore shooter fans, and that most other gamers would be satisfied with a far cheaper shell.  Still, it's nicely balanced and does what it's supposed to.  You can pick one up now from Amazon.


[via technabob]

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