Nintendo has announced US availability and pricing for its Mario-red limited edition Wii and Nintendo DSi XL bundles, together with the Wii Remote Plus controller and FlingSmash bundle. Everything will reach North American shores on November 7th, two days after going on sale in Europe.
Nintendo are seemingly preparing an updated Wiimote controller complete with integrated MotionPlus, at least that's the suggestion from box-art for the much-delayed FlingSmash Wii title. NintendoLife spotted mention of the new controller on Gamestop's preorder page: the box reads "Wii Remote Plus inside!" suggesting the two components have now been combined into a single unit.
The controller actually pictured on the packaging doesn't look particularly changed from the original Wii Remote, but it's a small image and we'll have to wait until the real thing arrives to see what aesthetic changes - if any - have been made.
Nintendo have pushed a new Wiimote controller for their Wii console through the FCC, though it's unclear what functional changes the new model will bring. Listed as model RVL-036, the diagram makes it clear that this is indeed a Wiimote but the confidentiality request locks up any live photos or the user manual until November 7th 2010.
We're hearing that Nintendo's Wii MotionPlus accessory is beginning to ship from Amazon, with preorder customers receiving emails telling them their Wiimote add-on is on its way. The MotionPlus dongle, which clips onto the base of the Wii's controller, went up for preorder back at the start of May, priced at $19.99; it brings with it greater motion recognition accuracy.
Amazon US have begun accepting pre-orders for the Wii MotionPlus, in the process confirming the previous tip that the accessory will begin shipping on June 8th. Priced at $19.99, the MotionPlus promises increased accuracy and "enhanced play control" for compatible titles.
Don't you just love when things get official? Nintendo has finally set a release date for their new MotionPlus Wiimote accessories and wouldn't you know that it's right around the corner.
You will be able to get your hands on the MotionPlus Wiimote starting on June 8th in the U.S. for $19.99. The whole goal here is to make movements more precise in-game and to allow you more functionality within the 3D world of the games like rotation.
The game that's built for this attachment is called Wii Sports Resort, but that won't be released until July 16th. However, you can purchase both at that time for $49.99. Not too bad. However, we might just have to pick this gadget up before then to give it a try....
Well, it looks like the MotionPlus controllers for the Nintendo Wii are finally going to hit the U.S. market, as they received at July release date. This comes after the remotes took longer to get official than had been anticipated.
After reports yesterday that Nintendo's Wii MotionPlus accessory was facing delays, the company has struck back with a somewhat sneaky denial. According to the latest rumors, technical difficulties had pushed the MotionPlus launch back from its originally expected June; however according to Nintendo, it's not been delayed because they haven't actually officially confirmed it.
Nintendo's MotionPlus accessory for the Wii's Wiimote controller may be facing a delay, with the company rumored to be "trying to figure out a few hiccups" before the attachment launches. That's the word from the IGN Wii podcast, which suggests the Wii MotionPlus is causing engineers inside Nintendo unexpected amounts of trouble.