Nintendo Wii Remote Plus tipped by FlingSmash box-art

Chris Davies - Sep 24, 2010
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Nintendo Wii Remote Plus tipped by FlingSmash box-art

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.

MotionPlus increases the motion-sensing accuracy of the original Wii controller, snapping onto the handset’s peripheral port. ¬†FlingSmash is known to require the adapter, which would certainly imply that the bundled Wiimote has MotionPlus technology integrated inside.

The game itself has seen its estimated release – Summer 2010 – come and go, and there’s nowspeculation that development of this new controller version could be the reason for it.


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