Whoa, this was a surprise from Nintendo this morning! It seems that Nintendo has invented a new accessory to improve speed and/or accuracy of the WiiMote giving it 1:1 arm/wrist motion detection. I assume that this means that you will be able to more accurately control games such as first person shooters? What will Nintendo do to showcase this new accessory? Could there be a new Zelda game in the works which utilizes the 1:1 motion controls of this new accessory? Can you say lightsaber? More to be announced at E3!
Nintendo’s upcoming Wii MotionPlus accessory for the revolutionary Wii Remote controller again redefines game control, by more quickly and accurately reflecting motions in a 3-D space. The Wii MotionPlus accessory attaches to the end of the Wii Remote and, combined with the accelerometer and the sensor bar, allows for more comprehensive tracking of a player’s arm position and orientation, providing players with an unmatched level of precision and immersion. Every slight movement players make with their wrist or arm is rendered identically in real time on the screen, providing a true 1:1 response in their game play. The Wii MotionPlus accessory reconfirms Nintendo’s commitment to making games intuitive and accessible for everyone. Nintendo will reveal more details about the Wii MotionPlus accessory and other topics Tuesday morning at its E3 media briefing.