Wii MotionPlus

Zelda Skyward Sword in final development stages, will be released after OOT 3DS

Precious few details have been released regarding The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and we still don’t have a release date more specific than “some time in 2011”. However, we did get this tiny tidbit. IGN reports: According to CEO Satoru Iwata, who briefly mentioned the game at an investors briefing today, development is in the final stages. However, the game’s release wi...

New Game Get takes a dip in the Endless Ocean

The big release this week is the budget title sequel to Endless Ocean for Wii. I think it’s the first WiiSpeak game Nintendo has released since Animal Crossing came out over a year ago. On the downloadable side of things, GhostSlayer sounds interesting as its the first WiiWare game I know of that uses MotionPlus. Of note: there are no Virtual Console games at all this week! That must mean ev...

Confirmed: Next Zelda title will use Wii MotionPlus

The next Zelda title, we learned today, is about to go MotionPlus exclusive. The confirmation came from notoriously loose-lipped Shigeru Miyamoto, in an interview from Tokyo this week. “In this (installment of the series), we’re using MotionPlus to make you feel much more like you’re actually fighting while holding a sword in your hand,” Miyamoto said. “In the previous game, you aimed at...

NHL 2K10 misses the hat trick

According to the NHL 2K10 Wii description on Amazon: Enjoy online voice chat capabilities via WiiSpeak and precise one-to-one control with WiiMotion Plus Two peripherals at once??  I think the Balance Board could be a fun thing to slap under your feet during a hockey match, too.  Oh well .. no hat trick!  HA!  I kill me. Anyway, has anyone played NHL 2K10 yet? [photo found here]

U.S. Wii owners can go to the dark side for the holidays

Japan’s already been reveling in all that is black and plastic ever since Nintendo introduced a black Wii and black peripherals in that market this past August (yes, it really is September already). Now it’s our turn! Well, it will be, just as soon as Nintendo delivers stock in time for the holiday season. We Yanks will be on the receiving end of a black Wiimote, black cover, black Wii...

Infendo Quick Thought – Wii Sports Resort Japanese import impressions

Several of the Infendo staff this past week have been tinkering around with the recently released Japanese version of Wii Sports Resort. What are my impressions thus far? While others may be prematurely awarding Wii Sports Resort with game of the year 2009, it’s just not all that. I hate to be Johnny Raincloud, but after spending almost 10 hours with Resort I get the impression that Nintendo nev...

E3 Hands on: Wii Sports Resort

I’m just going to come out and say it, Wii Motion Plus is everything Nintendo said it was going to be. After playing around with various mini games on the Wii from Table Tennis, Sword Fighting, Sky Diving, and Archery; I am almost certain that any game that uses motion plus in the future will be so accurate it will probably hinder the performance of players. Let me start off with the two imp...

Wii Sports Resort – E3 2009 Trailer

Nintendo bought themselves a slow-mo machine.

Two new sports added to Wii Sports Resort

Two new Wii Sports Resort mini-games have been discovered in a Wii MotionPlus demonstration video released on Nintendo of Japan’s Wii website. From the video we can see that table tennis, and golf will be included as well as an enhanced katana-chopping-bamboo mini-game. Will you be picking this up?

ExciteBots-inspired gambling question of the day

What’s the over under, in months, on the amount of time before Nintendo reveals an all-in-one Wiimote w/MotionPlus built in? I’m saying three, and bet the under.

Ubisoft’s gambit? Red Steel 2 is MotionPlus-only

Back in 2006, while pundits were snickering about the console’s name, publisher Ubisoft threw caution to the wind and devoted substantial development time and marketing to the Wii. Exclusive titles, shovelware, rush jobs like Red Steel that were panned by critics yet managed to carve out a cult following—Ubisoft touched all those bases in its quest to become the de facto third party Wii pu...

First Red Steel 2 screen shot reveals unique visual style

Our first glimpse at how Red Steel 2 will look in-game. Bravo to the developers who are finally adapting to the Wii’s underpowered hardware (see Madden 10). What do you think of the new cel-shaded style? Comment below! Image via GoNintendo, via Nintendo Power – June 2009

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