Nintendo Says Not Every Wii U Game Will Use Wii MotionPlus

Based on a page from Game Informer’s latest issue on Wii U, Nintendo has confirmed that not all Wii U games will use Wii MotionPlus, and developers have the option of whether they want to implement Wii MotionPlus in their games.

A couple of Nintendo Land attractions, including Metroid Blast and The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest, require Wii MotionPlus for their multiplayer components; but Animal Crossing: Sweet Day and Luigi’s Ghost Mansion, for example, can be played by using original Wii Remotes for multiplayer.

110 thoughts on “Nintendo Says Not Every Wii U Game Will Use Wii MotionPlus”

        1. Did anyone else receive a spot pass message from Nintendo letting you know the Americas have collected over 10 billion coins in NSMB2? They restored all of the red mushroom huts in the game and gave a tip on how to unlock Luigi.

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                1. I personally prefer mario because he stops quicker, i dunno if he did in new super mario bros but i didnt really try, because i was expecting him too

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        1. I have the blue one. I need more motion plus. Will the price for them drop or stay the same at wii u launch? And do any Nintendoland games require a nunchuck? Or is nintendo stepping away from that accessory.

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    1. It just makes it more complicated for the consumer in the end, but if you went M+ only then not everyone would be able to use their wiimotes and that’s what Nintendo wanted to let consumers do, because they know millions of people have wiimotes. Hopefully the majority will just use motion plus and then become the standard.

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    2. I think Montion plus is only necessary for games that really need to know the location of the wii remote in space. But I guess we should just turn to the newer tech anyway

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  1. WiiMotes have to be the WORST controllers ever made , it lacks buttons , lacks functions , the whole thing is a gimmick , if the wii didnt have that joke of a controller then it would get more 3rd party support , But we all know Nintendo likes being a money whore and makes cheap gimmicks to make their products sell , LOL 3DS 3D function …We all know how that went , hahaha

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      1. Clone? And Microsoft atleast CARES about their fans unlike SHITENDO , Nintendo just thanks their fans by NOT releasing mother,star fox,Fzero,metroid but instead giving you shitty mario games every year , how good does that sound? And btw sonys new ip The Last Of Us looks superb ;) shittendo cant make any good ips other than mother.

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        1. What!! you must be fucking kidding right? X box could give 2 shits plus a giggle about their gamers, that’s why you asses are PAYING for online. Throw in the RROD and the fact that they totally wasted the opportunity at a Killer Instinct 3, and it becomes painfully clear if fuck was a cookie Microsoft gamers wouldn’t get a crumb! …..$$$$

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            1. Reggie’s gona come out on stage and go, “sup bitches! My body is ready! And so will yours!”

              Nah, but i think we’ll see some cool stuff, this is technically their TGS, seeing as they are officially attending.

              My predictions are:
              • Price and release date
              • More NintendoLand stuff
              • More Miiverse
              • Black Ops 2 official confirmation
              • Floor demos for Black Ops 2, Assassins Creed, ZombiU, Darksiders 2 maybe, Mario and NintendoLand.
              • Maybe 3DS news.
              • Probably some new stuff, hopefully, if we’re extreeeemely lucky, Retro’s game. It supposedly got pulled from E3, so i think we MAY see it.

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            2. But yes, soon as that comferemce starts, the locks are off, all the developers can finally speak up, Nintendo can stop beatig around bush and Sony and MS can get their notebooks out -__-

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                1. Ditto onthe microsoft, and i love Sony but theyve slippeda little, too many exclusives that are shooters…

                  But theres already at least 2-3 games that have uet to beannounced forWiiU, so fingers crossed

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        2. The last of us.. You really consider that a new IP? Yes, technically it is, but It’s Uncharted with different characters/story. If Nintendo made a platformer, with a character named Joe Bob who could jump, break blocks, grab powerups and save the day by defeating the evil alien overlord, you would consider that a new IP from Nintendo? Yes, the last of us looks good, and Uncharted was a good series. In reality, it’s more or less Uncharted 4 with a new cast and story. Not really THAT innovative.

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      2. Lol this UNation kid had to have a brown ring around his neck, cause his head is up Nintendos rectum so far that he is blind to the truth. Look, I love Nintendo. But for me to sit there and say Wii U looks like it will be the stellar success Wii is, which sold good simply because of its simplicity, would be a foolish comment. The majority of ppl who bought a Wii did so simply because it was cheap and easy. Wii U won’t be as cheap, and that majority I was talking about will think of Wii U as a simple Wii upgrade, a mistake which has been made by numerous videogame journalists. The mistake could have been easily fixed if Nintendo would have just changed the name and have on the box “compatible with all Wii games, controllers, and peripherals”. Also, the main focus of the launch is Nintendo Land, which no one cares about. I hope it the best, but I don’t see how Wii U could garner near the success.

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        1. You’re nothing but a graphics whore and a complete loser, Snoob Diggity Doggshit. U just mad because Nintendo is the leader in innovating video games. Its two competitors just wannabe like the Big N. All they do is make graphics and use the same monotonous controllers since their debut. If it weren’t for Nintendo releasing their first video game console in 1983 (Japan) and 1985 (United States), Sony and Microsoft’s consoles would have ceased to exist. You lose! Good day sir!

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          1. I know these are old comments now, and i love my playstations, but technically these playstation and xbox controllers are reshaped super nintendo controllers with extra triggers.

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      1. That’s exactly what it is. Nintendo’s first party games are awesome because they push their hardware! And now they have the “UNITY engine and they’re allowing ALL their devs 1st 2nd and 3rd parties basically free rein to do what they want! Let’s see who steps up and has the balls to push Wii U to it’s limits. The lazy devs will blame itt on Nintendo but I think we’ll seegreats like Ubisoft, Sega, and several Indie companies prove otherwise.

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    1. GO GET YOUR TWIN STICK PAD>>>>>>>>>>>>NOW I MEAN IT NOOOW<<<< MEET ME OUTSIDE IL FPS YOU INTO NEXT WEEK USING A WII REMOTE SHUT THE F**K UP YOU FAKE CORE AS A 40 YR OLD MALE WHOS GAMED SINCE 1980 BROTHER AND LOL AT PEEPS LIKE U I CAN GARANTEE THE WIIMOTE AND CHUCK IS BY FAR IL REPETE BY FAR THE BEST CONTROLS EVER U IDIOT"""

      GO PLAY FPS ON A DUALSHOCK AND PRETEND YOUR CORE ITS HUMANS LIKE U WHO ARE DESTROYING GAMING WITH YOUR INSANE TOTALLY INSANE IRELIVENT ANTI CONTROLLER EVOLUTION STAND POINT

      ITS OH SO ACCEPTED THE CPU GPU ETC EVOLVE AS SOON AS ITS THE CONTROLS AS ALWAYS BY NINTENDO THE FAKE CORE WHO 1996 CONTROL THERE FAKE AZZ CORE GAMES WITH SONYS CAVEMAN PAD WHO STUBBENLY TALK THIS ANTI CONTROLER EVOLUTION TALK

      LITTLE SECRET TO YOU FOOLS CORE GAMERS EMBRACE CONTROLLER EVOLUTION = NINTENDO FANS

      ONLY A IDIOT WOULD THINK THE OPERSITE NOW PLEASE GO SOFTWARE ASSIST YOUR FPS AND QIUCKSCOPE YOURSELF INTO A HARDCORE ORGAZUM THE REST OF US WILL GAME LIKE ITS 2012 NOT 1996

      FLICKS HAIR WIPES MOUTH TAKES DEEP BREATH ROLLS EYES MOVES ON

      i seriously hate these morons ms / sony scum

      A-CORE-GAMER-EMBRACES-CONTROLLER-EVOLUTION-SO WHOS-CORE???

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          1. Downy? Well arent you precious.

            Its a simple fact. If there was a game that used all 4 of those control schemes, the analog players would get their shit wrecked

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            1. WRONG! The move sucks compared to Wiimotion+ or (dare I say it) kinetic Thats why there arent any good games (dont even try that Book of Spell shit either) Nintendo was the poineering frontrunner for motion control. And if Sony wasnt so busy mocking it, they wouldnt have taken 5-6 years catching up!

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            2. oh i thought wii remote plus was just as good, i never really looked it up much
              yeah thats true, why does it matter how accurate it is if theres no games? XD

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    1. So whats the point of progress. When you add something especially a feature that dumbtendo fans bought for royalty you would expect them to atleast focus that featurefor respect on consumers. This is a dick move no better than sony making customers buy mobe only to now start implementing it on some games. Atleat microsoft put some focus on the kinect. Also iwata said not all games would support old anceint hd thus my point is why release a console whose focus and attention is on hardcore gamers yet neglict hd,have framerate issues and put out games like nintendoland smh that fucking game belongs on wii along withthe rest of the bad animated graphics. Your charging ppl money to buy a machine thats sole purpose is hardcore than now they do a 360 lol and are making that focus the same like wii which is to attract both markets, which should have been the wii. Iwata your more focus on casuals as far as im concern action$ speak louder than words it seems. Why should i trust a company so easliy able to keep shifting their focus it makes for an unstable business. Nintendo stick wiyh your oe goal and do it stop ging all over the board because wii u looking like wii all over again.

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  2. I’m pretty sure that’s a given. The Gamepad is the core of Wii U, not the Wii Motion Plus. However, I do want to see more genius uses of Motion Plus on Wii U. Wii is pretty much done with as far as high quality motion titles go.

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    1. Actually is you payed attention theyre going to implement both. The focus on the upad was a mistake iwata admitted because people thought that it was a wii accessory and calling wii u doesnt help. Yes wii u will basically be the main attraction but wii motion plus will also be used side by side for alot of their games especially their back catalog. Only game to fully use the wii motion plus was mii resort smh and from their skyward sword was born. Id like for them to focus more on the upad ill be modding for thepc master race. Hopefully steam makes great things to innovate the pc system.

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  3. I always thought this in my head for the longest time. Although well just see if all these flexible options for controllers will work in the long run of the Wii U’s cycle.

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  4. Thats fair enough, but i’ll still need at least 1 ir 2 more. Ive only got the gold Motion+ i got with Skyward Sword, so id need at least 1 more for NintendoLand, if i get it. Otherwise, i wont buy one until i need it.

    Also does anyone know if theyre remodelling the motion+ controllers so theyre rechargable? The gamepad and pro controller are both rechargable, so it would make sense if the made rechargable wiimote as a standard too

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  5. Does this mean that not every game will NEED Motion Plus, or that some games will only work with normal Wii Remotes, or that there’s some games that don’t use Wii Remotes at all?

    I’d like the latter and the first options.

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    1. It’s the ”not every game will NEED Motion Plus”, and even then the Wii Remotes are really only used for multiplayer it seems. So in single player you don’t need a Wii Remote at all.

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  6. WHAT I LOVE ABOUT WM+ is its still a generation ahead of anything ms or sony have never mind gamepad and dual screen gaming etc the wii motion plus is still way way ahead of kinect and that silly move dildo….

    kinect is a wavey wavey camera for morons that lags like a old lady walking to the shops and move is a calibration nightmare that also lags you to death and totally lacks wii remotes mouse like precision…..

    kinect is a laggy camera no actual controller that is limited to 300 degrees per second motion it cannot do anything like a wii remote or plus, move is also limited to 300 degrees per second motion and again lags and has a huge aim radius vs wii remotes mouse like 1mm aim

    wii motion plus has 1600 degrees motion tracking not only is it 6 x more than move or kinect its lag free calobrates correctly and is in your hand so can do almost any motion or physics that would happen in game relating to real world like gold clubs etc

    ifind it ironic nintendos current gen motion is still leagues ahead of sony and ms and with gamepad its only going to get better

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    1. And yet, Nintendo only properly implemented in one game (Skyward Sword), and over the majority of people who played it still said they’d prefer traditional controllers. Miyamoto even commented on this.

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  7. my perfect wiiu control set up as follows well it should be im a core gamer 9a real one not a sony ms fake one)lol ,

    here we go this is so commonsense if you aint feewling it go dualshock yo azz i dont care

    take the wiiu gamepad place in a cradle at base of tv set or there abouts in front of you and below the tv set got that screen facing you obviously

    take a wii remote plus and a chuck place in core gamers hands now play the game with fully loaded camera and aim wii remote pointing and wm+ motion and chuck sweet as brown suger analog stick

    and have voice chat video chat and info and maps and secondary view points and hints and messages happen on thje game pad screen as you play PRESTO THE GREATEST CORE GAMING CONTROL EVER ON THE FACE OF THIS EARTH (NOTICE HOW REAL CORE GAMERS USE THERE IMAGINATIONS AND EMBRACE CONTROLLER EVOLUTION WHILST FAKE CORES BIG UP THERE OUT DATED PADS AND CALL THEMSELVES CORE LOL AT THOSE IDIOTS)

    Simple point and flick and gesture bwtween the 2 screen sto interact with out puasing the game there simple is a unlimited amount of cool in this set up

    lol at thinking your xpoad/dualshock is core gaming LOL you people

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    1. Thats ok, but i want some heavy gamepad use in some games.
      Mario, Star Fox, probably Metroid, F-Zero, Donkey Kong, ect ect will ALL use the gamepad, probably just on its own, but…Zelda is by far the most curious game…. I suspect multiple control schemes for Zelda WiiU

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  8. Wii motion+ should be standard. I actually do like motion controls but cant stand inaccurate waggle and was hoping to completely do away with that with the Wii U.

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  9. Let me say this: I have no earthly idea how the Wii U can succeed. The thing is so darn confusing. Why in the world are they mow saying its an option? The freaking Wii Remote should only be used on Wii games and Nintendo only games for minimal support (GamePad should ALWAYS be first and foremost). I don’t get Nintendo. Do they realize how darn confusing they’re making it for the core gamer? And if I’m a bit confused, just think about all the casual gamers. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Nintendo may succeed in short term (similar to Wii, which had PS2 ports to it at launch [DBZ BT3 and more I’m sure]) but when PS4 and 720 come out, people are gonna flock it it and know its a next Gen system. Wii U has a ticker on it, and it isn’t long. Once its launched, there’s no turning back. Nintendo launches Wii U, and I will bet money it will be even more unsuccessful than theGamecuhe

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    1. Snoob Diggity Doggshit– Nobody gives a fuck what you think. The Wii U will be a successful video gaming console. Not to mention the fact that Nintendo’s 3DS sales had went up 400% after lowering the price. Microsoft may have the investment in releasing the Xbox 8 in 2014-15, but Sony is in bad shape. They had laid off 10,000 employees, lost $6.4 billion according to CNN.com and Bloomberg and have closed the developement team at Sony Liverpool (formerly Psygnosis). I don’t think Sony have the right investment in creating a PS4 during their 10 year lifespan of PS3. Sony is ultimately losing the console war and needs to do something quickly before they’ll end up sharing the same demise like Atari, NEC, Mattel Electronics, and Sega.

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      1. Lol is that a fact? Well just because a systems company is flailing by no means gives assurance it will fail. The GameCube didn’t sell well at all, coming in last place. Not to mention it last placed in the N64 and failed with the VB. Then, the Wii comes out and bam, creams the competition. Wii is still light years ahead of 360 and PS3. Also, yes 3DS is amazing. I love 3DS. 3DS made some mistakes at launch but really fixed them fast. However, the handheld market has little at all if anything to do with the sales of a home console. You say that just because Sony is in hot water is a guarantee that they will fail with the PS4? Then looking at your philosophy, since Playstatiom was owning the market back in 2005, PSP should be creaming DS. Also, Wii should be in dead last because of what I mentioned above. You don’t know a thing about videogames as a market, you just have your head rammed so far up Nintendo’s behind that if anyone opposes them, you have a fit and feel big and bad by swinging cusswords? You look like you are, an idiot blind to the truth who thinks he knows it all.

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        1. That was then, Snoob Doggshit… this is now and Sony may soon end up in bankruptcy after losing billions of dollars and laying off 20,000-plus employees. Think about the future.

          Get N or Get OUT!!!!!

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          1. O.o times haven’t changed that much. Even the facts will tell you this, if Wii U is only slightly more powerful than PS3 and 360, like Wii was compared to Xbox and PS2, it will lose support to PS4 and Xbox 8. Like Wii, developers aren’t going to remake their game on a totally separate engine just so Wii U gamers will get it. While it is true Wii U is getting ME3, AC3, and many other awesome 3rd party titles, when next Gen titles come out, such as AC4, GTAVI, ME4, you actually think they’re gonna be ported to Wii U? There’s no chance when XB8 and PS4 can run much more powerful games on much more powerful engines. This is why Wii bogged down.

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                1. You heard what he says, you little brat. He says “good day”. If you quit being a fucking little brat, you may learn something about it. It is YOU who can’t accept the true fact about Nintendo makes video games. Not only that, the Wii sells more units than PS3 and Xbox 360 this generation. This is My NINTENDO News… not My Snoober Kiss My Ass News. You don’t belong in this blog. End of story.

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                  1. Snoober, I think you made a perfectly legitimate comment about your concerns about the Wii U. Although I don’t fully agree, I see where you’re coming from. Imo, the 2 guys who replied to you just sound like total fan boys -_-

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                    1. It’s either that or your kissing Snoober’s ass? This is My Nintendo News…. Snoob Doggshit has absolutely no rights of bashing Nintendo. You should know better than his bullshit. And it’s true. The Wii does sells more units than its two competitors.

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    2. the only people who would say and beleive what your saying are SONY AND MS FANS

      funny every time a NON GAMER picks up a wii remote they get it everytime a core gaming nintendo fan picks up a wii remote they get it

      everytime a FAKE CORE MS /SONY FAN picks up a wii remote they stare at it like a chimpanzee and point there whols arm at the tv set wave it about then declare it doesnt work

      its allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllways the same the so called pro gamers DONT GET IT everyone else DOES GET IT

      the whole militant stand point against wii remotes I SMELL A HARDLY CORE TALKING OUT HIS DUALSHOCK AZZ

      drop the wii remote for wiiu sooooooooooooo control golf games with analog sticks instead of a wm+ that mimmics the whole range of clubs ion the bag

      twin stick fps games instead of wii remote and chuck (my pet hate with zombi U out dated fps controls no wayyyy)

      only teenage idiot pre-tend cores say this kinda shit if u cannot wii remote game and your granny can then sorry YOUR GRAN IS A GAMER AND U ARE NOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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