The Gold Nunchuk accessory, which connects to Wii Remote and Wii Remote Plus controllers, is, once again, a Club Nintendo reward in North America. The accessory can be yours for 900 Club Nintendo coins. Remember, a limited quantity is available, so grab one quick!
Nintendo is exposing its products’ sync buttons. Unlike Wii consoles, the Wii U’s sync button is not hidden and can be pressed without having to remove a plastic cover. And unlike older Wii Remotes and Wii Remote Pluses, the sync buttons of Wii Remote Pluses that have Wii U-branded packaging are visible and easily accessible; with them, you no longer have to remove the controller’s jacket and battery cover just to press its sync button.
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.
A Nintendo patent reveals that Wii U multiplayer games can take place on two separate screens – the television and the Wii U GamePad. For example, in a two-player game, one player points a Wii Remote toward the television screen while the other points at the Wii U GamePad’s screen with another Wii Remote. As shown in the image above, both screens don’t have to be next to each other and players can be facing opposite directions.
Madden NFL 13 is a Wii U launch title and will include local cooperative play, in which up to five players can play simultaneously. Gamers who play multiplayer Wii U games can choose among three different controllers – the Wii U GamePad, Wii Remote plus Nunchuk combination, and the Wii U Pro Controller. Which controller will be your preference, when playing a multiplayer game?
Ubisoft showed off Rayman Legends for the Wii U during their E3 presentation. As seen in the leaked video a couple months ago, up to five players can play together simultaneously. Ubisoft revealed that you can play the game with the Wii U GamePad, Wii Remote and the recently-announced Wii U Pro Controller.
During the pre-E3 Nintendo Direct, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata said, “Wii changed the way friends and families interacted in the living room. Wii U does what Wii did – only better. And at the same time, it is something entirely new.” Wii U will be fully backward compatible with Wii games.The Wii U will support the Wii Remote, Nunchuk and Wii Balance Board so players can choose from a variety of control methods that fit their style.
Nintendo’s president, Satoru Iwata, said that “not only will you see high quality console graphics on the big screen TV, but those images can be displayed on the Wii U GamePad without delay – something no existing handheld game devices can do.”
Iwata reconfirmed that you don’t need the TV screen in order to play Wii U games and said you can move anywhere in the “living room” as you play on the controller. If someone wants to use the TV while you are playing games on it, you can simply switch the video game display to your Wii U GamePad and continue playing.
Sony UK VP and MD Fergal Gara recently spoke to the official PlayStation magazine about Sony’s Wii Remote clone, the PlayStation Move. Gara admitted that Sony hadn’t done a good enough job supporting the hardware with quality titles, and suggested that the PlayStation Move hardware is best relegated to the causal market.
“What I’m thinking is that it’s better suited towards the casual market, certainly, but we also are pretty clear that we could have done a better job on the titles we’ve had and we’ve brought to market for the PlayStation Move. As you’ve said, great tech, probably not so great applications so far. So there’s a job for us to do on the strength of games, and having seen what’s forthcoming gives me great hope that we can do a better job with Move as we look forward. So we’re certainly not forgetting about it.”
In 2006 Nintendo unleashed a whole new concept of playing video games which has shaken the video gaming world to the core.
Now in 2010 Nintendo have updated the Wii Remote and have titled the new controller Wii Remote Plus. Wii Remote Plus is your standard Wii Remote with Wii MotionPlus built into the controller to allow pin point 1.1 precision.
Whilst there’s currently only a trickle of titles that fully support the acute accuracy of the device Nintendo are undoubtedly readying a stream of software that will utilize it. Zelda is one forthcoming title that will be reliant upon either Wii MotionPlus or the Wii Remote Plus controller.
The Wii Remote Plus controller is the same size as your standard Wii Remote and feels less cumbersome without the Wii MotionPlus attachment connected to the bottom of the controller which occasionally has the tendency to become loose.
The Wii Remote Plus is available in two retail packages: on its own in four different colors for $39.99, or packaged with the eccentric FlingSmash for $49.99. Both of these options are widely available for purchase now.