Nintendo of Japan are set to launch two new Wii Remote character designs within the Super Mario collection in the next few months. Arriving on March 12 in the region, Mario’s arch-enemy Bowser poses a threat with a yellow, red and green-coloured Wii Remote Plus, while Toad will come in peace with red, white and blue. The two new character controllers will join the Super Mario series – which already houses Mario, Luigi, Peach and Yoshi controllers – and retail for approximately 3,619 yen each, plus tax.
Nintendo has yet to confirm whether Bowser and Toad will make it overseas to North America and Europe, however. But with Mario Party 10 due to launch on March 20 with its new amiibo party mode, the two character controllers certainly wouldn’t look out of place.
Popular online retailer Amazon is currently selling the special Mario & Luigi Wii Remote Plus controllers for $31.99. The colourful Wii Remote normally retail for $39.99, but are on sale for a limited time for $31.99. So if you’re looking for some extra Wii Remotes, you can’t go wrong with these.
Nintendo has released a new trailer for their latest mini-game bonanza, Wii Party U. The trailer shows off a veritable smorgasbord of games using each player’s Mii character, including foosball, cooking, and a space adventure, just to name a few. A new Wii U bundle including the game has just been announced for release in Europe on November 15th. At an excellent value, Wii Party U by itself comes packaged with a Wii Remote, giving gamers a chance to add that extra player in their during home party competitions. Wii Party U is set for release in just two weeks, on October 25th.
Nintendo of America has begun selling the Wii Remote Rapid Charging Cradle and Rechargeable Battery on its official web store. The official Nintendo Wii Remote Rapid Charging Cradle and Rechargeable Battery offers 13 hours of play time with a 90 minute charge. The set includes a Wii Remote Rapid Charging Cradle, Wii Remote Rechargeable Battery Pack with integrated Battery Cover, Wii Remote Jacket, Wii Remote Wrist Strap, and A/C Adapter.
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Pikmin 3 supports a number of control methods. When the Wii U game is released, you’ll be able to control its three captains using a Wii U GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller, Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuk, or even a regular Wii Remote and Nunchuk. If you have both a Wii Remote and Wii Remote Plus, play with the latter, as that controller will provide you with a better experience. Pikmin 3 launches in Europe on July 26 and North America on August 4th.
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.