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E3 2008: Nintendo Introduces MotionPlus

Ever since the Nintendo Wii was released, many have wondered if we would have truly have a one-to-one experience on the system (for instance, you move a sword, half-way, it moves half-way on the screen). Well, today announced a new plug-in perpheral for the Wii remote, currently called Wii MotionPlus, that “more quickly and accurately” reflect motions in a 3-D space.  Bring on the one-to-one Star Wars Lightsaber game!  The full press release follows after the jump.

The press release follows below.

July 14, 2008 – Players wondering if we’d ever see a true 1:1 experience on Wii need to wonder no more, as Nintendo announced today a new plug-in peripheral for the Wii remote, currently called Wii MotionPlus. Details are sparse so far, but Nintendo revealed the first snippets of information in a press release this morning. The following statement is — in its entirety — Nintendo’s announcement of MotionPlus for Wii:

“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.”

Source: Nintendo

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