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Wii MotionPlus and Wii Sports Resort confirmed for June/July

7:30 AM on 04.14.2009 // Jim Sterling

It's been a long time since Wii MotionPlus and Wii Sports Resort were announced, with the belief being that we'd see both these items last year. Now Nintendo has finally confirmed a solid release date of June 8 for MotionPlus and July 26 for Resort.

If you've forgotten (it's been a long time), Wii MotionPlus is a peripheral that adds a sense of depth to the Wii's motion controls, theoretically allowing for more engaging games and enhanced interactivity. We'll see if that actually happens, though. Wii Sports Resort picks up where Wii Sports left off, being a waggle-stuffed tech demo that children and the elderly can't get enough of. There is a speedboat game, and Reggie really loves that throttle.

Hit the jump for the press release, and orgasm in unison for Nintendo's latest innovation. It's going to f*ck your face off!

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nintendo is setting the stage for a blockbuster summer with the announcement of two hotly anticipated product releases. The new Wii MotionPlus accessory will hit U.S. retailers on June 8, taking the motion-sensing controls of the popular Wii system to new levels of precision and performance. What’s more, these control enhancements will be on vibrant display when the Wii Sports Resort game launches on July 26, offering a beach-themed follow-up to the groundbreaking Wii Sports game. Wii Sports comes packed with the Wii console. It grew into a worldwide phenomenon and continues to attract millions of new players to the world of video games. Each Wii Sports Resort game comes packed with a single Wii MotionPlus accessory.

When used with specially designed games, Wii MotionPlus tracks players’ movements in finer detail and with greater accuracy than ever before, building upon the innovative wireless function of the motion-sensing Wii Remote controller. Even the slightest twist of the wrist or turn of the body is replicated exactly on the TV screen, allowing users to become even more immersed in Wii game play. Designed for easy attachment to the Wii Remote controller, the Wii MotionPlus accessory will be offered at an MSRP of $19.99.

Wii Sports Resort takes the inclusive, fun and intuitive controls of the original Wii Sports to the next level, introducing a whole new set of entertaining and physically immersive activities. With the deep control enhancements of Wii MotionPlus, veteran Wii users and newcomers alike can enjoy unprecedented gaming precision as they cruise on a water scooter, duel with swords, throw a Frisbee® and much more. Wii Sports Resort and Wii MotionPlus will be offered together at an MSRP of $49.99.

“Wii MotionPlus represents a new evolution in video game control. The variety of fun games in Wii Sports Resort show off its incredible precision,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Developers around the world are busy working on new ways to incorporate Wii MotionPlus controls into inventive experiences for consumers.”

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