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Nintendo Announces Wiimote Plus

New Wiimote includes Wii Motion Plus standard.


Following some overseas retail leaks, Nintendo confirmed earlier today plans for a "Wii Remote Plus" version of the Wiimote. The new Wiimote includes Wii Motion Plus built in for added precision.

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata announced the device during today's Nintendo Conference 2010 event. After giving a brief introduction to Zelda Skyward Sword, which requires Wii Motion Plus, Iwata said "Just like this new Legend of Zelda game, we are anticipating that there will be other new Wii games which require Wii MotionPlus. For the convenience of the users, Nintendo is developing Wii Remote Plus, which integrates Wii Remote and Wii MotionPlus."

Iwata did not share pricing or a release date, stating only that such details would come via Nintendo's official site at a future date.

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