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MotionPlus

The device hooked up to the Wii Remote.

Wii MotionPlus

The Wii Remote with a Wii MotionPlus.

Wii MotionPlus was an accessory that was placed in the extension port at the bottom of the Wii Remote; however, the Wii Nunchuk could still be used. Wii MotionPlus supplements the accelerometer and Sensor Bar, and allows for more precise actions to be replicated ingame. The accessory came packaged with Wii Sports Resort, though the player could purchase them separately as well. Once attached, the device didn't need to be removed to play original Wii games.
Wii Remote Plus

The Wii Remote Plus Controller.

They were eventually succeeded by the Wii Remote Plus, which contains MotionPlus technology but doesn't require the accessory.

History

It was announced on July 14, 2008, a day before Nintendo's E3 2008 press conference. During the conference, they showed off the device along with Wii Sports Resort, a game the accessory would come packaged with. Also accompanying the device is a longer Wii Remote jacket so that it covers both the remote and the Wii MotionPlus.

During the E3, Wii Sports Resort producer Katsuya Eguchi explained that Nintendo could possibly in the future create Wii Remotes with this funcionality already built into it.

Development on the Wii MotionPlus started directly after development on the regular Wii Remote was finished, according to global Nintendo president Satoru Iwata.

Games

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Wii

  • Academy of Champions
  • All Star Karate
  • Backyard Sports : Sandlot Sluggers
  • Conduit 2
  • Deca Sports 3
  • The Garfield Show: Threat of the Space Lasagna
  • Grand Slam Tennis
  • Hooked! Again: Real Motion Fishing
  • James Cameron's Avatar: The Game
  • New Carnival Games
  • NewU Fitness First Mind Body, Yoga & Pilates Workout
  • NHL 2K10
  • NHL 2K11
  • Racquet Sports
  • Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage
  • Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time
  • SpongeBob's Truth or Square
  • Swords
  • The Grinder
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters
  • Tron: Evolution - Battle Grids
  • Virtua Tennis 4
  • Virtua Tennis 2009
  • Zangeki no Reginleiv
  • Zumba Fitness

WiiWare

  • GhostSlayer
  • Rage of the Gladiator
  • ShadowPlay

Wii U

At once The Conduit had Wii MotionPlus features in it, according to High Voltage Software's Eric Nofsinger, though the end result felt like too much of a gimmick. Nevertheless, they explained that it may be used for a future sequel.

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