…Nintendo hopes their new system doesn’t make you Wii your pants?


The Wii is coming! The Wii is coming! Nintendo finally officially announced details about its latest gaming system, the Wii (pronounced like we), and it’s coming to North America November 19th for a very accessible $250. There will be more than 25 titles available when it launches, and Nintendo plans to ship out 4 million of the consoles worldwide. According to Nintendo’s president: “Our goal is to bring gaming back to the masses. You see that in our pricing, you see that in the number of units we plan to make available this year and you see that in how we are positioning the Wii to appeal to every member of the household, including but not limited to the hard-core gamer”. Each Nintendo unit will come bundled with Wii Sports, a game package that includes golf, bowling, baseball and tennis. Also, over 30 classic games like Zelda, Super Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong will be playable via the Virtual Console. One of the most unique features of the new console are the controllers. Designed to look and feel like a remote control, the controller is a wireless (via Bluetooth no less) motion sensing wonder that can be customized to meet the designers imagination. Playing a first person shooter? Swing the controller around like a sword to take on baddies. Playing a golf game? Be prepared to swing the controller like your own club set. In addition to the pointing and motion-sensing abilities, the remote controller also includes a speaker, a rumble feature and an expansion port of additional input devices, such as the Nunchuk controller. The Nunchuk controller is Nintendo’s supplementary controller, featuring the same motion sensing capabilities as the Wiimote, but also featuring an analog stick to help control player movement. I hope this brings Nintendo back to its glory days, cause I sure miss playing Mario like it was a life or death experience.

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[Via: Kotaku]