REDMOND, Wash., June 13, 2011 - Families can now expand their Nintendo video game library and their collection of Wii™ accessories at the same time, at a suggested retail price that'll keep them smiling. Launching today exclusively for the Wii system, the Wii Play™: Motion game invites people to join together for a variety of new motion-controlled activities that will have everyone in the household enjoying themselves throughout the summer and beyond. Building on the immersive, family-friendly action of the original Wii Play™ - one of the top-selling video games of all time - Wii Play: Motion comes packaged with a black Wii Remote™ Plus controller, which features the built-in precise motion control of the Wii MotionPlus™ accessory. Wii Play: Motion is offered at a suggested retail price of $49.99.
The 12 included games in Wii Play: Motion ask players to wield the Wii Remote Plus (or Wii Remote with Wii MotionPlus accessory, sold separately) in a multitude of interesting ways. In Wind Runner, players tilt the controller to change the angle of an umbrella as they ride gusts of wind along a gem-filled race course. In Veggie Guardin', they swing the controller like a mallet to ward off pests that threaten to steal vegetables from their garden. Spooky Search brings the action off the screen and into the living room by challenging players to track invisible spirits by pointing the controller around the room and listening for clues. In Teeter Targets, players carefully flip a ball into targets by tilting the controller like a seesaw.
Some activities feature additional modes that players can unlock as they progress. All 12 games can be played in single-player or two-player modes, and four of the games can be played with up to four players. (Additional Wii Remote Plus controllers are required for multiplayer modes and are sold separately.)
"Families and friends will have a blast experiencing Wii Play: Motion together,” said Cindy Gordon, Nintendo of America's vice president of Corporate Affairs. "With a dozen built-in games that anybody can pick up and play, it's a surefire way to spark instant social fun, whether you're hosting a get-together or just enjoying some downtime at home with loved ones.”
The launch of Wii Play: Motion follows last month's announcement of a new suggested retail price and hardware configuration for the Wii system. Starting May 15, 2011, the Wii system package became available for a suggested retail price of just $149.99, including a Wii console, Wii Remote Plus controller, Nunchuk™ controller, Mario Kart™ Wii game and Wii Wheel™ accessory.
Remember that Wii features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://nintendo.com/wii.
For more information about Wii Play: Motion, visit http://wiiplaymotion.nintendo.com.
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.7 billion video games and more than 600 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company's website at http://www.nintendo.com.