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Wii Remote Plus coming to Japan next month

New controller has in-built MotionPlus

Nintendo officially announced Wii Remote Plus at its Japanese press conference last week and now the company has revealed when the new controller will be released in the country.

Wii Remote Plus is a new Wii Remote which has in-built MotionPlus. This means gamers who own it will no longer have to attach the MotionPlus accessory to play games such as Red Steel 2 and Wii Sports Resort.

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According to Nintendo's official Japanese website, Wii Remote Plus will launch in Japan on 11 November - the same day as the Super Mario Bros. red Wii and will cost 3,800 Yen, the same price as the current Remote.

As for colours, it will be available in white, black, blue and red. Nintendo is also planning to release a red Nunchuk in the country on the same day.

In addition to the special Mario Wii, Nintendo is also releasing a new Wii Sports Resort bundle on 11 November which will also include the new Remote.

There is currently no word on a UK release. When news of Wii Remote Plus emerged last month, Nintendo UK told CVG "Unfortunately we have nothing to announce on this today".

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  1. olrodlegacy Thursday 7th Oct 2010 at 10:07

    UK please... although we need some more motionplus games as well... red steel 2, wii sports resort, skyward sword... can't think of any more!!

  2. lminett Thursday 7th Oct 2010 at 10:29

    it never clicked that they could do this, good idea

  3. imbusydoctorwho Thursday 7th Oct 2010 at 11:03

    might leave it cause money for 3ds

  4. Ai64 Thursday 7th Oct 2010 at 11:38

    A red nunchuk too. Good to see Nintendo releasing more different coloured controllers.

  5. MrChewtoy Thursday 7th Oct 2010 at 12:51

    And now, all cares for the Vitality Sensor have washed away.

  6. imbusydoctorwho Thursday 7th Oct 2010 at 13:14

    what about the viltaily sensor

  7. Waldy565 Thursday 7th Oct 2010 at 18:09

    getting red if UK release (so hope so!!) just seel wii motion plus attachment

  8. tomutwit Thursday 7th Oct 2010 at 18:48

    I hope it will come with Skyward sword. I will then trade in one or both of my motionpluses, unboxed, if i can.

  9. sciqueen Thursday 7th Oct 2010 at 19:02

    I saw a Wii Controller and Wii Motion Plus Bundle today online and it cost... 50! Oh my god! So how much will this new controller cost?!

  10. Cormsie Friday 8th Oct 2010 at 16:05

    I saw a Wii Controller and Wii Motion Plus Bundle today online and it cost... 50!


    That's how much they cost in the shops :L

  11. arkeous Friday 8th Oct 2010 at 16:34

    I saw a Wii Controller and Wii Motion Plus Bundle today online and it cost... 50! Oh my god! So how much will this new controller cost?!

    In Japan it costs the same price as a normal remote, so probably about 30 if it comes out here.

    Does this mean that the existing Wii Remote will be discontinued?

  12. Kirby8 Friday 8th Oct 2010 at 21:33

    Shouldn't they have done this AGESSSSS AGO?! About time!

  13. Mmmyeah Saturday 9th Oct 2010 at 08:55

    my biggest question is that if you are using one of these on a game not combatible with wii motionplus then does it still use up extra battery power like plugging in a normal motionplus does.

    though having said that this is great news, even though i doubt ill buy one as i already have 2 motionplus'. this should mean that this controller is replacing the average wii remote, and if that is the case then we should see an increase in motionplus games.

    its a shame there havent been many so far, just some sports games, wii sports resort & red steel 2 have been able to make good use of it, and with only skyward sword and flingsmash in the works for motionplus, im hoping that this controller will change.

  14. super yoshifan Sunday 10th Oct 2010 at 09:04

    No vitality sensor?

    And we don't need this until more MP games come out.

  15. Link Follower13 Tuesday 12th Oct 2010 at 22:43

    now dont get me wrong this is an awesome development but i have noticed when the motionplus is attached to the wii remote the speed at which battery life decreases is marginally increased my worry is will this new remote set up also have this battery sapping ability.

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