This year's E3 was a hit and miss affair with regards to Nintendo. But one of the highlights of their time there was the reveal of a brand new exciting aid into the unique gaming experience you get when playing the Nintendo Wii. It came in the shape of the MotionPlus adapter.
The adapter was one of the main features in the Nintendo presentation and was easily the one that everyone is now looking forward to getting their hands on and experiencing for ourselves.
The MotionPlus adapter won't be something you can just buy individually; it will be something that you can get full use out of as soon as you get it. It will come bundled with the also eagerly anticipated title, Wii Sports Resort, the sequel to the ever popular Wii Sports. The brains at Nintendo showed off their new accessory in style as they played games such as Frisbee and Fencing using the very same game.
Now I may have told you all this, but what does the Attachment actually do? Well, instead of swinging a tennis racquet in Wii Sports for example and it picking up just the swing, it picks up each and every tiny little movement. It can track the remote in complete 3D, knowing when and where your wrist moves, how high your arm is in the air, and complete knowledge of how fast you are moving; giving you total 1:1 interaction. It's outstanding to know that you get all this freedom and technology in just a tiny attachment that can only be a few centimeters small and weighs next to nothing.
The soon to be released MotionPlus adapter is something that will not only enhance the way you play games on the Wii, but is something that unleashes endless possibilities for future titles.
Imagine actually being able to control each and every tiny movement of a real lightsabre without having the inconveniencies of being beheaded. MotionPlus could deliver that. Imagine having the high golfing skills (or lack of skills) translated accurately onto screen, MotionPlus could make it happen. Or how about graphically knocking out Mike Tyson with your own accurate punch even though you couldn't knock out a kitten. MotionPlus could make impossible situations happen.
When Nintendo releases their product next Spring, it will no doubt make the most innovative games console in history, just that little bit more outstanding.