Nintendo’s latest family-friendly Wii game, Wii Play: Motion, hit the stores today. The game invites people to get together to participate in 12 new motion-controlled activities. The game builds on the immersive action of the original Wii Play – one of the top-selling video games of all time – and comes complete with a black Wii Remote Plus controller, which features the built-in precise motion control of the Wii MotionPlus accessory.
The 12 games featured in Wii Play: Motion get the player to wield the Wii Remote Plus in a multitude of interesting ways, such as in Wind Runner, where you have to tilt the controller to change the angle of an umbrella as you ride gusts of wind along a gem-filled race-course, or in Veggie Guardin’, where you have to swing the controller like a mallet to ward off pests that are out to steal the vegetables from your garden. Spooky Search also uses the Wii Remote Plus in a very innovative way, challenging players to track invisible spirits by pointing the controller around the room and listening for clues.
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, provided you have enough Wii Remote Plus controllers to go round.
“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.”Wii Play: Motion, including one black Wii Remote Plus controller, is out now with an SRP of $49.99.