Today, Nintendo finally announced some information on the Wii MotionPlus accessory and Wii Sports Resort. The two will be released a month apart (Likely to ensure the WM+ gets released in time for EA's Grand Slam Tennis), but they will still have a bundle when Wii Sports Resort comes out.
US: June 8th
EU: June 12th
Wii Sports Resort
US: July 26th
EU: July 24th
JP: June 25th
Wii MotionPlus: $19.99 MSRP
Wii Sports Resort/Wii MotionPlus bundle: $49.99 MSRP
DO NOT buy the WM+ by itself from GameStop, as they have it priced above the MSRP at $25. If you want to get a WM+, either go with one of the game bundles (Tiger Woods 10, Wii Sports Resort, etc.), or if you just want the WM+ by itself, buy it at another store like Amazon, that has it priced at or below the MSRP.
These Nintendo interviews provide quite a bit of interesting information and insight into the development process. Topics discussed include things like challenges during development, anecdotes, and solutions to overcome any issues.
Iwata Asks: Wii MotionPlus
Iwata Asks: Wii Sports Resort
Much like the past rumors stated, Wii MotionPlus has been confirmed to ship housed inside a full-body Wiimote Jacket. However, it is only attached to the jacket via a simple locking mechanism, so if the need arises, removing it is as easy as unlocking the base, pushing the gray buttons on the sides, and taking it out. [Source]
First-Party Supported Games: Wii Sports Resort (WM+ Bundle only), Span Smasher
Third-Party Supported Games: Virtua Tennis 2009 (Sega, bundles in Europe only), Grand Slam Tennis (EA Sports, bundles in Europe only), Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (EA Sports, WM+ Bundle available), Red Steel 2 (Ubi Soft, WM+ exclusive, Bundle available), Academy of Champions, Rage of the Gladiator.
Hinted and Unconfirmed Support: Legend of Zelda Wii.
Wii Sports Resort Games
We know that there will be 12 games in WSR:
Frisbee (Frisbee Catch w/ Dogii, Frisbee Golf)
Basketball (Free-Throw Competition, 3-on-3)
Canoeing (1-4 players)
Air Sports (Island Tour, Dogfighting, Skydiving)
Bowling (WM+ Enhanced; Regular 10-pin, 100-pin, Spin Control)
Swordplay (One-on-One Duel, Speed-Slicing, Survival)
Golf (WM+ Enhanced; Original courses and new Resort courses)
There will also be a "Stamp" system, which means stamps serve as trophies for achievements like getting a bullseye three times in Archery.
Compiliation of all the shorts
WSR Japanese Shorts (Showing hand motions) (Youtube took all of them down):
Japanese "Experience" commercials (Youtube took all of them down):
These "experience" videos follow a format, where a comedian goes up against a pro in the sport while the other part of the duo plays the role of the narrator/interviewer. (Ninety-Nine is the name of the comedy duo; They previously worked on the Hot Mario series of commercials) After the competition, the pro talks about playing the game.
US "Challenge" commercials (Youtube took all of them down):
It's pretty much the same deal as the Japanese "Experience" series with Ninety-Nine: A comedian goes up against a pro while the other comedian does commentary, then the pro talks about the experience after the match is over.
Previews for Wii Sports Resort:
Aggregates: MetaCritic, GameRankings
Edited by Cao Cao, 01 October 2009 - 06:24 AM.