Nintendo's New Wii Zapper Targets Fun
First Wii Game-Play Accessory Comes Packaged with Zelda Software
REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Nintendo announced today that the Wii
Zapper(TM) interface for the hit Wii(TM) home video game system will come
packed with Link's Crossbow Training(TM). The software is based on the hugely
popular Legend of Zelda(R) series and provides a perfect demonstration of the
way the Wii Zapper could be used in other games. The Wii Zapper casing houses
both the motion-sensitive Wii Remote(TM) and Nunchuk(TM) controllers in a
single unit for precision targeting. It goes on sale Nov. 19 at an MSRP of just
"The Wii Zapper combines our remarkable controllers into one housing with a
classic style reminiscent of arcade-style games," says George Harrison,
Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate
communications. "Both veteran and first-time players will find it brings a
whole new dimension to games where targeting is key and provides even more
exciting game-play experiences."
Link's Crossbow Training drops players into a world in the style of The Legend
of Zelda(R): Twilight Princess. Players assume the identity of hero Link, who
progresses through a series of tests to perfect his crossbow marksmanship.
Start with stationary bull's-eyes and graduate to moving targets before
defending Link against all kinds of enemies.
Third-party publishers have lined up to support the Wii Zapper. EA's Medal of
Honor Heroes(TM) 2 lets players take World War II into their hands with the Wii
Zapper. The game features an all-new Wii-exclusive Arcade Mode that offers
accessibility to gamers of all skill levels, a full single-player campaign and
support for up to 32 players in multiplayer. Capcom's Resident Evil(R): The
Umbrella Chronicles reveals the back story behind the fall of the Umbrella
Corporation by exploring locations from Resident Evil 0, 1, 2 and 3, as well as
new never-before-seen locations like Umbrella's stronghold. One or two players
use the Wii Zapper to take aim against a horde of zombies in first-person
perspective. SEGA's Ghost Squad(TM) lets players replicate the arcade light-gun
experience at home with the Wii Zapper.
Remember that Wii features parental controls that let adults manage the content
their children can access. For more information about this and other Wii
features, visit Wii.com.
The worldwide innovator in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo
Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for
its Wii(TM), Nintendo DS(TM), Game Boy(R) Advance and Nintendo GameCube(TM)
systems. Since 1983, Nintendo has sold nearly 2.4 billion video games and more
than 420 million hardware units globally, and has created industry icons like
Mario(TM), Donkey Kong(R), Metroid(R), Zelda(TM) and Pokemon(R). 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
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