Wii U may only support Wii MotionPlus / Wii Remote Plus

Within the latest Iwata Asks column, Shigeru Miyamoto and Satoru Iwata have suggested that Wii U software will only support Wii MotionPlus remotes.

Players will be required to use a Wii Remote with MotionPlus attachment or the Wii Remote Plus, which includes MotionPlus built-in. It is more than likely that the greater technical prowess of the Wii U means that the majority of games will need the greater precision that MotionPlus provides.

“The other thing was we wanted to make the switch to HD,” Miyamoto explained. “Right now I’m planning that people can still be able to use their Wii Remote controllers that they already have, which means this time you now have five controllers to play with [including the Wii U controller].”

“You mean this new controller, and four Wii Remote Plus controllers for a total of five,” Iwata added.

“Right,” Miyamoto responded. “Five controllers. And we have people play in many combinations. I feel like the Wii Remote has pretty much become its ideal form with the Wii Remote Plus.”

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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