EA Sports games get bundled with MotionPlus

North American gamers will have option of getting EA's latest Tiger Woods game with precision-enhancing add-on; Europeans will also get Grand Slam Tennis bundle.

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If the Wii and Wii Balance Board are anything to go by, Nintendo's console hardware can be awfully difficult to get a hold of at launch. That might not be the case with the company's latest peripheral, the upcoming Wii MotionPlus.

EA Sports is ready to tee off with MotionPlus support.

Not only will the precision-enhancing Wii Remote add-on arrive on its own on June 8 (with Sega's Virtua Tennis 2009 the only game on the system to support it), but the attachment will also be available bundled with some third-party games. Electronic Arts today announced that its two MotionPlus-compatible releases for the month of June, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and Grand Slam Tennis, will both be available in bundles with the MotionPlus add-on.

While both games will receive MotionPlus-equipped editions in Europe, only the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 bundle will arrive in North America. The game-and-accessory package will cost gamers $59.99, while the game minus a MotionPlus unit will be available for $49.99. The bundles in both territories will be offered only for an unspecified "limited time."

Discussion

29 comments
azjwp
azjwp

I'm stoked about using MP with TW10. I thought TW09 was a disappointment in the realism dept., but I guess the remote can only sense so much. This new sensor should make the game feel more like real golf, if it works as advertised.

Rod90
Rod90

Limited time offers make me laugh.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Why does it always have to be sports? A hack and slash RPG would make me much happier. Bring on DQ Swords 2 (do it right this time).

xpopsx
xpopsx

@karahasan he meant that it would be to hard for players who sucked at sports to play or thats what i thought

karahasan
karahasan

"However exactly how good does MotionPlus make everything is my question?" A person from EA said that while they were working on the Wii tennis game, they found WMP "over responsive." I'll leave that to you as to whether its a good or bad thing.

viewtiful_jay
viewtiful_jay

Bleh. I'd go for the Grand Slam Tennis version if it was released stateside. Tiger is one of those sports games that I feel like if I've played one year, I've played them all. 09 on the Wii was a lot of fun, I really can't see 10 benefiting that much from WMP.

wahyudil
wahyudil

i want grand slam tennis ... a bundle which make wmp cost only $10 is a dream

riddyJ
riddyJ

this will be much better than getting wii sports resort because I won't be getting the wii motion-plus with a peripheral tacked but an actual game and the peripheral sounds like a great deal!

sunnystarz
sunnystarz

planning on getting tiger with motion plus... it's could dramatically have a drastic change on the way ppl play golf videogame...OR NOT, the nintendo wii needs a competitor console for its to be better

Dr_Corndog
Dr_Corndog

So for the first time in my life I'm considering buying a sports game. Tiger 09 looked like fun, but with WiiM+, Tiger 10 looks incredible. And half off the hardware makes it even better.

filipino_boy
filipino_boy

Now bundle it with a sword game and I would buy it.

blueworm
blueworm

Should have bundled grand slam tennis with the motion plus in NA as well. Wii Sports Tennis has sparked enough demand for a really good tennis game but golf is still just to niche.

Itsthetruth
Itsthetruth

Great move by EA. Next they should bundle one of their games with an extra remote - look at how Wii Play sells - instant cash maker!

Madmangamer364
Madmangamer364

A good move by Nintendo and EA. If Nintendo intends to make this MotionPlus accessory accessible (no pun intended), these new bundles could help in getting the thing out to those that aren't just interested in Wii Sports Resort. This could also help EA move more copies of these games, although that's still very much in question. Either way, I wouldn't mind seeing this happen for more games, as even if you already have a MotionPlus, this would help get additional units moved for multiplayer games. Me like. :)

DonTonyDeluca
DonTonyDeluca

dead space for the wii isnt a port stburesch, and it is not for kids its for the casual gamer and families, and there making tons of money of it. regardless i think motionplus is a step in the right direcetion and will help game developers make more accurate controls so possibly more "hardcore" games will appear

ctburesch
ctburesch

I agree with taylormadedereck..the wii is weak. Nothing but kids games. The ports like dead space that come over have repulsive graphics..no thanks, Ill let my wii sit while I play my others...

goheat
goheat

Should we applaud at your lame attempt to garner attention, taylormadederek?

dmil1991
dmil1991

Now I'm interested... I might get Tiger 10 instead of Wii Sports Resort.

fauljosh
fauljosh

This is nothing but good news.

xpopsx
xpopsx

wow the editor in that vid really sux

taylormadederek
taylormadederek

Weak...who want anything to do with Wii....mine is pretty much off for good now I think..anyone want to buy it? EA + Wii = Mundane and wii-k....get it...weak...yeah dumb just like the software and ideas for that system.

Inconnux
Inconnux

the wii remote works best with sports games. This should sell very well

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

well, 50% off the motion plus is a good deal... but I still don't want my virtual golf to play like my real golf...

rjp15
rjp15

Wow, this is really good news. I hope this encourages other third party devs to use Wii motion+

MegaXtreme
MegaXtreme

Now this is a good idea. I still see no point in releasing it on June 8 with practically no support for it, but releasing it with a game that isn't just a bunch of mini games is a great idea. Nice job Nintendo and for capitalizing on this. I'm sure this will do well. Heck, I might even buy it.

bgres077
bgres077

This is awesome, none of the games on Wii Sports Resort really look that good anyways so I would just get Tiger Woods 10 instead.

enrique_marrodz
enrique_marrodz

Excellent news to make extensive use of the technology!

Lionheart8472
Lionheart8472

Seems like a pretty good deal if only for a limited time. However exactly how good does MotionPlus make everything is my question? How much does it sell outside this bundle?

dzimm
dzimm

Tiger Woods 10 looks great. I hated last year's version because the putting controls were crap, but they may have finally gotten it right this year.