Grand Slam Tennis, Tiger Woods lead EA's Wii MotionPlus push

EA's newest tennis franchise and annual golf outing put to use precision-enhancing add-on for Nintendo's console June 16.

Nintendo's Wii MotionPlus is set to revolutionize the way that games are played on the game maker's best-selling console. That's Nintendo's hope, anyway. A number of games, both first- and third-party, are being geared to support the attachment, and EA has announced that the first set of its upcoming Wii games to do so will launch this June.

Nintendo says it's precise, but this add-on makes it preciserer.

EA said today that Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis will both be optimized for the Wii Remote attachment when they ship out on June 16. Announced during last year's E3 Media & Business Summit, the Wii MotionPlus aims to add a greater level of precision to the console's motion-sensing controls by allowing for, in Nintendo's words, "more comprehensive tracking of a player's arm position and orientation."

First alluded to in August 2008, Grand Slam Tennis is in development at EA Canada and features all four major Grand Slam tournaments. EA also notes that it has secured the exclusive video game rights to the All England Lawn Tennis Club, better known as the site of the Wimbledon Championships. Gamers will be able to create their own custom racquet pro, as well as play as or against a variety of tennis legends both past and present. EA expects to ship the game on other platforms at a later date.

With Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10, EA promises "a near-perfect 1:1 swing," thanks to the MotionPlus attachment. The publisher expects to ship Tiger's latest trip to the virtual links on other platforms this June as well.

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40 comments
IvanDraco
IvanDraco

nintendo has a history of atatching stuff to the controllers, it may feel bad at first but then it proves itself indispensable with that said that wm+ looks lika a rip-off to me, previous controller paks ADDED functionality not just PATCHED the original function of the controller, hell I've 10 games or so for my wii, but it came as a big disappointment to me that te controller wasn't as accurate as it was marketed (red steel, anyone?)

tenisguy80
tenisguy80

Hopefully you can play left handed on this game...unlike Top Spin 3.

07pops07
07pops07

june is good it puts a dead line on Nintendo to release resort before this just wish they announce the official date

gameking5000
gameking5000

Wondering how the add-on would make it precise. I thought it would be a change to the sensor bar.

Karrotjuce
Karrotjuce

i seriously dont see why there are so many "hardcore" gamers (which is an oxymoron, by the way) who hate nintendo! This new wii thing comes out 3 years after the wii. Give nintendo a break!

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

I'm not paying for this new add on. Nintendo should make them free to those of us who were already suckered into buying their hardware.

gameking5000
gameking5000

This year at E3 i hope they let people try it.

puppiemaster
puppiemaster

I'd love to shoot a 110, no wait that's crap.

joeyfine
joeyfine

so tiger is gonna be like my real life golf game? great shooting 110 everytime :(

bbock727
bbock727

Real 1:1 shot? So this means no one will ever buy these games. 99% of the people who play wii are not professional athletes. If your character in game hits a baseball, golfball or tennis ball like you do in real life, MOST people will be in for a terrible experience.

-Raiden-
-Raiden-

yes another tennis game:-)

robx360
robx360

Traded in my Wii recently. I did so to be able to get the RE 360. The Wii just don't do it for me. I am happy for nintendo. I would rather have a controller in my hands. I played virtual console games more then the retail games I bought. Props to nintendo for winning the console war.

toosmoothforya
toosmoothforya

I have a 360 but Imay get a Wii for TW2010 and the Tennis. Wii sports Tennis is fun so I know the real game will be fire

mattcake
mattcake

The MotionPlus addon is about the only thing that will make me bother with my wii any more. At least they're still trying to improve it I guess, they're making enough money with the current [useless] controls to not bother, so kudos to the big N for that. Only thing that gets played in my house is still wii sports cos its the only game where "waggling" doesnt work :)

wahyudil
wahyudil

june is too long ... I want it now ...

Tenjikuronin
Tenjikuronin

Sounds good, can't wait to see how this turns out...

pilot_riaz
pilot_riaz

I am going to wait for the Xbox 360 motion vision camera which detects your whole body motion, including fingers and it is very accurate.

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janderdarkmoon
janderdarkmoon

I do want these but I also think they are a SCAM. two years after buying all my controllers I have to spend money on an upgrade that Nintendo should have integrated in the first place

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CorruptGamerGX
CorruptGamerGX

Two **** games and another fricken add-on that gives the Wiimote the precison it should've had IN THE FIRST PLACE. I'm very courious to see what Nintendo had in store at this year's E3. More shovelware and gimmicks I presume.

gameking5000
gameking5000

How much preciser? I hope it is not too expensive

Way2fonky
Way2fonky

lordrave Posted Feb 26, 2009 7:34 pm P "Why not create a Star Wars Light-Saber game? with a bit of custom made Wii-mote to add some juice," Oh, it's coming, sooner or later. I'm not even a real Star Wars fan, but I'd gobble up a true 1:1 light saber game in a cocaine heartbeat. If Lucas Arts and Nintendo like easy money (and they do), they're going to make it happen.

lordrave
lordrave

Why not create a Star Wars Light-Saber game? with a bit of custom made Wii-mote to add some juice,

Frenoir
Frenoir

thats great and all but weres my true Nascar game on the wii

JERMINITIS
JERMINITIS

I can't wait to try the Motion Plus. However, in real life, I fade (or slice) the ball everytime. I guess I have a fade in the gaming world to look forward to now as well.

dzimm
dzimm

Tiger Woods 09 was a bit of a mess on the Wii, especially the putting controls (the latter was so bad that many early buyers thought the game was broken). Maybe EA can get it right with the WiiMotion Plus.

hatieshorrer
hatieshorrer

Better for EA to support the best saling home console then never. -_-

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

While it seems like it might be interesting to map my motion 1:1 in a golf game, unfortunately my 1:1 golf swing will do little than land me last place every outting... especially when I'm expected to birdie and eagle stuff to keep up with the competition. In all seriousness though, the motion plus isn't going to make as big of diffrence as people think it will... it will be the same old motion controls, only now you will pay $20 more to have them.

Nintenkid49
Nintenkid49

wii sports resort??? wasn't that going to come with the Wi Motionplus attachment???

TheLegend1
TheLegend1

Interested in Tiger Woods.... but where is Wii Sports Resort? That was supposed to be the launch title for the Motion Plus.

XanderZane
XanderZane

Hopefully Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 will be good. I'd like to test the motion sensor controller with that game anyways. See if it accounts for speed and wrist angles. I could care less about the tennis game.

enoslives7
enoslives7

more rehashed shovel-ware from EA

Kexster
Kexster

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