Link zapped by Crossbow Training

Hyrulian shooter to come packed in with Nintendo's upcoming Wii gun peripheral on November 19.

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Since launching last November, the Wii has easily bested all challengers in the console sales race. Oddly, Nintendo's success can arguably be attributed to Wii Sports, the proof of concept sports compilation that comes packed in with the console and plays heavily to the system's motion-sensing capabilities.

Link's new weapon of choice.
Link's new weapon of choice.

For its latest peripheral, Nintendo is looking to re-create that success in a similar fashion. Nintendo announced today that Link's Crossbow Training will accompany the Wii Zapper when it targets retail shelves on November 19. The game will graphically resemble Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and players will assume the role of Link as he progresses through a series of skill-based shooting tests.

Nintendo has already attracted several developers to the Wii Zapper. When the peripheral was initially announced during this year's E3 Media and Business Summit, Nintendo noted that Electronic Arts' Medal of Honor Heroes 2, Capcom's Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles, and Sega's Ghost Squad would all be tailor-made for the Zapper.

Link's Crossbow Training will come packed in with the Wii Zapper, which retails for $19.99. It has not yet been rated.

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