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Wii Zapper Pack in Title Revealed + Ghost Squad Bikini Mode!

Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
edited August 2009 in Games and Technology
Link's Crossbow Training.

Nope, not joking.
NINTENDO'S NEW WII ZAPPER TARGETS FUN

First Wii Game-Play Accessory Comes Packaged with Zelda Software

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 10, 2007 - Nintendo announced today that the Wii Zapper™ interface for the hit Wii™ home video game system will come packed with Link's Crossbow Training™. The software is based on the hugely popular Legend of Zelda® 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™ and Nunchuk™ controllers in a single unit for precision targeting. It goes on sale Nov. 19 at an MSRP of just $19.99.

"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®: 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™ 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®: 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™ 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™, Nintendo DS™, Game Boy® Advance and Nintendo GameCube™ 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™, Donkey Kong®, Metroid®, Zelda™ and Pokémon®. 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 information about Nintendo, visit the company's Web site at www.nintendo.com.

EA and Medal of Honor Heroes 2 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

http://www.gametrailers.com/gamepage.php?id=4816

The above link leads to the Ghost Squad Trailer. Click on the Japanese Trailer.

Ghost Squad looks amazing. Everyone should buy it.

It has a bikini mode among other things, and what looks like a 4 player mode.

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    JihadJesusJihadJesus Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Not Duck Hunt = me kicking them in the nuts.
    Fucking Link's Crossbow Training = them deserving a second nut stomping.

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    chamberlainchamberlain Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    innovation!

    /sarcasm

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    JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Seriously

    Why they did not release Duck Hunt will be one of the great mysteries of the universe.

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    RookRook Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    It's like I don't even have to make a joke about how kiddy it is.

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    GraviijaGraviija Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Fuck Duck Hunt. This is Zelda, god damnit.

    hi5 Nintendo.

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    redfenixredfenix Aka'd as rfix Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Graviija wrote: »
    Fuck Duck Hunt. This is Zelda, god damnit.

    hi5 Nintendo.

    no kidding. i'm more worried about how it controls.

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    This was first leaked a few days ago at some sort of Gamestop manager's meeting. Apparently it not only looks good but plays like a dream.

    I would have accpeted a NES classics shooter pack, but I guess they are just saving those for the VC. Oh well.

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    GorgeeenGorgeeen __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2007
    What the fuck Nintendo? I bet it even uses the same damn graphics as Twilight princess.

    God damn. This time they've gone too far.

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    PataPata Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    So Duck Hunt with Cuccos?

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    JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    redfenix wrote: »
    Graviija wrote: »
    Fuck Duck Hunt. This is Zelda, god damnit.

    hi5 Nintendo.

    no kidding. i'm more worried about how it controls.

    The position you're meant to hold it seems very unnatural. There is no stock, so any extra balance for the sake of aiming will not exist. It also seems very specific, meaning you won't be able to use it for say, RE4, since there seems to be no decent way to get to the actual buttons on the remote.

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    Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Correct me if I'm wrong but a gun is nothing like a crossbow, right? Other then the fact that they both shoot things.

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    NarianNarian Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Apparently it not only looks good but plays like a dream.

    Urge for RE: Umbrella Chronicles rising!

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Bloods End wrote: »
    Correct me if I'm wrong but a gun is nothing like a crossbow, right? Other then the fact that they both shoot things.

    They are similar enough. The current Zapper design even looks kinda like a crossbow.

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    cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    redfenix wrote: »
    Graviija wrote: »
    Fuck Duck Hunt. This is Zelda, god damnit.

    hi5 Nintendo.

    no kidding. i'm more worried about how it controls.

    Did you play Twilight Princess? The bow bits were probably the best thing to come from waggle in that game. I approve of this.

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    The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard It's never lupines Irvine, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    If they just GAVE us Duck Hunt then they wouldn't be able to sell it to us on VC.. duh

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    WrenWren ninja_bird Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Bloods End wrote: »
    Correct me if I'm wrong but a gun is nothing like a crossbow, right? Other then the fact that they both shoot things.

    and a lightgun is neither. so it doesn't matter too much

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    Anonymous RobotAnonymous Robot Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    "Defending against all kinds of enemies" sounds like it could be very entertaining, actually. I love tower defense type games, especially with lightgun-esque interfaces.

    However, crossbow and not bow? Maybe for the reloading dynamic?

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    OrogogusOrogogus San DiegoRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Javen wrote: »
    redfenix wrote: »
    Graviija wrote: »
    Fuck Duck Hunt. This is Zelda, god damnit.

    hi5 Nintendo.

    no kidding. i'm more worried about how it controls.

    The position you're meant to hold it seems very unnatural. There is no stock, so any extra balance for the sake of aiming will not exist. It also seems very specific, meaning you won't be able to use it for say, RE4, since there seems to be no decent way to get to the actual buttons on the remote.

    I didn't follow the previous thread, if there was one; are there any electronics in the housing, or can you just go on and use the remote like normal in these games?

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    RehabRehab Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Narian wrote: »
    Apparently it not only looks good but plays like a dream.

    Urge for RE: Umbrella Chronicles rising!

    I'm really looking forward to Umbrella Chronicles myself.

    This Zelda game could be alright and the price is discounted, but I just don't know. This is almost as confusing as Sonic and Mario at the Olympics. I mean, is this cool or not?

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    This is also more likely than not the Reggie September surprise.

    Not bad, I suppose, but he did mention it at E3.

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    RookRook Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Bloods End wrote: »
    Correct me if I'm wrong but a gun is nothing like a crossbow, right? Other then the fact that they both shoot things.
    Look pretty similar to me
    300px-Recurve_crossbow_with_bolts.jpg

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    DarlanDarlan Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I don't get the point of the zapper. Is it just a shell you plot the wiimote into? Was anyone having trouble aiming with the wiimote before? It seems so unnecessary.

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    WreckTechWreckTech Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    wel its zelda so obvosly itw ill b teh bste gaem evuhhhh lawlz

    rly u gyus ned 2 rlize dat tshi si maed by ninteod,

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Darlan wrote: »
    I don't get the point of the zapper. Is it just a shell you plot the wiimote into? Was anyone having trouble aiming with the wiimote before? It seems so unnecessary.

    It's pretty much just for arcade style "light gun" games. Considering how much I've spent on guncons and their ilk, $20 is a goddamned bargin.

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    OrogogusOrogogus San DiegoRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Darlan wrote: »
    I don't get the point of the zapper. Is it just a shell you plot the wiimote into? Was anyone having trouble aiming with the wiimote before? It seems so unnecessary.

    It's pretty much just for arcade style "light gun" games. Considering how much I've spent on guncons and their ilk, $20 is a goddamned bargin.

    Is it just the difference between pointing a gun and a Star Trek phaser? That is, is the housing just a piece of plastic that holds the remote and nunchuck? That's what I'm not 100% clear on.

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    bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I will probably buy this

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Orogogus wrote: »
    Darlan wrote: »
    I don't get the point of the zapper. Is it just a shell you plot the wiimote into? Was anyone having trouble aiming with the wiimote before? It seems so unnecessary.

    It's pretty much just for arcade style "light gun" games. Considering how much I've spent on guncons and their ilk, $20 is a goddamned bargin.

    Is it just the difference between pointing a gun and a Star Trek phaser? That is, is the housing just a piece of plastic that holds the remote and nunchuck? That's what I'm not 100% clear on.

    Yes, it is pretty much just a piece of plastic.

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    ZekZek Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Okay... Zelda is a bit of a cheap cash-in, but it makes sense to increase the appeal of the peripheral. I understand why Link is using a crossbow, because it's much closer to the shape of the Zapper than a bow.

    But seriously... "Link's Crossbow Training?" What the hell, Nintendo? You can do better than that.

    I just hope they don't port the graphics straight from TP. Make them Wii-appropriate, please.

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    DarlanDarlan Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Orogogus wrote: »
    Darlan wrote: »
    I don't get the point of the zapper. Is it just a shell you plot the wiimote into? Was anyone having trouble aiming with the wiimote before? It seems so unnecessary.

    It's pretty much just for arcade style "light gun" games. Considering how much I've spent on guncons and their ilk, $20 is a goddamned bargin.

    Is it just the difference between pointing a gun and a Star Trek phaser? That is, is the housing just a piece of plastic that holds the remote and nunchuck? That's what I'm not 100% clear on.

    Yes, it is pretty much just a piece of plastic.
    Yeah, it pretty much isn't a goddamned bargain then. Pass.

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    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Darlan wrote: »
    Orogogus wrote: »
    Darlan wrote: »
    I don't get the point of the zapper. Is it just a shell you plot the wiimote into? Was anyone having trouble aiming with the wiimote before? It seems so unnecessary.

    It's pretty much just for arcade style "light gun" games. Considering how much I've spent on guncons and their ilk, $20 is a goddamned bargin.

    Is it just the difference between pointing a gun and a Star Trek phaser? That is, is the housing just a piece of plastic that holds the remote and nunchuck? That's what I'm not 100% clear on.

    Yes, it is pretty much just a piece of plastic.
    Yeah, it pretty much isn't a goddamned bargain then. Pass.

    With a demo/game for $20? Sounds good enough for me.

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    WreckTechWreckTech Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    If people don't buy this, I bet no one is going to make a lightgun game again.

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    FaustumFaustum __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2007
    The Legend of Zelda: The Shooting Range


    oh god

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    ZekZek Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Unless this game is a real piece of shit, $20 for it and the peripheral is a damn good deal.

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    ChenChen Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Hey, at least it's not $20 for just a piece of plastic.

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    cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Zek wrote: »
    Unless this game is a real piece of shit, $20 for it and the peripheral is a damn good deal.

    Yeah. I'm not expecting the pack-in game to be a classic for the ages, but if Nintendo even puts in a quarter of their ass deepening the shooting mechanics from Twilight Princess, it'll be good for a few giggles.

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    MinionOfCthulhuMinionOfCthulhu Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Chen wrote: »
    Hey, at least it's not $20 for just a piece of plastic.

    $20 for a piece of plastic and a minigame with recycled graphics!

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    Big DookieBig Dookie Smells great! Houston, TXRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    You guys are so cynical. Good Lord.

    I for one will buy this and have a blast with it. And then when I'm playing MoH with my zapper attachment with 31 other people online, I will still be having a blast. And then when I'm working through Umbrella Chronicles, I will be having a blast right through a zombie's head.

    Is it just a piece of plastic you could do without? Probably so. Will it add to the experience anyway? I think it will.

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    AccualtAccualt Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I'll probably buy it but a crossbow training game to go with a piece of plastic that looks like a gun just seems like an odd fit.
    Maybe we'll get a Duck Hunt remake as a DLC.

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    AggroChanAggroChan __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2007
    Big Dookie wrote: »
    And then when I'm playing MoH with my zapper attachment with 31 other people online...

    No, you won't.
    You'd think people would research the games they're excited about. :/

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    ÆthelredÆthelred Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    And the Wii remote doesn't even work like a light-gun in the most basic sense: you don't aim at the screen and shoot, you just move a cursor. This whole thing really is just stupid. How can you even say developers are 'supporting' the Zapper? Games already use the 'point' functionality.

    I'd already thought plenty about what Zero Punctuation said the other week: what's with the obsessive desire of Nintendo and Wii-fans (including those here) with making the Wiimote look exactly like whatever it's being used as? It's supposed to do away with the need for peripherals.

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